Science

  • 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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  • New Study: Quarantine Saved Lives Thanks to Fewer Mass Shootings & Car Wrecks

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Almost exactly one year ago, I made a video about a conservative COVID-19 talking point: that COVID-19 was being horribly over diagnosed, and most of the people who were counted as COVID deaths actually died of something else. Here’s…

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  • Why Are White People Scared of the COVID Vaccine?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Why are some people hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Obviously there are a million different reasons why, just like there are a million different reasons why some people don’t want to get any other kind of vaccine. But of…

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  • Are Some COVID Vaccines Better Than Others?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Well, it’s finally happening: vaccines are rolling out all around the world, and especially here in the United States where we are actually being exceptional in a good way. It’s been a long four years. But yeah, apparently we’ve already…

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  • Can Microdosing LSD Improve Your Life?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Remember a few weeks back when I talked about how the common Skeptics’ joke “the plural of anecdotes is not evidence” is wrong? Let’s talk a wee bit more about that. A large number of things humanity now scientifically “knows”…

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  • How We Teach Kids to be Sexist (Accidentally)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Many years ago I was on a science podcast with a bunch of older men who had kids, and (on and off mic) we started talking about gender stereotypes. They insisted that they knew gender stereotypes were built in,…

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  • Unsolicited Advice for New (and Old) College Professors

    We are in the thick of the spring semester at my university and, earlier this morning, I was pondering the students that have worked in my laboratory and are planning to graduate. I get to know them very well and it’s exciting to see this chapter in a student’s life come to a close and the next chapter open. It…

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  • Study: Why Some Men Become Crybabies When Asked to Wear a Mask

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: You’ve probably heard the term “toxic masculinity,” but you may not realize that this isn’t just an insult thrown around by SJW feminazis like myself — it’s something that is regularly studied by psychologists and sociologists who are examining…

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