Science

Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse

I love to procrastinate. Actually, no. I hate it. But my brain is just SO good at getting me into that mode. So I totally understand if you are just …

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Quickies

Global Quickies: Zumba Dancing, #AintNoCinderella, and Making Cool Art Out of Hate

IRAN “Four boys and two girls have been arrested in Iran for teaching “western” dance moves including Zumba, a Colombian fitness routine, a Revolutionary Guards commander has said.” NEPAL “Campaigners …

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Science

How Instagram Can Tell If You’re Depressed (Kind of)

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A study has just been published in EPJ Data Science suggesting that doctors may be able to help diagnose depression in patients …

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Skepticism

Global Quickies: Vaccinations in Italy, Bill to End Violence Against Women in Tunisia, and Homeopathy in the UK

WORLD “UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace. But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people …

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Science

Is the 2017 Solar Eclipse a Sign from God?

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Holy crap you guys we’re only a few weeks away from a total solar eclipse that will be viewable across a relatively …

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Science

The Brain Injuries the NFL Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Two years ago I reported on a study suggesting that football is too dangerous for kids, due to the number of concussions …

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Politics

Alabama Monsters Try to Deny Raped 12-year old an Abortion

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: For all the horrible things happening on the national stage these days, it’s easy to miss some truly horrifying antics going on …

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Religion

Study: Terrible Fonts Make People Less Religious

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: If you want to know if a person believes in a god, you can ask them one question to be sure: “Do …

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Jon Brewer

It's easy to understand: Helmets don't prevent diffuse axonal injury (DAI), the most common brain injury for football players. How could it? DAI is damage to the brain itself from…

Jon Brewer

I think it's complicated. I'd like to say "What else is new? Every minute is one minute closer to dying than I was before, and I'm sure you took enough…

Jon Brewer

I like how Rick and Morty made "Is Pluto a planet?" into a global warming analogy.

Jon Brewer

No surprise there. Help me out again, is Alabama one of those states with an exception to statutory rape laws if they're married? In other news, something more surprising is…

Jon Brewer

It's not surprising. Expect people to not realize that climate denial, much like racism, is part of the fiscal wing of the GOP because "socially liberal but fiscally conservative" types…

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