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Skepchick Sundaylies: Mutant Super Rats, Slime Mold of Life, Drag Race, and “Momnesia”

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Science Sunday: Bleeding Hearts and the Tribulations of Initializing Variables in C
Elizabeth explains what went wrong with OpenSSL.

Adulthood: Mourning the Past
Being an adult is more than just gaining responsibility. You lose something important, too.

In Defence of Giant Ravenous Mutant Super Rats
The British don’t need to fear a rat infestation.

Mad Art Lab

Parity Girl: The Experimental Physics of Chien-Shiung Wu
Dale tells the story of one of the greatest experimental physicist, Chien-Shiung Wu.

Life is Not a Ladder. Or, Really, a Tree.
Life is more like a slime mold than a tree.


Heroes of the Month: Jimmy Wales and Eparquio Delgado (en español)
The founder of Wikipedia and the author of “Self-help Books, What a Scam!” are this month’s heroes.


“Humor as Lube”: On Comedy and Activism
Julia interviews comedian Kristen Becker on her comedy and LGBT activism.

The Unbearable Fairness of Lesbianism
liz talks about an annoyingly common response to hetero men finding out she is lesbian.

Trans Exclusionary Trans Activists
Veronica explains some issues with the responses of a few trans* folks to criticism of RuPaul’s Drag Race by other trans* folks.

School of Doubt

Pop Quiz: What to be When You Grow Up?
Apostrophobia thinks about students’ career plans, and wonders how we can make sure they are realistic.

Teaching Science with Science Fiction – Weight vs. Mass
Jennifer uses fiction H.G. Wells’s “The Truth about Pyecraft” to get students thinking about scientific properties.

Pop Quiz: Not with a Bang but a Whimper
Alasdair finds that when student pranks cross the line between irreverence and malice, it can leave a bitter taste.

Grounded Parents

What Does Science Have to Say About Pregnancy Brain?
Mary explores the topic of “Pregnancy Brain” (a.k.a. “Momnesia”) and looks into what science has to say about this issue.

Comparative Religion for Tykes, or Why My Kids and I Love Veggie Tales
Lou talks about why he enjoys Veggie Tales, a cartoon version of biblical stories, even though he is an atheist and raising his children in a secular household.

Parenting Alone
Jay talks about co-parenting while going through a divorce and what life is like for him as a single dad with custody of his children.

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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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