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Bad Science: Circumcision Doesn’t Reduce Sensitivity?

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Male infant circumcision continues to be a hot topic here in the United States, with people on one side of the divide arguing …

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This 28-Year-Old Vegan Master Distiller Is Pretty Much Our Favorite Woman Ever

Marianne Barnes encompasses everything we love here at Skepchick: science, nerdery, women kicking ass, and booze. As the first female master Kentucky bourbon distiller at 28 years old, she’s an …

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Wine Flaws: Send It Back or Suck It Up?

One of the most intimidating aspects of wine can be the prospect of sending back flawed wine in a restaurant. It’s an understandable anxiety inducer: You’re in a fancy public …

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Does T. Gondii Really Create “Crazy Cat Ladies”?

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! By now, most people have heard of toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that turns people into crazy cat ladies. At least, that’s the view …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Scholarly Journal Edition

This week’s bad chart comes from none other than the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Cell, in an article titled “Regulators of Gut Motility Revealed by a Gnotobiotic Model of Diet-Microbiome Interactions …

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How To Move a (Robotic) Arm with Only Your Brain

The merging of brains with computers and machines is a common trope in science fiction, and any time I read an article with a headline about mind-reading computers it hits …

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The Science of Star Wars: The Orbital Mechanics of Starkiller Base

Is it too late to write a post about The Force Awakens? Did I miss the zeitgeist? What if I offered you some science? It’s not too late to write …

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Gravitational Waves Detected from 1.3 Billion Light Years Away (and the Earth is Still Round)

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: After months of waiting, scientists have confirmed that all the rumors really are true: Kanye has released a new album. Also, …

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