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It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! MAL at Dragon Con, the Bad Science of Trepanation, Race in the Classroom, and more!

Sunday Funny: Linear Regression (via xkcd)

Mad Art Lab

Wither: The Many Triumphs and Long Fall of Nuclear Physicist Harriet Brooks. (Women in Science 71)
Dale tells of a career that burned bright for too short a time.

Mad Art Lab at Dragon Con!
Stop by these MAL panels at Dragon Con!

Canadian Content
Jim matches fake Canadian novel premises with real Canadian authors.

Skepchick Svensk

Drilling Holes in Your Head is a Bad Way to Open Up Your Mind (på svenska)
Dimduning reads articles about trepanation as a method to “open up the mind” and finds the science behind them to be disturbingly inaccurate. is Looking for New Writers! (på svenska)
Get in on all the fun!

School of Doubt

White Teacher, Black and Brown Students: Race and Representation in the Modern American Classroom
New contributor aswetz gives some advice for bringing up race in the classroom from the perspective of a white teacher.

What Pramaoedya Ananta Toer Tried to Teach His Kids About Medicine and Critical Thinking
New contributor Matthew Scribner discusses issues of skepticism and consistency in the letters of Indonesian writer Pramaoedya Ananta Toer.

Grading Traditions
New contributor Daniel takes a methodical approach to received wisdom on grading.

Featured image credit: Detail from The Extraction of the Stone of Madness, a painting by Hieronymus Bosch depicting trepanation (c.1488–1516) via Wikipedia


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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