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Quickies: Antibiotics from soil bacteria, can an atheist hold office in Texas, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new talk show

Compound from soil bacteria may help fight dangerous germs – “Curiously, the researchers didn’t set out to find new antibiotics. Kim Lewis and his colleagues at Northeastern University in Boston …

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Quickies: The Latest on Anti-Vax Nonsense, (Possible) Ancient Microbial Life on Mars, and Alan Turing

Anti-Vaxxers Are Idolizing the Amish, Inexplicably – “A viral pseudoscience article claims the Plain People never get sick because they don’t get vaccinated. Actually, members of the religious sect are …

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Quickies: The evolution of life, anti-gay campaign, and a newly found queen’s tomb

MIT science prof threatens to undo everything religious right holds dear – From Criticaldragon1177. Should we be outing conservatives who are on Grindr? – “In the more likely case that …

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Quickies: Feminist Boyfriends, the Cause of Cancer, and Preventing Suicide in Trans Community

How to find a feminist boyfriend – “Few guys will proudly say no when asked if they’re feminists. Instead it’s a wholehearted yes, a lukewarm maybe or Can you define …

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Global Quickies: Hunting Spiders, Anti-racism Campaigns, and Crop Circles by Drunk Chupacabras

MEXICO “Thousands of people have flocked to a Mexican city where crop circles spanning seven-hectares appeared on Christmas Eve.” Because of their terrible-made design, they have been called “crap circles”, …

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Quickies: Women in STEM, hopes for the new year, and The Economist ignores women

Welcome to 2015 everyone! I hope it’s off to a good start for you all and that it will only get awesomer. Women in STEM: 2014 in review – From …

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Quickies: Living in space, nerd entitlement, and the inaccuracies of Exodus

5200 days in space – “An exploration of life aboard the International Space Station, and the surprising reasons the mission is still worthwhile.” On nerd entitlement – “Hi there, shy, …

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Quickies: Making Abortion Clinics Beautiful, a Tribute to the Last “Radium Girl,” and LGBTQ Rights in Europe

Mae Keane, The Last ‘Radium Girl,’ Dies At 107 – “In the 1920s, a young working-class woman could land a job working with the miracle substance. Radium wristwatches were manufactured …

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