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Nicole is a professor, astronomer, educator, geek, dog mom, occasional crossfitter, and maker of tiny comets. She is also very loud under the right circumstances. Like what you read? Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/noisyastronomer
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    Quickies: Equal Rights, Primary Picks, Hominid DNA, and more…

    Welcome to your Friday Quickies! The US House of Representatives votes to extend the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This comes on the heels of ratification by Virginia as reported in a previous Quickies. As with most good things these days, the Senate is not likely to follow suit until we VOTE TRUMP AND MITCH AND THEIR…

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    Quickies: The consequences of deportation, the dangers of white nationalism, and more…

    It’s Friday after a VERY long week… and frankly I don’t know where to begin on this week’s news. Then again, I hope you are tuning into some actual reputable news source (NPR nerd here) when you actually need to know what’s going on, not just my random list of weirdness. Here are a few stories that may have flown…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of A Very Late Cute Animal Friday on a Sunday…

    A Very Late Cute Animal Friday on a Sunday…

    I dropped the ball and dropped this past Friday’s Quickies. My bad! However I’m SURE you’ll be delighted to hear that I took the time to catch up on all my grading. So, without further ado, here are some cool and cute animals to end your weekend with: Taking a nap is always better with a buddy, as this doggo…

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    Quickies: Legos, Geese, Sheep Eyes, and Y’all…

    Hello, all! It’s been quiet around here… I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m already behind on grading and it’s week 2 of the semester. Hooray? Okay, here are some stories that have very little to do with anything big actually happening right now, but I do need a break so… The “Florence Y’all’s” is my favorite new baseball…

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    Quickies: 99% of women don’t regret their abortion…

    It’s the first week of classes for me, which means I’m basically brain dead by this point and I have no actual idea what’s going on in the world. But I’ll try anyway… First long term study of women’s feelings about abortion say that five years after the procedure, 99% of women still say it was the right decision, and…

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    Quickies: Perspective on Iran, Presidential primaries, and lots of science…

    This week, the headlines were dominated by military action between the United States and Iran. I am in no way qualified to begin to comment on these matters, but I do recommend an early episode of the NPR podcast Throughline on the history of US-Iranian relations. I have found Throughline’s deep dives into the history behind current events to be…

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    Quickies: It’s the first Cute Animal Friday of 2020!

    Welcome to the first Friday of the new year. It’s going to take me a while to get used to it being “The Twenties.” Though sometimes, it feels like we’ve regressed to the 1920s. Horrific anti-semitic attacks are on the rise in New York and elsewhere. Here are some things you can do to be an ally against anti-semitism. A…

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    Quickies: Snow art, top astronomy discoveries, and a Star War…

    On this week of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, I’m keeping the Friday Quickies light and fun. Hope you are enjoying your end of December festivities! WARNING – SPOILERS for latest Star Wars: Nine Spin-offs we want after seeing The Rise of Skywalker, via Topher. It doesn’t have the one I’d desperately like to see, but that’s also a spoiler so…

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