/Skepticon Takeover

Well, I’m sorry to say that this day has come to an end. We laughed, we cried, we wondered about Lauren’s sanity. It’s been fun and I hope all of you enjoyed yourselves. We want to thank Hemant again for letting us do this–you’re the man, Hemant! Also, I have some spectacular news for you [Read More…]

Sex Sells…Coffins?

Yep, you read that right. From Reuters: “A Polish firm that makes coffins has angered the Catholic church by trying to drum up business with a calendar depicting topless models posing next to its caskets… “My son had the idea of creating the company’s calendar… so that we could show something half-serious, colorful, beautiful; the beauty [Read More…]

Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol

No, really! A recent study published in Psychology Today states that:  “Consistent with the prediction of the Hypothesis, more intelligent children, both in the United Kingdom and the United States, grow up to consume alcohol more frequently and in greater quantities than less intelligent children.” Check out this fancy graph that shows the association between childhood intelligence [Read More…]

Chris Rock the Vote

As I am sure you are all aware, there is an election happening tomorrow. In order to help those who are still undecided about who to cast their vote for, Chris Rock premiered this video on Jimmy Kimmel Live last Friday night:   Remember to get out and vote tomorrow! — This is a guest [Read More…]

Conventions: An Open Thread

So we’re like a million bajillionty years into this blog takeover thing and I’m starting to feel the heat. I know that we’ve been pretty much discussing Skepticon non-stop, but what can I say? It’s on our minds. So I wanted to turn the conversation over to you, lovely readers–what kinds of things do you [Read More…]