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Quickies: Farting animals, skeptical health books, and sluttiness

11 books to read when your friend goes paleo (or adopts some other “natural” diet) – Definitely a reading list of interest to skeptics. Scientists on Twitter made a list …

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Quickies: Black Market Doughnuts, Paper Centrifuge, and Today’s Senate Confirmation Hearings

The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care – The concept of the paper centrifuge is pretty cool, and if you have access to the original paper, you …

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Quickies: Adding Pockets to Dresses, Wig-Snatching Schemes, and Anti-Vax Doctors

The Elaborate Wig-Snatching Schemes of the 18th Century – “Socialites had to be extra cautious of wig snatchers. Throughout England and Europe, finely powdered perukes, also called periwigs, were in …

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Quickies: Throwing shade, shadow maps, and child care scarcity

How to throw shade while still being intersectional – “Being a petty, shade-throwing intersectional feminist is about finding that sweet spot where humor and shade meet inclusivity.” Shadow maps show …

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Quickies: Risks in Editing Genes, Disney World as a Medieval Pilgrimage, and Complications of Organ Donation

Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders – “The findings confirmed the suspicions of many researchers, and the conclusions drawn by Mitalipov and his team were unequivocal: …

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Global Quickies: Bad Recommendations, Feminist Hero, and Sacrificial Goats

PAKISTAN “Pakistan International Airlines may have resumed flying operations for its ATR planes, but mere clearance wasn’t apparently sufficient for the company. To ward off ‘evil eye’, they have reportedly …

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Quickies: Trumpist dystopias, identity politics, and revenge porn

8 disabled women changing the world through politics – From Mary. Women and African-American SF writers created Trumpist dystopias because they were beta testing trumpism – “While some science fiction …

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Quickies: Scurvy, Teen Pregnancies, and BRAAAM

Asking this question can help prevent unplanned pregnancies among teens – “Primary providers, obstetricians, and gynecologists routinely ask their adult female patients, ‘Would you like to become pregnant in the …

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