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  • Science

    Science Journal Attacks Instagram Scientists

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Prestigious science journals don’t only publish great, peer-reviewed research. They also publish opinion pieces, and despite their quality standards, sometimes those opinions are what is known in sociology terms as “complete garbage.” The most well-known science journal, so well-known they just called it “Science,” has recently done just that. Meghan Wright is…

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  • Skepticism

    Perchance it’s white feminism?

    In the Guardian post Kellyanne Conway and liberal feminists: two sides of the same coin, the author Arwa Mahdawi asks… Shouldn’t Conway be held up as a feminist icon no matter what her politics are? After asking… She may have helped get a racist misogynist elected, but does that really detract from what she, a woman, has achieved? …going on to…

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  • Activism

    Federal court rules on black hair

    I am black and I have black hair.     I have black hair texture. Check it. Today's nerd shirt. #scientistselfie pic.twitter.com/XRwm37eP3T — Raychelle Burks (@DrRubidium) September 16, 2016 That hair texture is protected. And I don’t just mean by my dope-ass conditioner. “…discrimination on the basis of black hair texture (an immutable characteristic) is prohibited by Title VII…” [Judge…

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  • Skepticism

    How our (fake) dream gap years turned into (fake) nightmares

    Louise Linton went through a lotta ish during her gap year White Savior Tour™ of Zambia and wrote them all up in a book called ‘In Congo’s Shadow‘. She shared some details with The Telegraph: Two hours had passed – maybe three. I couldn’t tell. The dense jungle canopy above me had eliminated what little moonlight there was and plunged me…

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    Pluto

    BREAKING: Starbucks to build on Pluto, universe rejoices

    @DrRubidium Maybe 20. ;) — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) July 14, 2015 Plutoppuccinos FOR EVERYBODY!!! #PlutoFlyBy FTW!!! ___________ Featured image is our beautiful Pluto, credited to NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute, from NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter. Neither NASA nor Starbucks have any actual plans for a Starbucks on Pluto. ALLEGEDLY.

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  • Activism

    The Highlander Rule of PoCs

    There’s been a long acknowledged rule when it comes to people of color (PoCs) being involved in things. “Things”? What kind of “things”? How about the boards of tech companies? Darold Cuba states in The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley’s Quiet Racism that “Just three companies—Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce.com—have a black or Hispanic person on their boards.” Emphasis totally added, y’all. The Chemical…

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  • Science

    Scientist shows shameless self-promotion

    Which scientist?! ME. Myself. I. Skepchick’s Official Chemist*. What am I promoting? My nomination for a Shorty Award in Science. What the hell are the Shorty Awards? “The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing content on Twitter…” Best in social media, you say? Um, yeah. According to this Huff Post Science article, I’m…

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  • Science

    Clove oil in your sexual lubricant?

    I am a big fan of do-it-yourself (DIY) personal care products. Body scrubs, hair conditioners, face masks – just a few things I’ve whipped up at home on the cheap.  Why? Perhaps because I’m a chemist. Definitely because I’m cheap.  I’m always on the look-out for recipes to review and try.  Enter Good‘s tweet from last night… How to make…

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