Science

2D Molecules that Form Our 3D World

Disciples of organic chemistry know that aromatic compounds compose one of the most important classes of molecules. Very specific rules dictate the classification of these molecules, but one of the …

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AI: Getting your International Summer Travel On

International travel has formulated some of my favorite life experiences, but there are certainly things you need to know before taking the plunge abroad. Some of our Skepchicks are about …

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Is it still plagiarism if you copy yourself?

Rage is rampant in the chemical community over the issue of self-plagiarism.  It smacked me in the face today when I was editing a coworker's conference abstract due to four …

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A Quick Guide to Boosting your Immunity!

A couple months ago the Women Thinking Free Foundation elected a few new cohorts to the board including Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) of Mad Art Lab fame, Katie Hovany, and …

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Au Naturel!

People range from being too eager or too shy about putting substances in their body. Being skeptics, we know their reasoning can be derived from pretty shitty logic. I have …

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Feminism

Breaking Male Exclusivity at Augusta National?

Sports news is rarely included here on Skepchick, however as the unofficial SportsSkepchick it is my duty to fill you in when it is important. As the Masters (the word's …

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Forecasting Science Trends

This week while I was attending a bioinformatics symposium, I began to ask myself why I was there. I am computational chemist, not a biologist, not a computer scientist, a …

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Open Source Drug Discovery

Drug discovery is challenging, lengthy, and extraordinarily expensive. All companies focus on making money and drug companies are no different. They spend their research and development budgets focusing on diseases …

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