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Global Quickies: Writer Killed for Offensive Cartoon, A Racist Roast, and Cancelled Pride

Categories: Skepticism JORDAN “A gunman has shot dead prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.” HAITI “Organisers have... (Read more...)

Quickies: Kidney stones, sinister seductresses, and gender neutral dress codes

Categories: Quickies Kidney stones? Science suggests heading to Disney World – “With the help of a 3D printed model kidney and a backpack, new research published today backs up the notion of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Academic Poverty, Fighting Ableism, and Vocal Coaches for Women

Categories: Quickies Smash Bros. Player’s Sexual Consent Guide Ignites Debate In Community – “The Smash community’s reactions to Chhetri’s article were polarizing. On social media, Chhetri and her report were excoriated. Top... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! The Unknown Crystallographer, Truth in Advertising, and Violating Facebook’s Terms of Service

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: advertisingDorothy Crowfoot HodgkinFacebook terms of serviceMad Art CastMad Art Labwomen in science Sunday Funny: Are kids natural scientists? (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Monarch of Crystallography: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and the Structure of Large Molecules (Women in Science 73) Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Stalkers, Anti-Abortion Bill in Poland, and Women Voting for the First Time

Categories: Quickies POLAND “Rightwing lawmakers are pushing ahead with a near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland, while rejecting a rival bid to liberalise an existing law which is already among... (Read more...)

Quickies: The science of chronic fatigue, actors with disabilities in Hollywood, and corn mazes

Categories: Quickies How bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome – “The analysis shows that if you’re already getting standard medical care, your chances of being helped by the treatments are,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Tardigrades, editing DNA, and “failed marriages”

Categories: Quickies Angelina’s divorce shows how “failed marriages” are failing us – “With longer lives, people and their priorities change. If you can only count to living well until 40, then getting... (Read more...)

Quickies: Witches, Pumpkin Spices, and Bad Science

Categories: Quickies Origin of the phrase “Roger that” in English – “When a soldier or a radio operator said ‘Roger’ after receiving a transmission, he was simply saying ‘R’ for ‘received’. The... (Read more...)

Quickies: Women atheists, girl activism, and Terrible Men

Categories: Quickies Women atheists are genuinely considered monsters – “A lot of times, secularists want to imagine themselves as wonderful progressives in a really pure and clear way—that they’ve been on the... (Read more...)

Federal court rules on black hair

Categories: Activism Feminism Politics Tags: black hairdreadlocks I am black and I have black hair.     I have black hair texture. Check it. Today's nerd shirt. #scientistselfie — Raychelle Burks (@DrRubidium) September 16, 2016 That... (Read more...)

Quickies: Cuteness as a Curse, an Ode to Little Brown Girls Everywhere, and Mouse Utopias

Categories: Quickies ‘Being cute just made me miserable’: Mara Wilson on growing up in Hollywood – “She was the adorable little girl in Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire… then the phone stopped ringing.... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! The Definitive Guide to Comment Trolls, the Sokal Hoax, Bumbling Dad/Nagging Mom, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artbumbling dad stereotypecat winegrounded parentsinternet trollsMad Art CastMad Art LabParentingschool of doubtSokal Hoaxsuper mom stereotypewebcomics Sunday Funny: Spaceship Earth (via Poorly Drawn Lines)...Show More Summary

Taking Over GoodWorld

Categories: Skepticism Last month, we introduced Wendy and Cleo, the kickass co-coordinators of the Humanist Service Corps program in Ghana. Wendy and Cleo are supervising a five-person team of Ghanaian and U.S.... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Brave Kids, Cultural Appropriation, and Voting for the “Wife of…”

Categories: Quickies MEXICO “A 12-year-old Mexican boy became an overnight icon after a journalist snapped a photograph of him attempting to block an anti-LGBT demonstration.” ITALY “Four men are being questioned in... (Read more......

Quickies: African American history museum, new Librarian of Congress, and harassment at Apple

Categories: Skepticism Why does the FDA still discriminate against men who have sex with men – “The California legislature ended their session last week by calling on President Obama to compel the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Paleolithic ax debunks myths, teachers, and having your voice heard

Categories: Quickies Paleolithic ax debunks colonialist myth – “Stone tools from the earliest occupation periods in Australia have previously been interpreted as simple and unsophisticated compared to those found elsewhere dating to... (Read more...)

Quickies: Daria, Fugitive Slaves in the Great Dismal Swamp, and Big Sugar Paid for Favors

Categories: Quickies Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom – “By downplaying American marronage, and valorizing white involvement in the Underground Railroad, historians have shown a... (Read more...)

Quickies: Cuttlefish counting, clean eating, and spiders

Categories: Quickies Cuttlefish can count better than one-year-old humans – And they prefer quality over quantity when it comes to food items. The fear of having children when you know they’ll face... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! The Genius Behind Einstein’s Work, the Crisis Facing Trans Kids, Children’s Digital World, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: book reviewsDevorah Heitnergrounded parentsinternet memesMad Art Labman bunMileva Maric-Einsteinnational anthempatriotismpledge of allegianceschool of doubtteachingtrans studentswomen in science Sunday Funny: Wrong. Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Sexist Textbooks, Bad Advice, and a Terribly Concieved Fertility Day

Categories: Quickies AUSTRALIA (From Jack99) “Doctors around Australia have criticised dietary advice by celebrity chef Pete Evans who told a person diagnosed with osteoporosis to remove dairy from her diet.” UK “MPs... (Read more.....

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