Alternative Medicine

Vintage Snake Oil: Indian Blood (Remedy)

Cross Posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered Source, 1916 Grier’s Almanac for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas Post Trail of Tears, we have this gem of a native American helping a white man along health’s highway. For Blood Poison–Itching …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Dunking on Trump’s Weight, Fighting Urban Blight, Bee vs Bee, and the Secrets of a 500-Year-Old Epidemic

Stop talking about Trump’s weight. (via Think Progress) This astrophysicist is working to combat urban blight. (via Wired) Honeybees are threatening native bee populations. (via Scientific American) The secrets an epidemic have been uncovered in 500-year-old teeth. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: Jennifer C. via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Civil Rights Cooking, Printing Dinosaur Skulls, Pro Diversity at Google, and Butterflies older than Flowers

Cooking for the civil rights music. (via NPR) 3D printing dinosaur skulls (via ZMscience) Google engineer claims he was fired for being pro diversity. (via Ars Technica) Butterflies may be older than flowers.  (via CNN) Featured image credit: Windranch via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Perpetuating Inequality in Science, Super-Black, the Purpose of Baby Fat, and the History of “Shithole” Countries

Scientists can also behave in ways that perpetuate inequality. (via Scientific American) The physics of the super-black feathers of birds of paradise. (via The Atlantic) What is the purpose of baby fat? (via The Crux) You have to be ignorant of history to call Haiti a “shithole.” (via The Washington …

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Science

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Today I Made the World a Better Place

I got a flu shot.  I made it slightly easier for people with compromised immune systems to exist in public spaces.     Featured image credit Yaniv Ben Arie via flickr

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

Foretelling Friday: Mountain Climbing

Last week I received messaged from God that I shouldn’t be stiff necked, and indeed, I suffered several tension headaches!  This is a very common thing for me, but I will ignore that.  Encouraged, I continue my foretellings.  What does the next week have in store for me? Again, the …

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Skepticism

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So… Here is why my poppy is white.

Remembrance Day is coming up, and in the UK that means poppies are everywhere. Remembrance Day is marked in many countries on the Eleventh of November, what used to be called Armistice Day. This marks the end of World War One. At eleven o’clock, the exact time that the war …

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Feminism

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Doctor Who is being played by a woman; Sci-Fi ruined forever

After 54 years of men exclusively playing the alien known as ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role as the first woman to do so. Predictably this has not gone down well. After the announcement the wave of hateful comments poured in, which is not to say …

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