Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Genes and the Bubonic Plague, Psychic Kitties and the World Cup, Gravitational Waves from Wormholes, and Lasers vs Space Junk

4000 year old genomes and bubonic plague. (via Ars Technica) A cat is the psychic animal of the 2018 world cup! (via NPR) Colliding wormholes could be sending gravitational waves out (via Tech Times) Meanwhile in Russia there are apparently plans to build a giant laser to target space junk. …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Dying Baobabs, Being Hangry, Harassers are Terrible Scientists, and How Memories Alter the Brain

Climate change is killing one of the Earth’s longest-living organisms. (via The Atlantic) What makes us ‘hangry?’ (via NPR) Harassers who work in STEM are terrible scientists. (via Scientific American) What is a memory? (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Ferdinand Reus from Arnhem, Holland – Two old ones, CC …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Pleistocene Mandibles, the Exercise Gap, Owning the Moon, and Legally Defining Consent

The rugged mandibles of early humans. (via Ars Technica) Women, particularly of color, have much lower exercise rates than young men after high school. (via NPR) Woman sues to keep possession of lunar dust. (via Washington Post) About half the US doesn’t have any legal definition of consent. (via Vice) …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Summer of Science, Avoiding Poison Ivy, the First Women in Space, and Learning to Count

Ways to bring science into your summer. (via Scientific American) How to keep poison ivy from ruining your summer. (via NPR) The forgotten class of woman cosmonauts. (via Vintage Space) When did humans first learn to count? (via The Crux) Featured image credit: Dr. Momentum via Flickr

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Science

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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

Foretelling Saturday: Better Randomness and More Options

Fridays keep getting away from me, so I must sacrifice alliteration sometimes just for the sake of getting some post any post up. Last week I tried using an internet site to randomly generate a Bible verse. Not only was the verse about me being able to get a boat 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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