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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 8.27

    On August 27th, 1875, American biologist, suffragist, philanthropist, and all-around great person Katharine (Dexter) McCormick was born. She was the first woman to graduate from MIT with a bachelor of science degree, and in later years she used her substantial inheritance to fund research for the birth control pill. She also gave money to MIT to build the Stanley McCormick…

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  • Tarot Reader Accused of Raping Teen Girls

    A Philadelphia man named Hector Ayala is on trial for raping one 15-year old and two 16-year old girls, allegedly tricking them into performing/receiving oral and vaginal sex in order to lift curses and avoid predicted misfortunes. The 15-year old has testified that the rapes began when she was just 13 and her home life was “getting complicated.” Ayala, age…

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  • Science & Scientology

    This is a total plug for my buddy Matt. He’s a sweet, smart, funny fellow who recently decided to follow his dream to open his own science store in his hometown of Philly. Spectrum Scientifics now has an online store as well, so I’m going to encourage you all to bookmark it and give him some love the next time…

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