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Global Quickies: Blasphemy, Deadly Rituals, and Calling Out Sexism

UK A couple is sentenced for making fake bomb detectors in their garden shed. They sold them for thousands of dollars. These and other “detectors” are still being used in …

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Quickies: Dark energy, cave paintings discovered, and “abrasive” women

On working with dark energy – “I was drawn to my project because I think it is outrageous – we are using a novel instrument technique to measure dark energy, …

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Quickies: Nerd dating, Lovecraft, and bird hats

How to correct a date on nerd knowledge – It’s a choose your own adventure comic, even. GoDaddy CEO: Why women are turned off by the tech industry – From …

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Quickies: The Sassiness of Justice Sotomayor, Women in Science, and Clueless White Dudes

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hacking a “Sex Crime” – It would be nice if the headline was more like, “Everyone Else Calls a Blatant Sex Crime a “Photo Leak.” Anita …

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Quickies: Street harassment map, women pioneers of programming, and the Womansplainer

2.5 blocks of street harassment – A map of all of the street harassment that a woman received during 4 days of walking her 2.5 block commute on crutches. The …

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Global Quickies: Zombies, Evil Atheists, and Discriminated Virgos

MALDIVES The government is trying to “reduce adverse effects on society that could be caused by published literature” by introducing new regulations to ensure “that the works published in the …

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Quickies: Why are women more religious, monarch butterflies, and healthy eating

Why are women more religious than men? – “Those are basically your two choices as a woman: Become a feminist and accept the bleak fact that your hard work can …

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Quickies: Rumor Tracker, Gabby Giffords Refuses to be Pitied, and the Health Effects of Leaving Religion

Finally, the Useful New Website That Debunks Silly Internet Rumors in Real Time – “The ‘real-time rumor tracker,’ which is part of a journalism research project at Columbia University, launched …

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