Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: First Amendment Milestone, Men Who are Too Easily Flattered, Being Allergic to Meat, and Serena’s Catsuit

Fifty-three years ago yesterday, students were suspended for protesting the Vietnam War. This spawned the Supreme Court case that extended First Amendment rights to the classroom. (via Zinn Education Project) That middle-aged men are so easily flattered by young women is becoming a threat to national security. (via Salon) What …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Assault on Science, Meteor Math, QGP, and the Dark Night Sky

A new report details an assault on science at the Department of the Interior. (via LA Times) How far away can you see a meteor? (via Bad Astronomy) Scientists have learned something new about the quark-gluon plasma. (via D-brief) Why is the night sky black? (via Popular Science) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Poor People Deserve Slow Internet, Later School Starts, Dying with your Boots on in the 14th Century, and Michael Cohen Sentenced

US ISPs believe providing equal service to the poor would just be unfair. (via the Register) School starting later is good for teens.(via NPR) Dying with your boots on in the Thames. (via Ars Technica) Trump’s former lawyer goes to prison. (via Al Jazeera) Featured image credit: feck_ARt_post via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Goodbye Voyager 2, Missing Monarchs, Interrupting Pelosi, and Involuntary Breathing

Voyager 2 is out of the solar system. (via NPR) We’ve seen a 97% decrease in Monarch butterflies this year. (via The Guardian) Even the post powerful woman in American politics isn’t immune to manterruption. (via The Atlantic) Why don’t we have to think about breathing? (via Popular Science) Featured …

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Today I Made the World a Better Place

I got a flu shot.  I made it slightly easier for people with compromised immune systems to exist in public spaces.     Featured image credit Yaniv Ben Arie via flickr

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

The Qur’an: a Readthrough. Juz 1 and Surah 2, verses 30-72

Continued from here It’s been some time. Life doesn’t stop happening. At verse 30 of Surah 2 we have a mythological history of the world, sorta kinda similar to Genesis. But different.  Starting out right away we have an argument between God and the Angels. Behold, thy Lord said to …

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Doctor Who is being played by a woman; Sci-Fi ruined forever

After 54 years of men exclusively playing the alien known as ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role as the first woman to do so. Predictably this has not gone down well. After the announcement the wave of hateful comments poured in, which is not to say …

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