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Berlin’s #boycottairbnb Targets Tourists and Rising Rents

The latest in a string of cities with grassroots movements against the adverse effects of online property rental services, some Berlin residents have hitched up to the #boycottairbnb wagon in a rather noticeable way. Over the last week, advertisements have been pasted on walls and over other ads throughout Berlin in …

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The Makers’ Hustle

I made a thing! A thing FOR a thing, really. Amy’s been working on a new podcast called the Makers’ Hustle, and was ready to get it out there FAST. So the thing I made was cover art for a podcast that, at the time, had no episodes, a bare-bones website, and …

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Is #TrumpPence Trolling, or Being Trolled?

SCENE: a marketing meeting at Trump 2016 HQ/secret lair Director: Okay, folks, I know the big guy said he was gonna postpone the VP announcement because of that whole Nice, thing, but he’s gone ahead and done it anyway. Whatever you’ve got for a Trump/Pence ’16 logo, he wants six to choose …

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We missed you at CONvergence!
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New Paper Doll! Flat Matt

Our fabulous collection of scientist paper dolls has a new addition: physicist Matt Lowry! Matt teaches high school and college physics, spreading SCIENCE! throughout the land and fomenting awesomeness in our future. A self-described skeptic, he believes in Carl Sagan’s adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” He describes his teaching-by-example style …

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Launch Your Own (Paper) Rocket

Last weekend at CONvergence, we got to do a science! A lot of sciences, really. In the Skepchick Space Lab, folks made handheld comets, built kaleidoscopes, constructed little bridges, launched hot air balloons, and loaded paper airplanes with cargo. And down in Connie’s Quantum Sandbox, we had Paper Rocket Races! …

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Pretzel Roll: The Musical

In which we have far too much time on our hands on a road trip, and get a series of songs about food out of it. Variations On the CONvergence Theme: How Do We Get There? Two Days in a Car with Canadians Starring: Ryan Consell and Jim Tigwell Also Appearing: …

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NASA WANTS YOU, YES YOU
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Scenes from a MAL: NASA Wants YOU!

Sometimes we get a little excited about things on the MAL backchannel, where we all use as a nerdy playground full of of resources, links, and gifs. So last week when NASA released these awesome new posters, there was some squeeing. From: Jim, along with the original link NASA wants Mars explorers, …

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WIP Weekend: Samus’ Varia Suit from Metroid

Okay, so this isn’t my own WIP, but I’ve been watching the progress of this amazing costume and it’s too good to keep hidden until CONvergence. My friend Danielle Price is building Samus Aran’s Varia Suit from the Metroid series of video games. It’s a significant undertaking, in the works for …

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