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#AskAChemist: What’s the deal with fabric dyes?

This week on Ask A Chemist… @skepchicks @DrRubidium Why is wool dyed in acid, but cotton dyed in base? #AskAChemist — Robert Coolman (@PrimeViridian) January 14, 2015 Short answer: Longer …

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#KavinTruthers: GMO Opponents Connect me to Koch Brothers, Question My Identity

My regular readers know that I’ve been accused of a diverse litany of wrongdoing by the anti-biotech camp. I’ve been called a shill by internet users far and wide, and …

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Today is a Very Special Day for Mad Art Lab

Today is a special day for the Mad Art Lab blog. It marks our 4th year in existence and to celebrate that birthday we are launching a brand new podcast …

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#SciArt is Beautiful, Smart and Inspiring

The brilliant mind of Glendon Mellow from the blog Symbiartic has instigated what may be the best Tweet-storm of all time. Starting today and running through March 7th. Glendon is …

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The Bold Plan to Send 24 Business School Graduates to Mars to Die on TV

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: From more than 202,000 applicants, the Mars One project has chosen 100 people who have made it to the next round …

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New Video! Dogs Know When We’re Happy. THANKS SCIENCE!

Support more videos like at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Scientists have discovered that dogs can tell if you’re happy or angry just by looking at your face! Every single dog owner …

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National Anthropology Day

The American Anthropological Assocation has declared February 19 to be National Anthropology Day. From the AAA’s announcement: The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists across the world through …

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Scientist shows shameless self-promotion

Which scientist?! ME. Myself. I. Skepchick’s Official Chemist*. What am I promoting? My nomination for a Shorty Award in Science. What the hell are the Shorty Awards? “The Shorty Awards …

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