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Why the CDC’s Advice for Some Women not to Drink Isn’t So Bad

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The CDC has just recommended that women who are sexually active but not using birth control should stop drinking all alcohol. …

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No, Women Do Not Guard Their Men From Sexy Ovulating Werewolf Hussies

This month researchers* from Arizona State University, University of Iowa, and Pennsylvania State University came out with a study entitled “Women Selectively Guard Their (Desirable) Mates From Ovulating Women,” (apologies …

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Fear (The Good Bits)

Margee Kerr’s book “Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear” is less a book about how fear works – the so-titled “science of fear” – and more about why …

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In Defense of Pink Science

Over at Quartz, Shannon Palus wrote a great piece about how condescending so many campaigns to get women into STEM are, whereby companies market to women using female stereotypes under …

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See Me Co-Host Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to hang out with my pals Adam Savage and Norm Chan for an episode of their podcast, Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project! We hung …

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The Contraception Tab

This week I spoke with Beth Sundstrom and Andrea DeMaria, Co-Directors of the Women’s Health Research Team at the College of Charleston, about why the pill is still our go-to …

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No, These Ancient Humans Probably Didn’t Murder Each Other

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Michael Shermer, writing for Scientific American, asks “Did This Extinct Human Species Commit Homicide?” Nope. I know, it’s always the same. …

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Fairies as Atoms & Speedaway Electric Boots: The Fantasy/Science Mashups of Victorian Britain

We don’t think of science and fairy tales being particularly good bedfellows these days, but it was a popular trope in the Victorian era in Great Britain. In this week’s …

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