• Meta Stuff

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Peculiar Galaxies, Design Fails, Political Art, and more!

    Sunday Funny: A gift from God. (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Teen Skepchick Hello Teen Skepchick! Meet Alex, one of Teen Skepchick’s new contributors! What Is That? Hoag-Type Galaxies Hoag-type galaxies have made news lately. But what the heck are they? The Year to Come New Teen Skepchick contributor Savannah contemplates the new year and the challenges ahead. Mad Art…

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  • Feminism

    Sexy Manspreading: Don’t Fight The Feeling

    Manspreading is the key to the hearts of women everywhere—at least, that’s the conclusion of a recent Atlantic article, “When Manspreading is Sexy.” It’s based on the findings of a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that men who sat in “expansive postures” got better reactions in speed dating than those who adopted a…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: With Liberty and Internet Access for All Elizabeth discusses the importance of the “open wireless” movement. DBT Skills: Mindfulness Olivia continues her series on DBT skills. Assassins Can’t Be Women? Eddy discusses the sexism behind Assassin’s Creed approach to female characters. Mad Art Lab Nature, Nuture, and Social Justice Elizabeth has thoughts on the “nature vs.…

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  • ICYMI: March 24 – March 30 on the Skepchick Network

    Put down that morning paper. There’s nothing you need to know in there. (Other than people from Cyprus are called Cypriots. Who knew?) Just snuggle down and catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick A Whole-Brain Activity Map, and the Obama Administration The Obama Administration announced a plan to fund a huge effort…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition
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    AI: National Day of Unplugging

    I’d like to claim there was no post yesterday because we were observing the National Day of Unplugging. Um, did you even know there was a National Day of Unplugging this weekend? “The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period – running from sunset to sunset – and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: September 30 – October 6 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! You’re back, I see. Ready to catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. I don’t blame you.

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  • Science

    Roaches and Woodpecker Conservation

    Most humans–and I include quite a few entomologists in that category–love to hate roaches.  This is a sad thing, because the vast majority of roaches never set foot (feet?) in a kitchen.  The few species that tap-dance around in your sugar bowl are just a tiny piece of a huge spectrum of amazing roachy biodiversity in the world.

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  • Brilliant Idea: The 10-Minute Lecture

    Now that I have a nice site for Boston Skeptics, I’ll be posting there more often. When I feel it’s a subject the general Skepchick crowd might also like, I’ll be cross-posting. Those of you in Boston may want to sign up for the RSS over there (or check in over there more often), since I won’t be cross-posting everything…

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