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94th Birthday of Richard Feynman

Today would have been the 94th birthday of physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman was, of course, one of the most influential physicists of our time, but he was also more than that. He was a philosopher-scientist, the kind of thinker that would go to great lengths to put his terrific sum of knowledge into perspective for […]

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Stephen Colbert Slams Don McLeroy

Don McLeroy is a dentist from Bryan, Texas who has served on the Texas State Board of Education. Don is a creationist, the kind that believes the earth is 6000 years old and that humans lived with dinosaurs until a magic flood killed them. It goes without saying that such a person is completely disconnected […]

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Confessions of a Time Traveling Child

Andrew Basiago is a lawyer and a journalist from Vancouver, who also claims to have discovered life on Mars and to have been part of a secret government project as a child that involved regular time-travel. It looks like Andrew has been making these claims since 2008, but a recent surge in attention to his […]

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A Win for Science: AA Wont Air Antivax Interview

A little protest was ignited among skeptics this week when it was announced that American Airlines would be playing an antivax interview in-flight as well as publishing the interview in their magazine. The interview is with a woman named Meryl Dorey, queen of the quacks, who asserts anti-scientific claims about vaccines causing autism and DNA alterations and […]

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Stephen Colbert (Out of Character) talks with Neil Tyson

Stephen Colbert interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson for 70 minutes. This isn’t the typical Stephen Colbert interview, he isn’t assuming the character he is is known for on The Colbert Report, though, he still injects this kind of humor. The conversation that unfolds between these two is very interesting, they cover a wide variety of topics; everything […]

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Gripp – Head In The Cloud, A rap album with a skeptical and atheist message

On the most recent episode of Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe they interviewed Gripp, aka Marshall Gillson, a talented musician and rapper. Gripp’s newest album is filled with songs with a skeptical message and strong arguments for atheism. After a few song samples played on SGU I knew I had to hear more of Gripp’s […]

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Tennessee Passes Anti-Science Education Law

For the past few weeks there has been news about another anti-science education bill making the rounds in Tennessee. This bill, like the many others being proposed all over the country, pretends to be for the expansion of science education by pretending that there is conflict and controversy in the sciences. In reality, it is […]

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Reason Rally Video Roundup

If you’re like me, you might be foolishly missing out on what looks like one of the best events of this year. The 2012 Reason Rally in Washington DC. The Reason Rally is a yearly meetup of non-religious people to celebrate a life of reason, free from the tyranny of religion. This year’s list of […]

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Adam Savage’s TED Talk

Adam Savage gave a TED talk for TED Education, this talk is the launch of a new video series “Inventions That Shaped History”. Just when you think this guy couldn’t get any more awesome… This talk is short, but mighty, it’s only 7 minutes or so. In that time Adam explains a few amazing scientific […]

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Heartland Institutes Anti-Science Scandal

The Heartland Institute, a right-wing propaganda machine, has just been exposed. Several days ago a few damning internal documents leaked to the press showing the institutes future plans to sow confusion within science education for political motives. Heartland is denying the authenticity of the most damning of them, but new information is pointing to the […]

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