Science

Cool Science: DNA Origami and DNA LEGOs

Researchers have been taking cues from nature since its inception. Building nanostructures and and devices out of DNA is simply another example of this. DNA and RNA is a sophisticated …

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FeaturedScienceSkepticism

Pubic Lice are NOT going extinct

Argh! I woke up to 20 emails asking for my opinion on pubic lice. How did your Monday Morning coffee go? Alas, this story is making the rounds again: Brazilian …

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Science

What is Evolution?

I am a huge fan of Bird and Moon Comics, so I was super excited to see this video with illustrations used to explain evolution! Enjoy.

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ActivismSkepticism

Will There Be More Surly Grants?

So far, every single day since TAM, I have woken up to hate-filled messages on the internet. I have been called every nasty name in the book. I have been …

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Random AsidesScienceSkepticism

Ask Surly Amy and Elizabeth: Cats, Genetics and Diseases

Message: Hi guys. I need your help to clarify a question that’s been bugging me for a while now. I’m a crazy cat lady and so is a friend of …

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Feminism

Twitter Users Sad To Hear They May Be Rapists

Trigger warning for talk of rape! Obviously. Well, I’m back from several weeks of travel in Australia and New Zealand, which followed months of weekly conference travel all over the …

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EventsSkepticism

EVENTS This Week—Preach-off, War on Christmas & Partying Your Axis Off

Every week this month is chock full of parties, and this week is no exception. Pretend to be your “favorite” preacher at the Preach-off in St. Louis, or officially join …

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Skepticism

DNA Proof of Bigfoot!—X-Post

Cross-posted from Skeptisquatch at Teen Skepchick Melba Ketchum, a veterinarian and founder of DNA Diagnostics, has put out a press release claiming to have evidence that “confirms the existence of …

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