ICYMI: August 5 – August 11 on the Skepchick Network

Now that the Olympics are over, I can stop pretending like I want to get in shape. Which means that I can sit in front of my computer reading blog posts guilt-free. And you – yes, you! – get the benefit, dear readers, because I have compiled a list of some of the best stuff you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. It’s hard work, but I do it for you.

Teen Skepchick

Birthday Presents? How Pagan of You.
Xe’nedra explores the origin of the birthday present.

Olympics: EPO and the Science of Doping
Eddy explains why increasing your red blood cell count is an athletic advantage.

Dear Sasquatch
A Teen Skepchick Exclusive! Sasquatch answers your personal queries.

Mad Art Lab

Atheist Film Festival on Mutiny Radio
Listen to Anne S discuss atheism on The Mutiny Rodeo!

Genetics in Game of Thrones: “The Seed is Strong”
A guest post by Elizabeth Finn which infuses some biology into the genetic mysteries in “Game of Thrones.”

Some Videos for Your Perusal
Smashley helps you procrastinate with these videos about synesthesia, James Bond, and sound.


Martian Connection (en español)
Daurmith gets emotional with the Curiosity landing.

Speaking Out Against Hate Directed at Women: Carlos Alfredo Diaz (en español)
Cross-posting in Spanish of Amy’s great series.

Thing Meat (en español)
Deemonita talks about the quest for producing meat in the lab.


AI: Reactions to Street Prosthelytizing
How do you handle street preachers?

AI: News Media
Where do you get your news?

Deceased Novelist’s Writing Impoverished by Spinsterhood
Maeve Binchy’s writing would have been better if she’d had kids? Yessenia takes down this sexist assertion.

Featured image credit: NASA


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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