• Activism

    Step Away From Your Z-Pack…

      Our president is going to get people killed. I don’t say this lightly. His actions today fall nothing short of reckless. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted: ….be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE! @US_FDA @SteveFDA @CDCgov @DHSgov — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2020 Yes, calling for the FDA to act…

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  • Meta Stuff

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Refugee Nation, Naked Trump, Singing Your Love for Calculus, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Resting Geek Face. (via Wondermark) Teen Skepchick Awesome Sauce Music Friday: I Love Calculus The Joan Jett/math crossover you didn’t know you needed. Mad Art Lab Make It Stranger Stranger Things meets typography to make the perfect nostalgia storm. Do You Have a Flag? The Olympics put a spotlight on refugee athletes, and now they have a flag…

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  • Skepticism

    Toxic Wine! A Case of Arsenic

    I emerged from SkepchickCon at ChiFi to find the world’s cheap wine drinkers in an uproar over recent findings that certain cheap wines contain arsenic. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against 28 wineries, including Charles Shaw (the makers of Two-Buck Chuck), claiming the wines contain trace amounts of arsenic. Since then, wineries have begun to dispute the claims, saying…

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  • Featured

    Articles About Beer You Should Stop Reading Immediately

    A list of eight beers “you should stop drinking immediately” went around earlier last year and even ended up in my inbox a few times, but I didn’t imagine something so silly could have serious traction among the pretty geeky and science-savvy scene that is the craft beer drinking community. It seems I was wrong. The article has been making…

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  • QuickiesPills

    Quickies: FDA Fails and the Cost of Measles Outbreaks

    Public misinformed about seal of approval from FDA – “Between 2005 and 2011, nearly half of all new drug formulations in the US were approved without companies having to demonstrate a tangible benefit, such as relieving disease symptoms, extending life, or improving someone’s ability to go about normal activities.” I was a weight loss success story – Criss’s photos documenting…

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  • Pain, Drugs, and the Joy of Online Discussions

    Something happened yesterday that made me want to discuss a number of issues here, but I’m not sure if I can get them all into one post. I’ll try, anyway. A few days ago at SkepchickCon (which was amazing and which I will try to post about later), I was having drinks with Greg Laden, Pamela Gay, and a few…

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