Quickies

Skepchick Quickies 6.2

  • British scientists ask WHO to condemn homeopathy -  “The researchers, many of whom have worked in developing countries, called on the WHO to act amid fears that vulnerable patients are dying after turning to homeopathic preparations instead of effective medicines.”  Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
  • Silence is the Enemy – Sheril Kirshenbaum’s initiative to help the victims of rape in countries where rape is being used as a weapon of war.
  • Gender gaps in math driven by social factors, not biological differences – The gap is closing in many cases but is still affected by how equally boys and girls are treated. From Kaylia.
  • Infrared fuses can send secret messages – “By combining cutting-edge chemistry with the ancient concept of signaling flares, researchers have made an information-dense fuse that transmits complicated messages as it burns.”
  • And in case you haven’t heard, Richard Wiseman is running an experiment through Twitter this week.  Check it out and see how good your remote-viewing skills are.

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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