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Dr. John Brandenburg – Plasma physicist gives inside look at outsourced UFO research |325|

Dr. John Brandenburg’s interview with Gordon White reveals inner workings of government secret space program. photo by: Skeptiko Every since Gordon White appeared on Skeptiko to talk about his book Star.Ships, I’ve been itching to get...Show More Summary

Congress Wastes Billions Telling Us Not to Have Sex

Categories: Religion Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: It’s long been a running joke that the US government is terrible at spending money, and usually the joke is told... (Read more.....

Quickies: Sexism and Hillary Clinton, gamers with disabilities, and blocking bitter tastes

Categories: Quickies A disturbing history of all the sexism Hillary Clinton has endured – “Here’s what I’ve realized: It’s not political radicalism or bitter partisanship that has made conservatives, some on the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Transmasculine Visibility, Jazz Hands, and Biblical Literalism

Categories: Quickies The Obsession With Biblical Literalism – “A Christian theme park in Kentucky brings the ancient to life through a life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark—but not without dipping into fiction.” I... (Read more......

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Refugee Nation, Naked Trump, Singing Your Love for Calculus, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 3D clitorisbody shamingcalculusdepressionDonald Trumpfdagrounded parentsJill SteinMad Art Labmusicnaked TrumpOlympic Superheroesolympicsparodyrefugeerefugee anthemrefugee flagstranger thingsTeen Skepchicktransphobiatypography Sunday Funny: Resting Geek Face. Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Women in Stadiums, Period Taboos in Sports, and Hair Salons Help Family Planning

Categories: Quickies JORDAN “A gag order has been placed on a Jordanian writer who was arrested for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. […]The cartoon depicts God in paradise, being treated... (Read more...)

Quickies: Oxygenating maxi pads, negging women in sports, and spitfires

Categories: Quickies The century-old art of negging women in sports – “By winning the women’s national tennis championship from Miss Bjurstedt in the Thanksgiving Day tournament at the Long Beach, Cal, Mrs.... (Read more...)

Quickies: Sexual harassment in science, slut shaming, and the era of the bitch

Categories: Quickies Are you a sexual harasser and a scientist? We have some questions… – ” Over the last several years, a rising tide of science journalists, many (though not all) of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Roombas, Bacteria, and Medical Marijuana Studies

Categories: Quickies They were strangers at the starting line. Less than 20 minutes later, they were eternally linked. – “In a sport measured by a running clock and at a global event... (Read more...)

Theosophical Society Revisited |325|

Is it still relevant and useful? photo by: Dan Brikley When I was 15 I started reading a book called Hidden Teachings Beyond Yoga by Paul Brunton. I could scarcely get through a few paragraphs before falling asleep – not out of tedium, but because the sheer intensity the novel ideas overwhelmed me. Show More Summary

Quickies: Burkini banning, teacher salaries, and pooping jellyfish

Categories: Quickies The burkini is banned in Cannes, France for the most Islamophobic, misogynistic reason – “To make matters worse, Cannes’ Head of Municipal Services Thierry Migoule made the unfair connection with... (Read more.....

Pseudoscience Takes the Gold at the Rio Olympics

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Are a stunning number of our Olympics athletes in horribly abusive relationships? That may be a question you’ve asked yourself while... (Read more...)

Quickies: Villainesses, Baltimore, and Deadly Snails

Categories: Quickies L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them – I’m definitely adding this one to my reading list. Studies shine light on... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! #safetyfirst, 350,000 Stars, the Status of English, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: Annie Jump CannonartastronomycommerceEnglishfeminismgrammarlab safetyMad Art Labschool of doubtwomen in science Sunday Funny: A Good Thing (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Mad Art Lab It’s #safetyfirst, #sexysecond Insufficient safety gear isn’t the only thing that’s wrong with this picture. She Filled the... (Read more...)

This is What Threats to Free Speech Actually Look Like

Categories: Politics Tags: censorshipcomedydisabilityfree speechGovernmentLawsocial justice Twitter’s recent permanent ban of professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos and his followers’ indignant cries of censorship are the most recent (and highest-profile) example of a phenomenon that has existed for years... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Honor Killings, Burquini Ban, and Body-Shaming in the Olympics

Categories: Quickies AFGHANISTAN A pregnant 14 year-old girl who was burned to death, had been given as part of a dowry and then married-off to an abusive husband. FRANCE “The mayor of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Diversity in science fiction, the physics of gymnastics, and a 400 year old shark

Categories: Quickies 400-year-old Greenland shark is oldest living vertebrate – “Grey, plump and growing to lengths of around five metres, the Greenland shark is one of the world’s largest carnivores. With a... (Read more...)

Grant Cameron – Classified documents suggest UFO/consciousness link |324|

UFO researcher Grant Cameron has uncovered 100s of previously classified UFO documents pointing toward a UFO/consciousness link. photo by: Skeptiko Researcher and author Grant Cameron encourages the UFO community to focus on consciousness...Show More Summary

Quickies: Feminist men to avoid, trans rights, and what’s in your tattoo

Categories: Quickies Beware these 10 types of feminist men – An excellent list that’ll probably leave you feeling pretty angry from how familiar these behaviors are. Bill Maher is wrong, trans rights... (Read more...)

Quickies: More About the Olympics, Microbe Science, and Childbirth in America

Categories: Quickies In Brazil, I was most impressed by feats of strength outside Olympic arenas – “I began to notice that strength in less obvious ways, too: Hotel workers meeting near the... (Read more...)

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