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    Pluto

    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 Club

    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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  • Science

    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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  • Skepticism

    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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  • Quickies

    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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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 7.25

    Today in history, the infamous Face on Mars photo was taken by the Viking I. Pareidolia is a hell of a thing! Also, Mozart finished his Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (you should recognize it) and Dylan went electric. Finally, today is the birthday of Rosalind Franklin, one of my science heroes. Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math – “Three…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 7.18

    On this date in 1955, Disneyland opened officially to the public. That’s not too interesting. However, the previous day was the special opening day for invited guestsonly, but it was a fantastic disaster. Thousands of people showed up with counterfeit tickets, ladies’ high heels sunk into the freshly-laid asphalt, and the water fountains were dry due to the plumbers’ strike.…

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  • AI: NASA and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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