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Skepticism

“Brain-Training” App Won’t Make You Smarter, Just Poorer

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The “brain-training” app Lumosity has just coughed up $2 million to the FTC for their misleading ads about the science behind …

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Skepticism

Global Quickies: Jailed for Tweeting, Child Marriages, and Fliers in Cologne

SWEDEN “Swedish police have confirmed that there were widespread sexual assaults at a music festival in Stockholm last summer but denied allegations of a cover-up.” UK “A teenage recruit discovered …

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Skepticism

Register for CONvergence, Give to SkepchickCon

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to start getting excited about another SkepchickCon! Last year we made our annual Skepchick get together bigger and better than ever, …

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Women shout slogans and hold up a placard that reads "Against Sexism - Against Racism" as they march through the main railway station of Cologne, Germany, January 5, 2016. About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at the New Year's celebrations outside Cologne's cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men, police said on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay - RTX215NV
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Global Quickies: Coordinated Sexual Assaults, Distracting Bras, and Racists All Over

GERMANY “The mayor of Cologne has summoned police for crisis talks after about 80 women reported sexual assaults and muggings by men on New Year’s Eve. The scale of the …

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ScienceSkepticism

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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Skepticism

2016 Psychic Predictions!

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Back when I was on the podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, we used to celebrate the New Year by …

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Skepticism

Why It’s OK to Lie to Kids About Christmas

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Hey guys, this is just a quick reminder for all you hardcord skeptics and atheists out there worried about your sons, …

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It Doesn’t Matter If You Turned Out Fine

One of the recurring discussions that pops up on my social media feeds and blog rolls is one that people have strong opinions about: hitting or spanking kids to punish …

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