Science

  • Why We Shouldn’t Build the 30-Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Aloha science nerds, it’s time to talk about what’s happening in America’s beautiful 50th state, Hawaii. Hawaii is made of a series of volcanoes, which makes it great for observing our universe — at least from the volcanoes that…

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    Quickies: Making Trump’s Racism Unprofitable and How Abortion Rights Benefit Men

    Racism, Inc.: How Donald Trump Profits from Xenophobia, by Sophia A. McClennen at Salon: Most of us are aware of how Trump profits from his racism, but this article breaks it down, with ways to make it less profitable rather than simply decrying it. How Roe v. Wade Benefits Men, by Peter Birkenhead at The Week: “We are speeding backwards…

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  • Big New Study Says No, Video Games Don’t Cause Violence IRL

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: It’s a day that ends in “y” so it’s time for another important study on whether or not our youths are being negatively affected by the proliferation of the scary new technology, scrolls. Wait I mean books. Hold on,…

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  • Seriously Learn Science poster art by Amy Davis Roth, used with permission

    Mad Monday: Seriously, Learn Science, Rick Astley, Werewolves and Big Frank

    It’s Monday and so I have some cool geeky art to share with y’all. First of all, I illustrated a new poster for you to download and print and put up in your home or school. Or even better, take it to a march or protest! It is created at 22 inches by 28 inches so it’s the perfect poster…

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  • Do Cell Phones Cause You to Grow Horns???

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Will using your cell phone make you grow HORNS out of your SKULL like HELLBOY? No. Don’t be ridiculous. It’s only one horn and it’s not even on the top of your head. And no one really knows if it’s…

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  • Debunking Some Impossible Burger Myths

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m mostly vegetarian. I occasionally eat fish, but I avoid all other meat and I don’t eat cephalopods because they’re too damn smart. It’s like they’re alien lifeforms. I can’t do it. It’d…

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    Mad Monday with Scary Metrics, Giger Counters, Poster Art and Werewolf Telepathy

    Hello friends! I will be sneaking out of my art studio and sliding into this blog’s mentions on Mondays to let you know about some of the cool shit happening at our sister site, Mad Art Lab. This past week, Ryan asked the question, “Is Fox News Really Scared of the Metric System?” Find out how google translate can be…

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    Confessions of a Former Asshole Physicist

    As a physics professor, it’s my main job to teach my students to think about forces and fields, solve engineering problems, and understand what an image of a black hole can tell us about the nature of spacetime. As a professor at a liberal arts college, I also think it’s important to talk about science as a uniquely human endeavor…

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