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Scientist shows shameless self-promotion

Which scientist?! ME. Myself. I. Skepchick’s Official Chemist*. What am I promoting? My nomination for a Shorty Award in Science. What the hell are the Shorty Awards? “The Shorty Awards …

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Skepchick Sundaylies: 50 Shades of Fail, Food Babe “Haters,” Fighting Memes with Memes, and an Asgardian Breastplate

Sunday Funny: What would Jesus think about 50 Shades of Grey? (via Cyanide and Happiness) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 129: Return of Heat Capacities! Mindy finally explains why …

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#AskAChemist: Does a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

Want to know more about the chemicals that make the Damask Rose (Rosa damascena) smelly? Check out this great post from @PictureItChem, from the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry. _________ Have …

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Why We’ll March Against March Against Monsanto, Part 1

I’ll get right to it. I’ve grown weary of the antics of March Against Monsanto. Along with two of my friends, I’ve started a movement to oppose the misinformation this …

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A trio of badass scientists you should know

Want to know more about Mary Sherman Morgan? Check out her son George Morgan’s book ‘Rocket Girl‘. See ‘African-American Women Chemists‘ by Jeanette Brown, M.S. for more about Alice Ball …

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A close-up photo of the Lego model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
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Playing with Legos at Work!

Over the last few weeks we’ve been spending a lot of time here at the University of Oslo putting together a Lego model of the ATLAS detector. The ATLAS detector …

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Skepchick Sundaylies! Women Ruin Everything, The Brain Thief, and Anti-Vax Parents

Sunday Funny: Right Angles (via Tree Lobsters) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 127: Kinetic-Molecular Model of Ideal Gases, Part 2 Mindy continues trying to parse the kinetic-molecular model of …

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Artist's impression of "Nostalgia for Infinity" from Alastair Reynold's Revelation Space. Image created by Yann Souetre.
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When Curiosity Kills

Science is a tool, and is inherently about understanding and knowledge. But science has also been used to destroy, a topic often explored in science fiction. Science is a double-edged …

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