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It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Peculiar Galaxies, Design Fails, Political Art, and more!

Sunday Funny: A gift from God. (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Teen Skepchick Hello Teen Skepchick! Meet Alex, one of Teen Skepchick’s new contributors! What Is That? Hoag-Type Galaxies Hoag-type …

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Skepchick Sundaylies! #safetyfirst, 350,000 Stars, the Status of English, and more!

Sunday Funny: A Good Thing (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Mad Art Lab It’s #safetyfirst, #sexysecond Insufficient safety gear isn’t the only thing that’s wrong with this picture. She Filled the …

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It’s the Sundaylies! Hitting Things with Hammers, the Legacy of Caroline Herschel, and Good and Bad Kids Toys

Sunday Funny: Fruity (via Safely Endangered) Mad Art Lab 8 Comets, 2500 Nebulae: Caroline Herschel’s Century of Astronomy Dale documents Caroline Herschel’s incredible astronomical legacy. Armoring for Cosplay 1 – …

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Prominent Astronomer Named in Sexual Harassment Case, and We’re Not Gunna Take It Anymore

Sometime on Friday the news broke: famous astronomer and discoverer of exoplanets Geoff Marcy has been accused of sexually harassing female students for years. (See UPDATE below for how you …

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Stick to the Science! Or, Why I am Deeply Annoyed at Some Fellow Astronomers

All too often when a public (or semi-public) discourse involves many facets of a problem, someone is going to make a point to tell scientists to “stick to the science!” …

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It’s the Sundaylies, with a Little Scientology, a Pinch of Sexual Assault Prevention, and a Dash of Pink Robots

Sunday Funny: Schlub Actually (via Tree Lobsters!) Mad Art Lab Computing Venus: The Astronomy of Maria Mitchell Meet the woman who put American astronomy on the map. Mad Art Cast: …

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Party with the Stars

And by stars, I mean the REAL stars. Like those ones full of hydrogen and helium and a little bit of everything else? We’ll be partying with those astronomical bodies …

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Lady Astronomers Can’t Get a Break

We talk a lot about the kinds of sexist issues that women have to deal with, especially in the sciences. I’ve seen over the last few years some pretty, eh, …

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