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Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham: THE LIVE BLOG

Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham: THE LIVE BLOG

Look, it’s going to happen whether we like it or not. You may as well join your friends here at Skepchick as we all watch together. At 7pm ET tonight, this post will begin updating with a live blog of comments from yours truly, as well as Elyse, Sarah, Jamie, and Amy, while our friends like you can participate in the comments. Be there! UPDATE: our liveblog was so popular it crashed the serv... »

Global Quickies: Saints, Smoke, and Axolotls

Global Quickies: Saints, Smoke, and Axolotls

CHINA The Ministry of Education has banned smoking in kindergartens, elementary and middle schools, and vocational schools. Yes, apparently, smoking was permitted in kindergartens. UK/MEXICO/THAILAND/PHILIPPINES/LEBANON Gary Bolton, who was sentenced to seven years in jail for selling fake bomb detectors, paid the UK government to enlist serving soldiers and a British ambassador in the sale of the... »

Boiling Water Tricks!

Boiling Water Tricks!

Over the past several days, thanks to the polar vortex, America has been frozen into their houses. Blind with boredom, one of us realized that if you throw boiling water into painfully cold air, it turns into steam. AND AMERICA HAD A NEW HOBBY. So over at our sister site, Mad Art Lab, the imitable Ryan Consell made a video showing what happens with boiling water and water at other temperatures the... »

Global Quickies: 04/01/14

Global Quickies: 04/01/14

BRAZIL The ceremonial kick for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may be made by a paralyzed teenager using a mechanical exoskeleton controlled by the teen’s brain designed by the Walk Again Project. INDIA (TW for sexual violence) A 16-year-old girl was burned to death by the men who had gang-raped her twice. That same day they had threatened her with “dire consequences” if she did not withdraw her complaint... »

Global Quickies: 21/12/13

Global Quickies: 21/12/13

EUROPE (from Criticaldragon1177) A survey in several Western European countries found that 65% of Muslims believe that religious rules are more important than the laws of the country in which they live. More surprisingly, these views are as widespread among younger Muslims as among older generations. AUSTRALIA Skepchick reader Lewis has a blog with tons of information about the current hearings of... »

Global Quickies: 23/11/2013

Global Quickies: 23/11/2013

PHILIPPINES Take a look at the relief operations that the Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society (PATAS) have set up after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan swept the country. Oh, yeah, and some Catholics are donating rosaries. ISRAEL Rabbi says women should not operate the horseless carriage because in the past only men drove horse-drawn vehicles, and that Rabbis who permit women drivers were “fo... »

Global Quickies: 02/11/2013

Global Quickies: 02/11/2013

Hey! Happy Dia de Muertos! Do like La Catrina over there in the featured image and grab a cup of hot cocoa, a slice of bread of the dead, and enjoy today’s links. MEXICO The Defense Ministry has finally stopped using the hundreds of dowsing rods called GT200 “molecular detectors” they bought for thousands of dollars a pop to combat organized crime. The owner of the manufacturing company, Gar... »

Global Quickies: 21/09/13

Global Quickies: 21/09/13

NIGERIA You probably saw this since it was posted all over the place, but I had include it: post-graduate student proves gay marriage is wrong with SCIENCE. FRANCE Despite same sex marriage being legal since May, a Franco-Moroccan couple had to cancel their wedding. The Ministry of Justice says the “marriage for all” law doesn’t apply to citizens of 11 countries that don’t allow gay marriage and h... »

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