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Attention PR Folks: How Not to Do Your Job

A couple weeks ago, I published an article at Forbes titled “Keep Calm And Avoid Microbiome Mayhem.” The story covered the recent Microbiome Medicine Summit, an online event featuring speakers like …

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Sorry for the Weird Emails

Those of you who have subscribed to Skepchick via email recently received about 20 “new post” notifications, all of which appeared to be posts I wrote in Latin. I’d like …

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Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: The Pareidolia Plot

Originally published on January 23, 2014. As skeptics, we’re probably all familiar with the concept of pareidolia, perceiving a distinct pattern, often an image, in randomness, such as the many …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Beer Doesn’t Make You Fat!

Britain’s Beer Alliance sounds like my kind of superhero team, fighting the good fight against sobriety across the UK. At the mere whisper of “I’ll just have water, thanks,” our …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Scholarly Journal Edition

This week’s bad chart comes from none other than the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Cell, in an article titled “Regulators of Gut Motility Revealed by a Gnotobiotic Model of Diet-Microbiome Interactions …

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Richard Dawkins Suffers Stroke

According to the Sydney Opera House, where he was scheduled to speak soon, Richard Dawkins suffered a small stroke last Saturday. The statement they attribute to Dawkins’ management reads in full: …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Leaving Facebook Makes You as Happy as a Cleanse Makes You Healthy

Does Facebook contribute to unhappiness, an unsatisfying social life, and envy? The Danish Happiness Research Institute recently conducted an experiment to find out. This was clearly a rigorous and serious …

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The 2015 #CyberMonday Skepchick and Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

It’s my pleasure to present to you this year’s official Skepchick and Mad Art Lab Gift Guide! There are a lot of wonderful sciencey and geeky gift items out there …

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