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Science Sunday: The Diversity of Animal Sex

As many of you are aware of, sex is kind of a big deal for humans. To the surprise of absolutely no one it’s a big deal for other species too, if not for the same reasons.  Sex is for many animals the only way to get offspring. So the …

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Science Sunday: Try This at Home Edition

Now, most of Teen Skepchick’s readers and contributors love science- but how many of us actually do science in our own homes? This would also be a great way to introduce little Skepchicks and Skepdudes to science- so if you’re looking for some easy home experiments to do (think: Mentos …

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Science Sunday: Morlocks – The Future of Human Evolution?

Let’s battle the depressing news that America is still neglecting climate change subjects and project into a future where none of that matters. I’ve recently finished reading H.G. Wells’ classic ‘The Time Machine’, where humankind has evolved into two distinct races, if not species. But is this likely to happen? …

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Science Sunday: Self Defence!

Much in the way that humans might carry pepper spray or learn martial arts, plants and animals also have their own unique and interesting defence mechanisms. You might not catch a fig trying to karate chop you- but the flora and fauna of the natural world have found varied and …

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Science Sunday: Four Stars, One Planet

While the crowd sourcing of science might be a relatively new idea, the rise of amateur astronomers has certainly made the lives of those scouring the skies a little easier. When huge sections of the heavens have to be checked, there are hundreds of people with telescopes ready more than …

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Science Sunday: Water on Mars Edition

Any of you who have been paying attention to science news over the last few days will probably have heard what the Curiosity rover has been discovering on Mars. You know, that distant planet it’s basically live streaming data from. You may have been misled by the title, as water …

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Science Sunday: Why The Natural History Museum Is Awesome

I went to London recently as a pit stop on my way to Belgium, not because it’s halfway down, but because there’s a stretch of sea I have to cross to get to mainland Europe and the capital’s got a famous train line that does just that. The last time …

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Science Sunday: The Problem With Dinosaurs

I actually wrote this piece back in March as an entry into the wellcome science writing competition in association with The Observer newspaper. However, the site recently posted their shortlist of potential winners and I wasn’t among them, so now you get the pleasure of reading a post covered in …

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