Quickies

Skepchick Quickies 7.9

More woo for your pet in the EasyDefense Flea Tag. “It does not use traditional energy forms like electrical, chemical, thermal, magnetic, or radioactive.” It uses your imagination! Thanks to Amanda for bringing …

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Quickies

Skepchick Quickies 7.4

Don’t cover up domestic violence. From Maggie. Should public figures have to come out? A debate re-sparked. From Madfishmonger. Whites-only pastors’ conference in Alabama upsets locals. But the guy in …

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Quickies

Skepchick Quickies 7.2

Good morn… errrr, afternoon folks in the Skepchick-verse. Hey, you all know I’m an astronomer, right? I am belatedly taking over the Quickies for a bit while Mary goes off …

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FeminismScience

Why “Pinkifying” Science Does More Harm Than Good

It’s a tough fight, trying to keep girls and women interested in and doing science. So it’s extremely sad when a well meaning campaign makes the entire scientific community sick …

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Science

See the Venus Transit

As Skepchick’s token astronomer*, I feel it is my duty to inform you dear readers of all the awesome cosmological things that are happening in the universe. You may have …

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Science

Bang Zoom to the Moon!

Greetings, my fellow travelers on this tiny little planet. We received an interesting question here on Skepchick  about the formation of the Moon. I got a little busy with the …

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Skepticism

Where Are All the Aliens?

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that aliens were here. It seemed completely plausible to my 13-year-old self that humanoid creatures from other planets could be visiting us …

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Science

Exoplanets and the “Big Picture”

Well hello, fancy people. I am honored and thrilled to be here sharing my love of the universe. My name is Nicole, and some may know me as NoisyAstronomer or …

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