BiologyScience

The Evolution of Sex

Sex is confusing and not only in the figuring out what goes where and who, if indeed anyone, you want to do it with. It’s very existence is a problem that has puzzled evolutionary biologists for centuries. For all intents and purposes sex shouldn’t exist, let alone be intrinsic to …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Seething Edition

Happy Friday, everyone! Time to kick off the weekend right with a little awesome sauce music. This week, though, we have something a little different. But it’s pretty cool so I think you’ll like it. Andy Lomas is a digital artist. He created a virtual model for cell growth, and …

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ScienceScience Sunday

Science Sunday: Biometric Security and the Impermanence of Fingerprints

Recently, on my spring break (which now that I am not a student, I can take) I met a delightful older nurse who told me many fun stories about patients with bubonic plague and ebola.  That’s not important.  The important thing was that she also told me that at the …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Dance Your Ph.D. Edition

Hey, nerds! Are you still a turkey stupor from yesterday? (Or, if you’re not American, are you way jealous of our nation-wide turkey stupor?) Never fear! We here at Teen Skepchick have the cure in the form of Awesome Sauce Music Friday! You may have heard of the Dance Your …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Dehydration Synthesis is Underway! Edition

Is it too late for a “Gangnam Style” parody? Yeah…it’s way too late. I don’t even care. I have a bit of a soft spot for nerdy, cheesey, low-ish quality YouTube videos that teach science. I can’t help it. I mean, what better use of the Internet is there? I …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! I’d Slice It If I Wanted To Edition

Hello again! I’m so glad you came back for another edition of Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Are you ready for some sweet ukulele action? Good, because you’re going to get it. Have you heard of Garfunkel and Oates? They are a charming musical duo comprised of Kate Micucci and Riki …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Insane in the Membrane Chromatophores Edition

Have you ever wondered what your cells would look like if they danced? Yeah, me neither. But thanks to the scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, we have found out.

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ScienceSTEM

Don’t Drop The Science!

Tomorrow (Thursday the sixteenth of August for those of you who are reading this another day… say, tomorrow), A whole age group in the United Kingdom with shudder with both anticipation and nerves. That’s right, it’s A level results day, the time of year where Brits aged 16-18 get their …

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