Skepchick Quickies 3.26

It turns out that Amanda, our fearless Quickies correspondent, is currently engaged in some black-ops activity, fighting crime and globe-trotting in search of the perfect marzipan. Therefore, I’ll be your server today. Here’s what’s cooking…


From National Geographic…
Recipe for Resurrection

from the page

Can the red-breasted American passenger pigeon, hunted to extinction a century ago, be revived from museum specimens? Yes, say geneticist George Church of Harvard University and his colleagues. See how it could be done in this video.


Featured image is the Furcifer pardalis or Panther Chameleon by Joel Sartore, National Geographic. Here are more striking photos of endangered species.



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  1. I don’t understand the thong thing. G-strings and loincloths used during athletics isn’t exactly strange or new, though fundoshi and kaupina were usually worn by men. Lots of women wear underwear when they exercise, and lots of women wear thongs because they want to. Is there a problem with this? Are there people being judgmental toward each other for *not* wearing thongs?

    1. I don’t even get the point of thongs. Twist the wrong way and you get one of those all-over wedgies. Why even bother wearing underwear in that case?

  2. Copy & Pasted from my comment at The Mary Sue: “Sorry but Clarissa was older than me when the show was on and I’m now thirty. So you’re advertising to a group that doesn’t know the original content while also telling the group who does that you don’t think our lives are interesting enough anymore. Fail.”

    1. Melissa Joan Hart and I are the same age…and her “little” brother, Ferguson (Jason Zimbler), was briefly a classmate of mine in high school. I wonder if the book will contain Clarissa dealing with the dot com bubble bursting, rising homelessness, the beginning decline of print journalism, and 9/11 and the increasing overreach of the NYC police state all while living a cockroach infested “apartment” the size of a matchbox for $1500 a month. Man, the late 90’s and early 2000’s around here sure were fun!

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