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260. Miami Attorney Rey Hernandez Supports UFO Contactees

Interview with attorney Rey Hernandez on the UFO experi […] The post 260. Miami Attorney Rey Hernandez Supports UFO Contactees appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

[Guest Post] The Mystery That Isn’t: Jill Lepore’s “The Secret History of Wonder Woman”

Categories: Skepticism Tags: history of wonder womanjill leporeWonder Woman Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Dale DeBakcsy, who also blogs over at Mad Art Lab. If you aren’t familiar with the history of Wonder Woman, check out the Bitch... (Read more...)

Quickies: Ferguson Link Roundup, HBO’s Scientology Movie, and Canned Food Drive Advice

Categories: Skepticism Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine – “The NewLink vaccine is a based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits... (Read more...)

The Post I Was Going To Write

Categories: Skepticism I was going to write something else today. I was going to write a post that was snarky and funny, but hopefully perceptive. I was going to write a post... (Read more...)

Quickies: Abortion doctors, speculum design, and Tasmanian devils

Categories: Skepticism US abortion doctors speak out – “Curtis and Glenna Boyd have worked in US abortion clinics ever since Roe v Wade made the practice legal in 1973. Forty years on,... (Read more...)

Humanists Must Unite To Show That Black Lives Matter

Categories: Activism The Darren Wilson grand jury decision was made this afternoon and announced this evening, 108 days after Michael Brown was shot and killed in the street by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.... (Read more......

Quickies: Brundibar, Terrence Howard and Domestic Violence, and Turning Chickens into Dinosaurs

Categories: Quickies Q&A With Emily Graslie – “Emily Graslie’s had a pretty big week. On Wednesday, the art-student-turned-star-science-communicator celebrated the release of the 100th episode of her popular YouTube series, “The Brain... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Christian Love, Bathing in the Ganges, and SAHPs

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: Anna Dorothea TherbuschartcometsDBTEscepticaGangesGMO Awareness Daygrounded parentsloveMad Art LabmentorsParentingphysicspuppetsReligionRosetta missionSandrine Hazanschool of doubtstay-at-home-parentsstudent-centered...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: The Reaction to White “Saviors” in Africa, “Hunger Games”-Inspired Activism in Thailand, and Warnings for Teachers in China

Categories: Quickies AFRICA In pictures: A male feminist’s view on African women – “Photographer, blogger and poet Nana Kofi Acquah uses his travels around Africa to chronicle the lives of women at... (Read more...)

Quickies: Career-ruining husbands, church says federal laws don’t apply, and Barbie the feminist hacker

Categories: Quickies Children don’t ruin careers, husbands do – “A new study of Harvard Business School graduates…shows that high-achieving women are not meeting the career goals they set for themselves in their... (Read more...)

The Silencing of Richard Dawkins

Categories: Featured Religion Tags: atheismfeminismhumanismIslamophobiaRichard Dawkinssocial justice I sat down to write this piece on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when my trans friends mourn the losses of members of their community due to hate... (Read more...)

Cross-Post: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Categories: Activism Feminism Tags: QueerekatransgenderTransgender Day of Remembrance This post was written by Jac and is cross-posted from Queereka. Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). From the International Transgender Day of Remembrance page: The Transgender Day of... (Read more...)

Ebola: Always Good For More Racism

Categories: Skepticism Welcome to mid November, the season of Christmas carols and…racism? In all the hubbub about how Christmas is coming too early and atheists are ruining Christmas, a passel of celebs... (Read more...)

Quickies: Smelling like a peach, prank on neo-Nazis, libertarian misogyny, and a bonus song

Categories: Quickies Male startup founders think your vagina should smell like a ripe peach – “According to Inc. magazine, two male bio-hackers just “previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will... (Read more...)

Quickies: How Space Affects Men and Women Differently, Exploring Privilege in a Play, and Stop Saying “Drink the Kool-Aid”

Categories: Quickies Life in Space Affects Men’s And Women’s Health Very Differently – “Back in 2011, NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) — on the recommendation of the National... (Read more...)

To Uber or Not to Uber?

Categories: Skepticism Tags: lyftskeptechuber To Uber, or not to Uber – is that the question? Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The stench and delays of public transit, Or to put one’s... (Read more...)

So about That Shirt…

Categories: Feminism Tags: academiaSciencesexismshirtgateshirtstormstem I’ve been looking forward to the Rosetta Landing for quite some time. Sure, not as long as many who have worked on the project, but I had been following the... (Read more...)

Calm Down. The World Isn’t Running Out of Chocolate

Categories: Skepticism Tags: chocolate A couple days ago my Facebook feed blew up with everyone sharing a Chicago Tribune article predicting a bleak future where our tongues will never again taste the dark, nutty... (Read more...)

Quickies: Altered Bible verses, softball, and Saartjie Baartman

Categories: Quickies Bible verses where the word “Philistines” has been replaced with “haters” – “His father and mother replied, ‘Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people?... (Read more...)

Quickies: Anti-Choice “Experts” Spreading Bad Science, the Scourge of Online Threats, and Why Anonymous Isn’t That Great

Categories: Quickies The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism – “As a narrow oral history, the book offers interesting anecdotes and insider information about a little-understood topic. But in arguing that Anonymous is an... (Read more....

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