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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: COVID models, #JusticeForBre, and more…

    Quickies: COVID models, #JusticeForBre, and more…

    What? The Friday Quickies are back on an actual Friday?! I mean, all time is Jeremy Bearimy anyway, but whatever bit of normalcy I can hang on to, I will. First, some COVID-related stuff: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them: A fascinating and straightforward explanation of exposure risks in everyday situations. Staying 6 feet apart won’t help anyone…

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  • ActivismPhoto of Mansplain Monday: When Men Explain Things To You By Citing You

    Mansplain Monday: When Men Explain Things To You By Citing You

    Mansplain Mondays are back! You might remember it as the feature that became especially meta when men began responding to the existence of our Mansplain Monday posts by mansplaining the concept of “mansplaining.” For our new Mansplain Mondays we will be featuring an especially funny example of mansplaining that we’ve come across that week, because if we can’t stop men…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: 2019 only gets more depressing and even weirder…

    Quickies: 2019 only gets more depressing and even weirder…

    Happy Friday, everyone! Or is it? It’s been a bit hard lately to think positively in this country when we’re caging immigrant families and recreating fascist symbolism in the capital. Let’s take a closer look at the first week of July in the bizzarest timeline.

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  • ActivismPhoto of #ClimateFacts Tweetstorm at POTUS Jan. 26, Noon Eastern Time

    #ClimateFacts Tweetstorm at POTUS Jan. 26, Noon Eastern Time

    The Trump administration and some members of Congress are intent on misinforming the public on climate change and acting on these lies in a storm of decisions that will damage our planet, our economy, and our future, from withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord and moving forward with the Keystone pipeline to the gag order on the EPA, particularly on…

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  • ActivismPhoto of You’ve Had a Week to Mourn. Now What?

    You’ve Had a Week to Mourn. Now What?

    Last week, our country elected an orange spray-painted rubber tire as leader of the free world. Since that time, there have been tears, there have been protests, and – since it’s 2016 – there have been memes. But we’re only a week in, and we’ve got four more years of white nationalist fuckery, obnoxious tweets, and racist harassment.  You may…

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  • ActivismPhoto of The Other Sit-In

    The Other Sit-In

    Last night, people around the US were captivated by what was happening on C-SPAN. I never thought that’s a sentence I’d say. C-SPAN wasn’t running programming as normal, however. It was broadcasting the live social media feeds of several Congresspeople, led by Representative John Lewis, who were holding a sit-in on the House floor to try and force a vote…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of It’s the Sundaylies, with Neuro-Accessibility, Cosplay Science, and Online Activism

    It’s the Sundaylies, with Neuro-Accessibility, Cosplay Science, and Online Activism

    Sunday Funny: UV Flowers (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick Christianity and the Worth of People It’s that time of year when Elizabeth is reminded that she’s worthless without God. Mad Art Lab Materials Science for Cosplay 4 – Thermosets Ryan explains what thermosets are and how they can up your cosplay game. EL Wire for Beginners Robin explains how to make…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies, with Orange is the New Black, Women on Money, and Nuclear Shell Theory

    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Orange is the New Black, Women on Money, and Nuclear Shell Theory

    Sunday Funny: Saint Cecilia, Dying (via Hark! A Vagrant.) Mad Art Lab Quantizing the Nucleus: Maria Goeppert-Mayer and the Creation of Nuclear Shell Theory “How does radioactive decay know when to stop? When Uranium-238 breaks up, it goes through twenty-two intermediate isotopes before finally coming to rest at Lead-206, but why remain there? What’s so special about Lead-206, or Calcium-48,…

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