Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Varieties of E. Coli, Carbon-Neutral Ride-Share, #SexEdLive, and Planet Fart

How come some strains of E. Coli are good for you and others make you violently ill? (via Scientific American) Lyft goes carbon-neutral. (via Wired) Teens respond to a parent-lead anti-sex ed protest by providing sex ed videos on social media. (via Jezebel) Uranus smells like rotten eggs. (via Bad …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Mail Scams vs the UPS, First Penis/Scrotum Transplant, Breast Feeding to Survive an Ice Age, and Helping Coral with CRISPR

All of UPS mail went to an apt in Chicago (via wgntv) First penis/scrotum transplant. (via Ars Technica) Breast feeding mutations and the ice age. (via IBT) CRISPR to help coral. (via Popular Mechanics) Featured image credit: Paul Garland via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Water Pokemon, Recognizing Distorted Faces, Apollo’s Trajectory, and Climate Change Denial at NASA

How Pokemon Go inspired a citizen science project. (via NPR) We’re pretty good at recognizing highly distorted faces. (via Neutoskeptic) Why did the Apollo missions follow a figure 8 trajectory? (via Vintage Space) Oh good. A climate change denier is in charge of NASA. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Political Asexuality, Bovine Trepanation, the Problems with Gender Imbalance, and Saving Pollinators

The political provocations of asexuality. (via JSTOR Daily) Ancient people drilled a hole in a cow’s head for some reason. (via Dead Things) The two most populous countries on the planet have millions more men than women, and it’s starting to cause problems. (via The Washington Post) Saving pollinators is …

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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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