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A Love Letter to Our DDoS Hackers

A Love Letter to Our DDoS Hackers

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Can you feel it? The air smells sweet, like a hollow, two dollar, white-chocolate heart. I look forward to biting into it with my pointy little teeth. This time of year, like every time of year, we draw a lot of attention to ourselves at the Skepchick Network for being a fierce and outspoken, lady-run blog. We bring up controv... »

ICYMI: Harry Potter, Ms. Marvel, Evolution Debate, and the First Gynecologist

ICYMI: Harry Potter, Ms. Marvel, Evolution Debate, and the First Gynecologist

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 85: Losing My Mechanical Energy Mindy discusses mechanical energy in damped oscillations. Medication: Remember to Ask Questions Olivia knows from personal experience the importance of getting complete information about medications. Hope for the Aftermath of the Creation “Museum” Fundraiser Debate Even though Ken Ham used the evolution debate as... »

We’re Back! Sorry, Lady-Haters.

We’re Back! Sorry, Lady-Haters.

You may have noticed that Skepchick has been in and out (oooooh) for the past day. The cause was a DDoS attack that also targeted FreethoughtBlogs and Feminist Frequency, sites that, like Skepchick, happen to talk about feminism in a positive way. Besides that commonality, we all use different hosts and software, so it seems awfully probable that our “women are people, too” stance is w... »

ICYMI: Emmy Noether, Stay-at-Home Dads, and the War on Experts

ICYMI: Emmy Noether, Stay-at-Home Dads, and the War on Experts

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 84: My Damp Collection Mindy examines how oscillations slow to a stop. What it Means to be a Woman in Nerd Culture: The Fake Geek Girl Alice discusses one aspect of what it’s like to be a lady nerd. Mad Art Lab What Can You Tell from a Color-Coded Chromosome? Color-coded cells are beautiful, but they also help expose complicated biology. Emmy Noether... »

ICYMI: Mathematical Mystery, Street Harassment, Dragons, and Abortion. All Sans Michael Stipe.

ICYMI: Mathematical Mystery, Street Harassment, Dragons, and Abortion. All Sans Michael Stipe.

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Does the Sum of All Natural Numbers Equal -1/12? Avery explains some of the mathematical mystery behind this weird result. Young People and Activism, MLK and CeCe McDonald Young activists can learn a lot from Martin Luther King, Jr. The Lessons of Success Olivia argues that we can learn just as much from our successes as from our mistakes. Mad Art Lab You Are Your Ge... »

Keep in Touch with Skepchick!

Keep in Touch with Skepchick!

Did you know that there are lots of ways to get your regular fix of Skepchick goodness? We’ve been ramping up our presence on various forms of social media, so you can get more links to interesting stories, more snarky commentary, and more chances to meet other people who value science, skepticism, and humanism! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Do whatever you do with us on Pintere... »

ICYMI: January 12 – January 18 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 12 – January 18 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Danica McKellar’s Fun Little Bites of Mathy Goodness Elisheba reviews Math Bites, the new web series aimed at getting girls interested in math. Will You Be Disappointed in Me? Olivia pinpoints one of the hardest things about being a millennial. Why Skepticism Needs Social Justice, and a Call to Arms Grim argues that not only does skepticism benefit from social justice. Skeptic... »

Bad Chart Thursday’s Mysterious Disappearance

Bad Chart Thursday’s Mysterious Disappearance

Bad Chart Thursday is back! But I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering where it disappeared to over the past few months. I asked it, but of course, its responses were inconsistent and unverifiable. Did Bad Chart Thursday get lost when we moved servers and travel thousands of cyberspace miles to find us? Or did it disappear when charting the Bermuda Triangle? Maybe our beloved BCT got invo... »

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