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Quickies: Dinosaur tail, homeopathic drug disclaimer, and badass women

Categories: Quickies First dinosaur tail found preserved in amber – “The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a... (Read more...)

Fetal Heartbeat Bill: Anti-Science to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Categories: Feminism Politics Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: I’ve talked a lot about the anti-science agenda of the anti-abortion Religious Right, but this week a bill was passed in... (Read more...)

Quickies: Protest socks, the counter-protest that scared the KKK, and books for your reading list

Categories: Quickies The movement to send semen-soaked socks to anti-abortion lawmakers – “Under the name Cumrags for Congress, the project is meant to push back against a transparent effort to make women... (Read more...)

Quickies: SNL’s Depictions of Women Who Support Trump, Michael Lewis’s New Book, and Farming in Space

Categories: Quickies What happened to all of the drugs the media panicked about? – “The introduction of the internet decades later helped spread a new kind of drug craze. Like memes, stories... (Read more...)

You – Yes, You! – Can Write for Teen Skepchick!

Categories: Meta Stuff Hello, loyal Skepchick readers. It is I, Mindy, managing editor of Teen Skepchick. I have exciting news: We’re looking for new writers. Writing for Teen Skepchick is a labor of... (Read more...)

Dr. Dana Sawyer’s Biography of Spiritual Giant Houston Smith |335|

Dr. Dana Sawyer’s career studying religion and transcendence made him the perfect biographer of Houston Smith.  photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Dr. Dana Sawyer to Skeptiko. Dana is a professor of religion and philosophy...Show More Summary

Gifts for Nerds

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: science for the people Science for the People’s annual Christmas Best Science Books & Curated Nerd Gift Suggestion episode is back. Skepchick writer Mary Brock and science librarian John Dupuis return to share their... (Read more...)

Quickies: Trevor Noah Matters, Chap Records, and Trump’s Treasury Pick

Categories: Quickies Trevor Noah didn’t “destroy” Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show. What he did was much better. – “But three weeks after Trump’s win, Noah has started to move on to... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Making America Great, Architecture Metaphor, and the Women of Neutrino Research

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artArt InquisitionMad Art Labwomen in science Sunday Funny: How to unsettle settled science. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Art Inquisition: Are We Making America Great? We want your opinion on a billboard sponsored by an artists-run... (Read more...)

Secret Squirrels

  Pressures of work have kept me away for a long time, but I’m hoping to get back to posting at least sporadically. Now, I recently read an interesting claim on the SOFREP website about the nickname for spies and intelligence operatives ‘secret squirrel’. As in, ‘that Mr Bond; he’s not actually a clown, he’s […]

Quickies: The myth of Patient Zero, Dr Oz and olive oil, and what Gamergate should’ve taught us about the alt-right

Categories: Quickies What Gamergate should have taught us about the alt-right – “The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence.... (Read more.....

Quickies: Gaming culture, funeral services for abortions, and structural racism

Categories: Quickies Three actionable ways to make gaming culture safer – “Whether you’re a game designer, artist or publisher; a store owner or event organizer; or individual gamer, you have the power... (Read more...)

Quickies: MST3K, Ghost Testimony, and Women’s Healthcare Under Trump

Categories: Quickies Mystery Science Theater 3000: our 15 favorite moments – “This year’s offerings will be hosted by Hodgson and Jonah Ray, host of the upcoming season 11, with the film selections... (Read more...)

New FTC Warning Labels: Homeopathy Doesn’t Work!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! You may have heard me talk about homeopathy in previous videos, but let me just give you the quick rundown: homeopathy is a... (Read more...)

Quickies: The color of beauty, being “emotional,” and AI searches for cures

Categories: Quickies What is the color of beauty? – “A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live... (Read more...)

Quickies: Delicious Pi, The Hygge Conspiracy, and Disgusting Food Advertisements

Categories: Quickies Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919 – “By studying the effects of cold weather on molasses, the researchers determined that the disaster was more fatal... (Read more...)

Is Taylor Swift Ruining Feminism?

Categories: Feminism Science Support more videos like this at! Transcript: “Study says” are two of the most powerful words in journalism, because you can say literally anything in front of them in... (Read more.....

It’s the Sundaylies! Overthinking Harry Potter, Learning the Lessons of History, Discussing Your Trump Fears with Kids, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 2016 electionAlt-RightDonald Trumpfan fictiongrounded parentsHamiltonharry potterhistoryMad Art LabParentingschool of doubtSpeak Your MindTeen Skepchickthanksgivingwhite nationalism Sunday Funny: A reasonable...Show More Summary

What a conspiracy theorist president means Part 2 – Amanda Marcotte interviews me for Salon

Amanda Marcotte, who I’ve enjoyed reading since her days at Pandagon, was curious about what having a CT president might mean. For some crazy reason, she thought she should ask me about it. Briefly, I tried to summarize the patterns of thought conspiracy theorists engage in, their willingness to accept any belief if confirmatory of…

What happened to these Indigenous women and girls?

Categories: Activism Feminism Politics Tags: Alberta Williamshighway of tearshomicide casemissing and murdered It was the data that got me. Not just the number of data points, but the shape of the data. The shape reminded me of a Holter monitor recording of a... (Read more...)

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