Mental HealthSkepticism

Rorschach: Men Who Stare at Blots

Please accurately describe the featured image: A) It’s the Eiffel tower with two crabs waving flags at it! B) It’s my dreams of being a circus clown lying broken on the floor! C) It’s just some ink smeared around, in card ten of the Rorschach test. If you picked C, you’d …

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Interviews

Teen Skepchick Interviews: SB Morgaine

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists, skeptics, and feminists about life, the universe, and everything. SB Morgaine (in the center of the featured image) was on of the American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters at the Reason Rally. As a result …

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InterviewsSpace

Teen Skepchick Interviews: Gwynne Shotwell

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists, skeptics, and feminists about life, the universe, and everything. Gwynne Shotwell is the powerhouse President of SpaceX, (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), a space transport company founded in 2002. She was the seventh employee to …

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SpaceStuff You'll LIke

Awe-stronomy Day

Today is Astronomy Day! Today is a day for stargazing and telescope pointing and squinting into eyepieces and being grouchy when clouds get in your way. It's a day for awe at the night sky, and watching others' faces light up under the stars. So today, let's talk some history, some …

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Stuff You'll LIke

The ICD-10: Struck by a Turtle

Let's set the scene. And while we're at it, let's be dramatic.  A nurse calls, frantically across a crowded room 'Doctor, I've got a W5922XA! Come quickly!' She (In this story, we have gender-stereotype-kicking docs) looks up from a ghastly ill patient and calls back 'Are you sure?! Not a …

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Science

Yuri’s Night

Tonight is Yuri's Night. Fifty-two years ago today, Russian, Yuri Gargarin, was launched into out of Earth's atmosphere–the first person to look down on this pale blue dot from outer space. Years later, scientists, astronomy buffs, and generally cool people gather together to celebrate the monumental occasion. Celebrations take place …

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Feminism

Man Boobz at Northwestern University

Yesterday, David Futrelle of Man Boobz spoke at Northwestern University as part of NU Sex Week. (Fun fact, every single year, Sex Week is scheduled during Wildcat Days, when all prospective students are invited to visit the school with their parents.) His talk was entitled "How to hate women and …

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Escape from the Woo ZooMental Health

Braaaains! Being a Skeptical Mental Health Services Consumer

In 2008, 13.4 percent of adults in the United States recieved treatment for a mental health problem.1 Sure, it's only one country (and one I'm partial to), but it illustrates the point well. A whole lot of us, abroad or not, will seek treatment for mental illness sometime throughout our lives. …

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