This photo taken on June 7, 2015 shows the projected image of a Buddha statue in Bamiyan that had been destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The initiative to visually restore the destroyed antiquities was dreamt up by Chinese couple Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong, who are travelling through countries on the historic Silk Road route.  AFP PHOTO / Kamran Shafayee        (Photo credit should read KAMRAN SHAFAYEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Global Quickies: Marriage Equality in Mexico, Purification Rituals for Rape Victims, and Light Buddhas

MEXICO With little fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. “The ruling does not automatically strike down the state marriage laws. But it allows gay couples who are denied marriage …

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Rachel Dolezal Roundup

Over the last couple of weeks Rachel Dolezal has been taking up far too much real estate in the public mind. She has been labeled “transracial” and compared with Caitlyn …

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Quickies: Atheist leaders, woman to appear on US $10 bill, and photos of girls working on cars

8 awesome atheist leaders who aren’t Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris – “There’s this pattern with media coverage of organized atheism. When a media outlet decides that atheism is interesting …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Misandry, Matriarchy, and More

If misogyny and misandry were forced to make small talk, would they find they have anything in common? Both are gender related, sure. Oh, and they have the same prefix! …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Pie Chart a la Mode

Pie charts are pretty much the most basic charts out there, to make and to read. They also tend to be more visually appealing than other charts, being all round, …

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Global Quickies: Dyphteria Makes a Comeback in Spain, Mozambique Legalizes Homosexuality, and Giant Rats Help with Landmines

SPAIN “A six-year-old child who lives in the Catalan city of Olot (Girona) has been admitted to hospital with the first recorded case of diphtheria in Spain since 1986.” Despite …

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Bad Chart Thursday: CNN Pot Pie

We are living in the age of the infographic, and no chart is safe, least of all the ordinary pie chart. Making the chart visually appealing comes first, and clarity …

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Apologizing for a Thing I Wasn’t Wrong About & Didn’t Know or Care About

A kind Tweeter has just brought several things to my attention simultaneously: – That Ben Radford and Karen Stollznow have, according to Radford, signed a joint statement saying that “it …

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