Quickies: Homeopathy Recalled for Containing Medicine, Sloth Exists for 45 Years

Amanda is busy working undercover in The Vatican, where she hopes to find out once and for all what the Pope wears under his robes. In the meanwhile, I have taken over the Quickies!


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Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon mstdn.social/@rebeccawatson Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky @rebeccawatson.bsky.social

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  1. Cute sloth.

    I cringe a tad at the article’s description of the Gianforte views as “radical”…extreme yes, but not radical. Sadly, they are very mainstream for Americans.

    1. The very definition of “radical” is something that is at the root of, or fundamental to, a person or thing. It can also mean something that is in the extreme. Creationist beliefs absolutely are radical in both of these uses.

  2. re Malaria – In the recent Radiolab podcast, episode “kill em all” they talk about genetically modifying mosquitos to tackle malaria.

  3. How is it that we manage to make thousands of species go extinct every year without even trying and yet we still have mosquitoes? How has this not become an issue of global cooperation? Can we not all get behind exterminating these awful disease bags? Even if we have to nuke the planet from orbit and recolonize an irradiated hell-scape and subsist off lab-grown algae, wouldn’t that be worth it to get these murderous, buzzing mother-fuckers out of our faces?

    Vote ALT3 in 2016. Trillions will be spent, billions will die, but I PROMISE I will rid us of mosquitoes, whatever the cost.

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