Amy Roth's Posts

A Love Letter To Our DDoS Hackers

A Love Letter To Our DDoS Hackers

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Can you feel it? The air smells sweet, like a hollow, two dollar, white-chocolate heart. I look forward to biting into it with my pointy little teeth. This time of year, like every time of year, we draw a lot of attention to ourselves at the Skepchick Network for being a fierce and outspoken, lady-run blog. We bring up controv... »

The Memory of Water

The Memory of Water

The main premise behind the practice of homeopathy is that water has a memory. Homeopathy as “medicine” is created by introducing an ingredient or specific chemical into a water or alcohol base that would cause the symptoms (in a healthy person) that you are trying to cure in a sick person. The water or alcohol is mixed with this symptom-inducing-chemical and then shook and reduced, an... »

The (Un)Censorship Project

The (Un)Censorship Project

Introducing the (Un)censorship Project!   This post, including the digital imagery, was created by Skepchick, Melanie. It was originally posted over on Skepchick but we feel that it truly qualifies as art and should get its 15 minutes over here in the Lab too. In fact, it might even fit into Lauren’s collage project! Enjoy!     ________________________       Ori... »

Art That Will Trick Your Eyes

Art That Will Trick Your Eyes

You know that old saying, “you can’t believe everything you see?” It’s very true. Sometimes we can use art to teach us a lesson about magic, being skeptical and why you shouldn’t believe everything you see. Our eyes are selfish and needy and want to see all the primary colors at all times. The primary colors are red, blue and yellow and are used by our palettes and ou... »

Guest Post: Islamic Art and the Smithsonian Celestial Globe

Guest Post: Islamic Art and the Smithsonian Celestial Globe

This is a guest post from Skepchick Network contributor Benny! Benny is best know for his writing on Queereka and we were thrilled when he asked us to post this article on islamic art and it’s link to astronomy. Enjoy! From Benny: Since I am attending a Catholic college we are required to take two religion classes as part of our general degree requirements. Luckily the types of classes that ... »

Happy Sloth Day and Merry Slothmas

Happy Sloth Day and Merry Slothmas

I heard through the grapevine that it is sloth day. I have not bothered to verify this, instead I simply present to you a drawing I did where I reclaim Christmas for the sloths.  Scroll down to bask in the glory of the sloth!   Did I mention I turned it into an ornament? Happy Sloth day and merry Slothmas to all!   Ornaments are available in my etsy shop. »

The Brain Gallery Project

The Brain Gallery Project

The fabulous Jennifer Ouellette just tweeted about an interested project that combines art, science, sense of self and you guessed it, brains. The Brain Gallery Project is part of the Brain Observatory at UC San Diego and is interested in “how people picture their mind.” The Brain Gallery Project has done this by creating an interactive project that incorporates a drawing tool that all... »

Migraine Aura

Migraine Aura

Migraines are somewhat mysterious, vicious, angry infiltrators that can cause debilitating pain and a myriad of other symptoms. If you experience migraines you may be nodding your head in agreement right now. But if you don’t suffer from migraines you may be shrugging and saying to yourself, “oh come on, everyone gets headaches.” But migraines are often much more than just headac... »

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