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Bad Chart Thursday: #SOTU Edition

The State of the Union now comes with full-color illustrations, which is nice for the kids, Powerpoint addicts, and anyone who wants to add another layer to the SOTU drinking …

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#AskAChemist: The LA treatment

This is the first installment of Ask A Chemist. Here’s a question received from LA peep @SurlyAmy… L.A. Valley is switching from chlorine to chloramine to clean up the water system (which …

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LA! Come See Quiz-o-Tron on Friday the 13th!

Good news, everyone! Quiz-o-Tron is coming to Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, February 13! Special guests will include Jennifer Ouellete, Joseph Scrimshaw, Hal …

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Hypocrisy in France

Last week there was a horrific shooting at the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. Since then, there has been international support for the victims and outrage at the violence, which …

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When Curiosity Kills

Science is a tool, and is inherently about understanding and knowledge. But science has also been used to destroy, a topic often explored in science fiction. Science is a double-edged …

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Breaking: Big Bang Theory Actress Isn’t a Feminist; Also Sheldon Isn’t a Real Nerd

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sort of transcript: In an interview with Redbook this month, actress Kaley Cuoco, star of Big Bang Theory on CBS, was asked if …

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A Brief List of What Russia Considers Relevant To Whether I Can Hold A Driver’s License

1. My generalized anxiety disorder 2. My borderline personality disorder 3. My support for GLBT+ individuals 4. The fact that my car is very dirty 5. I do not have …

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How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine Tasting

I’m currently in the final preparation stages for a wine course and subsequent certification exam that, if I pass, will render me a WSET Level 3 sommelier and thus eminently …

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