Space

Red (Planet) Rover, Come On Over

On August 5th, something incredible is waiting to be known. NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, will attempt a landing on the Red Planet. The organization’s scientists and space enthusiasts round this blue planet will be gnawing at their nails, as every bit of information we get will be coming with a …

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Activism

Burning Out on Activism

This summer, I nearly gave up. I threw the towel in–always carry a towel–curled up in bed, cried a lot, complained and ranted, and alternately avoided the internet and watched it with morbid curiosity. I came very close to burning out on activism. I wrote a very raw and personal …

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Alternative MedicineAnti-Science

The Daily Woo: Glucosamine & Chondroitin

The Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine (read: psuedoscience), and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an …

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Alternative MedicineAnti-Science

The Daily Woo: The Secret and other Balderdash

The Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine (read: psuedoscience), and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an …

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Alternative MedicineAnti-Science

The Daily Woo: Dangerous Cell Phone Radiation

Your Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine (read: psuedoscience), and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an …

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Alternative MedicineAnti-Science

The Daily Woo: Reiki

The Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine, and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an explanation …

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Stuff You'll LIkeUncategorized

The Interrobang, the Snark, and the Asterism

Guys, I really like punctuation and grammar. I like proper application of language so much that as a university freshman, I volunteered as a copy editor for the school newspaper.  I love when someone recognizes that “Let’s eat Grandma” is not the same as “Let’s eat, Grandma”. The Oxford comma and I …

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SpaceStuff You'll LIke

History Just Happened and You Should Care

T-minus 13 minutes. It’s 2:31 in the morning. I have important exam things tomorrow. But tonight–or really, very early this morning, history is being made. The first privately owned spacecraft is launching to dock with the International Space Station. I am watching it happen, sharing predictions and capital-letter updates with …

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