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    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 Bloggers

    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 Bloggers

    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 Stuff

    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 Asides

    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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  • Skepticism

    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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  • Quickies

    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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  • Science

    2D Molecules that Form Our 3D World

    Disciples of organic chemistry know that aromatic compounds compose one of the most important classes of molecules. Very specific rules dictate the classification of these molecules, but one of the simple rules is that they are planar. By tacking on chemical functional groups to these 2D compounds some of the most well known 3D chemistry is formed. Keep reading below…

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