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Gillard on Misogyny

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is the country’s first female leader, and she showed this week that she won’t stand for misogyny. In a male-dominated profession such as politics, she has shown considerable audacity to pull the leader of the Australian opposition up for his inappropriate statements towards her and …

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Science Sunday: Water on Mars Edition

Any of you who have been paying attention to science news over the last few days will probably have heard what the Curiosity rover has been discovering on Mars. You know, that distant planet it’s basically live streaming data from. You may have been misled by the title, as water …

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Podcasts, Glorious Podcasts!

Being in production of our first TS podcast inspired me to make a summary of some of the best science and scepticism related podcasts I’ve come across- to help everyone else occupy themselves during dull hours of cleaning and walking places. I’ve been consistently surprised by the amount of people …

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Suspension of Disbelief: I Am Number Four

This week’s fictional outing with Teen Skepchick: I Am Number Four- the book one- by Pittacus Lore. Okay, ‘Pittacus Lore‘. If you like aliens, magic, teen fiction, and good quality, accessible writing… You’ll probably like this!

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Science Sunday: Vicious Virus Edition

Most disease-causing (pathogenic) organisms- such as bacteria- exhibit the characteristics of living things such as respiration, excretion, growth etc. This is why viruses are so awesome- reproduction is the only true characteristic of life which they exhibit. Alive or not, these nifty micro-organisms are super interesting, so read on to …

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Natural Remedies: Help or Hindrance?

As a skeptic, it is very easy to look upon natural remedies in an entirely cynical and pessimistic way. We so often see quack cures and the exploitation of the word “natural” that it’s almost a knee-jerk reaction to dismiss every home cure, herb or remedy. Was everything your granny …

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Medical Madness: Pregnancy and Childbirth Edition

This week’s medical madness involves crazy cures relating to pregnancy and childbirth. Did you ever wonder what women did before the days of epidurals and top-notch medical care? Yeah, feel sorry for them. Trigger warning: Miscarriage

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Fabulous Darwin Song

Horrible Histories has done it again! Check out this great song by the team about NA-TU-RAL SEL-EC-TIOOOON.

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