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Quickies: Women voters, doctors pushing back against anti-vax, and how Gamergate has tarnished the geek community

It’s election day in the US! Get out there and vote! – A PSA featuring Joan Jett on the importance of women voters. From Buzz Parsec. Doctors learn to push …

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Quickies: Art Fraud, Irrational Fears, and Darth Vader

The big-eyed children: the extraordinary story of an epic art fraud – “In the 1960s, Walter Keane was feted for his sentimental portraits that sold by the million. But in …

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Global Quickies: Halloween in China, Ghosts in India, and Ebola Paranoia in Italy

Daniela is taking a short break from the Global Quickies–but she will be back! In the meantime, here is the news of the world from the past week. WORLDWIDE Check …

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Quickies: The Pope on magic wands, statistical tests of harassment, and conflict in the secular movement

Pope Francis takes a stand for evolution, against magic wands – From CriticalDragon1177. A natural A/B test of harassment – “Running these numbers through a statistical significance test confirms what …

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Quickies: Street harassment, the colors of blood, and science for her

10 hours of walking in NYC as a woman – In case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is. Also, there’s some problems with it. Also, the actor’s been …

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Quickies: Athlete Class Scandal at UNC, Amy Poehler’s Memoir is Awesome, and Ken Ham Has a Religion Problem

The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete – The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were …

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Quickies: Bat extinction, Jian Ghomeshi, and FMLA

The secret bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and extinction – Bug Girl on bats. The Jian Ghomeshi allegations are not about BDSM, they are about consent – “Jian Ghomeshi, host of …

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Quickies: Report Reveals Bad Treatment of Monica Lewinsky, Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked, and Blackface in Hollywood

Talking While Female – NPR does a segment on the top complaints that women hear about their voices (from too much uptalk to tone of voice). From Jac. Every Single …

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