Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.
  • Skepticism

    No, NY Times, “Water Witching” Isn’t a Real Thing WTF

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Guys, I think I’ve discovered a new feeling that there isn’t yet a German word for: I’m infuriated and yet reassured in a nostalgic sense. Infuriated because the New York Times is publishing absolute bullshit; reassured in a nostalgic sense…

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  • Science

    Liberal Scientists Outlaw Shark Attacks!!!!!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! You know how in horror movies you see early signs of a serious problem, like a ventriloquist dummy very subtly moving on its own, or a news report in the background talking about a mysterious asteroid approaching Earth, and you…

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  • Skepticism

    I Got Grifted: the Whistleblower Who Wasn’t

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! The other day I was idly thinking about grifters who focus on one side or another of the political spectrum. Trump really boosted the market for rightwing grifters, like the guys who crowdfunded “the wall” along the US/Mexico border. Former…

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  • Science

    Vape Company BUYS a Science Journal

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Back in the beforetimes, I talked about a dangerous problem with vaping: people were experiencing lung problems that were likely caused by bootleg vapes (usually the kind with THC) that were cut with vitamin E oil, which caused a buildup…

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  • Skepticism

    Why Girls Have Worse Mental Health in Equal Societies

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Hold onto your butts everyone! We’re going to talk about the GENDER GAP, and you know how those discussions always go online. Except…I’m not talking about the gender gap in income, or in STEM, but in (drumroll please) mental health.…

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  • Skepticism

    New Study: Why Do Trolls Troll?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I have quite a bit of experience with trolls, and by “trolls” I mean both people who dedicate a significant portion of their lives to stalking and trying to harass and threaten me, and the small plastic figurines with wild…

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  • Science

    Study: Vaccine Lotteries Don’t Work?!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Last month I made a video about increasingly bonkers author Naomi Wolf hosting an anti-vaccine potluck after being banned from Twitter. Well, I have a few important updates to that! First, the Juneteenth potluck and rally was, sadly, cancelled due…

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  • Science

    Another Garbage Study Says Diet Soda is Bad For You

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! If you watch my Twitch streams, you may know that I am a fan of caffeinated, carbonated, sugar-free beverages. They power my video game murder. And I’ve always looked out for the absolute least natural option available — a lot…

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