LaRae Meadows is bent on investigating important topics, contorting herself to discover new views, and sharing her discoveries. Her dangerous lack of self-preservation makes writing on controversial topics fun for her. She has a background in legislative and policy advocacy for foster children in California and owns a small business.
August 5, 2014
On the last day of May, a bevy of west-coast skeptics gathered to discuss scammers, science, psychology, and public awareness above the hurry and fuss of Chinatown in Oakland, California.
Europe’s diphtheria outbreaks in the 1940s provide a sobering context for modern anti-vaccination claims.
July 2, 2013
It should be a surprise to no one when skeptics congregate at conferences, the conversations and talks are nothing short of extraordinary with one-liners that cannot be found anywhere else. Not convinced? Keep reading. SkeptiCal 2013 will serve as our case study.
January 28, 2013
Ever wonder what the love child of the British version of The Office and an overheard conversation about science between two reasonably informed guys would grow up to be? Ok, maybe not, but Stuff You Should Know will answer the question anyway.
September 10, 2012
An approachable and interesting man, Drake isn’t above a joke about his work or the people with whom he interacts. While at SETIcon II in Santa Clara, California, Drake took a few minutes to answer questions about his research, the future of SETI Institute, and aliens.
September 7, 2012
An Interview with SETI Researcher Jill Tarter
September 5, 2012
Ariel Waldman Tells Us How to Hack Space Exploration and Get Involved
August 29, 2012
The Failure of the Science Community to Take Reality into Account
August 22, 2012
It was an opportunity to share meaningful and informative time with extraordinarily accessible microbiologists, planet scientists, astrobiologists, physicists, engineers, entrepreneurs, geologists, philosophers, linguists, astronauts, artists, and science fiction stars.
June 13, 2012
Called the gateway to Bigfoot country, the starting point of The Bigfoot Scenic Byway, home of the Bigfoot Collection at the Willow Creek-China Flat Museum, and Bigfoot hotspot, Willow Creek is the home of the best evidence for the existence of Bigfoot ever collected.
May 4, 2012
SkeptiCal, a one day conference billed as Northern California's science and skepticism conference, was host to more than 260 skeptics at the DoubleTree Hotel in Berkeley, California on April 21, 2012.
October 11, 2011
A mixed bag of content, Transcendent Man Live: a Conversation about the Future perfectly illuminated the problem with discussing science in America.
August 29, 2011
Unfortunately, what came in with a bang goes out with a whimper in this final installment of a much-loved series.
August 29, 2011
It’s not dramatic, not cheeky, not funny; Cowboys & Aliens is the film of not.
June 30, 2011
Forks Over Knives plays like a 1950s governmental instructional video, makes basic reasoning mistakes, and discredits itself ...
April 13, 2011
Anyone calling Paul charismatic, humorous, or timeless is probably suffering a terrible case of confirmation bias.
January 10, 2011
Well-acted and disturbing, Black Swan is a film that gives fleeting, peripheral glimpses of greatness.
January 5, 2011
Chock full of glamour and lacking in substance, Tron: Legacy is all sizzle and no sausage.
November 9, 2010
If the events of Hereafter happened in real life, they would not make a rewarding drama but a tragic story used to show the maliciousness of blind...
October 28, 2010
Sure, Paranormal Activity 2 offers nothing more than roller-coaster thrills, but what’s not to love about roller coasters?
October 15, 2010
Case 39 is the perfect example of how to annoy, aggravate, and incense an audience to the point that its members intend to hunt down all involved...
October 15, 2010
Chilling, edgy, and intimate, Let Me In is a heart breaking, heartwarming vampire drama that left me stirred.
September 9, 2010
Even though I love to see skepticism positively portrayed in a movie, I can't help but feel disappointed by the shameless burglarizing of the history of horror.
July 7, 2010
A bad script, a case of sequel-itis, and acting of an eye-rolling quality made wish someone would do me the merciful act of shooting me with a silver bullet
June 29, 2010
Since the writers of Jonah Hex didn’t find it necessary to give me a reason to care about Jonah or the story, I won’t be bothered to do so, either.
June 18, 2010
Scientists testing the boundaries of what is possible find themselves walking the line of what is ethical in Splice
May 11, 2010
Even Iron Man is vulnerable to the double-edged sword of the past, and in Iron Man 2, Tony Stark feels both sides of the blade. Iron Man 2 is a thin...