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Global Quickies: UK Science After Brexit, Rise in Abortions Due to Zika, and Letter Bomb to GMO Scientist in Italy

Categories: Quickies Tags: abortionanti-GMOanti-vaccinationBrexitZika UK The Brexit decision could have serious consequences for European and British scientists working in the UK and on the continent, including a drain of talent from the UK itself,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Women knights, slime molds, and sexist ads

Categories: Quickies “Game of Thrones” effect sees female knights jousting at English castles – Brienne of Tarth would be so proud. How slime molds make decisions – Really interesting and beautiful video... (Read more...)

The Other Sit-In

Categories: Activism Politics Tags: activismdcgun controlgun ownershipgun safetywashington Last night, people around the US were captivated by what was happening on C-SPAN. I never thought that’s a sentence I’d say. C-SPAN wasn’t running programming as normal, however. It... (Read more...)

A Storm of Chemistry

Categories: Science Tags: A Song Of Ice and FireabortionASOIAFbirth controlchemistryGame of Thronesmoon tea Moon tea offers the women of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond The Wall some control over their lives – a rarity in a series. This herbal tea is a birth control... (Read more...)

Quickies: Online safe spaces, treating obese patients, and an index of stinging insects

Categories: Quickies The sisterhood of the traveling safe spaces – “…in an Internet where every woman can find her own version of sisterhood?—?or, barring that, start her own?—?a jaded eye knows no... (Read more...)

ONE WEEK Until SkepchickCon

Categories: Skepticism SkepchickCon begins one week from tonight, and we are actually dying of excitement. We hit our first fundraising goal this month, but are still aiming for our stretch goal of $2500.... (Read more...)

Quickies: UFO Conventions, the “Plight” of Conservative Feminists, and Fictional Holidays

Categories: Quickies Making Contact: A Look At The World’s Biggest UFO Convention – “Whatever your conspiracy, it’s served there. Some of it even had a slice (paper-thin) of science. The links between psychedelic... (Read more...)

“Health Ranger” Sells Remedy for Disease He Doesn’t Think Exists

Categories: Anti-Science Sorta transcript: Matt Novak at Gizmodo recently noticed a strange thing happening on Natural News, the website run by Mike Adams, known to him and his fans as “the Health... (Read more...)

Questionable Advertising: Slutty Lab Supplies

Categories: Feminism Tags: distractingly sexyrockland stripping buffersex sellssexism sellssexist advertising Even though I work in science, I am not usually confronted with raw sexism as if I were working in the world of Mad Men. Occasionally, however, I am reminded that... (Read more...)

Quickies: Marathon vs. 5k, the Parenting Happiness Gap, and Don’t Wake Daddy

Categories: Quickies In The Wake Of Tragedy, Black Parents Face A Racist Double Standard – “In America, white parents are allowed to make mistakes. They are human. They are forgiven for looking... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Christian Advertising, Amazing Supergirl Cosplay, Pies You Can Make with Your Kiddos, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: AntikytheraAntikythera Mechanismcosplayfather's dayfather's day giftsgrounded parentsMad Art Labmemoryneurosciencerecipesexual violencespiritualitySupergirlSuzanne CorkinTeen Skepchickwomen in science Sunday Funny: What it’s like. Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Mormons in Mexico, Challenging the Church in Germany, and The Last Sworn Virgin of Montenegro

Categories: Quickies MEXICO “Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, have been detained in Anáhuac, Chihuahua, Mexico after residents contacted police expressing outrage when four LDS... (Read more......

Groundbreaking Study Finds Potheads Love Pot

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Hot off the presses, a study has found that “Long-term marijuana use changes brain’s reward circuit,” and according to the lead... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gravitational wave detecting, NASA engaging women in data science, and the mistrust of science

Categories: Quickies Prepare for an explosion of gravitational wave detections – “One of the first things this black hole census can do is rewrite the textbook version of stellar evolution.” From Amy.... (Read more...)

Anti-vaxxers Dox a Child Critic

Categories: Anti-Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The anti-vaccination movement was dealt a serious blow recently that has them scrambling. What is it? Yet another peer-reviewed study confirming... (Read more...)

I Got a Physics Degree and It Was the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: essaynon-traditional studentsphysicsschool Remember, like, three years ago I wrote a post about how I was going to go back to school and get a bachelor’s degree in physics? Ever wonder how that... (Read more...)

Quickies: How GPS changes your salad, toxic masculinity, and game developer Barbie

Categories: Quickies How a GPS glitch can change the taste of your salad – “Even space weather—such as solar flares—can have strange, indirect effects on our everyday world. The next beets you... (Read more...)

Quickies: Space Debris, the Mistrust of Science, and Saving Sarah

Categories: Quickies Could a satellite fall on your head? – “As the amount of debris in orbit grows, the chances of a piece of space junk hitting other satellites or a crewed... (Read more...)

Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, near-death experience science counters grief |319|

This physician discovered near-death experience science can help those experiencing grief. photo by: Martin Today we welcome Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, an Italian-born, Scottish-raised MD who since 2004 has developed an intense, scholarly interest in evidence suggesting the survival of consciousness after death. Show More Summary

How Muhammad Ali Hoaxed Life Magazine

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: 2016 has been a shit year for celebrity deaths, and it got even shittier recently when the world lost “The Greatest,”... (Read more...)

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