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Skepchick Sundaylies: Neuroembryology, Mayan Gods, Summer Break, Slightly Used Trumpets, and Game of Thrones

Sunday Funny: Where is Everybody? (via xkcd)

Teen Skepchick

The Physics Philes, lesson 100: Need for Wave Speed II
Mindy marks her 100th Physics Philes with a discussion of wave speed

Mad Art Lab

Today, I Solved the Internet
[With honest enthusiasm] Ryan solved the internet.

Neuroembryology in Wartime: Rita Levi-Montalcini and the Discovery Of Nerve Growth Factor
Dale tells the fascinating story of Rita Levi-Montalcini, the women who survived fascism to change the way we look at neural development.


Bios: Lise Meitner (en español)
Daniela tells us about the life of this amazing physicist who never lost her humanity.

Gods!: Kukulkan (en español)
We continue our tour of gods from around the globe. This time, Silvia tells us about the Mayan god Kukulkan.

School of Doubt

Student Astounded: Teacher Does Not Get Summer Break!!
Jodee reveals the horrible truth: teachers work during the summer!

Extra Credits on Education
Check out Extra Credits’ four-part series on video games in education!

Pop Quiz: Grading, How Do I Hate Thee?
Apostrophobia wonders what the ideal balance is when it comes to assigning work and giving feedback.

Grounded Parents

Screen Time for Kids
Mombot discusses the research on screen time for kids and her own philosophy.

Slightly Used Trumpet for Sale
Sometimes, children are not interested in their parents’ hobbies, no matter how much a parent tries, as Tammy relates in her story.

Ask a Sex Educator: What To Do About Young Children’s Self-Touching?
Ginny explores the topic of how to approach your children when you see them discovering their bodies. It may lead to an awkward conversation, but it helps if you are prepared. (If you have sexuality questions for Ginny, send them in!)


$91,042.71. Or Why the Anti-ObamaCare Bull in My News Feed Can Stop Now
Randi discusses how the Affordable Care Act has helped many people with chronic illnesses.

Reading the Same Page
Daniel talks about poverty and inequality in society.

Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things: Disability in Game of Thrones
Sarah can’t resist an opportunity to talk about Game of Thrones.

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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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