ICYMI: December 9 – December 15 on the Skepchick Network

Yo. What’s shakin’, Internet? I’ve got some cool stuff for you. Well, I didn’t write any of it. I just read it and made a list. But that’s work, right? Yeah, I think so.

Teen Skepchick

Science Sunday: Morlocks – The Future of Human Evolution?
Will humans eventually separate into Morlocks and Eloi?

Westeros: A Man’s World
Eddy examines the patriarchy in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire.

Suspension of Disbelief: The Night Circus
Katie reviews this Erin Morgenstern fantasy novel.

Mad Art Lab

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Review)
Melissa reviews The Hobbit in all its High Frame Rate glory.

Visualizing Biomolecules II: Electron Microscopy
Elizabeth explains how we see molecules using electron microscopy.

The Biological Plausibility of (Puppet) Dragons
Charles provides a step-by-step guide to making your own puppet dragon.


TEDx Responds (en español)
Following the criticism of their TEDxWomenValencia event and previous disasters, TEDx issued a letter to organizers urging them to not promote pseudoscience.

Spanish Inquisition: Countdown to the Nopocalipse (en español)
What are your plans for the end of the world?

What if I Win the Lottery? (en español)
Juan bought a lottery ticket with the numbers he dreamed of, and takes the opportunity to talk about cognitive biases. We’ll still burn him as a witch if he wins.


That’s Not What That Means: Relative Risk Factors
Yessenia explains what it means to have “an increased risk.”

How to Get it Right, When You Got it Wrong
Benny suggests that you don’t linger too long on your verbal faux pas.

Mis-Abling and the Disability Closet
Yessenia explains what it’s like to have a mostly invisible disability.

Featured image credit: Tim Green


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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