Interviews

Teen Skepchick Interviews: Dana Howell

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. April is Autism Awareness Month, so in addition to posts about common autism-related myths and the latest in autism research, we are inviting autistic …

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ParanormalSkepticism

The Haunted Bathroom

We just moved into an old house, built in 1920, and of course the first questions our friends and family asked were “Has anyone died there? Is it haunted?” I don’t know whether anyone has died here. It’s a 90-year-old house, so it’s not entirely unlikely, I suppose, but I …

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Teen Skepchick Interviews: Erin Mueller

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. When I first found out that Erin had spent a few months doing research in Antarctica (Antarctica!), I knew I had to find out …

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Escape from the Woo Zoo: One Spoonful at a Time

My escape from the Woo Zoo didn’t happen overnight. It did not involve a quick lock pick and zip line from the giraffe feeding trough over the wall to freedom. Instead, my escape was more of a slow digging process that took years. I tunneled out one spoonful at a …

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Science

Science Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Want to hunt for planets around stars or contribute to scientific knowledge about the Milky Way? Participate in a collaborative paleontology research project? Or perhaps you’re dying to do more with botany, genomics, marine biology, zoology, evolutionary biology, ecology, physics, . . . whatever sciencey goodness you’re into, there’s an …

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ScienceSkepticism

Seeing through the Supplement Hype

Will evening primrose oil help with PMS symptoms? How about lavender for depression? If you have ADD/ADHD, should you take omega-3? Will vitamin C help prevent a cold or lessen the symptoms? Can you enhance your budding superpowers with a regular dose of fish oil? In general, do you need …

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God, Pennies, and Spontaneous Human Combustion

Hello, everyone! First, I must confess: I am not a teen. In fact, I wasn’t a teen skeptic either. And that’s why I’m here. To help provide the skeptical resources, information, perspective, and encouragement that I wish I’d had growing up. When I was 15, I began questioning the religion …

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