If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably neglected blog reading this week by spending all your time watching the Olympics and wondering if it would be a good idea to take up swimming. Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. Here are some of the highlights from the Skepchick Network.

Teen Skepchick

Science Sunday: Zombie (Ant) Apocalypse
Ali Marie explains how an ant’s brain can be taken over by a fungus.

Medical Madness: Pregnancy and Childbirth Edition
Beccy delves into the world of medieval childbirth.

Simon Pegg on Twitter: Geek Girls
Elly wonders where we should draw the line between objectification and respectful appreciation.

Mad Art Lab

Darryl Cunningham Investigates Fracking
Explore science through comics.

What Constitutes a Cat
Steve D explores what makes a cat a cat.

Rational Mixology
Anne S gives you a lesson in cocktail-mixing.

Skepchick SE

How We Talk About Nature (på svenska)
Felicia argues that we should be careful with the language we use when talking about the natural world.

Escéptica

Extinct in Life (en español)
Iliana tells us how a species can be as good as extinct with many specimens still  around.

Skeptical Connections (en español)
Javier talks about UFOs and ancient civilizations.

Are All Medals Equal? (en español)
The Olympics are still a long way from eradicating gender discrimination.

Queereka

AI: Bad Reactions
How do you react to transphobic or cissexist questions?

AI: Distractions
What is your favorite distraction?

AI: Avoiding Distractions
How do you avoid distractions and stay motivated?

Featured image credit: WF&DT

Mindy

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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