Science

  • Study: Diversity Makes White Boys Better

    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 mid-2000s, I was kind of known for encouraging atheist and skeptic groups to increase the number of women (and non-white people in general) on stage at conferences, because doing so would have a wide range of benefits.…

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  • How We Can “Breathe” Through Our Butts & Why Wolves Keep Our Roads Safer

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Let’s try something a little different today. I had so much fun talking about plants the other day that I wanted to do another science-focused video, but I have TWO fun new papers that I don’t have a ton to…

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  • Study: Gender-Affirming Surgery Improves Trans Lives

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Good news! A new study finds that if there’s something about your body that causes you grave distress, fixing that thing can improve your mental health! This is only shocking news to anyone because of the great amount of bias…

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  • Sorry Boss Babe! New Study Says Essential Oils May Cause Seizures

    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 wandered into a shop I hadn’t seen before that seemed to sell high end spa and massage products, as well as offering massages. These products do not appeal to me whatsoever but I was wasting time…

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  • Study: Fundies Use “Science” to Try to Ban Porn

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I’m not sure what’s up with me lately but I feel like I’ve done a dozen “update” videos in the past few months. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it’s just that I keep seeing news stories that related back to…

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  • I Got the J&J Vaccine & I Support the Pause!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Two weeks ago, I was delighted to receive my COVID-19 vaccine. By random chance, I got the single dose Johnson & Johnson shot, which I was totally happy with: lower chance of bad side effects, only one round of side…

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  • Why You Don’t Need a “Strong” Immune System

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! This past January I decided that with another 6 months or so of quarantine ahead, I had just enough time to get RIPPED. I don’t mean skinny, I mean RIPPED, like doing, I don’t know, one pull-up. It’s been 4…

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  • Quarantine Weight Gain? What Two Recent Studies Get Wrong

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Content warning! I’m going to be talking about weight loss, weight gain, health, calories, food, and exercise. If you have a problematic relationship with any of those things you may want to give this one a pass! A few months…

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