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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Millennials and the Economy, Eels Up Noses, Warm-Blooded Ichthyosaur, and Saturn and Its Oddball Moon

The economy killed Millennials. (via The Atlantic) Eels are being found up monk seals’ noses and no one knows why. (via Atlas Obscura) There is evidence that the ichthyosaur was warm-blooded. (via Dead Things) Saturn’s moons have Earth-like water. Well…most of them. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Ocasio-Cortez on Staff Salaries, Medieval Plague Travels, Senators Convinced of Saudi Prince’s Guilt, and Forced Hugging

Ocasio-Cortez, with whom I am falling madly in love, criticizes congress for employing unpaid interns. (via Business Insider) Mapping plague bacteria. (via Ars Technica) US Senators convinced Saudi Prince behind journalist murder. (via NPR) Forced hugging: it is a thing in corporations. Somehow. (via themarysue) Featured image credit:NIAID via flickr

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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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