Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Rain in the Atacama, a Signal from Opportunity, Private Firefighters, and Redefining the Kilogram

Sometimes water in the desert is a bad thing. (via D-brief) The Mars Opportunity Rover might be alive. (via Motherboard) Private firefighters, or how the rich can buy better services. (via The Atlantic) Redefining the kilogram. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Smcmurtrey via Wikipedia

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Toxic word of the year, Underqualified Cyber Ministers, Travel Ban in US Dampening Research, and Italian Supervolcano

Toxic is the 2018 word of the year.  (via NPR) New Japanese cyber minister never used a computer.  (via BBC) US Travel ban and its effect on science (via Ars Technica) Italian supervolcano may be waking up. (via ScienceAlert) Featured image credit:Lauri Helkkinen via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Chinese Re-education Camps, Breaking Stereotypes, Losing Star Fuel, and the “Homework Gap”

What it’s like to live in a Chinese re-education torture camp. (via NPR) How the first woman in space changed American stereotypes of women in the USSR. (via JSTOR Daily) The Small Magellanic Cloud is losing its star-making fuel. (via D-brief) Rural kids don’t have access to broadband internet, but …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Poison Squad, the First Americans, Mummified Cats, and Betrayed by White Women

It took a bunch of people voluntarily ate tainted food to usher in an era of consumer protection and health regulations. (via Gizmodo) New research indicate that the first people in North American spread out very quickly. (via D-brief) Ancient Egyptians love mummifying cats. (via NPR) Black women show up …

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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

FeminismPop CultureTelevision

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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