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Portion of fallacy infographic describing faulty deduction

Skepchick Quickies, 3.28

A beautiful infographic on rhetological fallacies. (From jes3ica.) In Haiti, bureaucratic delays stall mass cholera vaccinations. Is depression highest in those living alone. “For nearly 60 days, two women from Charlotte, N.C., have been doing something that many women say they could never do: leave the house without makeup.” (From Donnie.) »

Scientist Mary Agnes Chase looking at camera

Skepchick Quickies, 3.26

Is homeopathy a sham? (From Sarah.) Doctors critical as Health Canada loosens oversight of natural medicines. (From Madfishmonger.) Why aren’t there more women in technology? A few clues. A collection of images of historical women in science. »

Man standing in front of mid-century shuttle launch

Skepchick Quickies, 3.21

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “We Stopped Dreaming” monologue set to images from space travel history. Did depression evolve to fight infection? 14 volunteer opportunities for science, technology and medical training. The Kindle edition of Greta Christina’s Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless is now available. »

Smiling young girl

Skepchick Quickies, 3.19

A 17-year-old female student has been named as the UK Young Scientist of the Year. Sally Ride receives the National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award for 2012. Nerds and male privilege: cross assault, sexual harassment and you. (From Merlin.) An animated clip from Adam Savage’s TED talk on how simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries. »

Girls working on a science project with goggles on

Skepchick Quickies, 3.15

Science: it’s a girl thing. Human fossils hint at new species. (From Will.) Fight birth-control battle over the counter. Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee voted to endorse a bill that would allow Arizona employers the right to deny health insurance coverage for contraceptives based on religious objections. (From Lauren.) »

Group of marathon runners

Skepchick Quickies, 3.14

Examining the runner’s high. Notes from Lizzie Borden trial revealed. (Via The Mary Sure.) US researchers have found that voters prefer political candidates with low-pitched voices. (From Debra.) In the UK, Durham council chiefs agree to exclude number 13 from new streets. »

Photo of a cat's head superimposed on a scientist in a lab

Skepchick Quickies, 3.12

Doctors without Borders report a successful preventative vaccination campaign in Chad. Meet the whiz kids of the Intel science fair. In Egypt, court clears ‘virginity test’ doctor. So this exists: cat scientists. »

Girl Scout doing a scrapbook activity

Skepchick Quickies, 3.7

Boy Scouts are from Mars, Girl Scouts are from Venus. 8 current and former service members to sue military, alleging sexual assault and harassment. The small sexist joke that became a big deal. (From Margaret.) Taking on nerd sexism (video). (From James.) »

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