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Skepchick Sundaylies! with Egyptian Pyramids, Cuttlefish, Teaching as a “Calling,” and Immunotherapy

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Science Sunday: Why We can Feel Confident that the Egyptian Pyramids were not Granaries
Elizabeth explains why the Egyptian pyramids would be pretty bad at grain storage.

Mad Art Lab

Cuttlefish in the Home Aquarium Part 1 and Part 2
Ethan lets us in on the many adventures in keeping a cuttlefish.

Engineering is Actually Girly
Watch the TEDx talk given by Mad Art Lab contributor, Robin!

Materials Science for Cosplay 3: Thermoplastics
Ryan demonstrates some of the basics of thermoplastics.


Bio: Maria Sibylla Merian (en español)
Daniela talks about the life and contributions of Maria Sibylla Merian to enthomology.

School of Doubt

Teaching is Not a “Calling”
Jay argues that the idea that teaching is a “calling” is inaccurate and a little offensive.

Grounded Parents

CAR T-Cells For the Rest of Us
Recently, a 1-year-old girl was cured of Leukemia using a groundbreaking gene-editing technique. Bethany gives an overview of the science and technology behind what happened and what the future holds.

Featured image credit: Andrew Crump via Flickr


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One Comment

  1. AND, the pyramids aren’t mentioned anywhere in the Bible. Carson’s ‘sincerely held beliefs’ seem to be derived from 19th Century crackpots, and Cecil B DeMille.

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