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Quickies: A robot octopus, drugs & pee, and bitchface

Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion – “Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater …

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Quickies: Cats in boxes, Twitter abuse, and creationists angry at cruise line

What’s up with cats and boxes? – Including a discussion of the “If I fits, I sits” principle. Utah Republican pretty sure you can’t rape your wife – Is spousal …

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Quickies: Misleading Supplement Ingredients, Anti-Vax Stuff, and Daria

New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers – “The authorities said they had conducted tests on top-selling store brands of herbal supplements at four national retailers — GNC, …

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Quickies: Anita Sarkeesian’s Haters, The “Whiteness” of Public Radio Voices, and Walking can Help With Depression

Here’s what Anita Sarkeesian’s harassers do with the rest of their Twitter time – “As it turns out, some of the most direct threats come from throwaway accounts, or ones …

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Global Quickies: First Female Bishop, Conviction for FGM, and Astrological Elections

(TW for sexual violence in the last item) EL SALVADOR A woman charged with murder for delivering a stillborn baby alone has been pardoned, but at least 16 other women …

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Quickies: Spiderman, scientific literacy, sorority sisters, and Binding of Isaac

What would Spiderman have to eat for breakfast in order to swing around New York? – “In order for a spider’s body to produce silk, it needs protein; so Lorch …

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Quickies: Steamed Vaginas, Sarah Palin’s Gibberish, and Real Bob’s Burgers

Gwyneth Paltrow says steam your vagina, an OB/GYN says don’t – “On today’s episode of ask the experts we pit the gynecologic advice of Gwyneth Paltrow, a consciously uncoupled actress …

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Quickies: Sexism makes women sick, Kamala Khan, and outing adulterous “family values” lawmakers

Sexism is making women sick – “A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face – from catcalling and sexual harassment …

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