Events

Auction: Hangout with an Astronomer and Group Astronomy Talk

Auction: Hangout with an Astronomer and Group Astronomy Talk

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week’s auctions to raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon are auctions for science education and outreach. I know, it’s a bit meta, but now’s your chance to get all your astronomy questions answered by our very own Noisy Astronomer, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci, while also contributing to the science education of others. Ni... »

The Legend of Bug Girl

The Legend of Bug Girl

It was a foggy evening in May. The air seemed thick and still. Gwen stood silently on the porch. She had risen from a fretful sleep and felt inexplicably drawn to the back of the house and out into the dark of the night. Suddenly, and without warning a sound broke though the silence, deafening in its pitch, it vibrated the wooden deck. She steadied herself on the porch railing with her left hand, ... »

Auctions: Geek T-shirt Quilt & Pillows, Custom Rose Necklace, Moon Clock

Auctions: Geek T-shirt Quilt & Pillows, Custom Rose Necklace, Moon Clock

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. We are very busy behind the scenes preparing for SkepchickCon, the science track at CONvergence, an annual sci-fi/fantasy con in the Minneapolis area. If you haven’t seen them already, check out Amy’s interviews with two of our guests, Dr. Siouxsie Wiles and Anne Sauer. We’ve also updated our website with more information about the guests and p... »

I Love the Science of Mixology and Food at SkepchickCON

I Love the Science of Mixology and Food at SkepchickCON

SkepchickCon at Convergence is going to be completely fantastic this year! And to prove that to you I am bringing you another interview with one of the fabulous presenters! Today, I am serving you up a quick taste of the science of mixology with Mad Art Lab contributor, Anne Sauer. Anne is known as our “Iron Chef” over on Mad Art Lab because she is a literal genius when it comes to foo... »

Meet Dr Siouxsie Wiles at SkepchickCon

Meet Dr Siouxsie Wiles at SkepchickCon

SkepchickCon 2014 takes place at CONvergence a sci-fi/fantasy conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Doubletree in Bloomington, July 3-6, 2014. Skepchick is proud to help organize the science track at this event and over the coming weeks I’d like to introduce you to some of the brilliant and talented people you can meet if you attend. Today, I’d like to introduce you to microbiolo... »

I love Science at SkepchickCon

I love Science at SkepchickCon

I love science and you can help others fall in love too! If you just want to donate or “add your name to the hat” scroll past all the words to the photos of the colorful I Love Science hearts! I love science. I mean it, I really do. Science teaches us about our place in the universe. Science helps us understand what medicine might help us and what might harm. Science teaches us about e... »

Auction: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Humorotica

Auction: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Humorotica

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. To help us raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon, this week we have our first donated item from a reader, Angelina: a custom humorotica tale written to your specifications. Here’s a sample tale she wrote of Big(foot) Love to give you an idea of what you’d be bidding on. The auction starts at $25, and the winning bidder gets t... »

Auction: T-Rex in Birdcage Pendant; Custom Culinary Science Post

Auction: T-Rex in Birdcage Pendant; Custom Culinary Science Post

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week we have two very different but equally awesome items up for auction to raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon. Daniela, the managing editor of Escéptica, has donated an adorable, beautifully handmade pendant, a tiny little T-Rex in a sterling silver cage. Anne Sauer, who writes about the science of food and drink over at Mad Art... »

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