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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Scully <3 Science

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Scully <3 Science

We here at Teen Skepchick like ourselves some science. Love it, even. But you know who loves science even more? Agent Dana Scully from the 1990s-early aughts sci-fi serial ‘The X-Files.’ To illustrate just how much Scully loves science, YouTuber (there must be a better term for that) Ryan English made a dance-able supercut of every time Scully demands some science. It’s probably ... »

Reality Checks: Religious Discrimination, Fukushima Radiation, Botched Rape Investigations, and Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

Reality Checks: Religious Discrimination, Fukushima Radiation, Botched Rape Investigations, and Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

A new bill would give religious organizations the ability to discriminate in adoption and foster care services. (via Think Progress) Radiation from Fukushima hasn’t reached the US coast. (via Reuters) Colleges could face millions of dollars in fines for botched rape investigations. (via Jezebel) Jupiter’s magnetic field is nuts. (via Wired) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space Fli... »

Reality Checks: Cancer Vaccine, Scaly Anteaters, Fist Bumps, and a Headdress Ban

Reality Checks: Cancer Vaccine, Scaly Anteaters, Fist Bumps, and a Headdress Ban

Teens aren’t getting the HPV vaccine, which needlessly exposes them to a cancer-causing virus. (via The Atlantic) “Scaly anteaters” are being hunted to extinction. (via Discovery News) If you want to avoid germs, adopt the fist bump. (via NPR) A popular Canadian music festival has banned headdresses. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Whitney via Flickr Got a link you th... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 108: The Speed of Sound

The Physics Philes, lesson 108: The Speed of Sound

Last week we talked a bit about how our ears work and how they perceive sound. If we’re having a conversation, the sound seems to travel from my mouth to your ears in an instant. But what do you hear in a thunder storm? We know that thunder is the sound we hear as the air around a lightning bolt rapidly expands. We also probably know from experience that we see the lightning bolt before we h... »

Reality Checks: National Misogyny League, Gecko Sex Satellite, Aliens and Christianity, and the UN Speaks on Abortion Restrictions

Reality Checks: National Misogyny League, Gecko Sex Satellite, Aliens and Christianity, and the UN Speaks on Abortion Restrictions

The NFL doesn’t care about women. But they will take our money. (via Jezebel) Russia loses control of gecko sex experiment satellite. (via BBC) If we discovered alien life, how would Christianity handle it? (via io9) The UN warns that strict abortion restrictions are human rights violations. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr Got a link you think we should... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Seething Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Seething Edition

Happy Friday, everyone! Time to kick off the weekend right with a little awesome sauce music. This week, though, we have something a little different. But it’s pretty cool so I think you’ll like it. Andy Lomas is a digital artist. He created a virtual model for cell growth, and with it we can watch as sculptures inspired by biology grow. According to io9, he got together with techno-pr... »

Reality Checks: Ebola, ‘Aquanauts,’ Useless Tylenol, and 3D Printable Spacecrafts

Reality Checks: Ebola, ‘Aquanauts,’ Useless Tylenol, and 3D Printable Spacecrafts

The top doctor working on the Ebola outbreak in Africa is now infected with the virus. (via Think Progress) ‘Aquanauts’ use water as a space analog. (via DNews) Tylenol is useless for back pain, a new study finds. (via Reuters) If you have a 3D printer, take note: NASA has released printable models of spacecraft and planets. (via io9) Featured image credit: Shardayyy via Flickr Got a l... »

Reality Checks: Mount Fuji, Child Brides, and the Health Benefits of Good Schools

Reality Checks: Mount Fuji, Child Brides, and the Health Benefits of Good Schools

Is Mount Fuji ready to blow? (via Wired) Compared to chicken, beef is pretty bad for the environment. (via D-brief) According to a new study, 700 million women were married as children. (via Raw Story) A supportive school environment can improve the health of poor students. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: midsorisyu via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

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