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RIP Miss Cleo, Beloved Con Artist

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: 2016 has taken from us another great artist: Miss Cleo. If you don’t know who Miss Cleo is, you’re probably too... (Read more...)

Quickies: First trans caucus meeting at DNC, ancient air bubbles, and misogyny

Categories: Quickies Jessica Valenti takes a break from social media after threat against her daughter – From Amy. Transgender DNC delegates hold first-ever caucus meeting – “The delegates who attended the Transgender... (Read more....

Quickies: Sexism in the financial system, language choices, and animating women

Categories: Quickies What my divorce taught me about latent sexism in the financial system – “In fact, his name had ended up first on everything. This may not sound like a big... (Read more...)

Cross-post: Hail to the Queen – interview with Simone Giertz

Categories: Feminism Science Tags: feminismSkepchick SEtechnologywomen in science This post (in swedish) was originally published at Simone Giertz is a Swedish inventor, a youtube sensation, and the queen of creating amazing – yet somewhat impractical – robots. Some... (Read more...)

Quickies: Cosplaying to Protest Racist Dress Code, Leslie Jones and Black Humanity, and Bill O’Reilly Affirms Terribleness

Categories: Quickies When The Boss Institutes A Strict Dress Code, Start Cosplaying At Work – “Office dress codes are a real drag, even with Casual Fridays, but employees who want to keep... (Read more...)

Kent Forbes, Does the Simulation Hypothesis Defeat Materialism |323|

This academic turned filmmaker believes science’s growing openness to the simulation hypothesis may overturn materialism. photo by: Kent Forbes Today on Skeptiko we’re joined by Kent Forbes, whose movie, The Simulation Hypothesis, explores the possibility that reality is in fact a simulation in which we are unaware avatars. Show More Summary

Quickies: Queer STEM, white fragility, and tracking diseases along the Silk Road

Categories: Quickies How queer scientists are shaping their future with a survey – ““Especially disappointing was when I would interview two people working in a similar field who had stories that essentially... (Read more...)

The Most Bananas Things That Happened During the RNC

Categories: Politics Tags: election 2016politicsRepublicansrncTrump Last week was the Republican National Convention where the GOP officially crowned Donald Trump as their nomination for President of the United States. Although bizarre things always seem to go... (Read more...)

Quickies: The Killing Joke Movie Disaster, the Pressure of Creating Perfect Bento Boxes, and Donald Trump’s Racist Dad

Categories: Quickies  The Killing Joke Movie Is a Disaster, Right Down to Its Comic-Con Panel – “It was during the Q&A that things got dicey. A Joker cosplayer asked the writers why... (Read more...)

Town Council Destroys Geological Mecca

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Horrible news for science, everyone! An evil, ignorant city commission has thoughtlessly destroyed a sacred site of scientific advancement that has... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! The Pesky Youth Vote, Pokémon Go, Building Your Own Aquarium, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: aquariumbook reviewsMad Art CastMad Art LabPokemon GoTeen Skepchickwomen in scienceyouth vote Sunday Funny: Type Writer (via Tree Lobsters) Teen Skepchick On Encouraging that Pesky Youth Vote Elizabeth has some suggestions on how to win that elusive youth vote this election season.... (Read more...)

Transwoman Caught Creeping in Target

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! A transwoman has been caught trying to take photos of a woman in a Target dressing room, leading to a lot of handwringing... (Read more...)

Quickies: Defining sex, alcohol linked to cancers, and autism in the workplace

Categories: Quickies Finally a sanitary pad advertisement done right! – CN: Blood. Yup, that’s right, a sanitary pad ad that actually shows blood! From Veronica. What is a “male body?” – “The... (Read more...)

Ghostbusters, Misogyny, and Perceptual Bias

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Did you know there’s a new Ghostbusters remake? If you’re a woman on the internet I bet you did, since it’s... (Read more...)

Quickies: Embarrassing Presidential Campaign Logos, Kickstarter Failures, and Ghostbusters

Categories: Quickies The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists – “Before we jump in, some caveats to keep in mind: Our survey was not a scientific poll. For one,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Cancer center advertising, Ghostbusters physics, and the world’s chicest cult

Categories: Quickies Cancer centers tripled ad spending in the last decade; are they pushing hope or hype? – “Over the last decade, direct-to-consumer marketing by cancer centers has soared, with much of... (Read more...)

Ghostbusters Just Fulfilled a Bit of My Childhood

Categories: Feminism Tags: Ghostbustersgirlsmovietoys Me: “Oh my god oh my god 5-year-old me would have lost her MIND if she saw this Ghostbusters movie with ladies in it!” Him: “Well, 30-something-year-old you did just lose... (Read more...)

Pokémon Go Players Getting Robbed!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! This week, I, like every other responsible, upstanding, well-adjusted adult, have been obsessed with catching Pokemon in the new Pokemon Go mobile augmented... (Read more...)

What to do when somebody says they’re voting for Trump

Categories: Politics Tags: politicsTrumpvoting This is a situation that must be handled with the diplomacy, tact, and  je ne sais quoi. Fear not! We have giftastic advice for 18 DIFFERENT scenarios. You’re welcome. When you’re... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! #TrumpPence Logo, Yellow Bamboo, Classroom Robots, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: #TrumpPenceAgnes MocsyartdesigneducationEscepticagrounded parentslogoMad Art CastMad Art Labmartial artspregnancyQCDquantum chromodynamicstechnologyyellow bamboo Sunday Funny: Null hypothesis confirmed. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Art Lowers Stress Even If You Suck At It and the New Blue The Gang talk about... (Read more...)

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