Welcome back to another week of lady reads! This week, we’ve got the best movie review ever written, a sick burn on Donald Trump, cool animals, and lots of other interesting posts.
Greetings, Persephoneers. My deadline didn’t quite catch the amazing news last Friday that the US Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but with the whole of the Internet exploding in rainbows and discussion, let’s move on to what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality:
We’ve got a bit more news than usual this week since Sara’s on vacation, plus lots of other interesting things to read and watch.
If you need a reason to eat ALL the cheese, then this is the Friday News Bites for you. Let’s get started:
Want to learn more about hipster racism, the HPV vaccine, and the latest completely ass-backwards Second Amendment talking point? (You’re gonna want to sit down for that one.) Come on in!
[Original publication date: April 29. 2014] I wish I had educated myself more before my first daughter was born. I can never undo my choices, and I will forever worry about the unnecessary danger I put her in, all the chemical exposure, the potentially life-threatening risks I put her through.
I wish I had educated myself more before my first daughter was born. I can never undo my choices, and I will forever worry about the unnecessary danger I put her in, all the chemical exposure, the potentially life-threatening risks I put her through.
I have so much cool stuff to tell y’all about this week! I’m totally geeking out about some cool volcanoes, new species, dinosaur poop, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new segment on The Daily Show. Come geek out with me! There’s an iceberg gif!
It’s been a few weeks since we last covered science news, so I tried to just hit the highlights. What sort of highlights, you might ask? Pink planets, baby orangutans, the olinguito (obviously), and a bear hoedown. Get ready for the awesomeness!
We finally have proof that there used to be water on Mars, but we’ve also learned that it may be more dangerous than we thought to send astronauts to actually visit the planet. Dinosaurs turned into birds even earlier than we once thought, and you may have feet like an ape! Intrigued? Let’s go, it’s […]
When the results of new scientific or sociological studies are published, a common response is, “Why in the world did we waste money to study that?” Sometimes it’s because the topic seems so obscure as to have no obvious merit, though within its field it may give invaluable insight or could cast light on other problems […]
News in the real world has been pretty terrible recently; mercifully, science has brought us some things to smile about. Mars probably isn’t gonna get smacked by a comet after all, wet washcloths do interesting things in space, and it’s ok to have the occasional drink when you’re pregnant!
Wow, science has been busy the last couple weeks! (Serves me right for taking a week off.) We’ll say farewell to Neil Armstrong, catch up on Curiosity’s latest activities, check out a new species of owl that’s just begging to be turned into a meme, watch some cool videos, and get updated on the latest […]
This week’s takedown isn’t a copy-and-paste status update, but instead, a statement that I’ve seen over and over, and I’d like to put the entire thing to rest, once and for all. I know that putting the entire thing to rest is impossible, but hey, it’s worth a shot. Pun intended. The statement: “The Amish […]
Or, why I got myself vaccinated against HPV.