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    Quickies Goes to (Virtual) DragonCon!

    Normally I’d be passing off the Quickies today as I would be in Atlanta, Georgia, for the annual DragonCon, a fan-run 80,000+ person mega-geek event. However… 2020 is doing its 2020 thing, and jamming tens of thousands of sweaty people together in five hotels is just not a good idea. So, DragonCon has gone virtual! In the FIRST episode of…

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    Quickies: Remembering Chadwick Boseman, a new march on Washington, and counting pandemic deaths…

    It’s been another fairly difficult week here in the Unites States. I’m pretty sure I don’t even have the spoons to cover it and do it justice. So really, here are just a few things that currently have my attention. Many people are sharing some of the most heartwarming videos of the luminous Chadwick Boseman in the wake of the…

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    Quickies: We Present a Special Post-DragonCon Cute Animal Friday

    Oh my goooooosh, it’s been so long. I haven’t abandoned you! Well, not entirely. I had two weeks of family gatherings, grant proposal deadlines, first classes of the semester, and DragonCon. It was…. well, busy is an understatement. I’m keeping it light and fun today because I need it. #selfcare A new religion is born! Well, not really. But the…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies! Genderbending at Dragon*Con, Feminist Bikini Leia, and the Bad Type of Conformity

    Sunday Funny: The Radical Empiricist (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Teen Skepchick Sex Ed with James Dobson: In Which Conformity Leads us to Ruin our Bodies Through Drugs and Also Fail to Stand Up to the Evil Atheist Professor Conformity will kill you, kids! But only a very specific kind of conformity. A Non-Exhaustive List of Things which will Turn…

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  • Events

    Party with the Stars

    And by stars, I mean the REAL stars. Like those ones full of hydrogen and helium and a little bit of everything else? We’ll be partying with those astronomical bodies in Atlanta once again the night before Dragon*Con. You’re invited! The Sixth Annual Atlanta Star Party is being held at Emory University’s Math and Science Center at 7pm on August…

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    EVENT: Atlanta Star Party–Tickets Going Fast

    Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. If you’re going to DragonCon or if you’ll be in Atlanta August 29 for any other reason, get your Star Party tickets now before they’re sold out. The Atlanta Star Party is a popular annual stargazing cocktail party for charity. For $60, you get food and soft drinks (alcoholic drink tickets are available as well), presentations and demos by astronomers,…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: September 9 – September 15 on the Skepchick Network

    Guys, the news is terrible. Don’t read the news. Put down the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or whatever fancy pants newspaper you read in the morning. Just sidle on up to your computer and check out what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick All That Bloody Woo Did you know that your blood type…

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    ICYMI: August 19 – August 25 on the Skepchick Network

    Look! On your computer/smart phone/tablet screen! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…highlights from the Skepchick Network! Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: The Problem with Dinosaurs Eddy explains the many problems with determining dinosaur species. Modern Mythology: 8-10 Glasses of Water a Day Melanie takes on this water myth and explains how too much water can be bad for you. The…

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