Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Trump’s Twitter Blocking Unconstitutional, Giant Predatory Worms in France, Pluto the Comet Collective, and “Reparations Happy Hour”

Court rules that Trump blocking people on twitter violates the First Amendment. (via Ars Technica) Giant predatory worms are invading France. This is not a drill. (via Business Insider) Pluto might be an amalgamation of comets. (via CNET) Portland has a bar where people of color can get “reparations” of …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Preserved Dinosaur Feather, Models of Segregation, Airplane Inspection, and Mourning Our Pets

Scientists think they’ve found a dinosaur feather preserved in amber. (via BBC) How global colonialism informed segregation in the United States. (via JSTOR Daily) How airplanes are inspected. (via Popular Science) We need to take the death of pets seriously. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Pablo Fernicola via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Shaming Pharma Companies, Producing Banned CFCs, Freshwater Redistribution, and a Lab Grown Hearts

The FDA is listing and shaming pharmaceutical companies blocking cheaper generics. (via Ars Technica) Someone, probably in East Asia, is producing banned CFCs again. (via Business Insider) NASA shows humans cause massive freshwater redistribution. (via Sentinel Source) Lab grown heart can be operated by remote control. (via Phys.org) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Physicality of Extreme Juggling, Memory Transfer, Bisexuality on the Small Screen, and NASA’s Climate Science Work

Is there a limit to how many balls a person can juggle? (via Wired) Have scientists transferred memories from one slug to another? Well… (via Neuroskeptic) It’s not perfect, but television is doing better at representing bisexuality than films. (via The Mary Sue) The new NASA chief says he won’t …

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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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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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