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Skepchick Sundaylies: Managing Emotions, Caveman Genes, Going with Your Gut, Body-Shaming, and ZOMG Chemicals!

Skepchick Sundaylies: Managing Emotions, Caveman Genes, Going with Your Gut, Body-Shaming, and ZOMG Chemicals!

Sunday Funny: Man Gum (via chainsawsuit) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 104: Standing O for Standing Waves Mindy is armpits deep in mechanical waves at this point. DBT Skills Part 1: Learning Emotional Management Olivia explains dialectical behavior therapy and how it can help everyone cope with their emotions. Existential Crises and Epiphanies of the Teenage Mind Alice opines on the un... »

Auctions for Science Extravaganza!

Auctions for Science Extravaganza!

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This is our last week to raise money for SkepchickCon, the science, skepticism, and social justice track at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con held in the Minneapolis area July 3-6. So we’re auctioning ALL the things so we can give you something in return for your support of all the activities, demos, salons, and panels we’re hosting at the con. If no... »

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

In a much less dramatic fashion than Lady Macbeth, my doctor told me two spots on my face had to go.  I’ve got a lot of spots on my face, but my doctor wanted to biopsy two “irregular” spots - one on cheek and one at my hairline. Yesterday, to collect suspicious spot samples, my doctor used two different biopsy techniques – shave (cheek) and punch (hairline).  A shave biops... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Climate Change Bummer, the Second Temple, Summer Vacation, and GMOs

Skepchick Sundaylies: Climate Change Bummer, the Second Temple, Summer Vacation, and GMOs

Sunday Funny: Everything at Manfeels Park Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 102: Reflections Mindy learns more and more about mechanical waves, like what happens when they bounce off a barrier Mad Art Lab A Web, Not a Road: The Anthropology of Margaret Mead Dale writes, “There is hardly a name in science more encrusted with bad faith generalizations and well-meaning but ahistorical h... »

Auctions for Science: DIY Plague Doctor Mask & Photo Shoot for 4 at CONvergence

Auctions for Science: DIY Plague Doctor Mask & Photo Shoot for 4 at CONvergence

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week’s auctions to raise money for science education and outreach at CONvergence are all about cosplay! DIY Plague Doctor Mask Kit First, donated and handmade by Mad Art Lab‘s Ryan Consell comes a DIY kit for making your very own historical plague doctor mask, with pieces made from vegetable tan leather that you can dye or paint and assemble int... »

Skechick Sundaylies: Being Too Girly, Bach Flowers, Lab Dynamics, Birth Safety, and Being the Sweaky Wheel

Skechick Sundaylies: Being Too Girly, Bach Flowers, Lab Dynamics, Birth Safety, and Being the Sweaky Wheel

Sunday Funny: Solar Collector (via Tree Lobsters!) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 101: Wave Energy and Intensity Mindy learns explains the relationship between waves and energy. Like a Girl Eddy is going to be who he is, whether you think he’s being too girly or not. The Ethics of Doing Business with the Religious Is it OK to do business with loathsome ideologies? Escéptica Introd... »

Auctions for Science: Wonder Woman Shoes & Vintage Science Textbooks

Auctions for Science: Wonder Woman Shoes & Vintage Science Textbooks

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week’s auctions feature donations from our very own DrRubidium and Will, both of whom will be at SkepchickCon July 4th weekend in Minneapolis. In addition to science activities and salons in the Skepchick Space Lab, here’s a taste of some of the panels they’ll be on: DrRubidium: Getting Away with Murder Breaking Bad Science Song of Ice and... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Neuroembryology, Mayan Gods, Summer Break, Slightly Used Trumpets, and Game of Thrones

Skepchick Sundaylies: Neuroembryology, Mayan Gods, Summer Break, Slightly Used Trumpets, and Game of Thrones

Sunday Funny: Where is Everybody? (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 100: Need for Wave Speed II Mindy marks her 100th Physics Philes with a discussion of wave speed Mad Art Lab Today, I Solved the Internet [With honest enthusiasm] Ryan solved the internet. Neuroembryology in Wartime: Rita Levi-Montalcini and the Discovery Of Nerve Growth Factor Dale tells the fascinating story o... »

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