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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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Sexism, Transphobia and Arguments from Biology

A lot of you have probably seen the comment by Sam Harris quoted in the Washington Post where he claims “there’s something about that critical posture that is to some …

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SkeptiCon is Coming and a call to ARTISTS!

It’s that time of year when the Midwest’s largest and only FREE skeptic and atheist conference takes place. That’s right, SkeptiCon is just around the corner and THIS year it’s …

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The Science of Identifying Jack the Ripper!

Maybe you heard that researchers claimed (in a Daily Mail exclusive) to have discovered the true identity of Jack the Ripper? Well, I decided to ask Skepchick forensic scientists Amanda …

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Quiz-o-Tron Comes to San Francisco for the Bay Area Science Festival!

I’m so incredibly excited to announce that Quiz-o-Tron, the World’s Greatest Science/Comedy Panel Quiz Show Hosted by Rebecca Watson, is taking over the beautiful Castro Theatre in San Francisco on …

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Is “Married at First Sight” a Legitimate Science Experiment?

I have to come clean: I genuinely enjoy the show Married at First Sight. I know, I know. I started watching it because I thought it looked terrible, and bad TV …

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Go ahead, drink your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!

People love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. A lot. This beverage has its own twitter account with nearly 78,000 followers. When Starbucks announced they would start selling this seasonal beverage early, people lost their …

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