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    Quickies: A controversial moment, a vicious proposal, a ridiculous claim, and a potty mouth

    Welcome to your Friday Quickies! Brandt Jean’s Act Of Grace Toward His Brother’s Killer Sparks A Debate Over Forgiving – NPR does a pretty good job of capturing a wide array of voices, specifically black voices, commenting on this controversial moment. You all heard how the Trump administration actually considered a gorram alligator-filled moat for a border wall, right? The…

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  • Science
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    Confessions of a Former Asshole Physicist

    As a physics professor, it’s my main job to teach my students to think about forces and fields, solve engineering problems, and understand what an image of a black hole can tell us about the nature of spacetime. As a professor at a liberal arts college, I also think it’s important to talk about science as a uniquely human endeavor…

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  • Quickies
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    Quickies: Anti-Abortion Laws & Lizzo’s Authenticity

    Anti-Abortion Laws Will Put Women in Jail “As more states try to adopt what are essentially full bans on abortion, I’ve seen some on the right argue that criminalizing the procedure won’t really punish women?—?that no matter what the law says, in reality no one is going to put a woman in jail for getting an abortion. This is absolutely…

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  • Feminism
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    The Herstory of Hepeating

    What follows is a guest post by my friend and former Skepchick Maria D’Souza Walters. I’ve added a bit of commentary below. Everyone needs a place to vent their daily frustrations to friendly ears. For me, one of these spaces is a group chat where a bunch of women I know keep in touch, talk about their days, complain about the…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Twitter Choose Your Own Adventure, American Discipline, and Three-Headed Dogs

    Sunday Funny: Human Subjects (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick Cryptophile: Cerberus Eddy explores the possibility of a real life Cerberus. Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast — Brainwaves! Ashley takes one for the team and test drives a ‘brainwave’ enhancement product. Twitter Poll Text Adventure Ethan takes Choose Your Own Adventure stories to social media, with delightful results. The Bacteria Chlamydia…

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  • Science

    Weird Twitter Just Got Great with #JunkOff

    You think your sex life is strange, wait till you see this. There is a (probably) NSFW but absolutely fantastic hashtag happening on twitter right now, that has scientists competing with tweets to bring you the strangest sex organs in the animal kingdom. It’s educational, horrifying and hilarious. Here are a few highlights. Enjoy! Lucille rocks most popular swelling 4…

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  • Activism

    Is Twitter Finally Dealing With its Harassment Problem?

    “FREE SPEECH!” “YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO MY OPINIONS!” “I HAVE A RIGHT TO CALL YOU NAMES AND SEND YOU OFFENSIVE PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGES!” “ I AM JUST JOKING EVERY TIME I THREATEN TO RAPE AND OR KILL YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS, PETS AND FAMILY!” “FIRST AMENDMENT, FIRST AMENDMENT I SAY!!!!!!” These are the the cries of the twitter trolls, angry…

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  • Random Asides

    #SciArt is Beautiful, Smart and Inspiring

    The brilliant mind of Glendon Mellow from the blog Symbiartic has instigated what may be the best Tweet-storm of all time. Starting today and running through March 7th. Glendon is encouraging everyone to tweet their favorite SciArt creations using the hashtag #SciArt. Anyone can participate, even if you are not an artist, join in by tweeting links to people you…

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