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    Quickies Goes to (Virtual) DragonCon!

    Normally I’d be passing off the Quickies today as I would be in Atlanta, Georgia, for the annual DragonCon, a fan-run 80,000+ person mega-geek event. However… 2020 is doing its 2020 thing, and jamming tens of thousands of sweaty people together in five hotels is just not a good idea. So, DragonCon has gone virtual! In the FIRST episode of…

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    Quickies: Black holes, dealing with anxiety, buzzing your hair, and more on COVID…

    Hello, all! What differentiates the weekend from a weekday for those of us stuck working at home? Less Zoom professional meetings and more Zoom happy hours. COVID-related stories: Check out this long and good read, Our Pandemic Summer, on why we shouldn’t expect to “get back to normal.” The death rate is Not Like the Flu, Not Like Car Crashes,…

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    ICYMI: April 14 – April 20 on the Skepchick Network

    It’s time to get up, get going, and get reading all the sweet things you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Fine. I’ll wait ’til you get your coffee. BUT HURRY. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 44: Challenge Accepted Part 2 Mindy completes the black hole physics challenge issued to her via Facebook. I’m Not Saying it was…

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