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Humpback whale energy hangs in the balance

For any animal, there are two key survival rules: don’t get killed by a predator, and don’t starve to death. For whales in the twentieth century, commercial whaling was the biggest threat to survival, and whale populations were decimated by unsustainable...

Auctions for Science: Cosplay Photo Shoot and Geek-a-Week Trading Cards

Categories: Events Meta Stuff Science Tags: auctionsCONvergence 2015CVG2015science educationSkepchickCon 2015 This week in our auctions to raise money for science education, we’re offering sets of Len Peralta’s Geek-a-Week trading cards and a cosplay photo shoot by Skepchick Jamie Bernstein at... (Read more...)

More on the Duggar Scandal, or Why People Are More Important Than Ideals

Categories: Skepticism Tags: atheismduggarsscandal Here on the Skepchick network, Mary has already covered the fact that Josh Duggar recently admitted to molesting his younger sisters as well as other children. She provided a comprehensive... (Read more...)

Atheist Music Review: “After Life Goes By”

Categories: Religion Tags: after life goes byatheist musicffrflou and peter berryman I’m not the kind of person who actively seeks out atheist music to listen to. In fact, I don’t usually enjoy listening to songs where I have to listen carefully to... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gender Binary and Colors, the Mysteries of the Universe, and Petting Parties

Categories: Quickies Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars – This project still needs to be funded on Kickstarter so consider checking it out!... (Read more...)

276. Dr. Alan Hugenot, IANDS and the Future of NDE Research

Interview with Dr. Alan Hugenot a near-death experience […] The post 276. Dr. Alan Hugenot, IANDS and the Future of NDE Research appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Quickies: Drinking charcoal, swatting conviction, and fisticuffs

Categories: Quickies Male Texas lawmakers nearly fistfight on House floor after GOP women defect from anti-abortion bill – The bill, which did not pass, would have banned insurance from covering abortions. Activated... (Read more......

Resurrecting the Leadbeater’s possum

The Leadbeater’s possum is in a lot of strife right now. Its survival is severely threatened by bushfire and clearfell logging in its Central Highlands habitat, and last month it was declared critically endangered by the Federal Government. The species has always had a tumultuous...

Guest Post: The Popcorn Movie in Jeopardy?: A Response to Sady Doyle

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: black widowcaptain americacomics to movieshulkiron manmarvel comicspopcorn moviessady doylethe avengerstony stark Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Leah Misemer and talks about the difficulties faced when translating comics, which can be produced cheaply and serially, into movies, which are expensive and... (Read more...)

Quickies: Falling for Fake Science, Trans Veterans’ Support Group, and Roe v. Wade and the Right to Privacy

Categories: Quickies Why We Fall For Fake Science – “The retraction of a Science paper claiming a 20-minute talk with a gay canvasser can change views on gay marriage may not quash... (Read more...)

Christian Hypocrisy and the Response to Josh Duggar

Categories: Feminism Tags: christian hypocrisyjosh duggarsexual assault The Josh Duggar scandal has been covered by multiple media outlets. Most people have been quick to point out the hypocrisy of Duggar, who served as the executive director of an... (Read more...)

Auctions for Science End Tonight!

Categories: Skepticism The auctions for the custom cocktail and gamergate embroidery end tonight, starting at 8:30 pm EDT. Click here to view both auctions. These auctions are to raise money for science... (Read more...)

It’s the Sundaylies, with a Little Scientology, a Pinch of Sexual Assault Prevention, and a Dash of Pink Robots

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: astronomyautismBisexualityCerridwendisabilityEscepticagenderqueerGMOsgoing cleargrounded parentslearningLGBTQMad Art CastMad Art LabMaria MitchellParentingQueerekaschool of doubtscience for kidsscience historyScientologysexual...Show More Summary

Siouxsie Wiles Talks LEGO and Gender at TEDx!

Categories: Feminism Official Friend of Skepchick and talented biologist Siouxsie Wiles recently gave an excellent talk at TEDx in Auckland, New Zealand, in which she gives an overview of what has happened... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Diploma Mills, High Heels, and Iron Fish

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Science IRELAND “The same-sex marriage referendum will be comfortably passed, based on early tallies from across the country.” FRANCE “The Cannes Film Festival is facing an angry backlash after it was... (Read more...)

Quickies: LGBT scouts, faith healing, and artistic insects

Categories: Quickies Boy Scouts’ chief says ban on gay adults is unsustainable – In the same week as the Girl Scouts officially welcome trans girls as scouts. Faith healing kills children –... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: Sex, Gender, and Venns for Bigots

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: AEIbad chart thursdaygendersextrans Got a point you want to make but you can’t back it up? Itching to express your bigoted opinions in a way that gives them a false sense of legitimacy?... (Read more...)

In Which a Man Explains Grammar to Me, a Writer

Categories: Skepticism I had an amusing Twitter conversation with someone the other day, and I felt it worth sharing because of the number of issues happening within. First, we have the usual... (Read more...)

Quickies: Kids on gender in gaming, the Korean language divide, and faked study results

Categories: Quickies Inside the research that could change the perception of kids, gaming, and gender – “Among other things, the survey seemed to show that girls were much more invested in the... (Read more...)

A Survey Did Not Prove Men Want Dependent Wives

Categories: Science Tags: bad sciencerelationshipssurvey Surveys are funny things. You can get some interesting revelations out of a well-done survey, but if the survey has significant flaws you can also end up with a barrage... (Read more...)

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