Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: How the Alt-Right Views Success, Blockchain Voting, Extreme Rain, and Broken Pasta

The alt-right doesn’t need to be visible to succeed. (via Wired) Blockchain probably won’t secure our elections. (via Scientific American) Tired: Droughts caused by climate change. Wired: Extreme rain caused by climate change. (via Popular Science) How to snap pasta into exactly two pieces, which is a surprisingly hard problem. …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Skull Size after Freedom, Sidewalk Urinals, Natural Birth Control Apps, and Music for Mars Rovers

Changing Korean skull size after the ending of Japanese oppression. (via kbs) Sidewalk urinals in Paris. (via NPR) FDA approval for “natural” birth control app despite the problems.  Reminder, natural birth control doesn’t work. (via Ars Technica) NASA has a playlist for the Mars rover! (via Mashable) Featured image credit: John Donges via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Space Psychology, Oldest Pterosaur, Ancient Parrot Breeders, and Kids Hack Voting Machines

The psychology of living in space. (via The Crux) The oldest known pterosaur has been unearthed. (via NPR) Native people of North American may have bred parrots 1,000 years ago. (via D-brief) An eleven-year-old hacked a voting machine at DEF CON. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Mark Mitchell via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Saudi Arabia and Tesla, Crow Necrophilia, Opera to Annoy Neighbors, and Teen Depression

Saudi Arabia is in discussions on buying out Tesla. (via Ars Technica) Crow necrophilia. (via The Atlantic) In awful neighbors, a woman has been playing opera nonstop for 16 years. (via Sbs.com) Treating teen depression can help parents as well. (via NPR) Featured image credit: kik notes 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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Feminism

FeminismPop CultureTelevision

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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