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Global Quickies: Fake Doctors, Witch Doctors, and Weird Fan Art

Global Quickies: Fake Doctors, Witch Doctors, and Weird Fan Art

INDIA (From Cerberus40) Preliminary results from new research show only 1-in-24 healthcare providers in India is qualified in modern medicine. That includes alternative medicine providers and fakers, some without any medical training, posing as physicians, even in hospitals. PHILIPPINES (From Michael) Policewomen members of the Women and Children Protection Desk have been in charge of security in ... »

Quickies: Homeopathy Recalled for Containing Medicine, Sloth Exists for 45 Years

Quickies: Homeopathy Recalled for Containing Medicine, Sloth Exists for 45 Years

Amanda is busy working undercover in The Vatican, where she hopes to find out once and for all what the Pope wears under his robes. In the meanwhile, I have taken over the Quickies! Homeopathy company recalls products that may have real medicine: “In this case, however, the FDA found that the process Terra Medica used to make six of its products could introduce the antibiotic penicillin into... »

Quickies: Research on bipolar disorder and autism, “holistic” citations, and paleolithic hands

Quickies: Research on bipolar disorder and autism, “holistic” citations, and paleolithic hands

Stem cells shed light on treatments for bipolar disorder – “In a first-of-its-kind procedure, researchers from the University of Michigan have created stem cells from the skin of people with bipolar disorder, and then coaxed the cells into neurons. This has allowed scientists, for the first time, to directly measure cellular differences between people with bipolar disorder and people w... »

Quickies: Poverty Myths Busted, The Failure of the 12 Steps, and Alien Commuters (not what you think)

Quickies: Poverty Myths Busted, The Failure of the 12 Steps, and Alien Commuters (not what you think)

On March 26, 1484, William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables. I was obsessed with reading these as a kid, and one of my favorites was The Fox and the Stork. Did you have a favorite fable? VA Christian school bans 8-year-old girl because her tomboy looks aren’t ‘biblical’ – The real question here is: does the school tolerate students who wear cotton/wool blends? From Crit... »

Quickies: Wonder Woman, Ebola outbreaks, and gardening

Quickies: Wonder Woman, Ebola outbreaks, and gardening

Sexuality & race: One DC comics creator’s take on Wonder Woman – “I think sex is part and parcel of Wonder Woman’s creation. I think she and the Amazons were very much intended to explore all sorts of themes surrounding love and sex, sex and gender, and sex and power. The tragedy, of course, is that over the decades, this aspect of her character has been minimized considerabl... »

Quickies: Art on the Moon, a Look at Women’s History Month, and Caffeine

Quickies: Art on the Moon, a Look at Women’s History Month, and Caffeine

On March 24, 1993, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was discovered. Later in 1994 the comet crashed into Jupiter, providing astronomers with a glimpse of the materials that make up Jupiter’s atmosphere. ‘College of Curiosity’ shares rarities – Check out Jeff Wagg’s latest project! From Jamie. The Sculpture on the Moon – “Scandals and conflicts obscured one of the most extra... »

Global Quickies: Outbreaks, Sects, and All You Can Eat Buffets

Global Quickies: Outbreaks, Sects, and All You Can Eat Buffets

WORLD Cool (and depressing) interactive map that visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. MALAYSIA (from Kok Sen Wai) After the publication of recent statutory rape statistics, a politician implied that non-Muslims are more tolerant of child rape, hence do not report it a... »

Quickies: Marie Curie, social injustice in games, and Hobby Lobby

Quickies: Marie Curie, social injustice in games, and Hobby Lobby

Let us now praise Marie Curie – On Marie Curie as more than just the female paragon of what it is to be a scientist. Mass Effect developer makes emotional plea to eliminate social injustice in games – Anybody else in love with Papers, Please? A scientific method for my generation – I feel kind of bad for laughing at this, but laugh I did. From Rhiannon. Hobby Lobby anti-contracep... »

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