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Nobel Laureate Wishes Girls Would Stop Crying/Falling in Love with Him

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Nobel Laureate and official knight of the British realm Sir Tim Hunt is in the news for telling a bunch of …

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Auctions for Science: Tunic and Handmade Journal from India, Custom Cocktail

Science fiction is like a gateway drug for science. One of the reasons we hold SkepchickCon at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con, is that the audience is already interested in science …

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Global Quickies: Dyphteria Makes a Comeback in Spain, Mozambique Legalizes Homosexuality, and Giant Rats Help with Landmines

SPAIN “A six-year-old child who lives in the Catalan city of Olot (Girona) has been admitted to hospital with the first recorded case of diphtheria in Spain since 1986.” Despite …

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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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