Hello from fabulous Las Vegas! I’m visiting with some lovely folks, most notably Friend of Skepchick Scott Sigler and OG Skepchick A Kovacs as they host Siglerfest2k19, a celebration of all the weird and wonderful shit that comes out of Scott’s brain. If you like horror, thrillers, sci-fi, football, science, or apocalyptic stories in any combination, you should really check out his work.
Our featured cute animal today is Sigler’s dog, Reesie, also known as the Dog of Døøm. She wouldn’t stay very still for a photo since she had to greet EVERY SINGLE HUMAN (left) so I also grabbed a pic off Scott’s Instagram (right).
Here is this week’s grab-bag of stories, leaning heavy on what scientists are up to:
- Shocking absolutely no one, the Nobel Prizes in the sciences were awarded this week, and none of them went to women.
- In better news… the Nobel Prize in Physics was half-won by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, two astronomers who discovered the first exoplanet around a sun-like star. Notably, exoplanet hunter and sexual harasser Geoff Marcy was absent from the prize.
- Surprising, well, certainly not me, Neil deGrasse Tyson is appearing on the show of right-wing shitbag Ben Shapiro. Honestly, I’m not even going to add a link to this one, just register my disgust and link to an earlier video by Rebecca about Shapiro’s book.
That’s it from me… back to the party!
P.S. I’m happy to talk astronomy with you on your show if you’re not a shitbag.