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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Prince Rupert’s Drops, Atheism in America, How Conservative Media Covers Trump, and Alternative Medical Charities

Solving the mystery of Prince Rupert’s drops. (via Smithsonian) Atheism may be way more common in the US than we previously thought. (via FiveThirtyEight) How conservative news outlets have been covering Trump scandals. (via Vox) Alternative medical organizations in the UK may lose their charitable status if a new proposal …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Hostility Toward the Press, School Lunch Wars, Gay Genocide in Chechnya, and What it Means to ‘Do Science’

Newt Gingrich urges Trump to shut down the White House press room, and frankly this should scare everyone. (via Politico) A brief history of the public school lunch program. (via JSTOR Daily) Chechnya has been accused of genocide against gay people in the International Criminal Court. (via BBC) A public …

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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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A Guide to LGBT+ Fiction

Hello!   Even though our society is beginning to accept LGBT+ people, (Gay marriage is now legal, etc.) the LGBT+ community is still very under represented and therefore we are treated as different, we are separated from the rest.   I am a big reader, especially of Contemporary YA books, …

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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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