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    What Is Sonic The Hedgehog Really About?

    I grew up playing Sonic the Hedgehog in the 90’s. I wasn’t very good, but it was good at keeping my brother and me occupied while our parents were doing adult things like mowing the lawn and drinking coffee. When they announced a Sonic movie, I was a little skeptical because of the fond memories I had, but I shrugged…

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    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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    Women are just too hard to create, says billion-dollar video game company

    If you’re hearing a lot about video games lately, it’s probably because the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is happening this week. This is when game developers, reviewers, and other gaming industry professionals get together to nerd out about upcoming video games. (Of course, I say “nerd out” fondly, as it has been a lifelong dream of mine…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies: Neuroembryology, Mayan Gods, Summer Break, Slightly Used Trumpets, and Game of Thrones

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Neuroembryology, Mayan Gods, Summer Break, Slightly Used Trumpets, and Game of Thrones

    Sunday Funny: Where is Everybody? (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 100: Need for Wave Speed II Mindy marks her 100th Physics Philes with a discussion of wave speed Mad Art Lab Today, I Solved the Internet [With honest enthusiasm] Ryan solved the internet. Neuroembryology in Wartime: Rita Levi-Montalcini and the Discovery Of Nerve Growth Factor Dale tells…

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    Top Video Games of 2013

    It’s the end of the year! That means it’s time for lists! Hooray! I was a big gamer growing up, but once I got to college, I got sick of being harassed for daring to be a woman who plays video games and basically stopped gaming for years. I finally got back into gaming, and so I’m going to share my…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: September 22 – September 28 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: September 22 – September 28 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 66: Walk the Plank! Mindy continues her discussion of center of gravity. Speak Your Mind: Your Brain on Blogging Does writing help you make better arguments? Rape as Backstory: Not Buying It Women have to be hurt to be considered strong? Olivia is so over that. Mad Art Lab Brian Cox Paper Doll Here…

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    Zombies, parasites, ants, and brains

    I’ve posted a few things before from the Breaking Bio group that I participate in, which is basically an online coffee house brew pub where a bunch of my biology friends get together and talk about cool research.  I thought you might enjoy this interview with a researcher that works on ZOMBIE FUNGUS. We interviewed David Hughes (@zombieantguy): entomologist, parasitologist, and…

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    ICYMI: June 2 – June 8 on the Skepchick Network

    Got a case of the Mondays? Check out these Skepchick Network posts. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 51: Pipe Dreams Mindy continues her quest for physics knowledge with an explanation of torque. Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to the DSM) Olivia summaries the changes to the DSM, for those who are interested. The Risk of Honesty Olivia knows that if potential employers were…

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