• Quickiesdog in a field of flowers

    Quickies: Scam artists are still selling bleach as medicine…

    It’s Friday and the start of a three-day weekend for my fellow United States-ians. But before you get to your memorials, barbecues, sales, and grueling workouts, we have some news and cute animals for you. First off, say hello to our fearless leader’s fearless dog, Indy! He’s fluffy, he’s happy, and he loooooves everybody. I can confirm that he is…

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  • Book Club

    Skepchick Book Club: Merchants of Doubt

    Note: next month’s book club pick is at the bottom of this post Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. The key word from this book is: obfuscation. In other words, if you…

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  • Anti-Science

    Muslim Science-Loving Kid Comes Out On Top, Infuriates White Atheists

    The brave and brilliant youngster Ahmed Mohamed has been showered with support since his ludicrous and racist arrest this week, receiving invitations to MIT, Harvard, NASA, Facebook, Twittter, and the White House, to name a few. (It’s important to note that the police who arrested him and the school who saw fit to punish him for a science project have…

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  • Activism

    ACTION ALERT! Deuce Bigalow Anti-Vax Gigolo on the Radio

    It’s been a while since we were charmed by Rob Schneider as Cedric the Belhop in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. But he’s been working… Gigolo-ing… getting awful nipple piercings… making horrible racist TV shows. And being the new face of the anti-vax movement. Tomorrow, he’s going to be on the KXRK 96.3 in Salt Lake City to…

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  • All the woo in Wooville

    Last weekend, we spent a really fun day at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ren Fest, it’s an outdoor fair which attempts to emulate the Renaissance period. People dress up, people joust, people perform. You know, like Botticelli used to. It’s a lot of fun. We were there because a friend was getting married…

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