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Modern Mythology: Turn on Your Brain

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Aug. 1, 2011, but the movie Lucy has sadly brought this myth back into vogue. Modern Mythology is a Teen Skepchick feature in which we try to cut through the woo so you can make informed decisions. If you have any questions, …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Water on Ceres and Asian-Americans on TV

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility (via The Atlantic) Water Spotted on Solar System’s Largest Asteroid, Raising Questions About Life There (via Discovery News) Hooray for Joan Watson: Why well-rounded Asian-American characters matter (via Salon) Atheists launch MLK Day of Service in Flagstaff (via RNS) Featured image credit: …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 1.21

How Map Projections Warp Perceptions of Reality (via IO9) Humanity is becoming less violent, with one exception (via Alternet) Rosetta spacecraft waking up for final leg of comet journey (via Space.com) 10 Nobel Laureates whose work changed the world (via HowStuffWorks) Featured image credit: Space.com/ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab Got a link you think we …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 1.16

Nobody Ever Says ‘You Got Into MIT Because You’re an Asian Man’ (via Slate) Dinosaur Era Swimming Reptiles had Black Skin (via National Geographic News) The ‘Downton Abbey Law’ Would Let British Women Inherit Titles (via NPR) Spinach Dinosaurs to Sugar Diamonds: 3D Printers Hit the Kitchen (via NPR) Poll: Do You …

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Speak Your Mind: Transitions

In about six weeks, I’ll be graduating from college, and preparing to move on to life in the real world. So right now, it’s just finishing schoolwork, applying for jobs, applying for graduate programs, applying for more jobs, figuring out what I’m doing this summer, applying for even more jobs. …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Les Misérables

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Title: Les Misérables Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and more Les Misérables is one of my favorite stories. I’m still working through “the Brick”, but I’ve …

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Why You Shouldn’t Go To College (Unless You Know What You’re Doing)

When I was preparing my college applications, many, many adults told me, “Don’t worry about it if you aren’t sure what you want to do. Take some time your first few years, explore a variety of classes, find your interests.” Most of my friends hear the same. “Feel free to …

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Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Movie Title: The Odd Life of Timothy Green Genre: Fantasy, Drama Starring:  Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams Rating: 4 out of 5 leaves

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