Jacqueline

Jacqueline, a true Floridian, wandered up to the tundra of Athens, Georgia to receive her PhD in computational quantum chemistry. Returning to her roots, she is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Tampa in the field of computational biochemistry investigating the wonders of penicillin-like drugs. When she is not slaving over the computer, her varied interests include international travel, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, fancy food, (American) football, and Belgian quadrupels. She is also the founder of EligibleReceiver.com, a football blog with an exclusive female writing staff. Check out her sports ramblings there or follow her on Twitter @jhargis9.
  • Featured

    Early 19th Century Dinosaur Hoax Uncovered!

    As of late, I have taken time away from chemistry as I got bored with the mundane nature of chemical bonding. Instead, I have focused my investigative effort to understand the truth about dinosaurs. Hopefully, I can adequately explain the conspiracy that has been unfolding. The short of it is dinosaurs never existed. Sir Richard Owen, the paleontologist that ‘discovered’ the…

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  • Activism

    Vaccinate Your Bracket!

    Selection Sunday is nearly upon us. March 17th NCAA men’s basketball brackets are coming out, which means some teams will be like this:             and other teams will be more like this             and I will be all like this               Every year Women…

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  • Featured

    Geek – Nerd Relativity

    Geek-nerd relativity is a wonderful part of the skeptical community. Members usually lie on one extreme of either the geek or nerd scale and often both. Last night in bed (this isn’t getting as sexy as it sounds), I was participating in my nightly ritual of falling asleep to the Harry Potter audiobooks read by Jim Dale. Aside: my boyfriend…

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  • Skepticism

    Ditch those Roids for Antler Spray

    Yes, you read that correctly. For those of you that don’t operate in the sports universe like I do (I assume most of you), it is Super Bowl week. The media is concerned with many topics: brothers coaching against each other and how a double murder ten years ago affects a players legacy. But with any large sporting event, there is always…

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  • Science

    Cool Science: DNA Origami and DNA LEGOs

    Researchers have been taking cues from nature since its inception. Building nanostructures and and devices out of DNA is simply another example of this. DNA and RNA is a sophisticated assembly of nucleic acids that encodes genetic information. However, the hydrogen bonds and base pair stacking lead to self-assembly, which is being incorporated in materials science with greater success. Different…

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  • Religion

    Science — The Ultimate Olive Branch

    A collaboration has been brewing in a part of the world known more for turmoil than unity. Middle Eastern countries are in the midst of working together to build a particle accelerator similar to CERN, the famous Switzerland laboratory. Sesame is an international research center being built in the foothills of Amman, Jordan. It is scheduled to open and begin…

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  • Skepticism

    Is China killing your dog? Of course not…

    Prior to September 23rd I classified myself as pet tolerant. Meaning as long as I didn’t have to interact with your pet then I was tolerant. Not the most popular opinion for sure. It just wasn’t my thing. Then on that fateful day in September my boyfriend tricked me into getting an adorable puppy that we named Science. Since then…

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  • Science

    Cleanse your Pshhhh

    OK, this is not a feminist article at all, but it does involve another Skepchick favorite: wine.  The Pshhhh I am speaking about cleansing is your palate. Recently, I read an article in Current Biology about palate cleansing and it didn’t leave me satisfied. Their study gave a slightly vague reason about why wine goes with cheese and peanut butter…

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