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Bad Chart Thursday: Guv’ment Spending Edition

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdaygovernment spendingmind controlwerewolves So you want to make a deliberately misleading chart by doctoring a genuine one and you don’t really care how fake it looks because OBAMA? Maybe you have a poor-resolution... (Read more...)

Quickies: Street harassment, the colors of blood, and science for her

Categories: Quickies 10 hours of walking in NYC as a woman – In case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is. Also, there’s some problems with it. Also, the actor’s been... (Read more...)

Quickies: Athlete Class Scandal at UNC, Amy Poehler’s Memoir is Awesome, and Ken Ham Has a Religion Problem

Categories: Quickies The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete – The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were... (Read more...)

Eric Hovind: What’s the Difference Between God & Santa?

Categories: Religion Skepticism Tags: creationismhovindYEC Support more videos like this at Patreon! Eric Hovind’s “challenge” I was tipped off about the new charges by PZ Here’s the indictment info Also there’s this Sort-of transcript: Eric... (Read more...)

Quickies: Bat extinction, Jian Ghomeshi, and FMLA

Categories: Quickies The secret bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and extinction – Bug Girl on bats. The Jian Ghomeshi allegations are not about BDSM, they are about consent – “Jian Ghomeshi, host of... (Read more...)

Quiz-o-Tron: Great Success, Despite My Own Best Efforts

Categories: Science As a follow-up to last week’s post offering the ten best reasons why Bay Area Science Festival should have banned me, I thought I’d reveal that I did, in fact,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Report Reveals Bad Treatment of Monica Lewinsky, Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked, and Blackface in Hollywood

Categories: Quickies Talking While Female - NPR does a segment on the top complaints that women hear about their voices (from too much uptalk to tone of voice). From Jac. Every Single... (Read more...)

Skepchick Book Club: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Categories: Book Club Tags: randall munroeserious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questionswhat if?xkcd Note: Information about next month’s book pick are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: Paper Classes, Dinner Time, and Guide Dogs

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: campus securitycandyEbolaEscepticafood preparationgrounded parentsguide dogsgunshalloweenmisbehaving studentsnobel prizepaper classesParentingpoliceschool of doubtSkeptability Sunday Funny: Orb Hammer (via...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Bad Judgement, Catholic Antivaxxers, and a Dictator’s Quest for Longevity

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism NIGERIA Dr Adadevoh is being widely praised for helping prevent a more devastating Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, now declared free of the virus. She diagnosed and kept in the hospital... (Read more...)

The Pseudoscientists Episode 116: Cells Like to Explode

Jack, Liz and Sarah get romantic for Valentine's Day with news about how to fix a broken heart with stem cells and how scientists made functional artificial DNA, and discuss science-fantasy movies, while Jargonauts gets biochemical with "lipids".

Closer to Laser-Driven Suns: A Milestone in Laboratory-Scale Fusion Science

Using the world's most powerful assembly of lasers, a team of American physicists and engineers have, for the first time, extracted more energy from laboratory-scale nuclear fusion than was absorbed by the fuel to trigger it.

Cross-Post: Truly Scary Costumes for Modern Kids

Categories: Skepticism Tags: delayed vaccine schedulesGMO cornGMOsHomeopathyinfant formulamedical doctorsparticipation trophiespumpkin spice lattescary halloween costumesvaccines Note: The original post can be found over at Grounded Parents, where you can also leave a comment. If you’re still scrambling for costume ideas, fret no more! This... (Read more...)

A Scammer Tries to Buy My Couch

Categories: Skepticism On October 1, I listed my sofa on Craigslist. I immediately received a text message asking me to email the person back if the sofa was still available. I did.... (Read more...)

Guest Post: My Confidence in Planned Parenthood Waned but Then Returned Stronger

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: citizen activismplanned parenthoodppawisexism Editor’s Note: Today’s Guest Post is by Kavin Senapathy, who also blogs over at Grounded Parents. This is a great example of how speaking out about an issue can end... (Read more...)

Quickies: Felicia Day, creepy dudes, and NASA sounds

Categories: Quickies Felicia Day’s public details put online after she described Gamergate fears – “But just minutes after her post was made, a commenter with the username “gaimerg8” posted what they claimed... (Read more...)

The Top 10 Reasons to Ban Me from Bay Area Science Festival

Categories: Science Two weeks ago, PZ Myers pointed out that Dr. Eliza Sutton of the University of Washington in Seattle was the source of a rumor that PZ had contracted gonnorhea at... (Read more...)

Quickies: Being swayed by the sciencey, Japanese government sued for sexism, and fat-shaming

Categories: Quickies People are more swayed by things that look sciencey – Graphs enhance the “truthiness” of results. From John. Japanese government sued in landmark case over “institutional sexism” – “The case... (Read more...)

Walk to End Homelessness

Categories: Activism Tags: LAWAAG As many of you know I recently formed a meetup group in Los Angeles for women who don’t need religion but like hang out with friends and learn stuff and... (Read more...)

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