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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Copper’s virus-killing secrets, audio fantasy novel, and Cute Animal Weekend

    Quickies: Copper’s virus-killing secrets, audio fantasy novel, and Cute Animal Weekend

    The husband is making chocolate chip pancakes, and the dogs are snoozing on top of each other next to me. Enjoy the little things that can bring a bit of piece and joy to all this! Okay, enough sappy shit… here are some note-worthy stories from the week: Poll shows that 80% of people in the US are at the…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies, with Twitter Choose Your Own Adventure, American Discipline, and Three-Headed Dogs

    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Twitter Choose Your Own Adventure, American Discipline, and Three-Headed Dogs

    Sunday Funny: Human Subjects (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick Cryptophile: Cerberus Eddy explores the possibility of a real life Cerberus. Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast — Brainwaves! Ashley takes one for the team and test drives a ‘brainwave’ enhancement product. Twitter Poll Text Adventure Ethan takes Choose Your Own Adventure stories to social media, with delightful results. The Bacteria Chlamydia…

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  • ActivismPhoto of The Highlander Rule of PoCs

    The Highlander Rule of PoCs

    There’s been a long acknowledged rule when it comes to people of color (PoCs) being involved in things. “Things”? What kind of “things”? How about the boards of tech companies? Darold Cuba states in The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley’s Quiet Racism that “Just three companies—Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce.com—have a black or Hispanic person on their boards.” Emphasis totally added, y’all. The Chemical…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: July 28 – August 3 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: July 28 – August 3 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Man of Steel Eddy is not impressed with the new Superman movie. The Ten Best Things About CFI’s Student Leadership Conference Avery went to the CFI Youth Leadership Conference and provides a rundown of the event. On Vaccinations Beccy laments the increase in preventable diseases in the UK, but also provides some good news. Mad…

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  • Afternoon InquisitionPhoto of Sunday AI: When has your curiosity gotten the better of you?

    Sunday AI: When has your curiosity gotten the better of you?

    I was looking up a reference book on Amazon, and it happened again. Amazon recommended a book for me that was so strange, I couldn’t resist the temptation to download it. Today, it was a book about were-spiders.  I had to buy it. Because….WERESPIDERS.   I can’t wait to find out what kind of webs they spin.

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