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You call that science!?

We are all fans of science here, and most of us are fans of pop culture (I assume.) So it’s always fun to see science captured or involved in popular media. Unfortunately, that often leads to bad science information. We’ve all seen it: rush orders on lab samples making them …

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Mad Art Cast: Do your old favorites hold up?

Ever wonder if your favorite album from high school stands the test of time?  This week our intrepid podcasting crew discusses that very question. SHOW NOTES: Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines info Chioggia Beet Info The Hit Charade     http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/29_MadArtCast_Episode_29_-_Memories_Quickie.mp3

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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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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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