Skepticism

Putting Radiation in Perspective

There’s a lot of confusion and panic circulating in light of the events at Fukushima Daiichi. I won’t comment on the general state of safety in the nuclear industry (except …

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Skepchick Book Review: Anarchy Evolution

At my local bookstore the other day, I wandered back to the Science and Nature section, as I am wont to do, to see what was new. Despite having constant …

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Open letter to a teenage misfit

Dear Bullied Teen Girl, Don’t change who you are in response to the words of the assholes who make fun of you. Bullies are drawn to the traits that make …

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Radiolab Fail

I’m normally a fan of NPR’s Radiolab podcast. Sure, it tends to be fluffy, but it’s interestingly produced and tackles science in a way that emphasizes human curiosity and wonder …

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Adventures of the mind

The last half of 2010 proved to be quite an interesting time in my life. I left a nearly ten year marriage and have spent much of the past 3 …

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Love, understanding, and gender

Tonight on Twitter, one of my followees posted the following quote, from Oscar Wilde: Women are made to be loved, not understood. Not being one to let these things pass …

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Sex, shame, and the Tea Party

We tend to stay away from explicitly political topics here, but I think there are some alarming trends bubbling to the surface of American politics that warrant a thorough, skeptical …

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AI: Building a Mystery

Driving through South Minneapolis the other weekend, a friend and I noticed something strange as we crossed Lake Nokomis: a large statue of what looked to be some sort of …

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