According to International Shark Attack File stats, between 2008 and 2013, shark attacks increased from 1 a year to 13 in Hawaii. I know, I know, that’s still a very small number, but that is a 1200% increase, which is MASSIVE! In contrast,...Show More Summary
Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. We are very busy behind the scenes preparing for SkepchickCon, the science track at CONvergence, an annual sci-fi/fantasy con in the Minneapolis area. If you haven’t seen them already, check out Amy’s interviews with two of our guests, Dr. Show More Summary
As some of you might know, I see a therapist and I often find that my therapist offers me Sage Wisdom. Oftentimes I also find that the Sage Wisdom offered by my dear shrink is applicable not just to my personal life but to the larger currents in the skeptical, atheist, or feminist movements. Show More Summary
The Rachel Canning case has set off a social media shitstorm, to say the least. Yesterday morning, a judge denied the preliminary request made by the teenager who sued her parents for support, and most commenting on the case have made...Show More Summary
Shooting photos up women’s skirts legal in Massachusetts, high court rules – In its decision the court stated that while such activity should be illegal, the law in its current state does not make it so. Scientific research must take...Show More Summary
For the thirteenth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Jonathan Meddings to chat about the controversy surrounding infant male circumcision. Jonathan holds a degree in medical science with honours from James Cook University and is currently a student...
Daniel Loxton recommends a detailed discussion of plesiosaur behaviour at Scientific American's Tetrapod Zoology blog, written by paleozoologist Darren Naish.
Over the years I have self-identified as an atheist and as a skeptic. But lately, I look around these communities and I don’t see much that reflects who I am or how I feel about the world. I see no need to go into details about that....Show More Summary
Daniel Loxton shares some of the first tweeted reactions to his brand new paleofiction storybook, Plesiosaur Peril.
It’s cold out and I want to stay home in bed, so in honor of that, here are a bunch of pics of Maru and Hana in a cozy cat pod. Why Does Your Nose Get Stuffy One Nostril at a Time? – I have spent many a night awake (with a stuffy nose) thinking about this one. Show More Summary
So "The $10 Million Bigfoot Bounty" reality show on Spike TV finally ended. Did they find Bigfoot?
SkepchickCon at Convergence is going to be completely fantastic this year! And to prove that to you I am bringing you another interview with one of the fabulous presenters! Today, I am serving you up a quick taste of the science of mixology with Mad Art Lab contributor, Anne Sauer. Show More Summary
EDIT: The original version of this piece assumed that the piece on Crash was written in response to the recent Oscars rather than the 2012 ones. The references have been corrected. [Content Notice for Whorephobia & Transmisogyny] IfShow More Summary
If he’s sexually aggressive in bars, it’s not because he’s drunk – “Young women are often the targets of aggression when they’re out in bars, but the problem isn’t that guys are too drunk to know better. Instead, men are preying on women...Show More Summary
Every so often, a discovery is made, a technology is developed, or a news item comes out that seems to be tailor-made for misleading descriptions. From evolution’s “missing link” to the metamaterials “Harry Potter invisibility cloak,” some things just beg to be oversimplified and hyped-up. Show More Summary
Daniel Loxton gives an advance peek at his hand-sculpted cover art for Junior Skeptic's 50th issue special.
Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Show More Summary
On March 3, 1913, thousands of women marched in a suffrage parade. The parade included “ten bands, five mounted brigades, 26 floats, and around 8000 marchers.” And Helen Keller! (If I had a time machine, I would totally travel back to...Show More Summary
SkeptiCamp is Official! Atlanta SkeptiCamp will be held May 3rd and 4th at the office location of Tier3MD (Formerly MD Tech Pro), 3580 Pierce Dr, Atlanta GA 30341. There will also be a social opening event Friday May 2nd, details announced very soon. Check out all the details and register to attend on our SkeptiCamp […]
UGANDA (from a bunch of you) The Minister for Ethics and Integrity told Stephen Fry, on camera, that men raping girls is the right kind of rape. AUSTRALIA (from Jack99) Victoria’s Education Department has launched an investigation into what it calls “inappropriate and offensive” religious material distributed at a primary school. Show More Summary