Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Voyager Update, Rapist Appeals Rape Conviction, Venezuelan Cryptocurrency, and

Voyager fires its trajectory thrusters.  (via Ars Technica) Rapist Brock Turner, who served 3 months for rape, is appealing his conviction of being a rapist. (via NYT) Venezuela will create its own cryptocurrency. (via NPR) Robin Wright will now be leading House of Cards. (via Collider) Featured image credit:NASA

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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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Modern Medicine, Ghana Chocolate, Dowsing in the UK, and Fukushima Fuel

Doctors must be able to use computers, a judge rules. (via Ars Technica) Ghana as told through chocolate, (via npr) Water and magic in the UK  (via Medium) The melted fuel from Fukushima has been found, finally. (via NYTimes) Featured image credit: Richard Borbridge via flickr

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Modern Mythology

The Need for Questioning Knowledge: Ribs as a Case Study

Lately I have had two different conversations in which people with college educations confidently asserted that men and women have a different number of ribs.  I generally blame this on the state of public education here in Georgia (US state version), but how does bad information like this get propagated? …

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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 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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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

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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