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Quickies: MST3K, Ghost Testimony, and Women’s Healthcare Under Trump

Mystery Science Theater 3000: our 15 favorite moments – “This year’s offerings will be hosted by Hodgson and Jonah Ray, host of the upcoming season 11, with the film selections …

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Quickies: The color of beauty, being “emotional,” and AI searches for cures

What is the color of beauty? – “A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live …

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Quickies: Delicious Pi, The Hygge Conspiracy, and Disgusting Food Advertisements

Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919 – “By studying the effects of cold weather on molasses, the researchers determined that the disaster was more fatal …

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Quickies: How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist, Draining the Swamp, and the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

The Futuristic Walkman of 1938 Wasn’t Very Portable – “Radio miniaturization was happening at a quick pace in the 1920s, and this was far from the only portable radio of …

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Quickies: Giving Nyarlathotep a Chance, Worst Sex Writing of the Year, and the History of Double Dare

How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages – “Some of the symbols shown relate to Venus (linked to copper), Mercury (linked to quicksilver), along with ‘primary catalysts’ …

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Global Quickies: Victim Blaming, Blasphemy, and Rent Subsidies

SINGAPORE “A popular magazine for teenagers in Singapore has been forced to apologise after its agony aunt was accused of victim-blaming in her reply to a letter about rape. Teenage …

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Quickies: Lobbying Congress, Homeopathic Treatments, and the Working Class

Obscure punk & fuzz by all-girl bands from the 1970s – These pictures are gorgeous and the songs are awesome. From Alex. How to Effectively Lobby Your Congressperson – “I …

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Quickies: Because I was a girl, Disability Intersectionality Summit, and Gwen Ifill

Because I was a girl, I was told… – “There will be no female president come January. But in the days leading up to the election, there was a distinct …

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