Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Drug Resistant Antibiotics, Vegetables in Antarctica, Homeopathic Rabies, and Nibiru Cataclysm

Drug resistant typhoid. Great. (via Ars Technica) Growing vegetables in Antarctica(via NPR) Homeopath “cures” misbehaving child with homeopathic rabies. (via Gizmodo) Choose your own Nibiru cataclysm. (via Washington Post) Featured image credit:Alberto C via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Plastic-Eating Microbes, Long-Lasting Ebola Vaccine, Brown Dwarfs, and the Future of AI

Scientists stumbled upon a plastic-eating microbe. (via Popular Science) The Ebola vaccine looks like it provides long-lasting protection. (via Stat News) Are we overlooking nearby brown dwarfs? (via Bad Astronomy) What the history of math can teach us about the future of artificial intelligence. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Measuring that Changes Constants, Estimation of Intelligence, by Gender, Tulip Mania Revisited, and Slowing Currents

Measurements vs constants. (via Ars Technica) Men tend to overestimate their intelligence compared to others, women tend to underestimate it. (via NBCnews) An explanation of the Tulip Bubble. (via theMarySue) Atlantic current slowing down to global warming. (via techtimes) Featured image credit:PBednarz via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: A Decades-Long Argument about Sweet Potatoes, Being a Mother and Senator, a Plant’s Defense, and Your Choice of Potato Chip

Archeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes. (via Popular Science) Tammy Duckworth is the first sitting senator to give birth, and that fact is shedding light on the crappy parenting policies in the US Senate. (via The Mary Sue) Some plants can tell when it might get eaten and can deploy …

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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

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

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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