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The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM)

From July 15-19 I attended TAM13 in Las Vegas. It was my first TAM experience, but it wasn’t completely different from some other conferences I have attended. 347 more words


‘’Chocolate Accelerates Weight-Loss!’’ - Science Journalism 101

John Bohannon is a biologist and science journalist at Harvard University. He and a team of researchers in Germany, recently conducted a study which found that chocolate, combined with a low-carbohydrate diet, resulted in… 718 more words

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The Curious Response from the Right to Charleston

So a white 21 year old, whose since removed Facebook page featured a picture of him wearing a jacket with the flags of apartheid South Africa and white-ruled Rhodesia, whose car sported a Confederate flag commemorative plate, who had a reputation for making racist jokes and having real “Southern pride” and “Strong conservative views,” who had recently made a habit out of talking about black people “taking over the world,” drives two hours away from his home to an African American church with a strong history in the civil rights movement and kills 9 people and yet there is a segment of the population that insists the shooting had nothing to do with race. 918 more words


Modern Alternative Mama's Skin Cancer Extravaganza

Kate Tietje (“Modern Alternative Mama”) is a scientifically illiterate mommy blogger who routinely hands out some of the most dangerous advice on the internet. I’ve previously covered her shameful “vaccine injury awareness month” 712 more words


The Hichhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - a Sperm Whale and a Bowl of Petunias

“Another thing that got forgotten was the fact that against all probability a sperm whale had suddenly been called into existence several miles above the surface of an alien planet. 476 more words