Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Llamas vs the Flu, Groping Women and Violence, Against Spanking, and Video Games for Angry Men

Llama nanobodies can help with the flu (via Ars Technica) To no one’s shock, the man who shot up a yoga studio had a history of groping women.  (via Huffpost) More evidence that spanking is bad. (via NBC) Video games for recruiting angry young men. Anita Sarkeesian is saying I …

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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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Ancient Stone Tools in Saudi Arabia, Peeping Toms and Drones, Book Spoiler Stabbing, and Modern Witchcraft in Romania

300,000 year old tools found in Saudi Arabia. (via Ars Technica) Using drones to creep the creep. (via AJC) Scientist on remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague over book spoilers. (via The DailyRecord) The witches of Romania. (via NPR) Featured image credit: denisbin via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Muslims Raising Money for the Jewish Community, Dinosaur Lungs, Being Scared, and Pacific Dead-Zones

Muslim-Americans raise thousands of dollars for the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. (via Think Progress) Dinosaurs may have had bird-like lungs. (via Laelaps) Why do we like being scared? (via The Crux) West coast waters have developed a dead-zone season. (via NPR) Featured image credit: …

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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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