Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Imperiled Government Research, Talking Rationally About Pot, Kids Using Tech, and Men Mad at Razors

The partial government shutdown is delaying important scientific research. (via Mother Jones) What a new book gets wrong about marijuana. (via Vox) It turns out, using tech might not have much effect on teens. (via Scientific American) Some men are really mad about that Gillette ad. (via Jezebel) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Climate Data not Distorted, Opioids vs Car Fatalities, CRISPR, and Screens vs Potatoes

No evidence climate data was distorted. Shocking.  (via Ars Technica) More USians killed by opioids than cars. (via The NPR) Screens are as bad for children as potatoes. (via Wired) CRISPR is revolutionizing medicine. (via Financial Times) Featured image credit: Tim Gee via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: LA Teachers Strike, Food Insecurity in College, a Milestone for Women in Hip-Hop, and Predicting Genocide

LA teachers are going on strike. Here’s why. (via Vox) Food insecurity among college students is real. (via The Atlantic) Missy Elliot will be the first female hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (via Slate) Can we identify when circumstances are ripe for genocide? These …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Trashing Joshua Tree, Using Sex to Delegitimize, Unhealthy Sperm, and Teaching the Bible

Joshua Tree National Park – and it’s vulnerable trees- are getting trashed due to the government shutdown. (via Vox) The GOP’s sexualized assault on AOC. (via Dame) Unhealthy sperm can play a role in lost pregnancies. (via Popular Science) A Florida bill would mandate that public schools offer a class …

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Science

Science

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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Feminism

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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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