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Quickies: “Boosted” Immune Systems, Probiotics, and Rebel Virgins

Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system – “These are tempting prospects at this time of year, but ones that are foiled by an inconvenient truth: they …

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Global Quickies: Ban on “Wine”, Witch Camps Closing, and Blasphemy

PAKISTAN “A teenage boy cut off his own hand after being told he was a blasphemer by an imam. The police arrested the cleric, accusing him of using hate speech …

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Quickies: Male sexual assault survivors, morphine in “herbal” cough syrup, and militants

Male survivors of sexual assault speak out – “On top of the erasure of men’s experiences of sexual violence, often the loudest men talking about men who have experienced rape …

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Quickies: Prison time for online crime, antivaxx to science, and a lurking planet

Washington state bill targets online shenanigans with prison time – From Amy. Learning the hard way: My journey from #antivaxx to science – From Ray. Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet …

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Quickies: Dangerous Supplements, ADHD in Girls, and Pick Up Artist Denied Visa

rWhy bad science won’t ever die – “The link between vaccines and health risks has a particularly strong grip on the popular imagination. Some parents simply refuse to vaccinate their …

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Quickies: Sexual Harassment at CalTech, the Secret of Award-Winning Black Movies, and Potatoes on Mars

A tale of two Tyras – “Tyra Patterson says she was an innocent teenage bystander who ran away from a murder. Prosecutors say she was party to a killing. In …

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Quickies: Mental illness and pregnancy, Warhammer, Emma Watson, and fluffy birds

On going off my depression meds during pregnancy – “Become a mentally ill mother — “mother” being the most publicly criticized job in the world — and you’re pretty much …

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Quickies: Astrophysics prof harasses female grad students, Ariel Winter, and guru mimicking

This professor fell in love with his grad student and then fired her for it – “Christian Ott, a young astrophysics professor at Caltech, engaged in “discriminatory and harassing” behavior …

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