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    On Learning Goals and Trust in the Time of Coronavirus…

    I started this article on remote teaching a few weeks ago when just about every college and university was scrambling to covert their in-person classes to a remote instruction model. But then, well, I got busy trying to covert my in-person classes to a remote instruction model. So, instead of a list of resources, I’m going to focus on the…

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    Science Experiments At Home: A Variation on the Carnation Food Dye Test

    Whether you’re stuck at home with the kids or not, this is a pretty neat experiment to try out–and a great opportunity to have your kids experience the scientific process. Science is not just about knowing how electricity works or what happens when you combine vinegar and baking soda–it’s a process by which we ask questions and figure out how…

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    With Warren’s Concession, There’s Only One Path Forward…

    I am an Iowan and, as an Iowan, I had the privilege of participating in our nation’s first caucus. I caucused for Warren. I think she’s brilliant. She’s kind, she listens, she’s thoughtful, she’s truthful. she’s a genius. She’s not perfect, but I like that she’s clearly trying to do better. She is everything in the world that our current…

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  • Photo of The Cure for Coronavirus? Medicare for All & Worker’s Rights

    The Cure for Coronavirus? Medicare for All & Worker’s Rights

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Look, I would love to not make another video about coronavirus. Last month, I talked about the pseudoscience and racism surrounding the spread of the virus. To recap, here were my points: *it’s not a bioweapon *don’t be racist…

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  • Photo of Scientists Discover Drinking Milkshakes for Breakfast is Bad For You

    Scientists Discover Drinking Milkshakes for Breakfast 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! Transcript: Heads up, if you have an eating disorder you may want to give this video a skip! I’ll be talking about diets. What you put in your body matters. Eating too many calories makes you fatter, and eating too…

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  • Photo of Good News: Mad Art Lab is Back!

    Good News: Mad Art Lab is Back!

    Following in the footsteps of this here site, we are extremely happy to report the return of one of the happiest spots on the internet, Mad Art Lab! That’s right, we are bringing back our sister site that is dedicated to the intersection of art, science and pop-culture. We will have art and science themed quickies on Mondays, Wednesdays and…

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  • Photo of How Video Games Might Help Depression & PTSD!

    How Video Games Might Help Depression & PTSD!

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Two new studies suggest some positive things for those of us who, number one, like video games, and number two, are screwed up in the head. Hi, my name is Rebecca and this is relevant to my interests. First, a study was just published in Nature showing compelling evidence that the…

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  • Photo of Republicans Make America Ignorant Again About Climate Change

    Republicans Make America Ignorant Again About Climate Change

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Lamar Smith is the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. He also doesn’t think human-caused climate change is real, going against the scientific consensus supported by the vast majority of people who study the Earth’s ever-warming atmosphere. The top industry funding Lamar Smith is the oil and…

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