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DNA Proof of Bigfoot!—X-Post

DNA Proof of Bigfoot!—X-Post

Cross-posted from Skeptisquatch at Teen Skepchick Melba Ketchum, a veterinarian and founder of DNA Diagnostics, has put out a press release claiming to have evidence that “confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called ‘Bigfoot’ or ‘Sasquatch,’ living in North America.” Ketchum has been making claims along these lines for years, but she has yet to provide any actual data... »

Teen Skepchick Interviews: Gwynne Shotwell

Teen Skepchick Interviews: Gwynne Shotwell

This cross post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists, skeptics, and feminists about life, the universe, and everything. Gwynne Shotwell is the powerhouse President of SpaceX, (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), a space transport company founded in 2002. She was the seventh employee to be hired, and has remained on to build t... »

Emotions Overrule Rationality at CFI: Canada

Emotions Overrule Rationality at CFI: Canada

This post was written by Katie and originally published on Teen Skepchick. For more on the recent issues facing CFI: Canada, see Skepchick Natalie’s report on the short-lived CFI initiative Resonable Women. There has been a lot of talk on the blog-o-sphere about the Center for Inquiry Canada and the unfortunate fall apart of its fractured board and fractured supporters. CFI: Canada was found... »

Autistic Teen Speaks for Herself

Autistic Teen Speaks for Herself

Autism Awareness Month tends to bring out a lot of people talking about autism who aren’t autistic—advocacy organizations, parents, celebrities, and, well, bloggers like me. Of course, parents of autistic children do need support and information. Some even discover the signs of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in themselves when their children are diagnosed, as happened to recent TS intervi... »

Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™

I’m attempting a resurrection of this very cool old Teen Skepchick meme. It’s name comes from the book Sophie’s World, by Jostein Gaarder. A book I’d highly recommend, if you haven’t already read it. The topic for today’s Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™, is worship. Read More.   »

Teen Skepchick Interviews: Erin Mueller

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. When I first found out that Erin had spent a few months doing research in Antarctica (Antarctica!), I knew I had to find out more, and this interview was the perfect excuse to do so and to ask Erin all about her path into science and ... »