Kate Donovan's Posts

Teen Skepchick Interviews: Jamion, Janeth, and Eclasia

Teen Skepchick Interviews: Jamion, Janeth, and Eclasia

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. These three women are part of the Women’s Leadership Project, an feminist service learning program in South Los Angeles. The WLP has been in operation since 2006, and helps encourage and guide young women of color in their own a... »

Oscillo: Old Mistakes, Modern Myths

Oscillo: Old Mistakes, Modern Myths

In 1917, the Spanish flu killed off huge swathes of the population–more than the first world war had. It was terrifying, and everyone wanted a solution, right now. And Joseph Roy thought he had it. When looking at the blood of flu patients, he noticed what appeared to be a wiggly–oscillating–bacteria, which he called oscillococcus. He claimed to have found the same wiggly stuff i... »

It’s a Star!

It’s a Star!

A few weeks ago, I adopted a star. I’m quite a proud parent. And you can be too! »

So You Want to Be A Blogger?

So You Want to Be A Blogger?

It’s a new year! You have opinions and things to say, and you’re going to blog! It’s been resolution-ed! Er….resolved. So, how do you do it? I humbly propose some ways to make your voice heard on the interwebz. »

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

I write in a lot of places. I’m on the Patheos Channel as a contributor on Friendly Atheist. I guest post at The Heresy Club. I’m the other blogger at Ashley Miller’s on FreethoughtBlogs. I’m the Communications & Marketing intern at Foundation Beyond Belief. I’m not writing this for some sort of bragging rights. In all honesty, I’m doing too much, and in the... »

Eating Disorders: The Stories We Tell

Eating Disorders: The Stories We Tell

When I committed to writing in the Teen Skepchick Eating Disorders series, I said I’d write about personal experiences. After all, I do already. It wasn’t going to be too hard to do it again, right? But that’s not true, and it never works like that. I told this story yesterday. Unexpectedly. I’ve never told it in its entirety before. It is, ultimately, why I quit dancing. [... »

Research and Pirates Who Participate

Research and Pirates Who Participate

So there’s this study, someone says. It proves this fantastical thing! Ummmm. Okay. What does that even mean? Well, science doesn’t prove things.  Proofs are, after all, a mathematical concept. But what makes a good study? Below, I talk about designing a good Participants section. In honor of Wednesday’s Talk Like A Pirate Day, they’re based around a fictional study involvi... »

Why We Write

Why We Write

“I write because it’s really hard to yell at everyone in person.” –Me, every time someone asks why I blog. Six months ago I began writing at Teen Skepchick. Prior to that, I’d had an anonymous blog with a handful of readers, a fact I hadn’t even shared with my friends. Now, I write at five different locations (Hi there, Friendly Atheist, Heresy Club, Foundation ... »

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