Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Coffee Endangered by Climate Change, Rape in Textbooks, Singapore’s New Head of State, and Space Bacteria

Climate change vs coffee. (via Ars Technica) The textbook example of rape. (via The Mary Sue) Singapore to get a female head of state.  Still waiting on the U.S. (via NYTimes) Bacteria in space change shape in response to antibiotics. (via Phys.org) Featured image credit:Michael Allen Smith via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Hillary Speaks, Zika the Cancer Fighter, Requiem for a Machine, and Double Pendulum Physics

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to shut up, now or ever. (via Vogue) Zika may have a life-saving side. (via JSTOR Daily) As Cassini prepares to plunge into Saturn on Friday, the astronomical community is mourning the machine. (via Popular Science) The physics of the double pendulum fidget spinner. (via Wired) …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Fighting Cholera in Yemen, Still Puzzled by Voynich, Women in Stock Photos, and Excitement about Price

Going door to door to fight cholera in Yemen. (via NPR) Maybe that Voynich Solution wasn’t really a solution after all. (via Ars Technica) The evolution of women in stock photos. (via NYTimes) Expensive wines excite people more than the exact same wine sold at a lower price. (via Mercury …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Extreme Hurricanes, Geoemydids, Eating for the Environment, and Viking Warriors were Women

How climate change makes hurricanes worse. (via NPR) What are geoemydids? (via Scientific American) Cutting out meat can reduce your environmental impact, but we should also think about where our fruits and veggies come from, too. (via Popular Science) We have genetic evidence that Viking women also served as Viking …

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Science

Science

It’s Almost Eclipse Day!! Are You Ready?

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a total solar eclipse a-coming! A 70-mile-wide strip across North America will see totality, but the entire continent will get a shot at viewing at least a partial eclipse. That’s nothing to sneeze at. If you are in the path of totality …

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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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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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