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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: Anti-vaxxer arrested for spreading deadly misinformation…

    Quickies: Anti-vaxxer arrested for spreading deadly misinformation…

    Greetings from finals week in academia! Well, for me anyway… Ryan Reynold’s Aviation Gin presents a new chapter to last week’s Peloton ad… and it’s glorious. via Mary! Anti-vaccine campaigner is arrested in Samoa amid a deadly outbreak that has claimed 63 lives. via catherwood Saving the whales isn’t just about a headline-grabbing characteristic megafauna. They contribute greatly to capturing…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Gendered Grant Scores, Martian Tsunami, Ring Emergencies…

    Quickies: Gendered Grant Scores, Martian Tsunami, Ring Emergencies…

    Hey, all! It’s been a busy few weeks, so here’s a few quick stories that you might have missed… Even when reviews are blinded, women get less grant money because of communication style differences. “Women’s use of topic-specific words lowers their chance of getting a high score from reviewers compared to men.” So, be more vague? Blech. Via our own…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Unnecessary parades, necessary legislation, music, space, murder birds…

    Quickies: Unnecessary parades, necessary legislation, music, space, murder birds…

    It’s Friday and time for a wrap up of some stories from this week. Does anyone else have a debate-hangover? Well, we have some mostly good news to chase that down with.

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Skepchick Quickies 7.23

    Skepchick Quickies 7.23

    Today in history: “On July 23, 1904, according to some accounts, Charles E. Menches conceived the idea of filling a pastry cone with two scoops of ice-cream and thereby invented the ice-cream cone.” But he was only one of a few other vendors at the St. Louis World’s Fair to claim the invention. Enjoy an ice cream cone today in…

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