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Quickies: Physicists and pasta, Nature free to view, and Terry Crews on modern masculinity

Physicists invent most annoying shape of pasta to demonstrate new state of matter – “To illustrate how ring-shaped polymers can intertwine in complicated ways, they’ve created anelloni, AKA the most …

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Quickies: Free Speech and Online Death Threats, Peer-Review Scams, and Graphic Novels

A New Dawn for the Podcast – ” ‘Have you been listening to Serial?’ Yup. But more than anything else I’ve been listening to people talking about Serial. Don’t worry …

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Global Quickies: Bad PSAs, Sham Healer Jailed, and a School for Husbands

PAKISTAN “The actor Veena Malik has expressed anger at a 26-year jail term handed down by a Pakistani court after she acted in a scene loosely based on the marriage …

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Girl scientists
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Quickies: Girls and science, the right to restrooms, and no one wants Julien Blanc in their country

On getting girls interested in science – “Here’s the big misconception: girls don’t need help getting interested in science, the scientific fields need help retaining girls in science. We are …

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Quickies: Brundibar, Terrence Howard and Domestic Violence, and Turning Chickens into Dinosaurs

Q&A With Emily Graslie – “Emily Graslie’s had a pretty big week. On Wednesday, the art-student-turned-star-science-communicator celebrated the release of the 100th episode of her popular YouTube series, “The Brain …

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Global Quickies: The Reaction to White “Saviors” in Africa, “Hunger Games”-Inspired Activism in Thailand, and Warnings for Teachers in China

AFRICA In pictures: A male feminist’s view on African women – “Photographer, blogger and poet Nana Kofi Acquah uses his travels around Africa to chronicle the lives of women at …

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Quickies: Career-ruining husbands, church says federal laws don’t apply, and Barbie the feminist hacker

Children don’t ruin careers, husbands do – “A new study of Harvard Business School graduates…shows that high-achieving women are not meeting the career goals they set for themselves in their …

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Quickies: Smelling like a peach, prank on neo-Nazis, libertarian misogyny, and a bonus song

Male startup founders think your vagina should smell like a ripe peach – “According to Inc. magazine, two male bio-hackers just “previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will …

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