Quickies

Global Quickies: Vaccines in Europe, Evolution in Turkey, and Nazi-era Convictions Quashed

EUROPE “The European Court of Justice has ruled that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link.” …

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Science

What the Media Gets Wrong About Children Dying of Gunshots

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: A truly heartbreaking study has just been published in the journal “Pediatrics” showing that the third leading cause of death for …

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Skepticism

Monsanto Doesn’t Cause Cancer!

Sorta transcript: People hate Monsanto, mostly because they’re a huge corporation that has a lot of power over our food supply, and that scares people. It especially scares people because …

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Meta Stuff

The Skepchick Sundaylies! Summer Reading List, Signs of Life, and the Undesirability of Flying Cars

Sunday Funny: Myths and Facts about Cottonmouths (via bird and moon) Mad Art Lab A Few (well, 90+) of my Favorite Books Need a summer reading list? Emily has you …

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Skepticism

Global Quickies: Wonder Woman Chores, White Headscarves, and Compulsory Vaccinations in France

BELGIUM “Belgian cinema chain Kinepolis has been accused of being tone deaf with gift bags it gave to attendees of a women-only showing of Wonder Woman that contained several items …

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Science

Happy Anniversary to the First Woman in Space!

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Today is the 54th anniversary of the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, known as “Valya” to her friends. She went …

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Science

How Virtual Reality Can Give You an Out of Body Experience!

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Those of you who are my patrons may know how I feel about VR — that it’s cool, but ultimately destined …

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Meta Stuff

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Opera vs. Trump, Star Trek Optimism, Wonder Woman, and more!

Sunday Funny: Glacial Erratic (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Wonder Woman Elizabeth reviews Wonder Woman. Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Opera vs Trump One doesn’t normally turn to opera …

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weatherwax

I agree with your assessment. This kind of thing isn't new. Some years ago one study expanded the age of children to 24.

Sarah

Yay~ I missed these. Not that I don't like your vids, Rebecca, I just already get updated on them when they appear on Youtube :D

weatherwax

Just a quick note, the pilot of Vostok 5 was Valery Bykovsky, who went on to pilot Soyuz 22 and 31. Great as always.

John the Drunkard

Hmm. I've only seen reports on Friendly Atheist, The Freethinker, and maybe Butterflies and Wheels. The big push there was that this was a Jesus tattoo. Also mentioned that the…

Melanie Mallon

Who cares who is stupid or smart? That's irrelevant. The CDC chart shows only the most affected subpopulations, which does not include white heterosexual men.

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