ScienceSkepticism

Are Most Shark Attacks Caused by Women on Their Periods?

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Since I started surfing a few years ago, I’ve become very interested in the lives of professional surfers. I follow them …

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PoliticsRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Crime-Fighting Border Walls Cause Cancer

The justification for the border wall that Donald Trump wants to build at the US-Mexico border is that the wall would reduce crime. Though it’s well established that the immigrant …

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Religion

Creationist Sues the Grand Canyon!

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Young-earth creationists are people who sincerely believe that our planet is 6,000 to 10,000 years old and that it was created …

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Skepticism

Why Net Neutrality Matters to Skeptics

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Hey pals, it’s time to have a little chat about net neutrality and why it’s important to you, intrepid science-loving critical …

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Quickies

Quickies: the End of the $100 Graphing Calculator; Finding Out Your Parent is a Conspiracy Theorist; and Nerdy Birthday Cards

Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available – This article contrasts a poor, black, single mother who has a housing voucher but cannot find …

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FeminismScienceSkepticism

SoD Cross Post: Gender Studies “Hoax” Shockingly Reveals Scammy Vanity Journals Will Publish Nonsense

This post originally appeared on our sister site, School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. When Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay published their recent hoax article “The …

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Quickies

Global Quickies: Compulsory Vaccination in Italy, Equality in Divorce in India, and Provisional Bonds

ITALY “Italy’s first black minister has said she feels “vindicated” after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.” MALI “An unmarried …

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Quickies

Quickies: Why People Don’t Return Shopping Carts; Vintage Vampire-Killing Kits; and the Privilege of Buying in Bulk

Follow-Up: The Reasons People Don’t Return Their Shopping Carts – “It seemed like a simple question: Why don’t people return their shopping carts? It turned into a full discussion in …

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