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Feminism

The Herstory of Hepeating

What follows is a guest post by my friend and former Skepchick Maria D’Souza Walters. I’ve added a bit of commentary below. Everyone needs a place to vent their daily frustrations …

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Science

Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse

I love to procrastinate. Actually, no. I hate it. But my brain is just SO good at getting me into that mode. So I totally understand if you are just …

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Feminism

Ghostbusters Just Fulfilled a Bit of My Childhood

Me: “Oh my god oh my god 5-year-old me would have lost her MIND if she saw this Ghostbusters movie with ladies in it!” Him: “Well, 30-something-year-old you did just lose …

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ActivismFeaturedPolitics

The Other Sit-In

Last night, people around the US were captivated by what was happening on C-SPAN. I never thought that’s a sentence I’d say. C-SPAN wasn’t running programming as normal, however. It …

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Feminism

Prominent Astronomer Named in Sexual Harassment Case, and We’re Not Gunna Take It Anymore

Sometime on Friday the news broke: famous astronomer and discoverer of exoplanets Geoff Marcy has been accused of sexually harassing female students for years. (See UPDATE below for how you …

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ActivismFeaturedScience

Stick to the Science! Or, Why I am Deeply Annoyed at Some Fellow Astronomers

All too often when a public (or semi-public) discourse involves many facets of a problem, someone is going to make a point to tell scientists to “stick to the science!” …

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Girls and Boys with Science Toys

I’ve just come back from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. I was wowed and stunned by the amazing projects and smart young men and women from all over …

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ActivismFeaturedRandom Asides

I’m in the Choir. Preach to Me.

We hear this piece of complaint, or advice, or admonishment, depending on the circumstances, quite a bit: “Don’t just preach to the choir.” It’s a bit ironic particularly in skeptical …

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