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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.5

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.5

A new study shows that herbal supplements are not what they say on the label. (via The New York Times) Women, work, and the ‘Girl Scout’ tax. (via The Wall Street Journal) The elusive bay cat was caught on camera in the Amazon. (via ScienceDaily) Meritocracy is almost as real as this unicorn. (via Tara Hunt) Featured image credit: Jim Sanderson Got a link you think we should know about... »

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.31

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.31

Here’s what happens when a tick bites you–with video. (Relatedly: the mosquito bite.) (via National Geographic) 12-year-old suffragette Madison Kimrey fires back at NC governor: “I am not a prop!” (via Raw Story) Teaching intersectionality through the video game Bastion. (via The Border House) Babies respond more strongly to melodies they heard in the womb. (via The Guardia... »

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.29

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.29

6 myths about female ascendancy in the workplace. (via Alternet) How belief in “pure evil” shapes people’s thinking. (via Scientific American) Primate brains may have specifically evolved to detect snakes. (via NPR) Wikipedia goes all in on transphobia. (via Philip Sandifer) Featured image credit: Steve Jurvetson Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.24

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.24

Child born with HIV remains in remission 18 months after treatment. (via Eurekalert, Johns Hopkins Medicine) Women and STEM occupation rates. (via Journalist’s Resource) A cacophony of noise is found in the habitat of humpback and killer whales. (via Scientific American) Women and the creepiest things ever said to them during cosplay. Explicit / language warning. (via Buzzfeed) Featured imag... »

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.22

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.22

Study shows that humans are too selfish to fix climate change, so different solutions are needed. (via TIME) Researchers claim that every 15 minutes of exercise for a teenager boosts their grade by a quarter. (via BBC News) Marvel is happy to answer questions about diversity at NYCC; DC was not. (via Tor) A new caffeine infographic shows that more drinks contain huge doses. (via Scientific America... »

Science Genius: hip hop remixes science

Science Genius: hip hop remixes science

Science Genius is a pilot program to teach science in schools using hip-hop and rap. Check out its progress so far in this video with ninth graders from Bronx Compass High School. Although it’s not the same program as the rap battles that Mindy has been posting on Fridays, it follows a growing trend to make science a little more accessible to everyone. (For more on Science Genius, check out ... »

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.17

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.17

A rap about Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick. (via Science with Tom) Musical feedback makes workouts feel easier. (via Pacific Standard) Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls want you to Know your IX. (via Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls) The DC Metro takes sexual harrassment seriously with its new campaign. (via Feministing) Featured image credit: Rosalind Franklin from Jewish Chronicle Archive... »

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.15

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.15

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Go congratulate all the badass women you know for being alive and doing great things. First fossilized mosquito with blood inside of it found in Montana. (via Western Digs) Bonobos comfort each other ‘like humans.’ (via BBC News) IBM’s plea for gender parity…in an ad from 1985. (via The Atlantic) Maryville: Steubenville by another name. Trigger warni... »

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