Furiosa belt poished and buffed
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Furiosa’s Belt – I made a thing and you can have it.

TL/DR version: Skepchick Auction here for Furiosa belt crest to fund Convergence programming. Ends Sunday at 9:00pm ET For those of you that haven’t seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet, I am saddened by your impoverished existence. It is likely the finest 90 minutes of vehicle-base combat you will ever see. …

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Mad Max is The Littlest Hobo

There has been a little bit of debate about whether Mad Max – Fury Road was wrong, like someone made a horrible mistake and they released the wrong movie.  It’s supposed to be about Max, right? His name is right there in the title. Fury Road, though, is much more …

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BiologyFeaturedfeminismFilmMedicineReligionScienceSkepticism

The Knick on Showtime – Your New TV Habit

I hope you had a merry Christmas/Newtonmas/Whatevermas! If you are lucky enough to have some time off now and want a new show to watch for 8+ hours in a row, I am your pusherman.

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Let Trans Artists Tell Trans Tales

This is a guest post by Dori Mooneyham. Dori is a bi, poly, trans woman studying counseling and psychology in Texas. She’s also the host of Secular Shethinkers, a podcast and blog about social justice and fangirling from a non-religious perspective. In the past year or two, society has seen …

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Content Note: Rape, incest, homophobia, gendered insults, potential anorexia, sleep disorders Spoiler’s From Last Night’s Episode Ahead Fresh from last season’s crowd-surfing, white savior finale (and just as our hearts were beginning to heal after the Red Wedding), Game of Thrones is back for more action, incest, and just plain …

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From Sailor Mercury to Twilight Sparkle: The Top Nine Cartoon Girl Scientists

For any kid born after 1970, cartoons were where we sought our future.  They taught us how ideals tumbled against each other under the strain of adventure and discovery, and gave us a whimsical glimpse of what we might become.  And for a long while, if you were a girl, …

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AstronomyFilm

#MALCosmos Live-Tweet Recap

Last night, a modern reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic TV show Cosmos, hosted by the very worthy Neil deGrasse Tyson, premiered on like eleventy billion channels. No word yet on how many tuned in, but I like to think that it was more than the Superbowl. Did you catch it …

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Sun - cheddar & clementine, Mercury - red grape & blue cheese, Venus - Havarti on wheat cracker, Earth - Kiwi & Blueberries, Mars - Pecan cracker with blue cheese & dried cranberries, Jupiter - Chipotle/cranberry cheddar on breton cracker, Saturn - Apple round with cheddar rings, Uranus - Blueberry goat cheese on cracker with apple rings, Neptune - Colby-jack cheese on apple round, Stars - star fruit
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An Oscars-Inspired Dinner

I didn’t watch the Oscars this past Sunday, but I couldn’t avoid catching some of the buzz via Facebook and my other social media channels. By far my favorite thing to show up in my feed on Oscars night were–unsurprisingly–food related! My friend Laura Hepburn Engert planned a nine-course meal …

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