• Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: September 29 – October 5 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Bohemian Gravity Explained, or, What is String Theory? Avery explains the science behind Bohemian Gravity. The Physics Philes, lesson 67: I-Beam, You-Beam, We-All-Beam for…Physics! Mindy starts her study of elasticity and equilibrium in squishy objects. Speak Your Mind: Shut. It. Down. Have you been effected by the government shutdown? Mad Art Lab How to Go to…

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  • Feminism

    Please Don’t Try Again Later

    TW for Sexual Assault & Sexual Coercion If you haven’t yet heard, Kickstarter was used as a platform to launch a so-called “seduction guide.” Not long before the Kickstarter ended (and funded well above and beyond its goal, to boot) some of us started to notice that there was something very, very wrong with what was being said by the…

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  • ReligionCrowdfunding Religion

    IndieUhOh: Crowdfunding Exotic Vacations–err, Religious Missions?

    Ah, the wisdom of crowds! Two heads are better than one, so hundreds of heads must be super friggin’ smart. As we know from experience, people getting together always results in really smart things being done. Er, most of the time. Sometimes. Once in a while? Anyway, we’ve seen before that crowdfunding has the potential to do great stuff, like…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 8.22

    On August 22nd, 565 CE, the earliest known allegation of a “monster” in the River Ness was reported by St. Columbia. Of course, you all know what happens to that story hundreds of years later. In science history, in 1989 the first ring of Neptune was discovered via Voyager 2. (And now I have the Interplanet Janet song in my…

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