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Quickies: Bird wings in amber, new helium stash found, and trans women politicians making history

Two working class trans women politicians make history in congressional primary wins – “For the first time, two trans women will be running for Congress under the auspices of a …

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Quickies: Abigail Fisher, Supreme Court Verdict Summary, and the Myths of Abortion

All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me – “Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I ‘tutored’ entitled teenagers through the …

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Quickies: SCOTUS, Jesse Williams on racism, and Pat Summit

SCOTUS rules 5-3 in favor of abortion rights in major Texas case – “The majority opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, struck down the legislation mandating clinics have admitting privileges …

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Quickies: Don’t Mess with John Lewis, Trump and Bad Scientific Studies, and Fighting Violence in California Wine Industry

Representative John Lewis is Not to be Trifled With – “You may disagree with Representative John Lewis. In Georgia, you may vote against him. You can send angry letters to his …

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Global Quickies: UK Science After Brexit, Rise in Abortions Due to Zika, and Letter Bomb to GMO Scientist in Italy

UK The Brexit decision could have serious consequences for European and British scientists working in the UK and on the continent, including a drain of talent from the UK itself, …

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Quickies: Women knights, slime molds, and sexist ads

“Game of Thrones” effect sees female knights jousting at English castles – Brienne of Tarth would be so proud. How slime molds make decisions – Really interesting and beautiful video …

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Quickies: Online safe spaces, treating obese patients, and an index of stinging insects

The sisterhood of the traveling safe spaces – “…in an Internet where every woman can find her own version of sisterhood?—?or, barring that, start her own?—?a jaded eye knows no …

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Quickies: UFO Conventions, the “Plight” of Conservative Feminists, and Fictional Holidays

Making Contact: A Look At The World’s Biggest UFO Convention – “Whatever your conspiracy, it’s served there. Some of it even had a slice (paper-thin) of science. The links between psychedelic …

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