ScienceSkepticism

Ask Surly Amy: GMO’s and Superbugs

Dear Amy, As a proud skeptic I have always defended GM foods as a necessary and wonderful lifesaving measure. However, I recently found a study online about how the corn …

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Ask Surly Amy: Scared of a Potato

Hi, I wrote a really long mail first, deleted it and did the same thing all over. So I want to make this short so I’ll actually send it. I’m …

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How to make sure you are never invited to a potluck again. EVER.

Ah, the Holidays. The season when introverted curmudgeons like me….are fairly miserable and awkward, actually.  I’m not good enough at small talk to do well at holiday gatherings: “What are you …

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Honey Laundering

You might have seen some news coverage recently that claimed much of the honey sold in the US isn’t actually… honey. So what is it, then?

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Ask Surly Amy: Vegan, Vegetarian and Pescatarian Diets

Dear Surly Amy, I’m trying to find non-biased sources on health, longevity, etc, related to Vegan/Vegetarian/Pescetarian diets, but am having an incredibly hard time finding any article online that isn’t …

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Shellac: it’s a bug AND a feature!

Happy Valentines Day! This holiday is traditionally celebrated with a gift of plant genitalia and candy to one’s beloved.  The flowers exist to attract pollinating insects, and the candy has …

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Ask Surly Amy: Genetically Modified Food

Hello, I would like to ask advice on conflict I’m having with my songwriting partner on the subject of genetically altered food. I recently posted a segment from P&T B.S. …

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Fried Beer, and Science of Some Sort

Last year’s FryDay Saturday was a great success, ending with zero deaths or hospitalizations. While I haven’t received verification from all subjects in last night’s follow-up study, I think it’s …

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