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Guest Post: That Day I Went to the Dentist in China

A guest post by Marcus: The “trembling” as I have so-named that certain sense of dread associated with the prospect of visiting a Chinese hospital, started not two weeks ago with an ominous, rumbling feeling emanating from my back teeth. If one were to assign pathetic fallacy to the actual …

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Guest Post: The Importance of the Scientific Method in Real Life

A post by Liminality: There’s a lot more to science than just the academic and professional side, science is about discovering the world, even if it’s just on a personal level. It’s very interesting to see how kids are constantly asking, testing, and creating; it’s all a process to uncover …

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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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Guest Post: Plasmids, and why they’re so good for you

A guest post by Ine: Well, maybe not exactly you, but probably someone you know. Indeed, their life may even depend upon them. But let us first back up a bit, to get some background on these "plasmids" and the technology around them. During the 60's, a lot of biotechnological …

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Guest Post: Wiping Out on the Crimson Wave

A guest post by Elly P.: Psychologically speaking, humans have an aversion to blood because blood is generally not a good sign. If someone is bleeding, it means they're hurt. Women all over the world know that the sight of blood doesn’t necessarily imply death or dying. We deal with …

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Guest Post: In Two Boxes at Once

A guest post by Lizzy Hiatt: Very few of us fit into neat little boxes. That has to be one of the best parts of being human. For example, I like hipster-ish folk music and Rihanna, and generally I don’t really try to puzzle out what this means about me. …

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Guest Post: My Body is a Cage: Girls, Science Fiction, and John Carter

A guest post by Alyssa: Note: There are no spoilers here for John Carter or Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars.  Well, except that there’s a princess and the story is set on Mars. The Barsoom series is an almost forgotten piece of vintage science fiction written by Tarzan …

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Guest Post: Samus Aran – Friend or Foe to Feminism?

A guest post by Edward Strickson: Back in 1984, the game Metroid was brewed in the steaming cappuccino of Nintendo, and with it came one of the first female protagonists in gaming. Samus Aran, alas, was not revealed to be a woman until the end of the game, and the …

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