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Quickies: The Real Bob Ross, SETI Signals, and Indie Crossword Puzzlers

This food bank doesn’t want your junk food. Good. – “If your household income is low or you’re food-insecure, you’re probably going for the cheapest, highest-calorie options. The latter also …

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Quickies: SETI, Lucy, and encouraging a young entomologist

SETI investigating radio signal from a star system 94 light-years away – “A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks …

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Quickies: Does Tylenol Work?, Does Smiling Still Make People Happy?, and What Is This Chef Hiding?

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here’s what the evidence says. – “So I was surprised when I found out there’s a huge gap between how pain …

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Quickies: Diversity in science journalism, how racism works, and Paralympians

Including diverse voices in science stories – “According to the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), a nonprofit effort to track women’s representation in media stories, women are the central focus …

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Quickies: Leslie Jones, protesting gun laws with dildos, and abusive behaviors

They want to destroy Leslie Jones – “But to the racist, misogynist internet, just letting Jones and her fans enjoy this moment could not stand. You see, Jones is black, …

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Quickies: Misogyny at Fox News, Another “Fountain of Youth” Pill, and Della Reese’s Talk Show

5 Points On The Explosive Allegations In Andrea Tantaros’ Fox News Lawsuit – “In a lawsuit filed Monday, former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros alleges that ex-network boss Roger Ailes …

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Quickies: Sexism and Hillary Clinton, gamers with disabilities, and blocking bitter tastes

A disturbing history of all the sexism Hillary Clinton has endured – “Here’s what I’ve realized: It’s not political radicalism or bitter partisanship that has made conservatives, some on the …

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Quickies: Transmasculine Visibility, Jazz Hands, and Biblical Literalism

The Obsession With Biblical Literalism – “A Christian theme park in Kentucky brings the ancient to life through a life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark—but not without dipping into fiction.” I …

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