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Skepchick Quickies 5.1

Skepchick Quickies 5.1

Kimberly Bryant is on a mission to increase the number of women of color in the digital space. Black Girls Code. “Most seeds these days are genetically modified.” Interestingly enough, that’s a myth, according to Dan Charles. Here are the other top myths of genetically modified seeds. {found via Melody H.} I’m usually pretty much in love with Pennsylvania. Right now I am co... »

Skepchick Quickies 4.29

Skepchick Quickies 4.29

A Women in Science and Engineering group takes an analytical approach to unconscious gender bias in research. {via Andrew} Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is fed up. And she’s using her art to talk back to street harassers. Check out Tatyana’s blog and her website for her work. {via Gigi Chickee} Speaking of street harassment, LEGO really gets it wrong. {via Bug Girl} Judging from this very speci... »

Skepchick Quickies 4.2

Skepchick Quickies 4.2

Famed neurosurgeon happens to be a Young Earth Creationist. Did I mention he was slated to give the commencement address at Emory University? Turns out that 500 profs and alums were not having any of it. {via CriticalDragon} From the Skepchick Travelogue: the Gate to Hell was discovered in Turkey. This is the new hot vacation spot! {via Will} Free & Open Source Software is offering internships... »

Skepchick Quickies 3.28

Skepchick Quickies 3.28

Rock, Paper, Shotgun apologized for using female writers. They promised that should it happen again, “they will be required to wear a top hat, false moustache, and steely, manly glare as they type.” {via nowoo} Boston College and the ACLU clash over a student-run program to provide condoms and information on safe sex. In other news: what year is this? {via Mary B} More from the Upside-... »

Skepchick Quickies 3.26

Skepchick Quickies 3.26

It turns out that Amanda, our fearless Quickies correspondent, is currently engaged in some black-ops activity, fighting crime and globe-trotting in search of the perfect marzipan. Therefore, I’ll be your server today. Here’s what’s cooking… TEDxDeExtinction was a conference on species-revival science and ethics. The talks are over but the conversation continues. Bringing t... »

Sucking all the air out of the room.

Sucking all the air out of the room.

Oh, hello there! I’m Donna and I’ll be your Bad Chart server today. Since we’re late in the day, EST to be exact, we’re going to treat you to two, yes TWO, bad charts. The first is from Jamie Bernstein by way of Jamie’s super awesome boyfriend™, Eric. “Make me a chart of IMPORTANT DATA FINDINGS!” she demanded. And he replied with this. If you look at this ... »