Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: the Stigma of Raping, Genetically Engineered Bacteria Art, Recommend some Graphic Novels to NPR, and Dune the Ballet

A convicted rapist gets a very light sentence because the judge believes that the stigma of conviction is enough. (via krctv) The art of genetically engineered bacteria (via Ars Technica) NPR wants YOUR graphic novel recommendations. (via NPR) Dune the Ballet is a thing and IT IS HAPPENING. (via City Paper) …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Seth Rich Conspiracy, Don’t Declaw, Likes as Evidence of Hate, and How Whales Got So Big

Why the Seth Rich conspiracy theory just won’t die in some corners of politically conservative media. (via Slate) You really shouldn’t declaw your cat. (via Popular Science) Can a Facebook post be evidence of hate for the purposes of proving a hate crime? (via Wired) A changing climate of the …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Baking Soda Shortage, Gender Bias with Credential Use, Upgrading the Doomsday Vault, and Freeze-Drying Mouse Sperm

Hospitals are short on sodium bicarbonate. (via Ars Technica) Use of credentials, or lack thereof, reveals gender bias. (via NPR) Upgrading the doomsday vault. (via Livescience) Mice sperm survive being freeze-dried in the space station. (via Space) Featured image credit: Andrew via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Mossy Antarctic, Men Explaining Things, Strange Star is Strange, and Ladybug Wings

Antarctica is getting mossy. (via Scientific American) Women share their stories of egregious mansplaining. (via Teen Vogue) A strange star is acting strangely again. (via D-brief) Researchers get a peak at how ladybugs store their wings. (via NPR) Featured image credit: daubiwan via Flickr

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Science

Science

What is it? Stellar Classification

Stars light up the night sky. But as we saw a couple of weeks ago, not all stars are the same. Thanks to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, we can easily see that there is a relationship between the surface temperature of a star and the star’s luminosity. This relationship can tell …

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

The Atheist Promise | Modernising Scouts

Scouting is a huge global movement, offering adventure and experiences for people age 6 to 25 years old. Over 450,000 people are part of the movement in the UK and it’s the United Kingdom’s largest mixed youth organisation. Find out more here.   About three weeks after you join one …

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Skepticism

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Reality Checks: Bears Don’t Attack Menstruating Women, Talking Science Like a Normal Human, a Cicada Mystery, and Climate Change Isn’t Leveling Off

It’s a myth that bears are attracted to menstruating women, and this is how that myth developed. (via Jezebel) Tips for talking like a normal human while still being a scientist. (via Scientific American) Why are cicadas are waking up a few years early? (via Vox) Climate change isn’t “leveling …

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Feminism

FeminismPop Culture

We all need a little Faith

So teenskepchick isn’t really a space for religion, but it’s definitely a space for super heroes and Faith is shaping up to be a favourite of mine. Faith is a relatively new series which began in 2016 by Valiant entertainment and created by a host of lovely people: Jody Houser …

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