Giulio Selvaggi, director of the National Center for Earthquakes, is one of the convicted scientists
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New Video: Earthquake Scientists Convicted of Manslaughter Freed

Support more videos like this at Patreon.com/rebecca! Sort-of Transcript: Back in 2012, Italian courts convicted a group of scientists for manslaughter, a fact that was widely reported as the scientists …

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‘All About That Bass’ gets a chemistry make-over!

Since Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass’ first broke, chemistry fans everywhere* have been waiting for this tune to get the Brønsted–Lowry treatment. WAIT NO MORE! ___________ *okay, maybe just me? Featured image …

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Shirts for when you’ve just landed a spacecraft on a comet

Landing a spacecraft on a comet?! That’s cool! That’s the kind of cool achievement that should be paired with a cool shirt! This is the scientific head of operations for the …

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Quiz-o-Tron: Great Success, Despite My Own Best Efforts

As a follow-up to last week’s post offering the ten best reasons why Bay Area Science Festival should have banned me, I thought I’d reveal that I did, in fact, …

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Art For Skepticon

My favorite events are events that include art in the mix. And SkeptiCon in Missouri is doing just that! The planners found an extra room at the hotel where they …

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The Top 10 Reasons to Ban Me from Bay Area Science Festival

Two weeks ago, PZ Myers pointed out that Dr. Eliza Sutton of the University of Washington in Seattle was the source of a rumor that PZ had contracted gonnorhea at …

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The Science of Cat Food

On a recent episode of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, we discussed some research that (unsurprisingly) found that adding a whiff of “science” to your advertisement may result in …

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Global Quickies: Mars on a Budget, Sharia Law, and The Vatican Arrests a Priest

INDIA India has succeeded, at their first attempt, to send an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan mission was also really cheap, $74 million. That’s less than what making the …

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