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Skepchick Quickies, 11.17

When the mind wanders, happiness also strays. (From James.) New bandages change color if there’s an infection. (From Steve.) Climate change could lead to colder winters in northern regions. (From …

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Skepchick Quickies, 11.15

Homeopathy works – but it is talking not tinctures that help patients. (From Jay.) Nutritionists of America say: don’t try the Twinkie diet. 5 ways to teach science with Star …

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Skepchick Quickies, 11.10

The latest issue of Bust magazine features women in science. Is it time to kick the multivitamin habit? Following the latest sexual harassment at a tech conference internet dust-up, here …

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Skepchick Quickies, 11.8

Mental health is the new antiabortion battleground. But the science is all wrong. (From Chasmosaur.) Revisiting the myth of the 12-year-old McDonald’s burger that just won’t rot. (From Meagan.) Dumb …

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Skepchick Quickies, 11.3

Mythbuster and geek mom Kari Byron on how to get kids interested in science. “Drongos in the Kalahari mimic the alarm calls of other species in order to steal food, …

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Skepchick Quickies, 11.1

A new polio vaccine gives hope for the total eradication of the disease. Contraception could be free under health care law. (From Rosaire.) How science funding is putting scientific data …

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Skepchick Quickies, 10.27

Is there a cell-phone-using time traveler in a 1928 Chaplin film? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say no, probably not. (From Michael.) Homeopathic teething tablets …

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Skepchick Quickies, 10.25

Air Force academy now welcomes spell-casters. (From cerberus40.) Biologist says chupacabras are just coyotes with scabies. So I’m a little late on National Chemistry Week, but you can still try …

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