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    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Christian Advertising, Amazing Supergirl Cosplay, Pies You Can Make with Your Kiddos, and more!

    Sunday Funny: What it’s like. (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Teen Skepchick Constructive Criticism: Christian Advertising Elizabeth comes up with some ways Christians might be better able to convert people. Mad Art Lab The Mysteries of Antikythera The mystery of the Anthikythera Mechanism was thought to be unsolvable…until it wasn’t. When Memory Has Gone: The Neuroscience of Suzanne Corkin Much…

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    How To Move a (Robotic) Arm with Only Your Brain

    The merging of brains with computers and machines is a common trope in science fiction, and any time I read an article with a headline about mind-reading computers it hits both my “so cool” and “so creepy” buttons at the same time. Journalist Malcolm Gay’s first book “The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines” takes…

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    On Setting The “Universal Sex Difference” Bar Way Too Low

    This post was co-written by Veronica Berglyd Olsen and Will Robertson. Studies about brains, gender, and sex always seem to make headlines somewhere. Recently, the Washington Post and many other news sources reported a new study that found brains don’t belong to either a distinct “male” or “female” category: instead, our brains are a big continuum or “mosaic” of features.…

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    It’s the Sundaylies, with Ashley Madison, A Guide to Menstruation, and Chipotle’s GMOs

    Sunday Funny: Exoplanet names. (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick Ashley Madison: Protecting Those We Dislike Elizabeth explains why it’s important to protect the rights of everybody, even if they are doing something we disapprove of. Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Neuroscience and Music with Special guest Indre Viskontas The gang talk neuroscience and music with Indre Viskontas! Escéptica A Skeptic’s…

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    ICYMI: December 8 – December 14 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 77: Return of Hooke’s Law Mindy continues her lessons in periodic motion. Mad Art Lab Lab Track: Make a Circuit with Me Ashley highlights a song from the 1970s that makes extensive use of electrical engineering imagery. A Brief Overview of Last Night’s Twitter Fiasco and Why Blocking is Important Elizabeth explains why changes…

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    Brain Gender

    Essentialist Neuroscience

    Despite the best efforts of a few awesome scholars, essentialism is alive and well in the neurosciences. An article posted on Salon on August 5 describes the results of a study in Behavioral Brain Research wherein the authors reviewed research done on sex/gender (they conflate the two) differences in a decision-making experiment known as the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). The…

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    Video: Evo Psych panel at SkepchickCon 2013

    We are working away at video editing and transcription of the panels, workshops, and demos that were part of SkepchickCon, the science and skepticism track of CONvergence, held over this past July 4th weekend. I’ll post them as we finish them. The Evolutionary Psychology panel has apparently already been generating some discussion, based not on the content of the panel…

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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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