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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Lights in the sky (for better or for worse) and more…

    Quickies: Lights in the sky (for better or for worse) and more…

    Happy Friday of the first impeachment hearing week! To be honest, I have been way busy at work and have no idea what’s going on with the hearings, save from the few snippets I hear on NPR on my short work commute. Instead, I am at PhysCon, a conference primarily for and by undergraduates in physics. I’m here as my…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Climate Strike, Asteroid Buzz, and the Abuse of Black Women Online…

    Quickies: Climate Strike, Asteroid Buzz, and the Abuse of Black Women Online…

    Fridays are for cute animals, but first, some important reads for the day… The Global Climate Strike happens today as young activists around the world are sick and tired of being handed a planet that is rapidly being changed by human activity in a way that will negatively affect human lives. The largest asteroid to come close to the Earth…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Barrier Busting DJ, Identified Flying Objects, Hacking NASA…

    Quickies: Barrier Busting DJ, Identified Flying Objects, Hacking NASA…

    Hey, y’all. It’s officially summer! Well, in the Northern Hemisphere, at least. Happy winter to our Southern Hemisphere friends! That little fact of opposite hemispheres having opposite seasons is helpful when I teach Astronomy 101. It also makes my geographically diverse Instagram feed confusing at times. Okay, enough chit-chat, we have some news and animals for you…

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    BREAKING: Starbucks to build on Pluto, universe rejoices

    @DrRubidium Maybe 20. ;) — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) July 14, 2015 Plutoppuccinos FOR EVERYBODY!!! #PlutoFlyBy FTW!!! ___________ Featured image is our beautiful Pluto, credited to NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute, from NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter. Neither NASA nor Starbucks have any actual plans for a Starbucks on Pluto. ALLEGEDLY.

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  • Book ClubPhoto of Skepchick Book Club: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

    Skepchick Book Club: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

    Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield, otherwise known as “that Canadian astronaut who made all those neat videos.” I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this book, but it was a quick read. The general consensus from our in-person meeting was that the best parts…

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  • SciencePhoto of Cross Post: Science Education – An Endangered Species?

    Cross Post: Science Education – An Endangered Species?

    This post was originally posted on School of Doubt on 1 May 2013. I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around the attacks on science and science education that have been dog-piling on since the sequester began. It is as if everyone has just lost it all at once. What’s going on? Phil Plait does a nice job of…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of ICYMI: August 26 – September 1 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: August 26 – September 1 on the Skepchick Network

    I have taken time out of my lazy Labor Day weekend to put together this list of sweet, sweet Skepchick Network posts. Just for you. I think you’ll like it.

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Skepchick Quickies 8.13

    Skepchick Quickies 8.13

    Today, August 13, is Left Handers’ Day! I had no idea there were so many interesting words to describe people of the left hand persuasion. Also, I’m happy to let all the Southpaws know that the Leftorium is an actual store. By the way, all of you sent in wonderful links this weekend, I had a lot of fun reading…

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