Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Poor People Deserve Slow Internet, Later School Starts, Dying with your Boots on in the 14th Century, and Michael Cohen Sentenced

US ISPs believe providing equal service to the poor would just be unfair. (via the Register) School starting later is good for teens.(via NPR) Dying with your boots on in the Thames. (via Ars Technica) Trump’s former lawyer goes to prison. (via Al Jazeera) Featured image credit: feck_ARt_post via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Goodbye Voyager 2, Missing Monarchs, Interrupting Pelosi, and Involuntary Breathing

Voyager 2 is out of the solar system. (via NPR) We’ve seen a 97% decrease in Monarch butterflies this year. (via The Guardian) Even the post powerful woman in American politics isn’t immune to manterruption. (via The Atlantic) Why don’t we have to think about breathing? (via Popular Science) Featured …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Uncompensated Labor and the Wage Gap, Slavery Bibles, Baggage Handling Laws, and the Difficulties of Driving as an AI (or Human)

Gender pay equality and the uncompensated labor gap. (via theMarySue) Slave Bible from the 1800s was edited to avoid inciting possible rebellion. (via NPR) Tammy Duckworth gets a law passed requiring airlines to reveal baggage handling problems. (via Chicago Business) Driving is a hard problem. (via Ars Technica) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Complexity of Gender and Race Bias in Academia, Easing School Lunch Health Guidelines, the Environmental Cost of Cigarettes, and How Banning Adult Content Harms Youth

The sexual assault and harassment allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson shows the complexity of academic inequality. (via Scientific American) School lunches are about to get a little less healthy. (via NPR) Smoking cigarettes is bad for you, but it’s also bad for the environment. (via JSTOR Daily) Tumblr’s ban on …

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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

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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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