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Suspension of Disbelief: Star Trek: Into Darkness

For those who aren’t familiar (all one of you) suspension of disbelief is a weekly segment where one of our crack team of Teen Skepchick contributors reviews a movie, book, or anything in between. This week, it’s Star Trek: Into Darkness, so already disbelief is suspended. Prepare your dilithium crystals, …

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Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be

So apparently there’s a new Dan Brown book out today. I know next to nothing about this, but it does, apparently, have to do with hell. Now I like the idea of eternal suffering and despair just as much (or in this case, little) as the next guy, but while …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Iron Man 3

Welcome to suspension of disbelief, a weekly segment where we review movies, books, games and anything that takes our fancy. In this edition, Tony Stark returns and Robert Downey-Jr almost makes up for the implausibility of the whole movie with his charm. Also Mark Ruffalo’s in it. What do you …

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Why the Green Party Lost My Vote

So, it’s a big day here in the UK. Okay, it’s no bigger or smaller than any other day, but there are some local elections going on, and I found myself falling victim to my own lack of research. I know, I know, I’m a hypocrite, but hear me out. …

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The State of Earth

You may be familiar with earth day, which, funnily enough, is today. The purpose of which is largely to spread awareness about the impact of human exploitation on our planet, and to drive people towards trying to reverse, or at least mitigate, some of the negative changes we’ve made. The …

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I’m Not Saying It Was Aliens… (Misadventures in Self-Diagnosis)

Self-diagnosis has become a pretty popular thing on the internet. Possibly because you can consult about problems that in all likelihood aren’t really problems without having to tell someone you’re actually worried about them. That’s why I do it anyway. What? Never seen a hypochondriac before? Anyway, if you ever …

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How To Write Songs That Aren’t Horribly Sexist: Lesson 1

Recently I’ve been getting back into playing and writing music as a means to blow off steam, flex my creative muscles and do something productive that doesn’t count towards my degree (like this something I like to do). This got me thinking about the role of music in out lives, …

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There’s a Pi Day?

Yes, title, indeed there is a Pi day, and unless I’m mistaken it’s also today. Pi is a pretty interesting number that’s worth going over in a post so I thought I’d flesh the idea out a little here. So go grab 3.1415926… slices of pie and I’ll get you …

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