ICYMI: August 19 – August 25 on the Skepchick Network

Look! On your computer/smart phone/tablet screen! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…highlights from the Skepchick Network!

Teen Skepchick

Science Sunday: The Problem with Dinosaurs
Eddy explains the many problems with determining dinosaur species.

Modern Mythology: 8-10 Glasses of Water a Day
Melanie takes on this water myth and explains how too much water can be bad for you.

The Physics Philes, lesson 10: Resistance is Fluid
Mindy takes on fluid resistance and is baffled by calculus.

Mad Art Lab

Genetics in Game of Thrones: Forensics
Paternity test, Westeros style.

Darryl Cunningham’s Science Tales
Maki reviews this “in-depth exploration of the current skeptical climate.”

We’re Going to Dragon*Con
MAL contributors will be rocking Atlanta.

Skepchick SE

Don’t Be a Sour Bastard. Eat Lime! (på svenska)
If you do this crazy thing it will cure all your ailments!


The Million Dollar Picnic (en español)
Musings on space exploration on a warm summer day.

Mysteries of the Third Eye (en español)
Deemonita explains the origins of the third eye myth and why we don’t have one.

The Tesla Museum (en español)
The story of an awesome crowdfunding success.


Kinksters, Time for a Change
The kink community needs to change how it handles sexual assault. (Trigger Warning)

Queer Health: The Anti-Vaccination Movement
Rimi arms you with facts to use against the anti-vaccination movement.

Sunday School: So I Watched a Movie Last Week
Rachel reviews the 2011 British film, Weekend.

Featured image credit: Greg Riegler Photography


Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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  1. Good to know tha thirst isn’t really a sign of already being dehydrated.

    I wonder then if I’m doing more harm than good by drinking a gallon and a half of water (actually flavored water with a low calorie mix) each day at work.
    Of course, I live in Arizona and work outside. Might I then be losing most of that as sweat?

  2. Game of Thrones genetics:

    King Robert isn’t the best of men, but this discussion did cause me to realize one good feature. Despite the fact it would presumably be considered acceptable in his culture, he does not rape his wife (and hence the lack of legitimate black haired children).

    Alternatively, in fantasy land women really do get rape-proof uteruses.

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