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  • SciencePhoto of Fairies as Atoms & Speedaway Electric Boots: The Fantasy/Science Mashups of Victorian Britain

    Fairies as Atoms & Speedaway Electric Boots: The Fantasy/Science Mashups of Victorian Britain

    We don’t think of science and fairy tales being particularly good bedfellows these days, but it was a popular trope in the Victorian era in Great Britain. In this week’s Science for the People episode, I spoke with Melanie Keene, a historian of science at the University of Cambridge, about her book “Science in Wonderland: The Scientific Fairy Tales of…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: Emmy Noether, Stay-at-Home Dads, and the War on Experts

    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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  • SkepticismPhoto of ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Improving Our Inclusivity (and Vocabulary!) Regarding Ableism New Teen Skekpchick contributor Grimalkin argues that ableist language has no place in skepticism. Customary Introductory Post Get to know another new Teen Skepchick contributor, Elisheba! What is a Good Person? Putting belief in God over actually helping other people does not automatically confer onto you “good person” status. Mad Art…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: September 29 – October 5 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: September 29 – October 5 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Bohemian Gravity Explained, or, What is String Theory? Avery explains the science behind Bohemian Gravity. The Physics Philes, lesson 67: I-Beam, You-Beam, We-All-Beam for…Physics! Mindy starts her study of elasticity and equilibrium in squishy objects. Speak Your Mind: Shut. It. Down. Have you been effected by the government shutdown? Mad Art Lab How to Go to…

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