Josh Duggar and the Only Part of Christian Hypocrisy that Really Upsets Me

Josh Duggar and the Only Part of Christian Hypocrisy that Really Upsets Me

A standard charge leveled against Christians is that they are hypocrites, and a standard talking point by Christians in response to this is that of course they are hypocrites, that’s why they have to go to church.  This is often a bridge into a speech on how wicked we all are, there is none righteous, and we’re all struggling together to be better people by following Jesus.  Any conver... »

Reality Checks: Ornery Genies, Racing Girls, Lacking Mental Health Care, and Starting Puberty

Reality Checks: Ornery Genies, Racing Girls, Lacking Mental Health Care, and Starting Puberty

Jinn are blamed for sickness and possessions in a Saudi Arabian school. (via Discovery News) These women are trying to up-turn the male-dominated racing world. (via Wired) Kids aren’t getting the mental health care they need. (via Think Progress) We don’t really understand what jumpstarts puberty. (via io9) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should kno... »

Science Sunday: Introducing Advanced LIGO, the Future of Gravitational Astronomy

Science Sunday: Introducing Advanced LIGO, the Future of Gravitational Astronomy

On Tuesday, the LIGO Laboratory announced the completion of the Advanced LIGO detector array, which may finally be able to detect elusive gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a consequence of Einstein’s General Relativity. They operate similar to other kinds of waves, and are thought to carry gravitational energy. Even though all objects with mass generate gravitational waves, only very la... »

Reality Checks: STEM Diversity Matters, Human-Yeast Hybrid, Discrimination Against Ex-Muslims, and Leap-Seconds

Reality Checks: STEM Diversity Matters, Human-Yeast Hybrid, Discrimination Against Ex-Muslims, and Leap-Seconds

Why STEM diversity should matter to all of us. (via Wired) Newly created fungus is part human, part yeast. (via Discovery News) Ex-Muslims face discrimination and violence. (via The Guardian) June will be one second longer this year. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: frankieleon via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here.10 »

Reality Checks: Wanted: Drag Queens as Salome, 3d Printing Human Skin, Dinosaurs in Washington (state) and the Oldest Stone Tools Yet

Reality Checks: Wanted: Drag Queens as Salome, 3d Printing Human Skin, Dinosaurs in Washington (state) and the Oldest Stone Tools Yet

L’Oreal wants to start printing human skin for testing purposes. I am contractually obligated to report all 3d printing news, as well as all dinosaur news. (via The Verge) Speaking of, First dinosaur fossil found in Washington State!  (via The ABC News) 3.3 million year old stone tools found in Kenya. (via Time) The Bavarian State Opera has put out a casting call for a drag queen to lip sync... »

Reality Checks: 3D Printed Turtle Jaws, Melting Ice Shelves, and Wyoming and Tanzania Dislike Data

Reality Checks: 3D Printed Turtle Jaws, Melting Ice Shelves, and Wyoming and Tanzania Dislike Data

A sea turtle gets a brand new jaw, thanks to 3d printers. (via The Verge) Wyoming wants to make it illegal to “enter open land to take resource data.”  Most of Wyoming’s land is publicly owned, incidentally. (via Vice) Tanzania, meanwhile, would like only government approved statistics to be mentioned. (via The East African) In terrifying news, a giant ice shelf in Antarctica is ... »

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