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It’s My Party and I’ll Vocal Fry If I Want To

Once upon a time there was a “new” feature in language called vocal fry. It sounded a little like a creaking or growling sound, and while almost everyone used it sometimes …

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New Video! Study: Herbal Supplements are a Giant Ripoff

For more videos like this, support me at Patreon! Sort-of-transcript: Do you take ginkgo biloba supplements to improve your brain function? If so, then first of all, you should probably …

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Quickies: The Problem with Calling Women “Females,” Lesbian Separatists of the ’60s, and Why Your Memory Is Unreliable

10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language – “You’ve probably heard that English is being ruined — by the Internet, by texting, by Americans, by young people …

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Skepchick Book Club: 1491

Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month (or rather, over the past 2 months) we read 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. Unless …

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Global Quickies: Norse Gods, Pangolins, and Abducted Girls Going Back to School

GERMANY (From Amy) “Members of Germany’s neo-Nazi National Democratic party (NPD) were forced to cancel a protest in the south-west city of Freiburg after they got on to a train …

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SkepchickCon 2015 and Boutique Academia

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to start getting excited about another SkepchickCon! As you’ll remember, last year was pretty sweet, what with our Science Salons, our …

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Bad Chart Thursday: The TRUTH about Bad Measles Charts the Mainstream Media Is Suppressing

Roman Bystrianyk and Suzanne Humphries have a cherry to pick with proponents of vaccination. Their article on the measles vaccine was recently published on Health Impact News’s Vaccine Impact website …

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Why We’ll March Against March Against Monsanto, Part 1

I’ll get right to it. I’ve grown weary of the antics of March Against Monsanto. Along with two of my friends, I’ve started a movement to oppose the misinformation this …

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