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Some answers to “Why are there still so few women in science?”

Eileen Pollack asks in The New York Times Magazine: “Why are there still so few women in science?” And she gives a few intriguing answers. Part of what makes her article compelling is the combination of hard data from recent years and personal stories from women in science that make a …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.10

A court rules that an unpaid intern can’t sue for sexual harassment. (via Think Progress) A new study suggests that the hottest temperatures for the world (e.g., everywhere) will be reached by 2047. (The Republic) BMI testing in schools backfires. (via Feministing) Genes and eating disorders. (via Scientopia) Featured image credit: Annual …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.8

Almost 80% of foods endorsed by top athletes is junk food, marketed to teenagers. (Los Angeles Times) Three researchers from American schools share the Nobel prize for their work on vesicles. (via The Washington Post) The government shutdown is hammering hunters, fishers, and their communities. (via Think Progress) [trigger warning] Chris Brown lost his …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 8.20

Predictors of suicidal behavior found in blood of cadavers. (via Nature) Impossibility Now, a video manifesto on critical trans politics, has been released. (via Feministing) German birth certificates will now allow a ‘blank’ option. (via Pink News) Laypeople can predict winners of music competitions based on visual cues alone. (via Harvard Gazette) Got a …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 8.15

It turns out that encryption isn’t as secure as we thought, due to a false assumption about entropy. (via Phys Org) (Although we already knew this…) Researchers debunk the left-brained, right-brained myth with fMRI. (via Neuroscience News) A study casts doubt on the idea that hookup culture has increased sexual activity …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 8.13

Brains of dying rats yield clues about near-death experiences. (via NPR) Switzerland apologizes to Oprah for a store assistant’s racism. (via Salon) The invisible female authors of science fiction. (via The Guardian) If you, somehow, haven’t heard–two prominent skeptic women share stories of sexual harrassment. (via Blag Hag) Featured image credit: Kennedy Center Honorees …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 8.6

The genome of some giant viruses hint at a ‘fourth domain’ of life. (via Nature) What’s the worst t-shirt design you’ve seen for girls? “I’m too pretty to do math” being one example. (via Geek Feminism) Anthony Weiner’s women are not saints, sluts, or victims. (via The Guardian) A week of camping can turn …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 8.1

Regular exercise can change the way your DNA functions. More about this via reddit science. (via PLoS Genetics) Gay couples are now starting to marry in Minnesota this morning. Congrats! (via USA Today) New Ask Amy (Poehler): How can we know what’s really going on in the news? (via Feministing) There are more women …

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