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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Copper’s virus-killing secrets, audio fantasy novel, and Cute Animal Weekend

    Quickies: Copper’s virus-killing secrets, audio fantasy novel, and Cute Animal Weekend

    The husband is making chocolate chip pancakes, and the dogs are snoozing on top of each other next to me. Enjoy the little things that can bring a bit of piece and joy to all this! Okay, enough sappy shit… here are some note-worthy stories from the week: Poll shows that 80% of people in the US are at the…

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

    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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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Coronavirus precautions, hip hop at NASA, Peep science…

    Quickies: Coronavirus precautions, hip hop at NASA, Peep science…

    It’s Friday, and I have science on the brain this week… I highly recommend this informational look at the coronavirus outbreak and the worldwide response from The Atlantic. Meanwhile, experts tell us not to panic, but to take common sense precautions, with the bonus that many of these practices will help stave off the cold and flu as well. I…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Equal Rights, Primary Picks, Hominid DNA, and more…

    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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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Stars and Galaxies and BIRBS

    Quickies: Stars and Galaxies and BIRBS

    Anything big happen this week? I’m kidding… I was as delighted about the impeachment vote as anyone here. But, I’d like to start off my weekend with an all science quickies. Twin astronomer examines twin stars – Interestingly, he’s a fraternal twin, but he discovered that stars born together are chemically identical. Astronomers use MeerKAT, a radio telescope array in…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Writing, Teachers, Superheroes, and Glorious Impeachment…

    Quickies: Writing, Teachers, Superheroes, and Glorious Impeachment…

    Spooky season is over as we head straight into November today. Anyone geared up for NaNoWriMo? Personally, I’m taking on on #AcWriMo with the goal of getting a paper draft done this month. While also running the senior thesis writing seminar! So, with a wordy month ahead, I might be a little less wordy on here. Here are some of…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Welcome your Future Dog Overlord…

    Quickies: Welcome your Future Dog Overlord…

    Hello from fabulous Las Vegas! I’m visiting with some lovely folks, most notably Friend of Skepchick Scott Sigler and OG Skepchick A Kovacs as they host Siglerfest2k19, a celebration of all the weird and wonderful shit that comes out of Scott’s brain. If you like horror, thrillers, sci-fi, football, science, or apocalyptic stories in any combination, you should really check…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: We Present a Special Post-DragonCon Cute Animal Friday

    Quickies: We Present a Special Post-DragonCon Cute Animal Friday

    Oh my goooooosh, it’s been so long. I haven’t abandoned you! Well, not entirely. I had two weeks of family gatherings, grant proposal deadlines, first classes of the semester, and DragonCon. It was…. well, busy is an understatement. I’m keeping it light and fun today because I need it. #selfcare A new religion is born! Well, not really. But the…

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