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Skepchick Sundaylies, with Orange is the New Black, Women on Money, and Nuclear Shell Theory

Sunday Funny: Saint Cecilia, Dying (via Hark! A Vagrant.)

Mad Art Lab

Quantizing the Nucleus: Maria Goeppert-Mayer and the Creation of Nuclear Shell Theory
“How does radioactive decay know when to stop? When Uranium-238 breaks up, it goes through twenty-two intermediate isotopes before finally coming to rest at Lead-206, but why remain there? What’s so special about Lead-206, or Calcium-48, or any of the other isotopes that nature seems to particularly favor?”

Mad Art Cast Goes to the Movies
This weeks podcast is a fun get-to-know-your-casters edition on movies! That’s right, this episode we talk about the movies we love and why we love them. Hopefully, it will give you some insight into who we are and maybe give you a few great flicks to watch or in many cases, re-watch.

What Scientists Eat: Strawberry Avocado Salsa
Dr. Nicole Gugliucci provides us with a fresh and delicious summer recipe!


Movie Review: Jurassic World (en español)
Silvia gives us her take on this summer’s blockbuster about featherless dinosaurs.


Orange is the New Black: Episodes 5 and 6 *SPOILERS*
Queereka writers satisfy all your OITNB recap needs.

Will Ruby Rose Help People Understand Gender Fluidity?
Popular culture can help people understand what it means to non-binary.

School of Doubt

Rape is a Sex Act – Can I Say That?
Peter Nonacs expresses uncertainty about his curriculum, leading to an excellent discussion in the comments.

Grounded Parents

New U.S. Currency to Celebrate the Minimal Role Women Have Played in History
Steph’s satire on the recent news item about putting a woman on the ten-dollar bill.

GMOs, Rachel Parent, and Jake Lutick-Fuller: What Separates a Child Ideologue from a Child Activist?
At what point does promoting activism for your child actually turn them into an ideologue? Kavin talks about a recent experience she had at a protest, seeing very young children parroting their parents’ beliefs.

Dangerous Obsession
Jay is the parent of a teenaged boy on the autism spectrum and talks about a recently challenging event he faced when his son went for a walk to see a girl he had a crush on.

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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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