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  • Photo of The Science is In: Masks Work!

    The Science is In: Masks Work!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Oh my gosh, I have more good news to talk about! Let’s talk about masks! Back when COVID-19 first started picking up steam, experts weren’t too sure where to stand on masks. Are they effective? Do they need to…

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  • Photo of Good News! YOU Are Part of One of Humanity’s Greatest Achievements

    Good News! YOU Are Part of One of Humanity’s Greatest Achievements

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’ve been in quarantine for three entire months. It hasn’t always been easy but the good news is that if everyone else has been quarantining too, we should have flattened the curve and now it’s finally safe to open…

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  • Photo of “Nannogenic” – because “we put sand in our pads” doesn’t sell product

    “Nannogenic” – because “we put sand in our pads” doesn’t sell product

    I don’t pay a lot of attention in the sanitary products aisle when I go shopping, but this box caught my eye. (Images below.) I initially thought the illustration on the box showed molded plastic, with some sort of speaker and that this was a truly weird product that would hum period pains away. I freely admit it is possible…

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  • Photo of How Cursing Helps You Deal with Shit

    How Cursing Helps You Deal with Shit

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Ten years ago, the Mythbusters tested a few potential myths about pain. In one experiment, they explored whether or not a person can withstand more pain by cursing, compared to just saying innocuous TV-friendly random words, like “baby hippos”…

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  • Photo of Study Says “Extreme” Protest Isn’t Popular (But It Can Still Be Effective)

    Study Says “Extreme” Protest Isn’t Popular (But It Can Still Be Effective)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Before we get into today’s video, let me just state for the record that black lives matter, police violence in the United States requires radical policy change, and all the ad proceeds from this video will be donated to…

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  • Photo of The Science of Happiness, and How to Be Happy in Quarantine

    The Science of Happiness, and How to Be Happy in Quarantine

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Let’s take a break from pandemic news to talk about some actually good science news! We’re all cooped up at home, sheltering in place and not able to go anywhere or do anything new or fun, so it’s important…

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  • Photo of The Next Wave of this Public Health Crisis May Be Scarier Than COVID

    The Next Wave of this Public Health Crisis May Be Scarier Than COVID

    There are a couple of things weighing on my mind today, as I continue to write and think about the current COVID-19 pandemic. First, I really need the media to give me a day off from debunking inflammatory headlines like “French researchers to test nicotine patches on coronavirus patients.” There is a lot of pseudoscience out there, even from people…

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  • Photo of Fox News is Wrong: COVID-19 has Killed Many More People Than Reported

    Fox News is Wrong: COVID-19 has Killed Many More People Than Reported

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Two weeks ago I reported that there was a conservative talking point making the rounds claiming that COVID-19 is being overdiagnosed. Here’s what I said: “What I discovered is that commentators like Brit Hume are amplifying a claim that…

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