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  • QuickiesPhoto of Perseverance Landing site on Mars labelled "Octavia E. Butler Landing"

    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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  • Anti-Science

    #AskAChemist: The LA treatment

    This is the first installment of Ask A Chemist. Here’s a question received from LA peep @SurlyAmy… L.A. Valley is switching from chlorine to chloramine to clean up the water system (which will also make tastier water) and of course people are FREAKING OUT. Some people are even sending emails in ALL CAPS. What’s the deal? ‘Tis true, various LA County Waterworks Districts (LACWDs)…

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  • Science

    The Memory of Water

    This post was originally posted over on Mad Art Lab and serves as your periodic reminder to visit the Lab to see what happens when you mix artists, critical thinkers and scientists together. (Hint: You get something awesome.) Now please enjoy my interpretation, both in text and in paint of The Memory of Water. ______________ The main premise behind the…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: January 5 – January 11 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Eavesdropping on Computers for Fun and Profit Elisheba discusses a new paper that analyzes the noises created by computers. How Our Stance on Bullying Echoes the Adult World Grimallkin has noticed parallels between how we handle bullying and the criminal justice system, and it’s not flattering. The United States: Where Men are Men and Women are…

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  • Anti-Science

    Boiling Water Tricks!

    Over the past several days, thanks to the polar vortex, America has been frozen into their houses. Blind with boredom, one of us realized that if you throw boiling water into painfully cold air, it turns into steam. AND AMERICA HAD A NEW HOBBY. So over at our sister site, Mad Art Lab, the imitable Ryan Consell made a video…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: December 30 – January 5 on the Skepchick Network

    Well hello, everyone! I see you survived New Year’s Eve more or less in one piece, and I could not be happier. Now that your week-long hangover has subsided, you can catch up on what you missed on the Skepchick Network.

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: October 14 – October 20 on the Skepchick Network

    Good morning! It’s time to arise, brush your teeth, and read the awesome posts you missed last week on the Skepchick Network.

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: August 19 – August 25 on the Skepchick Network

    Look! On your computer/smart phone/tablet screen! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…highlights from the Skepchick Network!

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