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ICYMI: February 24 – March 2 on the Skepchick Network

Ahoy, Skepchick readers! It is yet another big week for the ICYMI because, yet again, we have a NEW SISTER SITE. Welcome School of Doubt, a skeptical blog especially for teachers. Drop in and say hello!

Teen Skepchick

Science Sunday: Otter Penises
What’s causing the otter penis bone to shrink?

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Olivia shares how her friends reacted to her eating disorder.

Religion’s Future Part 1: The Role of Religion
Lux explores the role religion plays in modern society.

Mad Art Lab

Coconuts: Paradise Lost
Gigi takes on some popular claims about the benefits of coconuts.

Mad Pic Lab: Zombies Edition
Warm up your DSLR and get ready to contribute your photos to Mad Pic Lab!

Major versus Minor
What happens when you change a song’s key from major to minor, and vice versa?


Radioactive Tomatoes? No. (en español)
Explaining what food irradiation is and what it does.

Confrontation (en español)
How should you call out people on Facebook who are being sexist or racist.

Guest post: The Human Plague (en español)
Are humans a plague on Earth?


More Worthy Than Others
Cheyenne explores the discussion surrounding the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.

Oh, You Don’t Take Pills? How Nice for You.
Yessenia takes issue with your unnecessary avoidance of pills.

Monthly Mathematics: Group Theory and Topology
Get your math fix with this new monthly feature!

Why Skeptic: Established Truths (på norsk)
Veronica talks about what a skeptic is and why a lot of people are skeptics without realizing it. She also talks about the difference between knowledge and faith.

School of Doubt

Pop Quiz: Reptilians Faked the Moon Landing to Cover Up JFK
What do you do, as an educator or parent, when a child believes passionately in a conspiracy theory?

Teaching the Social Construction of Sex
Is sex a social construct, and how can we get students to consider that possibility?

The One Where I Might be Harshing Free Speech
DrSchell took down a flyer at her school that advertized woo. Did she do the right thing?

Featured image credit: Lennart Tange


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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