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How Big Alt-Med Tried (and Failed) to Silence a Scientist

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: In past videos, I’ve mentioned “Big Alt Med.” Obviously this is a reference to “Big Pharma,” the label given to the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Fear of Losing White Privilege, Effective Drug Abuse Policies, and That Soda Article in the New York Times

Categories: Quickies Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance Abuse. The World Isn’t Listening – “Their analysis revealed clear differences between the lives of kids who took up drinking, smoking and other... (Read more...)

Miguel Conner on why Gnosticism more relevant than ever |338|

For 10 years Miguel Conner has been a leading voice for Gnosticism, so why the sudden interest in his ideas? photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko. Miguel is the creator of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio,...Show More Summary

Did the Patriarchy Steal Friday the 13th From Women?

Categories: Feminism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Last Friday was Friday the 13th, meaning that dark forces from distant universes compelled people to be a bunch of fucking... (Read more......

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Singing for Women’s Rights, Russell’s Teapot, and the Importance of Making Art

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artcritical thinkingfeminismMad Art LabMeryl StreepmusicRussell's TeapotTeen Skepchick Sunday Funny: Resolution (via PhD) Teen Skepchick Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Saudi Women Kick Ass and Take Names Watch these Saudi women sing and dance for women’s rights. Mad Art... (Read more...)

Taboo’s Company

  I’ve started watching the BBC’s new period supernatural drama ‘Taboo’, and right away noticed something weird about the depiction of the East India Company in the show. It’s not the setup for them being a sort of Georgian version of OCP from Robocop, although that is historically dubious in itself. No, what I noticed […]

Global Quickies: Burka Ban in Morocco, Swimming in Swizterland, and Decriminalizing Domestic Violence in Russia

Categories: Quickies MOROCCO “Morocco has banned the sale, production and import of the burka, according to local reports.” CHINA “Tencent, China’s largest internet company, has apologised after terrible inappropriate videos from its... (Read more...)

Hospital CEO Delivers Anti-Vaccination Rant (But It Gets Worse)

Categories: Anti-Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Dr. Daniel Niedes, director and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, recently published an anti-vaccine screed on, causing doctors... (Read more...)

Quickies: Farting animals, skeptical health books, and sluttiness

Categories: Quickies 11 books to read when your friend goes paleo (or adopts some other “natural” diet) – Definitely a reading list of interest to skeptics. Scientists on Twitter made a list... (Read more...)

A Russian Journalist writes “A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media”

Categories: Activism Politics Tags: Alexey KovalevpoliticsPutin The following article is by Alexey Kovalev, a Russian journo who generously states in a postscript that he allows this to be reposted and shared. We feel it’s important and... (Read more...)

Congress Was Wrong: The Sea is Warming Faster Than We Thought

Categories: Politics Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or “NOAA,” is the US government agency responsible for the scientific study of, as the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Black Market Doughnuts, Paper Centrifuge, and Today’s Senate Confirmation Hearings

Categories: Quickies The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care – The concept of the paper centrifuge is pretty cool, and if you have access to the original paper, you... (Read more...)

Congress Attempts to Destroy Planned Parenthood (Again)

Categories: Anti-Science Politics Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Now that a lying, fascist blowhard reality TV star is about to be inaugurated as President of the United States, Congress... (Read more...)

2017 Psychic Predictions (and the 2016 Predictions I NAILED)!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Last year, I made a video in which I made some psychic predictions for 2016. Unlike every “psychic” on daytime television,... (Read more....

Quickies: Adding Pockets to Dresses, Wig-Snatching Schemes, and Anti-Vax Doctors

Categories: Quickies The Elaborate Wig-Snatching Schemes of the 18th Century – “Socialites had to be extra cautious of wig snatchers. Throughout England and Europe, finely powdered perukes, also called periwigs, were in... (Read more...)

The gun that goes ‘PING’ didn’t get soldiers killed. But they thought it might…

    One of the most persistent firearm myths out there is that American soldiers fighting in the Second World War (or in Korea for that matter) were at risk of getting shot by the enemy because of the distinctive ‘ping’ sound made by their rifles. The M-1 ‘Garand’ was ahead of its time as […]

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Peculiar Galaxies, Design Fails, Political Art, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 2017artastronomydesigngardeningHoag objectsHoag-type galaxiesMad Art LabnaturepoliticsTeen Skepchick Sunday Funny: A gift from God. (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Teen Skepchick Hello Teen Skepchick! Meet Alex, one of Teen Skepchick’s new contributors! What Is That? Hoag-Type Galaxies Hoag-type... (Read more...)

Quickies: Throwing shade, shadow maps, and child care scarcity

Categories: Quickies How to throw shade while still being intersectional – “Being a petty, shade-throwing intersectional feminist is about finding that sweet spot where humor and shade meet inclusivity.” Shadow maps show... (Read more...)

David Mathisen is changing the way we think about Hercules |337|

David Mathisen has discovered an ancient, language told through the constellations of the night’s sky. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome David Mathisen to Skeptiko. David is the author of Star Myths of the World, Volume One, Two and Three, along with several other books we might talk about. Show More Summary

Quickies: Risks in Editing Genes, Disney World as a Medieval Pilgrimage, and Complications of Organ Donation

Categories: Quickies Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders – “The findings confirmed the suspicions of many researchers, and the conclusions drawn by Mitalipov and his team were unequivocal:... (Read more...)

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