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Skepticism

So You Want to Understand Bayes’ Theorem and/or Look at Photos of Cats

Back in 2010, researcher Daniel Daryl Bem at Cornell University supposedly proved that psychic precognition exists. He did a variety of tests on college students in which he reversed some common psychological …

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EventsFeminism

Your Well-Written Anti-Harassment Policy is Insufficient

Last Memorial Day weekend, I headed up to Wisconsin to attend my very first WisCon. WisCon is a feminist sci-fi convention held each year in Madison, WI. I cannot even …

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FeaturedScience

The Economics of Our Robot Future

On Sunday morning of SkepchickCON I was one of the panelists on the faux award winning Cities of the Future panel along with Ryan Consell, Desiree Schell and Shawn Otto. We …

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Events

Cosplay SkepchickCON-Style

Another SkepchickCON has come to a close and this year was one of the best ever. As usual, our merry band of Skepchick Network contributors walked the halls of CONvergence in …

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Skepticism

The Takedown of the NYT Chart on Student Loan Debt Isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for articles pointing out why some giant study being reported on in the media is actually bunk. In fact, that’s pretty much the …

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FeminismReligion

Some Questions about the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision Explained

Yesterday when the SCOTUS decision came down siding with Hobby Lobby in their case to be allowed to opt-out of the ACA contraception mandate based on their sincerely held religious …

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Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Useful Tips for Making a Bad Infographic

Today, over at Skepchick HQ, we got a special message from reader Ali that is definitely not spam: We’re trying to get the word out about a new eating disorder …

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Feminism

No, Meb Keflezighi Was Not the First American to Win the Boston Marathon Since 1983

If you have watched or read any news lately then you know that yesterday at the Boston Marathon Meb Keflezighi was the first American to win since 1983. It’s a …

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