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    Skepchick Sundaylies! The Future of Cosplay, Hidden Curriculum, and the Post-Apocalyptic World of Little Einsteins

    Sunday Funny: Gender Stereotypes – The Game! (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick Who You Gonna Call? Someone is really excited about the new Ghostbusters movie. Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast and The Orbital Mechanics of Starkiller Base The Gang talks Star Wars-inspired science and cross stitch with Mindy Townsend. Is the Future of Cosplay 3D Printed? Ryan wonders about the…

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    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Marriage Equality, Cool Bones, and Pharmacy Transparency

    Sunday Funny: Is there a difference now? (via Cyanide and Happieness) Teen Skepchick The Best Museum You Never Knew Existed is in Oklahoma City Mindy can’t believe how many bones she saw at the bone museum. Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Endless Forms Most Beautiful Science-inspired music from one of Elizabeth’s favorite symphonic metal bands. Escéptica Alternative Medicine, Medicine that Kills…

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    New Video! Study: Herbal Supplements are a Giant Ripoff

    For more videos like this, support me at Patreon! Sort-of-transcript: Do you take ginkgo biloba supplements to improve your brain function? If so, then first of all, you should probably stop because it’s not helping, according to the largest study ever conducted on the Chinese treatment back in 2009, which found absolutely no difference between gingko biloba and a placebo.…

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    Ask Surly Amy: A Degree in Naturopathy

      Dear Surly Amy, I have a problem that I’m not certain how to respond to.  A dear friend and occasional lover has recently been accepted into the Doctorate of Naturopathy program at the National College of Natural Medicine, and is proudly telling everyone that she’s going to “be a doctor” in 5 years.  I want to be a supportive…

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    ICYMI: Emmy Noether, Stay-at-Home Dads, and the War on Experts

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 84: My Damp Collection Mindy examines how oscillations slow to a stop. What it Means to be a Woman in Nerd Culture: The Fake Geek Girl Alice discusses one aspect of what it’s like to be a lady nerd. Mad Art Lab What Can You Tell from a Color-Coded Chromosome? Color-coded cells are beautiful,…

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    The Memory of Water

    This post was originally posted over on Mad Art Lab and serves as your periodic reminder to visit the Lab to see what happens when you mix artists, critical thinkers and scientists together. (Hint: You get something awesome.) Now please enjoy my interpretation, both in text and in paint of The Memory of Water. ______________ The main premise behind the…

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    ICYMI: November 3 – November 9 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Falling Through the Earth Avery explains what happens if you fall through the center of the Earth. The Physics Philes, lesson 72: You’ve Got Potential Mindy digs a little deeper into gravitational potential energy. Speak Your Mind: Shifting Norms What taboo will we consider normal in the future? Mad Art Lab Art Inquisition: How Gross Can…

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    ICYMI: August 18 – August 24 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The ‘Schism’ in Skepticism A smaller skeptics movement sans misogynists is OK with Lux. Suspension of Disbelief: The World’s End Eddy reviews the last installment of Simon Pegg’s and Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto trilogy.’ Speak Your Mind: Art Class How does doing art feed your academics? Mad Art Lab A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography vs. Cinematography Watch Gigi’s…

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