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Auctions for Science: Be Secular Galaxy T-shirt and Gamergate Embroidery Redux

In this week’s installment of “help us fund science education and we’ll give you something cool in return,” we are offering a Be Secular t-shirt with an ice-dyed Galaxy background, …

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Swiss Cheese and the VERY NATURE OF REALITY ITSELF

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Researchers from two different disciplines came up with two very interesting new discoveries about holes this week. In Switzerland, agricultural scientists …

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Stick to the Science! Or, Why I am Deeply Annoyed at Some Fellow Astronomers

All too often when a public (or semi-public) discourse involves many facets of a problem, someone is going to make a point to tell scientists to “stick to the science!” …

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Science Drama at March Against Myths about Modification, and My Showdown with Zen Honeycutt

Sometimes science can be boring, or at least seem less-than-riveting to the general public. There are a lot of dry methodologies, frequent snafus, those pesky problems of having to reproduce results, …

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Scientific Fraud: Gay Marriage Study Retracted

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The popular radio show and podcast This American Life recently publicized what appeared to be an astounding piece of research that …

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Auctions for Science: Cosplay Photo Shoot and Geek-a-Week Trading Cards

This week in our auctions to raise money for science education, we’re offering sets of Len Peralta’s Geek-a-Week trading cards and a cosplay photo shoot by Skepchick Jamie Bernstein at …

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Global Quickies: Diploma Mills, High Heels, and Iron Fish

IRELAND “The same-sex marriage referendum will be comfortably passed, based on early tallies from across the country.” FRANCE “The Cannes Film Festival is facing an angry backlash after it was …

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A Survey Did Not Prove Men Want Dependent Wives

Surveys are funny things. You can get some interesting revelations out of a well-done survey, but if the survey has significant flaws you can also end up with a barrage …

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