Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Feminist Power, World’s Oldest Drawing, a New Extinct Tree, and Male Midwives of the 1600s and 1700s

Serena Williams and the Miss America pageant exhibit contrasting illustrations of women’s power. (via Think Progress) Scientists have found the world’s oldest drawing. (via NPR) A new tree has been discovered…and declared extinct. (via Scientific American) How a family of male midwives changed how women give birth. (via JSTOR Daily) …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Against BC, Maxwell’s Demon, Sharing Evolutionarily, and Cheese for Health

The president of Tanzania tells women not to use birth control. (via CNN) Building Maxwell’s Demon, a quantum version. (via Ars Technica) Evolutionary roots of sharing. (via NPR) New findings on dairy diets. (via nbcnews) Featured image credit: Like_the_grand_canyon via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Superluminal Motion, Infectious Alzheimers, Sex with Aliens, and Terrifying Little Girls in MtG

“Superluminal” motion, an explanation.  (via Ars Technica) Infectious theories of Alzheimers (via NPR) Porn from a galaxy far, far away. (via Vice) Little girls as terrifying cosmic forces. (via Wizards.com) Featured image credit: Christopher Wallace via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Lucid Dreams, Stopping Desertification, the Stories of Black Athletes We Should Be Telling, and the Parisian Fight Over Public Urination

Eye movements can indicate whether you are lucid dreaming or not. (via Scientific American) Scientists are trying to stop the expansion of the Sahara. (via NPR) We don’t tell the story of compassion and camaraderie between black women athletes, and that’s a shame. (via The Root) Paris is having an …

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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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