Science

  • America the free not America the me

    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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  • WTF is Processed Food and Why is it Going to Kill Us?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: You know what I love? Food. You know what I love even more than food? PROCESSED FOOD. Who wants to eat some dry-ass chickpeas when you could put those motherfuckers in this magical machine called a “food processor” and…

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    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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    Spacelink, the Sky, and Colonialist Attitudes

    Rebecca already posted an excellent video critique of Elon Musk’s Starlink concept, but as Skepchick’s resident astronomer, I thought I’d expand upon it a bit.

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  • Ben Shapiro and the Lie of “Judeo-Christian” Science

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last month I talked about Candace Owens and the alt-right’s habit of constantly referring to “Judeo-Christian” values as a way for bigoted Christians to hide their own history of blatant anti-semitism while at the same time borrowing the victimhood…

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  • Elon Musk’s Plan to Give You Cheap Internet at the Cost of Scientific Progress

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Are you guys all caught up on The Good Place? If not, why not, and if so, good, let’s proceed. I will say this delicately to avoid spoiling anything for those who aren’t caught up but the basic narrative of…

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  • Does Having a Sexy Wife Make Men Happier?

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The New York Post has informed me that “Having a pretty wife or rich husband ‘maximizes’ life: study.” Well gosh, I want a maximized life. Wait, what does that even mean. Does it mean happy? I want a happy life, really. But am I pretty? Am I going to marry a rich…

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