Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: the Whiteness of Weed, Weird Fish Reproduction, Giant Bees, and Private Facts for Montana

Marijuana industry is very white. (via NPR) The immaculate conception and live birth by a fish that normally lays eggs! (via Livescience) Biggest bee on earth. (via Wired) Legislation would give Montana its own special science. (via Ars Technica) Featured image via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Lab Grown Meat, GOP at CNN, Guns and Toxic Masculinity, and an Increasing Interest in Climate Change

Can lab-grown meat mitigate climate change? It’s complicated. (via Wired) CNN hired a longtime Republican operative with no journalism experience to shape its 2020 campaign coverage. (via Vox) Toxic masculinity and guns are killing us. (via Vogue) Americans are more interested in climate change than they used to be. (via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Unrealistic TV Autism, Hacked Sex Robots, Basics of Childbirth, and Studying Maggot Feeding

The unrealistic portrayal of autism on tv. (via Vice) Hacked sex robots could become killers. (via Newsweek) Getting back to basics to make childbirth safer. (via NPR) Maggot feeding. (via Ars Technica) Featured image credit: Stefan Marks via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Arrested for Not Pledging, Moving Magnetic North, Striking for Climate Action, and Farewell, Oppy

An 11-year-old was arrested for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance. (via Slate) Magnetic north has always been a moving target, but it’s moving faster than usual and no one knows why. (via Vox) Kid striking for climate action is completely reasonable. (via Popular Science) The mission of the Opportunity …

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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

The Qur’an: a Readthrough. Juz 1 and Surah 2, verses 30-72

Continued from here It’s been some time. Life doesn’t stop happening. At verse 30 of Surah 2 we have a mythological history of the world, sorta kinda similar to Genesis. But different.  Starting out right away we have an argument between God and the Angels. Behold, thy Lord said 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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