Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Viewing an Atom, Men’s Opinions on Female Intelligence, Lizard Spies in Iran, and Witchcraft for Spirituality

Some of the American youth are trying witchcraft for spiritual comfort.  Witches are not known for killing people, rather the opposite, so I am cool with that. (via nbc ) A study showed some men only liking intelligent women in the abstract. (via Chicago Tribune) An Iran defense official claims the …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: 16th Century Abortion Ban, Olympic Culture Clashes, the Need for Women in Climate Science, and Gutting National Parks

Lots of people just ignored a 16th century abortion ban. (via JSTOR Daily) Olympic Village is a hotbed for cultural misunderstandings. (via Scientific American) There is a severe lack of women on the UN Climate Panel. (via Popular Science) National Parks are a casualty of the Trump budget. (via Think …

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Translating Badly for Profit and Publicity

I speak Kiswahili (a result of Peace Corps Tanzania) well enough to notice that Kiswahili, or Swahili if you prefer, often appears in odd places, usually in poorly translated ways. One zoo named a baby giraffe Kiko, claiming it meant Autumn Sunset, which is not only inaccurate, it is puzzling …

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Reality Checks: Raw Milk, Preying Mantis, Against Privatizing the Space Station, and a New Antarctic Expedition

Raw milk is trending. So are diseases. (via Ars Technica) Preying Mantis Vision (via TCT) Space Station should not be privatized. (via Time) New UK antarctic expedition. (via BBC) Featured image credit: Josep 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

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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So… Here is why my poppy is white.

Remembrance Day is coming up, and in the UK that means poppies are everywhere. Remembrance Day is marked in many countries on the Eleventh of November, what used to be called Armistice Day. This marks the end of World War One. At eleven o’clock, the exact time that the war …

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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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