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  • Meta StuffPhoto of The Skepchick Sundaylies! Summer Reading List, Signs of Life, and the Undesirability of Flying Cars

    The Skepchick Sundaylies! Summer Reading List, Signs of Life, and the Undesirability of Flying Cars

    Sunday Funny: Myths and Facts about Cottonmouths (via bird and moon) Mad Art Lab A Few (well, 90+) of my Favorite Books Need a summer reading list? Emily has you covered. Life Signs Detected Ryan ruins one staple of the sci-fi genre: detecting signs of life. Are Flying Cars the Future of Transport? Car-planes are a terrible idea. Featured image…

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    How To Move a (Robotic) Arm with Only Your Brain

    The merging of brains with computers and machines is a common trope in science fiction, and any time I read an article with a headline about mind-reading computers it hits both my “so cool” and “so creepy” buttons at the same time. Journalist Malcolm Gay’s first book “The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines” takes…

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    Fear (The Good Bits)

    Margee Kerr’s book “Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear” is less a book about how fear works – the so-titled “science of fear” – and more about why we choose to be afraid. Because we do often choose it: the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster, the tension and chills of a scary movie, the scream-turned-laughter of a…

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  • ActivismPhoto of White Nights, Black Paradise Book Club and Galentine’s Celebration!

    White Nights, Black Paradise Book Club and Galentine’s Celebration!

    I have decided to be a better friend by giving all of our wonderful readers a chance to get more involved in the Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group activities. I will do my best to post events that are coming up with enough time for you to participate, as well as a reminder right before the event for…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of Wine Gifts You Don’t Need

    Wine Gifts You Don’t Need

    Every year folks tell me they’re too intimidated to buy actual wine for the wine geek in their lives. Since that wine geek is often me, I always tell them that I love getting wine from literally anyone, but I also caution against some of the fancy wine paraphernalia commonly marketed to the Pimped-Out Kitchen crowd. Some popular products don’t…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies: Scottish Art, Student Privacy, Dating with Kids, and the Intersection of Racism and Ableism

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Scottish Art, Student Privacy, Dating with Kids, and the Intersection of Racism and Ableism

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 115: The Doppler Shift Mindy learns about Doppler shift at non-relativistic speeds. Mad Art Lab Making a Book Celia and Treelobsters make a book and show you how they did it! As Others See Us – Will Scotland Be Brave? In honor of the Scottish independence vote, Beth shares some Scottish art. Escéptica Into…

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    ICYMI: September 15 – September 21 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 65: The Judges Give This Post a 9.8…Meters per Second per Second Mindy gets deeper into the world of physics with a discussion of center of gravity. Suspension of Disbelief: Thinking, Fast and Slow Christian thinks this Daniel Kahneman is a must-read for budding skeptics. Speak Your Mind: Boob Tube What are your favorite…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: July 7 – July 13 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: July 7 – July 13 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! I’m so excited to see you! I really, really want to share all these awesome posts from the Skepchick Network. Read them, won’t you? Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Once Upon a Time Season 2 Olivia reviews season 2 of the ABC fantasy series. Speak Your Mind: App Crazy Mindy just got an iPad, and she’s lost. What are…

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