Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: A Teen’s Response to Gun Violence, Olympians with Asthma, Not Getting the HPV Vaccine, and Partisan Blinders

One teenager’s response to the nation’s inaction on gun violence. (via Vox) Athletes with asthma are more likely to win Olympic medals, for unknown reasons. (via Popular Science) Not enough teenagers are getting the HPV vaccine, still. (via NPR) How partisanship gets in the way of truth. (via D-brief) Featured …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Damore’s Memo, Again, Asteroid Mining and Falcon Heavy, Golden Spikes, and Human Reactions to Alien Life

According to on federal memo, Damore’s memo was discriminatory and constituted sexual harassment.  Gee, I wonder why. (via Ars Technica) Falcon Heavy launch may give us more asteroid mining scope. (via Gizmodo) A sitka spruce from 1901 may record the “golden spike” of a new geologic era. (via BBC) Anticipating …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Origin of Orange Cheese, Science-y Superheros, Eyes of the Starfish, and How Hurricane Maria Affected Wildlife

There is no such thing as naturally orange cheese and this Skepchick is shook. (via Popular Science) ‘Black Panther’ continues Marval’s tradition of science-y superheros. (via NPR) Starfish are kinda dope. (via Scientific American) We’re learning how animal communities respond to stress by listening to them. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Space Laser Broom, Losing Orangutans, Neptune’s Disappearing Fart Storm, and the Size of Andromeda

Chinese scientists have hypothesized a space laser to clean up space debris. (via Popular Science) Borneo has lost 100,000 orangutans since 1999. (via NPR) Neptune’s dark vortex might be disappearing. (via Gizmodo) The Andromeda galaxy might not be as big as we thought. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: NASA Blueshift …

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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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Skepticism

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So… Here is why my poppy is white.

Remembrance Day is coming up, and in the UK that means poppies are everywhere. Remembrance Day is marked in many countries on the Eleventh of November, what used to be called Armistice Day. This marks the end of World War One. At eleven o’clock, the exact time that the war …

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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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