Shailee-and-Diki-climbing-towards-summit-as-the-day-breaks1
FeminismQuickiesReligionSkepticism

Global Quickies: Free Speech, Witchdoctors, and Nepalese Women Conquering Summits

SAUDI ARABIA The second round of lashes for Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger convicted of blasphemy, has been postponed on medical grounds. Also, authorities publicly beheaded a woman in the …

READ MORE →
Ask a Chemist Logo
ScienceSkepticism

What’s your chemistry question?

Perhaps you’d like to know… How is a chemistry mole different from a furry mole and saucy mole? Is CS smoke different from tear gas? What’s the chemistry of personal lubricants and what’s a lube ingredient …

READ MORE →
4736796413_9d5f367953_b
FeaturedSkepticism

A Brief List of What Russia Considers Relevant To Whether I Can Hold A Driver’s License

1. My generalized anxiety disorder 2. My borderline personality disorder 3. My support for GLBT+ individuals 4. The fact that my car is very dirty 5. I do not have …

READ MORE →
wine
FeaturedSkepticism

How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine Tasting

I’m currently in the final preparation stages for a wine course and subsequent certification exam that, if I pass, will render me a WSET Level 3 sommelier and thus eminently …

READ MORE →
IMG_0291
FeaturedSkepticism

Articles About Beer You Should Stop Reading Immediately

A list of eight beers “you should stop drinking immediately” went around earlier last year and even ended up in my inbox a few times, but I didn’t imagine something …

READ MORE →
Anti-ScienceFeminismQuickiesReligionSkepticism

Global Quickies: Hunting Spiders, Anti-racism Campaigns, and Crop Circles by Drunk Chupacabras

MEXICO “Thousands of people have flocked to a Mexican city where crop circles spanning seven-hectares appeared on Christmas Eve.” Because of their terrible-made design, they have been called “crap circles”, …

READ MORE →
Father Time
FeaturedRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: New Years Linked to Autism

Shocking news from the unironically named website The Mind Unleashed: “MIT Researcher’s New Warning: At Today’s Rate, Half Of All U.S. Children Will Be Autistic By 2025.”* Autism: a fate …

READ MORE →
TAM5 SGU
Skepticism

Why I’ve Left SGU

For the past nine years, I’ve co-hosted the podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, seeing it go from a tiny show of a few hundred listeners to a veritable …

READ MORE →