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Fetal Heartbeat Bill: Anti-Science to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Categories: Feminism Politics Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: I’ve talked a lot about the anti-science agenda of the anti-abortion Religious Right, but this week a bill was passed in... (Read more...)

Quickies: Protest socks, the counter-protest that scared the KKK, and books for your reading list

Categories: Quickies The movement to send semen-soaked socks to anti-abortion lawmakers – “Under the name Cumrags for Congress, the project is meant to push back against a transparent effort to make women... (Read more...)

Quickies: SNL’s Depictions of Women Who Support Trump, Michael Lewis’s New Book, and Farming in Space

Categories: Quickies What happened to all of the drugs the media panicked about? – “The introduction of the internet decades later helped spread a new kind of drug craze. Like memes, stories... (Read more...)

You – Yes, You! – Can Write for Teen Skepchick!

Categories: Meta Stuff Hello, loyal Skepchick readers. It is I, Mindy, managing editor of Teen Skepchick. I have exciting news: We’re looking for new writers. Writing for Teen Skepchick is a labor of... (Read more...)

Gifts for Nerds

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: science for the people Science for the People’s annual Christmas Best Science Books & Curated Nerd Gift Suggestion episode is back. Skepchick writer Mary Brock and science librarian John Dupuis return to share their... (Read more...)

Quickies: Trevor Noah Matters, Chap Records, and Trump’s Treasury Pick

Categories: Quickies Trevor Noah didn’t “destroy” Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show. What he did was much better. – “But three weeks after Trump’s win, Noah has started to move on to... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Making America Great, Architecture Metaphor, and the Women of Neutrino Research

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artArt InquisitionMad Art Labwomen in science Sunday Funny: How to unsettle settled science. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Art Inquisition: Are We Making America Great? We want your opinion on a billboard sponsored by an artists-run... (Read more...)

Quickies: The myth of Patient Zero, Dr Oz and olive oil, and what Gamergate should’ve taught us about the alt-right

Categories: Quickies What Gamergate should have taught us about the alt-right – “The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence.... (Read more.....

Quickies: Gaming culture, funeral services for abortions, and structural racism

Categories: Quickies Three actionable ways to make gaming culture safer – “Whether you’re a game designer, artist or publisher; a store owner or event organizer; or individual gamer, you have the power... (Read more...)

Quickies: MST3K, Ghost Testimony, and Women’s Healthcare Under Trump

Categories: Quickies Mystery Science Theater 3000: our 15 favorite moments – “This year’s offerings will be hosted by Hodgson and Jonah Ray, host of the upcoming season 11, with the film selections... (Read more...)

New FTC Warning Labels: Homeopathy Doesn’t Work!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! You may have heard me talk about homeopathy in previous videos, but let me just give you the quick rundown: homeopathy is a... (Read more...)

Quickies: The color of beauty, being “emotional,” and AI searches for cures

Categories: Quickies What is the color of beauty? – “A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live... (Read more...)

Quickies: Delicious Pi, The Hygge Conspiracy, and Disgusting Food Advertisements

Categories: Quickies Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919 – “By studying the effects of cold weather on molasses, the researchers determined that the disaster was more fatal... (Read more...)

Is Taylor Swift Ruining Feminism?

Categories: Feminism Science Support more videos like this at! Transcript: “Study says” are two of the most powerful words in journalism, because you can say literally anything in front of them in... (Read more.....

It’s the Sundaylies! Overthinking Harry Potter, Learning the Lessons of History, Discussing Your Trump Fears with Kids, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 2016 electionAlt-RightDonald Trumpfan fictiongrounded parentsHamiltonharry potterhistoryMad Art LabParentingschool of doubtSpeak Your MindTeen Skepchickthanksgivingwhite nationalism Sunday Funny: A reasonable...Show More Summary

What happened to these Indigenous women and girls?

Categories: Activism Feminism Politics Tags: Alberta Williamshighway of tearshomicide casemissing and murdered It was the data that got me. Not just the number of data points, but the shape of the data. The shape reminded me of a Holter monitor recording of a... (Read more...)

Quickies: How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist, Draining the Swamp, and the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

Categories: Quickies The Futuristic Walkman of 1938 Wasn’t Very Portable – “Radio miniaturization was happening at a quick pace in the 1920s, and this was far from the only portable radio of... (Read more...)

Trench to Bedside

Categories: Science Tags: science for the people Reading a really good book will give you ideas. When Bethany Brookshire read Mary Roach’s “Grunt: The curious science of humans at war,” she ended up wanting to talk to... (Read more....

Quickies: Giving Nyarlathotep a Chance, Worst Sex Writing of the Year, and the History of Double Dare

Categories: Quickies How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages – “Some of the symbols shown relate to Venus (linked to copper), Mercury (linked to quicksilver), along with ‘primary catalysts’... (Read more...)

How Lies Spread on Social Media

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at!   Sorta transcript: Last week I was at Skepticon 9 in beautiful Springfield, Missouri, where I gave a talk about how lies travel... (Read more...)

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