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Quickies: Anglo-Saxon medicine, Trevor Noah, and space burial

Categories: Quickies Anglo-Saxon remedy of cow bile, garlic, and onion kills MRSA – “Microbiologists were astonished to find that not only did the salve clear up styes, but it also tackled the... (Read more...)

270. ASU Prof. Lawrence Krauss Calls for Dalai Lama to Step Down Over Reincarnation Claim

Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews theoretical physic […] The post 270. ASU Prof. Lawrence Krauss Calls for Dalai Lama to Step Down Over Reincarnation Claim appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

#BoycottNFL?: One Feminist NFL Fan’s Moral Dilemma

Categories: Feminism Content Note: Domestic Violence Football has always been a part of my blood. My dad lived and breathed Texas A&M football, and while I rebelled to become a University of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Major Scientific Paper Retraction, a Magazine for Sex Workers’ Rights, and Retro Computer Commercials

Categories: Quickies Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal – “Last year, in one of the most publicized scandals, the Journal of Vibration and Control, in the field... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Dolce and Gabbana vs Elton John, DNA Painting, Teaching, Quack of the Month, Meghan Trainer, ChiFi Photos AND Bonus Surly Amy Talk Show Video

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artchi-fiDNAEscepticagrounded parentsMad Art LabMArs OneMeghan Trainerschool of doubtTeen SkepchickXfiles Mindy can’t come to the Sundaylies today because she is in the middle of a bare knuckle boxing fight with a chap who dared to say that the Files shouldn’t... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Attacks on Innocent Women, Giving Mom’s Their Names Back, Unchecked Privilege, and Elves

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion AFGHANISTAN The woman who was brutally killed by a mob last week after being falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran is said to have been arguing with a... (Read more...)

Quickies: Indiana, force fields, and poor womens’ access to family planning

Categories: Quickies Indiana governor signs “religious freedom” bill in private – “His action followed two days of intense pressure from opponents — including technology company executives and convention organizers — who fear... (Read more...)

Quickies: Not reading white male authors, Disability Summit failure, and doctor fired for saying shot protestor was too skinny

Categories: Quickies Is it time to stop reading books by white men? – Excellent piece by Heina on all of the debate over this. Egyptian doctor fired after saying shot woman was... (Read more...)

New Video! The Jinx: How Misogyny Helped Free a Murderer

Categories: Feminism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: On Sunday, HBO aired the final episode of The Jinx, a 6-part documentary about multi-millionaire Robert Durst. Durst was suspected but... (Read more...)

Cross Post: Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Girls are (NOT) Like Apples on Trees…

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: Internet Meme Demolition Derbyinternet memesslut-shaming Editor’s note:  This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Lou Doench for his Internet Meme Demolition Derby series. Click through the link at the bottom to read the... (Read more...)

Quickies: The “War on Boys,” Anti-Vax Intuition, and Hydrophobic Science

Categories: Quickies  Why Anti-Vaxxers Just ‘Know’ They’re Right – “It is not simply that anti-vaxxers don’t understand how vaccines work (some of them may not, but not all of them). Neither are anti-vaxxers... (Read more...)

American Atheists President Dave Silverman: Humanists and Skeptics Are “Lying”

Categories: Activism Religion This evening, CNN aired an hour-long documentary entitled, “Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers.” Heavy on names like Dave Silverman and Richard Dawkins, but light on diversity, the documentary largely seemed to... (Read more...)

269. Dr. Michael Shermer, Skeptical Science Reporting

Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Michael Sherme […] The post 269. Dr. Michael Shermer, Skeptical Science Reporting appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Surly Amy Has a #SciArt Patreon Project. Please support!

Categories: Meta Stuff Random Asides Science Tags: artpatreon I was so inspired by all of the art and science panels at ChiFi this weekend that I decided to finally try to reach for one of my big dreams.... (Read more...)

Your Guide to the Worst Anti-Racism Campaign Ever

Categories: Skepticism Tags: raceracismstarbucks You may have about a week ago about Starbucks amazing new plan to deal with race problems in America. It’s called “Race Together” and involves a barista writing those words... (Read more...)

Quickies: Evo psych, women in Star Trek, and the Intolerant Jackass Act

Categories: Quickies Evolutionary psych is neither – “It’s presumably better than creationist psychology, but nobody practices creationist psychology – so presumably the word “evolutionary” is doing a bit more work here than... (Read more...)

Quickies: Women in the Work Force, Police Dogs and Racial Bias, and Breastfeeding Skepticism

Categories: Quickies Keeping Women Out Of The Work Force Is Economic Nonsense – “Women who want to work get a bum deal in many parts of the world. A World Bank study... (Read more...)

I’m in the Choir. Preach to Me.

Categories: Activism Random Asides Tags: chi-fiChicagochifichoirpreach We hear this piece of complaint, or advice, or admonishment, depending on the circumstances, quite a bit: “Don’t just preach to the choir.” It’s a bit ironic particularly in skeptical... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Surprise Evangelism, Cellular Galaxy, Mrs. Man’s Name, and Making a Science Fair Worth It

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: #everydaysexismAnna AtkinsBarbara McClintockbiologycell biologycovertureEscepticaevangelismfeminismFrida Kahlogradinggrounded parentshelicopter parentInternet Meme Demolition DerbyMad Art LabmarriageParentingphysicsreadingschool...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Whooping Cough, Breastfeeding, and Don Quixote

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion AUSTRALIA A 4-week-old baby died of whooping cough. The family hopes this will raise awareness on the importance of getting vaccinated. CANADA The TV show Marketplace gets a fake natural... (Read more...)

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