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Activism

[Cross-Post] Follow The Money: Why You Can’t Trust the EWG’s Ethically-Challenged Sunscreen Guide

Ed’s Note: Today’s cross-post was written by Jenny Splitter at Grounded Parents. If you want to leave a comment, click through the link at the bottom to go to the …

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[Cross-Post] Dear Planned Parenthood: You ROCK for Helping Patients Donate Fetal Tissue

Ed’s Note: This cross-post was written by Steph at Grounded Parents. If you want to leave a comment, click through the link at the bottom to the full post.  ****** It’s …

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#AskAChemist: Are wine baths a waste of money?

This week’s episode is brought to you by NBA baller Amar’e Stourdemire, Chemical & Engineering News, and Franzia. Enjoy!   ________ Featured image from Franzia

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The Highlander Rule of PoCs

There’s been a long acknowledged rule when it comes to people of color (PoCs) being involved in things. “Things”? What kind of “things”? How about the boards of tech companies? Darold …

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Chemist on TV show NOT about meth

OUTRAGEOUS!!! Literally. The TV show is called Outrageous Acts of Science and I am the chemist!   #OutrageousActs is a Science Channel show, described as below: Science Channel’s fast-paced countdown series OUTRAGEOUS …

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Auctions for Science: Tunic and Handmade Journal from India, Custom Cocktail

Science fiction is like a gateway drug for science. One of the reasons we hold SkepchickCon at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con, is that the audience is already interested in science …

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Science Drama at March Against Myths about Modification, and My Showdown with Zen Honeycutt

Sometimes science can be boring, or at least seem less-than-riveting to the general public. There are a lot of dry methodologies, frequent snafus, those pesky problems of having to reproduce results, …

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Girls and Boys with Science Toys

I’ve just come back from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. I was wowed and stunned by the amazing projects and smart young men and women from all over …

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