Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Toughness Limit of Water Bears, the Limit of Human Compassion, Einstein’s Refrigerator, and What Bonobos Can Teach Us About Patriarchy

Are water bears really so tough? (via Scientific American) How can humans ignore mass atrocities? (via Vox) Einstein’s secret passion project was a refrigerator. (via Wired) Bonobos show there is nothing inevitable about the patriarchy. (via Quartz) Featured image credit: W. H. Calvin 2006 via Wikipedia

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Quinceañera Protest, Threatened Wild Dogs, More Dress Code BS, and the Rise of the Pink Flamingo

Teenage girls stage a Quinceañera protest at the Texas Capitol. (via Fusion) African wild dogs are at risk due to climate change. (via Science Sushi) When black hair violates the dress code. (via NPR) A natural history of pink plastic flamingos. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Ron Cogswell via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Death of Security (Robot), Cutest Drone Ever, Speed Walking T Rexes, and the Lack of Alien Civilizations on Mars

In a setback for the robot apocalypse, a security robot drowns. (via Ars Technica) The ISS has an adorable camera drone!  I want one.  (via engadget) T Rex could walk really fast, but not run.  (via Washington Post) In conversations we somehow need to have, there is no evidence of …

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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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Science

Science

What is it? Stellar Classification

Stars light up the night sky. But as we saw a couple of weeks ago, not all stars are the same. Thanks to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, we can easily see that there is a relationship between the surface temperature of a star and the star’s luminosity. This relationship can tell …

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

The Atheist Promise | Modernising Scouts

Scouting is a huge global movement, offering adventure and experiences for people age 6 to 25 years old. Over 450,000 people are part of the movement in the UK and it’s the United Kingdom’s largest mixed youth organisation. Find out more here.   About three weeks after you join one …

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Reality Checks: Bears Don’t Attack Menstruating Women, Talking Science Like a Normal Human, a Cicada Mystery, and Climate Change Isn’t Leveling Off

It’s a myth that bears are attracted to menstruating women, and this is how that myth developed. (via Jezebel) Tips for talking like a normal human while still being a scientist. (via Scientific American) Why are cicadas are waking up a few years early? (via Vox) Climate change isn’t “leveling …

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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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