Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: First Memories, Moons of Jupiter, AGN Unification, and Bread Before Agriculture

Are your first memories even real? (via D-brief) Astronomers have identified 12 additional Jovian moons. (via NPR) Why some black holes look different from others. (via The Crux) Human ancestors were baking bread 4,000 years before agriculture. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: Mumumío via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Open Offices, Ancient Henges, Ghost Particles, and Conjoined Celestial Objects

Open offices reduce interaction and creativity (via Ars Technica) Drought reveals outline of ancient henge in Ireland. (via NPR) Ghost particles! (via Bustle) The moon and venus were conjoined on July 15. (via space.com) Featured image credit:NASA/Getty

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: EPA Behind the Scenes, Happy Animals, Smart Slime Molds, and Cool Hi-Res Images of Pluto

Anxiety in Trump’s EPA. (via Scientific American) How can we tell if animals are happy? (via Popular Science) Can slime molds learn? (via Wired) Cool new hi-res images of Pluto and Charon. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Maia Valenzuela via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Outdated Sex Ed, the Solar Neutrino Problem, Understanding the Sunk Cost Fallacy, and Men’s Hatred of Women’s Basketball

Ontario to go back to teaching sex-ed from before a time when sexting existed. (via Jezebel) The history of the original neutrino mystery. (via The Crux) Understanding better the sunk cost fallacy. (via Scientific American) Something about women’s professional basketball really triggers fragile masculinity. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: …

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Science

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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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