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ICYMI: January 5 – January 11 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick

Science Sunday: Eavesdropping on Computers for Fun and Profit
Elisheba discusses a new paper that analyzes the noises created by computers.

How Our Stance on Bullying Echoes the Adult World
Grimallkin has noticed parallels between how we handle bullying and the criminal justice system, and it’s not flattering.

The United States: Where Men are Men and Women are Girls
It’s time to stop calling women “girls.”

Mad Art Lab

Design Diaries – Lamentation Blades
Ryan combines his art-making and blogging into a new series.

Hot Water, Cold Air – America Loses its Collective Mind
Ryan explains how you can throw boiling water into cold air and get steam.

The Memory of Water
Water has no memory, but it can inspire some amazing art.


Devouring Popcorn: The Heat (en español)
Silvia explores how feminist the movie The Heat is or isn’t.

Skepchick Norge

When Will Barbie Get to Drive the Batmobile? (på norsk)
Nica talks about the gendering of toys.

School of Doubt

Skeptical Approaches to Student Evaluations of Faculty
Do student evaluations measure the likability of teachers, or are likable teachers better at teaching? It’s a complicated question.

Weissmann Strikes Again! The Fail is Strong in This One.
No, the federal government couldn’t make college free by redirecting money spent on aid programs.

The Atheist Academic XIX: Snow Days!
Teachers of the Internet! Tell us your opinions on snow day cancellations.

Skepchick Events

Community Beer Company Art & Booze Events
Dallas-Ft. Worth is making a name for itself with craft beers.

Grounded Parents

What Does “Arthur” Have to Teach Us About Bullying?
This cartoon aardvark gave maybe the worse bullying advice ever.

Decisions, Fear, and Gadgetry
As a parent, you have a lot of decisions to make, not least of which is how much technology to use.

Excuse Me While I Throw Up
Being pregnant with hyperemesis gravidarum is the opposite of fun.

Featured image credit: Herry Lawford via Flickr


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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