Skepticism

In Case You Missed It: December 18 – December 24 on the Skepchick Network

Happy Holidays, Skepchick readers! I hope you had a Merry Christmas, if you’re into that sort of thing. If not, enjoy all the sweet Boxing Day sales! In the meantime, here is what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. 

Mad Art Lab

Where’s the Higgs?
Maki explains the Higgs particle, and why it’s so dang hard to find.

AI: Flying Snowman
Ryan asks you to share a time when you could suspend your belief no longer.

Fantasy Armor Errata
Ryan digs deep into the math of fantasy armor.

Teen Skepchick

Science Sunday: Brinbows Part 1 or, The Magic of Fluorescence
Vy provides an overview of the magic of fluorescent proteins.

Modern Mythology: The 6th (and 7th, 8th, and 9th) Sense(s)
Lauren explains our many senses.

Suspension of Disbelief: Oryx and Crake
Mindy reviews Margaret Atwood’s dystopia.

Skepchick SE

Sony Ericsson is in Bed with the Enemy (på svenska)
Charmkvark reports that Sony Ericsson has sponsored a contest in which the winner was an anti-cell phone woo-peddler. Whoops.

To Hell with Our Obstetric Disorders (på svenska)
The problems that occur with pregnancy are not simply in our heads.

Escéptica

Happy World Skepticism Day (en español)
It’s been 15 years since Sagan passed away and some blogs are promoting Dec 20th as World Skepticism Day. We support that.

Merry Christmas! (en español)
Creareify talks about the pagan origins of the winter holidays

Was There Really a Star of Bethehem? (en español)
Fran gives us a list of candidates for the famous astronomical sighting. If it existed at all.

Featured image credit: Wikimedia Commons

Mindy

Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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