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Alternative Medicine

Medical Mondays: Curing a Bloody Nose in the Medieval Ages

Dear readers, I cannot argue against alternative medical practitioners any longer. I am now joining the ranks of traditional healing with this tip from the middle ages. Should you find yourself afflicted, gentle readers, with blood pouring from your nose, the best hemostatic substance you can use is cranial moss, …

Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Zoot Suit Riots

76 years, ago, the Zoot Suit Riots happened, in a combination of racism and self righteous patriotic expression (how dare people have fun clothes when cloth is rationed?!). At least a cool song happened and no one died.    

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Pro Life Kills Women, Southern Baptist Abuse Accountability, Bat Longevity, and Siberian Wolves

The dead women of the ‘pro-life’ world.  (via Harper’s Bazaar) Southern baptists vote for more accountability on abuse. (via NPR) Adjusting for size, bats are some of the longest lived mammals. (via Ars Technica) Ancient Siberian wolf’s head! (via USA Today ) Featured image via flickr

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Shyness, Genetically Modifying Food and Babies, and the Radiation of Going to Mars

Science of shyness.  (via BBC) US continues to ban genetically modified babies. (via NPR) The struggle for better nutrition via GMO. (via Ars Technica) The dangers of radiation and going to Mars. (via Extreme Tech ) Featured image via flickr


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