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Guest Post: Big Bra-ther

A guest post by Kate: You wear bras. Or maybe you don't. Maybe you're male or identify as such, or don't like them, or like camisoles (I'm a fan of the all-purpose stretchy cami myself). Maybe it was hard to decide between front-hooking bras and the back-clasping ones. In all …

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Medical Madness: Plague Cures Edition

In 1347, the Black Death began to sweep through Europe, and by 1348 it crossed the channel to the British Isles. This was the bubonic plague (eek!), so named for the massive swellings (buboes) that the victims developed in their groin and armpit areas. These oozed blood and pus, and …

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Homeopathetic: Part 2

The second half of Teen Skepchick’s full explanation of homeopathy- and why it’s so very nasty. The main reason that scientists cite for opposing the practice and promotion of homeopathy is that there is little evidence to prove that it works at all in treating the symptoms of any disease. …

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Beccy’s Adventures in America-land…

… And the sciency stuff I encountered there. Of course, I was largely there for three things; culture, theme parks, and the best steak ever. But along the way I found myself looking out for pseudoscientific naughtiness- in a foreign land for a change!

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Modern Mythology: Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Modern Mythology is a Teen Skepchick feature in which we try to cut through the woo so you can make informed decisions. If you have any questions, contact us here. When I was working for a women’s rights non-profit a few years ago, I worked with a young woman from …

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Words Better than “Believe”

I wrote last week about how innappropriate it is to use the word believe when talking about science. It was then raised with me over twitter, what words might we be better to use?

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Why “Believe” is not the right word to use.

One of my flatmates is doing a professional health course, and as such has to regularly get some kind of immunity test or vaccination or the like. Tonight at dinner, she was having a bit of a moan about an injection she has to get tomorrow. In the middle of …

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Skeptical Ninja of the Week: Zack Kopplin

It’s never easy to go against the grain, especially in high school. But that is what Zack Kopplin is doing. Zack is 17-year-old high school senior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. What sets him apart from his peers – and why we’re making him this week’s Skeptical Ninja – …

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