Reality Checks: The Fappening is Gone, CDC on Vaccinations, and Coral Currents

Reality Checks: The Fappening is Gone, CDC on Vaccinations, and Coral Currents

The subreddit on which the latest spate of celebrity nude photos were leaked has been taken down, but not for the reason you think. (via Jezebel) A CDC report shows what happens when people refuse to vaccinate their kids. (via io9) Coral engineer their own tiny currents. (via Inkfish) How teens are driving the technology of the future. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Neville Wootton via Flickr ... »

The Not So Beautiful Game Step 4: In Which our Narrator Talks about Himself

The Not So Beautiful Game Step 4: In Which our Narrator Talks about Himself

Step 4: Disarm the Obstacles.  Nothing has happened in these 50 pages, so we can all go home early today.  What’s the point of having a book structured in 12 steps if there isn’t enough content for so many sections?  Our filler fluff is surprisingly self-aggrandizing, since it’s all about how all the “gurus” of the pick up movement are now all competing to have Style.... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! A Glorious Dawn Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! A Glorious Dawn Edition

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m sure you have a lot of amazing plans for the weekend, but for right now let’s live in the music. This week we have a relative oldie but goodie. It’s one of the very first Symphony of Science videos, and my personal favorite. Every time I listen to it I’m just filled with wonder and awe at the universe. Sometimes, when life gets you down, that jus... »

Reality Checks: Trans* Rights, a Ferguson Investigation, Juvenile Sexual Assault, and a Mysterious Deep Sea Creature

Reality Checks: Trans* Rights, a Ferguson Investigation, Juvenile Sexual Assault, and a Mysterious Deep Sea Creature

Denmark has one of most progressive policies towards trans* people in the world, but it’s also a definite outlier. (via The Guardian) The Justice Department is launching an investigation into the Ferguson, MO police department. (via CNN) Juvenile detention centers have a serious sexual assault problem. (via Slate) A deep sea creature defies the normal classifications. (via Raw Story) Feature... »

Cryptophile: Griffins

Cryptophile: Griffins

Here at the Skepchick network we love using magical creatures as an excuse to talk about biology. I did it at TS with Tolkien’s giant eagles, Mad Art Lab did it with dragons, and, because it was so much fun, I’ve decided to run with it and start a series of posts about the biology of mythical creatures called cryptophile. Why? Because biology is awesome, and so is folklore. For the few... »

Reality Checks: Dead Sex Geckos, Circular Stonehenge, Rejected Donations, and Bacteria Fuel

Reality Checks: Dead Sex Geckos, Circular Stonehenge, Rejected Donations, and Bacteria Fuel

Oh no! The space sex geckos are dead. (via io9) Stonehenge was once a full circle. (via Discovery News) A prostate cancer foundation has rejected donations that resulted from leaked nude celebrity photos. (via Raw Story) Researchers may have figured out a way to use bacteria to create a fossil fuel alternative. (via Reuters) Featured image credit: Danny Sullivan via Flickr Got a link you think we ... »

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