Jacqueline's Posts

Early 19th Century Dinosaur Hoax Uncovered!

Early 19th Century Dinosaur Hoax Uncovered!

As of late, I have taken time away from chemistry as I got bored with the mundane nature of chemical bonding. Instead, I have focused my investigative effort to understand the truth about dinosaurs. Hopefully, I can adequately explain the conspiracy that has been unfolding. The short of it is dinosaurs never existed. Sir Richard Owen, the paleontologist that ‘discovered’ the first dino... »

Vaccinate Your Bracket!

Vaccinate Your Bracket!

Selection Sunday is nearly upon us. March 17th NCAA men’s basketball brackets are coming out, which means some teams will be like this:             and other teams will be more like this             and I will be all like this               Every year Women Thinking Inc. hosts a March Madness brack... »

Geek – Nerd Relativity

Geek – Nerd Relativity

Geek-nerd relativity is a wonderful part of the skeptical community. Members usually lie on one extreme of either the geek or nerd scale and often both. Last night in bed (this isn’t getting as sexy as it sounds), I was participating in my nightly ritual of falling asleep to the Harry Potter audiobooks read by Jim Dale. Aside: my boyfriend hates it.  I think this is pretty geeky in itself, b... »

Ditch those Roids for Antler Spray

Ditch those Roids for Antler Spray

Yes, you read that correctly. For those of you that don’t operate in the sports universe like I do (I assume most of you), it is Super Bowl week. The media is concerned with many topics: brothers coaching against each other and how a double murder ten years ago affects a players legacy. But with any large sporting event, there is always a considerable amount of woo. Holographic bracelets and... »

Cool Science: DNA Origami and DNA LEGOs

Cool Science: DNA Origami and DNA LEGOs

Researchers have been taking cues from nature since its inception. Building nanostructures and and devices out of DNA is simply another example of this. DNA and RNA is a sophisticated assembly of nucleic acids that encodes genetic information. However, the hydrogen bonds and base pair stacking lead to self-assembly, which is being incorporated in materials science with greater success. Different s... »

Science — The Ultimate Olive Branch

Science — The Ultimate Olive Branch

A collaboration has been brewing in a part of the world known more for turmoil than unity. Middle Eastern countries are in the midst of working together to build a particle accelerator similar to CERN, the famous Switzerland laboratory. Sesame is an international research center being built in the foothills of Amman, Jordan. It is scheduled to open and begin in research in 2015, but right now the ... »

Is China killing your dog? Of course not…

Is China killing your dog? Of course not…

Prior to September 23rd I classified myself as pet tolerant. Meaning as long as I didn’t have to interact with your pet then I was tolerant. Not the most popular opinion for sure. It just wasn’t my thing. Then on that fateful day in September my boyfriend tricked me into getting an adorable puppy that we named Science. Since then I have thrown myself into the puppy world like any new m... »

Cleanse your Pshhhh

Cleanse your Pshhhh

OK, this is not a feminist article at all, but it does involve another Skepchick favorite: wine.  The Pshhhh I am speaking about cleansing is your palate. Recently, I read an article in Current Biology about palate cleansing and it didn’t leave me satisfied. Their study gave a slightly vague reason about why wine goes with cheese and peanut butter goes with jelly. Their conclusion was right ... »

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