Science

Drug Resistant Bacteria — A Research Challenge

There has been much ado about drug resistant bacteria in the news. As a researcher in the field, I thought it would be valuable to outline some of the biochemical …

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FeminismSkepticism

Infiltrating the Good Ol’ Boys’ Club

A reoccurring theme in many women’s lives is being excluded from the Good Ol’ Boys’ club. Many, many women have felt resistance in a varying atmospheres including skepticism, technology, science, …

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Science

Materials Science Heals

Whenever I see the term ‘self-healing’ my bullshit meter immediately alarms, however Nissan has produced a self-healing iPhone case with some awesome materials science to back it up. The case …

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Science

Lizards, Robots, and Dinosaurs Get Major Air

Agama lizards are known to leap from horizontal surfaces to vertical walls. Similar to most of nature’s wonders, they have adapted an exceptional feature to accommodate their needs. In this …

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Science

Diels-Alder Puzzle Answers

About a week ago, I proposed two organic chemistry puzzles in my post Dear Diels & Alder. As promised, here are the answers to the puzzle. We did have one …

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Science

Dear Diels & Alder,

Dear Diels & Alder, Oh, Diels-Alder reaction, it was love at first sight. I saw your cute mechanism and knew it was meant to be. Ever since that day you …

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ScienceSkepticism

Part II: The Academia Food Chain

Here is the second installation to the “What is Science?” series (find the first here). An essential aspect of understanding what science is is knowing who does the work. After …

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Science

What is Science? Part I: Money

Here at Skepchick we receive many inquiries about this topic and others encompassing how, why, where, etc. I don’t think the answer is necessarily the same to anyone. As a …

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