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    Quickies: Helping Jackson, reimagining space, and vaccinating Dolly Parton

    Happy International Women’s Day! Jackson, Mississippi, has been experiencing a water crisis for three weeks now, dating back to the winter storm that paralyzed Texas and other southern states. However, they’ve not gotten nearly the same amount of attention. Here is one way you can help a group that’s been working to help people on the ground. The Perseverance landing…

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    Quickies Goes to (Virtual) DragonCon!

    Normally I’d be passing off the Quickies today as I would be in Atlanta, Georgia, for the annual DragonCon, a fan-run 80,000+ person mega-geek event. However… 2020 is doing its 2020 thing, and jamming tens of thousands of sweaty people together in five hotels is just not a good idea. So, DragonCon has gone virtual! In the FIRST episode of…

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    Quickies: Ally work for Non-Natives, sugar in space rocks, and silly trucks…

    Good morning, all! It’s a holiday weekend in the US, and I’m drowning under a pile of end-of-semester grading for which I have no one to blame but myself. So it’ll be a short one… In the US? Eyeing those Thanksgiving leftovers? If you’re non-Native, it’s not too late to do one (or more) of these 6 things that every…

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    Quickies: On the GM strike, Mauna Kea, vaping illnesses, Alexa making a bad nurse

    How are you all on this fine Friday? I’m just peachy. MMMMM PEACHES. No, seriously, if you haven’t already read Melanie’s roundup of articles relating to the latest push for impeachment of the Orange Mussolini, I encourage you to check it out, especially the call to action to encourage your representatives to keep putting pressure on this investigation. In other…

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    ICYMI: November 17 – November 23 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 74: The Motion of Planets Mindy reviews the three laws of planetary motion. Speak Your Mind: Mars v. Saturn NASA is facing tough budget decisions. Which planet should we continue to explore? Mad Art Lab Happy Sloth Day and Merry Slothmas Amy celebrates Sloth Day with art! Art Inquisition: What’s that Sound? What makes…

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    ICYMI: November 10 – November 16 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 73: In Orbit Ever wonder how satellites stay in orbit? Mindy has the answer. Speak Your Mind: Atheist Church Are “atheist churches” a good idea? Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pokéballs What do we need to do to make pokéballs real? Mad Art Lab Trick or Treat…or BRAINS! This is how Gigi and family did…

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    ICYMI: June 23 – June 29 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! Nice to see you! Here’s a big list of posts for you to read. Have fun! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 54: Axis in Motion Mindy keeps on in her study of physics. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: The Shift of Control Self-help tripe internalizes external influences, which puts the blame for bad stuff exactly where it doesn’t…

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    ICYMI: December 16 – December 22 on the Skepchick Network

    Happy Christmas/Newton-mas Eve! What? Did you think that just because it’s holiday time that I’d forget about you? Never! Enjoy these selections from the Skepchick Network!

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