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Reality Checks: Hitler Creamer, Voting Youth, Flu Vaccine Myths, and Superbug Funding

Reality Checks: Hitler Creamer, Voting Youth, Flu Vaccine Myths, and Superbug Funding

Maybe it’s not a great idea to put fascist dictators on your coffee creamer. (via New York Times) Don’t listen to Russell Brand. You should vote. (via Raw Story) Because it’s that time of year again: Every flu vaccine myth, debunked. (via io9) Funding has been halted for superbug research. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Rikki’s Refuge via Flickr Got a link you think we sh... »

Reality Checks: Doctor Who Coding, Living with Mom and Dad, Notorious RBG, and Penguin Science

Reality Checks: Doctor Who Coding, Living with Mom and Dad, Notorious RBG, and Penguin Science

This Doctor Who game aims to help children learn to code. (via Wired) Millennials are living with their parents and it’s not the end of the world. (via NPR) Ruth Bader Ginsburg keeps a stash of Notorious RBG shirts. (via Gawker) Like penguins and science? You might like this, too. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: son_gismo via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about?... »

Reality Checks: Nuclear Fusion, Vatican Back-Track, “the Williams Brothers,” and Don’t Be a Douchebag

Reality Checks: Nuclear Fusion, Vatican Back-Track, “the Williams Brothers,” and Don’t Be a Douchebag

Don’t get too excited about nuclear fusion just yet. (via io9) The Vatican may not be so open to gay and divorced people, after all. (via The Atlantic) The head of the Russian Tennis Federation was fined after making sexist comments about Venus and Serena Williams. (via The Root) Is ‘douchebag’ the white racial slur we’ve been looking for? (via Gawker) Featured image credit... »

Reality Checks: Disappeared Students, Alien Theology, Green Beef, and Ebola Racism

Reality Checks: Disappeared Students, Alien Theology, Green Beef, and Ebola Racism

Forty three college students have disappeared in Mexico. What’s going on? (via Mother Jones) The theological problems posed by aliens. (via Scientific American) Should beef carry an environmental impact label? (via NPR) The ugly racial undertones of Ebola panic. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: b3d_ via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Texas Abortion, Misogynist Terror Threat, Plastic Bag Bans, and Yes Means Yes

Reality Checks: Texas Abortion, Misogynist Terror Threat, Plastic Bag Bans, and Yes Means Yes

SCOTUS allows Texas abortion clinics to reopen. (via Mother Jones) University threatened with a massacre because a feminist vlogger is scheduled to speak. (via The Verge) Do plastic bag bans work? (via Scientific American) California’s Yes Means Yes law is the kind of terrible law we need. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Walmart via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact ... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 118: Heat, Temperature, and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

The Physics Philes, lesson 118: Heat, Temperature, and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

Most of us have spent our entire lives learning about heat and temperature. We know we have to cook some food to make it safe, or store food in an icebox or refrigerator. We know it hurts to touch things that are too hot or two cold. But these measurements of heat and temperature are subjective and imprecise. That won’t do in physics. We need to figure out a way to talk about heat and temper... »

Reality Checks: Fighting Bad Sex Ed, Irrational Atheism, and the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Reality Checks: Fighting Bad Sex Ed, Irrational Atheism, and the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Teenage girl rips Focus on the Family a new one for their sexist sex education materials. (via Jezebel) These women should win a Nobel Prize in physics. (via Slate) Irrational atheism. (via The Atlantic) Malala Yousafzai is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. (via The New York Times) Featured image credit: Wikimedia Commons Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Astrology, that Junk is Bunk Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Astrology, that Junk is Bunk Edition

Do you hear that? In the distance. The thumping bass. The harmony. It’s…it’s Awesome Sauce Music Friday! I know it’s been a few weeks, but when one of my favorite YouTubers comes out with a new video I just have to share it. Bonus point when the video is a song about how awesome science and skepticism is. The song is a parody of “All About that Bass” by Coma Nid... »

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