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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Protests in Puerto Rico, Deadly Anti-vaxxer, Border Patrol agent opens up…

    Quickies: Protests in Puerto Rico, Deadly Anti-vaxxer, Border Patrol agent opens up…

    It’s Friday and I’m jetting off to yet another conference today (gotta hustle for that tenure) but I’m stopping in quickly to share a few stories that have been of interest this past week. Thanks to the folks joining us over at Discord for helping, especially on weeks like this when I’m not paying the best attention to the world!…

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  • SciencePhoto of Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse

    Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse

    I love to procrastinate. Actually, no. I hate it. But my brain is just SO good at getting me into that mode. So I totally understand if you are just now realizing that one of the biggest astronomical events of a lifetime is happening just a few days from now. If you’re not already tuned in to all things astronomy,…

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  • SciencePhoto of Bang Zoom to the Moon!

    Bang Zoom to the Moon!

    Greetings, my fellow travelers on this tiny little planet. We received an interesting question here on Skepchick ¬†about the formation of the Moon. I got a little busy with the whole dissertation-writing thing, but I’m back to tell you about the somewhat violent formation of the Earth’s famous natural satellite.

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  • SciencePhoto of Join the Million Crater Challenge and win Prizes

    Join the Million Crater Challenge and win Prizes

    Xposted from Mad Art Lab. It's global astronomy month and our pal Pamela Gay in cooperation with CosmoQuest wants you to know about a very cool amateur astronomy project. Not only will this project allow you to do some actual science but it can net you some pretty sweet prizes too.

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  • Your Fingertip to the Moon

    I’m reading Simon Singh’s The Big Bang at the moment (only because I’ve already devoured our current Skepchick Book). In the beginning, he discusses how the Greeks first began to scientifically determine the nature of our solar system using little besides logic, math, a stick, and a fingertip. For instance, if you go outside tonight and point your finger at…

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