Sara Pascoe

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Just the Facts Ma’am

Where Data, Disbelief and Weird Stuff Collide

African Discovery vs Colonial Anti-Vaxxers Earthdate 2017.309

Have you guys heard about how vaccination was “first discovered”? About the Englishman, Edward Jenner who used the fact that milk-maids, the women who milked the cows didn’t seem to ever get smallpox – hence…

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Of Mice and Awards Earthdate 2017.290

I went outside to get the empty fox dish. Now before y’all go worrying that I’m upsetting the balance of nature, and encouraging bad habits in wild suburban animals, Martin Hemmington, the very founder of…

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Neanderthal Germs Return to Bite Humanity in the Butt! Earthdate 2017.138

This is not the stuff of a retro science fiction movie with a really cool poster (I see a Neanderthal man carrying an unconscious but beautifully coifed cave women with germs that look like mini-flying…

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I’ve Had My Last Steak Earthdate 2017.131

It was a few weeks ago when we went out to dinner. I only eat beef outside of the house as it is. With our natural veggie tendencies, we have a few meat and fish-free…

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Is Monty Python Writing This? Earthdate 2017.115

There is a US Congressman who believes we will not be hurt by climate change because God promised Noah, he wouldn’t do that flooding thing again! I really couldn’t make this up. Yes indeedy, ladies…

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Witches, Trump, Hitler & Quantum Physics Earthdate 2017.86

Witches have been working against Trump. But did you know they’d also  worked against Hitler? Hey, ‘you gotta use what you got, to get what you want’. But spells, really? A group of witches in…

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A Bug that Makes Men Jerks and Women Nicer? Earthdate 2017.77

I know, I know – sounds like I’m making this up. But I’m not. There’s this microscopic bug called Toxoplasma Gondii, a single celled parasite that lives in a third (!) of all humanity, where…

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Defending my Dishonour Earthdate 2017.63

I didn’t want to break the law, especially in my new country. I had been living in the UK for about a year, and was about to open my own business, out of our home. So, I…

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The Embarrassment Files Earthdate 2017.53

As an American living in Britain, I have wonderful opportunities to embarrass people. I don’t include myself in this because I don’t embarrass easily (an advantage and necessity of being from the United States), and…

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