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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Equal Rights, Primary Picks, Hominid DNA, and more…

    Quickies: Equal Rights, Primary Picks, Hominid DNA, and more…

    Welcome to your Friday Quickies! The US House of Representatives votes to extend the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This comes on the heels of ratification by Virginia as reported in a previous Quickies. As with most good things these days, the Senate is not likely to follow suit until we VOTE TRUMP AND MITCH AND THEIR…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies! Dolce and Gabbana vs Elton John, DNA Painting, Teaching, Quack of the Month, Meghan Trainer, ChiFi Photos AND Bonus Surly Amy Talk Show Video

    Skepchick Sundaylies! Dolce and Gabbana vs Elton John, DNA Painting, Teaching, Quack of the Month, Meghan Trainer, ChiFi Photos AND Bonus Surly Amy Talk Show Video

    Mindy can’t come to the Sundaylies today because she is in the middle of a bare knuckle boxing fight with a chap who dared to say that the X-Files shouldn’t come back to FOX. The truth is out there. What this means is… Mwah hahahaha! THIS HERE BLOG, er, I mean this here blog POST IS ALLLLLLLLLL MINE NOW! MWAH…

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  • Guest BloggersPhoto of Guest Post: What is Precision Medicine?

    Guest Post: What is Precision Medicine?

    Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Kavin Senapathy, who also blogs over at Grounded Parents. Below, she explains the role of genetics in the developing field of customized medical treatment.  *** Imagine traveling to a parallel universe and also several centuries from the future (if you read this blog, you probably daydream about this regularly.) Now let’s say you…

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  • Guest BloggersPhoto of Guest Post: The Science Behind Three-Parent Babies (and Why the Name is a Little Misleading)

    Guest Post: The Science Behind Three-Parent Babies (and Why the Name is a Little Misleading)

    Ed’s note: The author of this post is Andrew, a Cell Biologist (more information at the bottom).  ——————————— Every so often, a discovery is made, a technology is developed, or a news item comes out that seems to be tailor-made for misleading descriptions. From evolution’s “missing link” to the metamaterials “Harry Potter invisibility cloak,” some things just beg to be…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: March 3 – March 9 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: March 3 – March 9 on the Skepchick Network

    Howdy! It’s time once again to catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network! Without further ado… Teen Skepchick Science in Fiction What responsibility do writers have to be scientifically accurate? Sexuality: Do We All Have It? Olivia wonders if we are all sexual beings. Religion’s Future Part 2: Secular Solutions Can secular organizations fill the…

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  • Random AsidesPhoto of Ask Surly Amy and Elizabeth: Cats, Genetics and Diseases

    Ask Surly Amy and Elizabeth: Cats, Genetics and Diseases

    Message: Hi guys. I need your help to clarify a question that’s been bugging me for a while now. I’m a crazy cat lady and so is a friend of mine. We meet over coffee to discuss our “babies.” She said her cat – a beautiful Norwegian with probably the lushest coat I ever saw on a cat – was…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of DNA Proof of Bigfoot!—X-Post

    DNA Proof of Bigfoot!—X-Post

    Cross-posted from Skeptisquatch at Teen Skepchick Melba Ketchum, a veterinarian and founder of DNA Diagnostics, has put out a press release claiming to have evidence that “confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called ‘Bigfoot’ or ‘Sasquatch,’ living in North America.” Ketchum has been making claims along these lines for years, but she has yet to provide…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Skepchick Quickies 9.3

    Skepchick Quickies 9.3

    Happy Labor Day, everyone! On September 3rd, 1976, the Viking 2 landed on Mars to take pictures, analyze soil, and search for life. You can read more about that here. Fun With Christianists: Things You Can Learn in a Christian ‘World History & Cultures’ Textbook (Part 1) – From bibliotequetress. The Throwaways – “Police enlist young offenders as confidential informants.…

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