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Quickies: First woman to win Fields Medal, hemp supercapacitors, and cyberstalking

Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win Fields Medal – “The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held …

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Quickies: Women Leaving Engineering, Fergusen, and a Star Trek Writer’s Response to a Homophobe

Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture – “From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees …

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Quickies: The case for free tampons, black-girl nerds, John Oliver’s search for writers, and Shark Week

The case for free tampons – “Sanitary products are vital for the health, well-being and full participation of women and girls across the globe. The United Nations and Human Rights …

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Quickies: Modern Sex Researchers, Virginity and Shame, and “Outrage Culture”

Meet the Modern-Day Masters of Sex – “Nobody plans on being a sex researcher when they grow up. Nobody plans to work a strain gauge between splayed legs as they …

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Quickies: Vaccine preventable diseases, a history of sex dolls, and suits

It’s August: A time to be aware of vaccine-preventable diseases – From Anna, “A really powerful post by a former Peace Corps volunteer, who writes of the devastation of vaccine-preventable …

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Quickies: Comets, TERFs vs. trans people, and butterflies

Rosetta arrives at a comet – “Rosetta and Philae may be robots, machines, but the minds and hearts of a lot of real, emotional human beings are behind them. And …

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Quickies: Mega Penguins, Tea Party Scammers, and Science Experiments on Vine

Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead – “Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its assets have been used to …

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Quickies: Abortion in Mississippi, support blog for sexual assault victims, and Sam Brownback

The abortion ministry of Dr. Willie Parker – “In Mississippi, there is only one clinic where a woman can go if she needs an abortion. The state is trying to …

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