Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.25

Scientists discover more about what triggers allergic reactions to cats. (via The Independent) Other scientists stopped light completely for a record-breaking minute. (via New Scientist) Clear Channel, a conservative media group, pulled ads for a reproductive health clinic for violating “decency standards.” (via Feministing) Study concludes, “Poverty is a more powerful influence on the …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.23

Mychal Denzel Smith on CSPAN talking about race relations. (via Feministing) Many don’t realize that painful sex is common among women. (via CBS News) Losing a single pollinator species harms plants. (via Nature) Adding iodine to salt resulted in a decade’s worth of IQ gains for the US. (via Business Insider) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.18

Questlove on Trayvon Martin: “Trayvon Martin and I ain’t shit.” (via New York Magazine) New research on how cranberries actually affect urinary tract infections. (via McGill University) What does feminism have to offer me? Pragmatic feminism for computer folks. (via USENIX) Life satisfaction is linked to personality change. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.16

Wendy Davis: Why I stood up for Texas women. (via The Washington Post) Climate change: the forecast for 2018 is cloudy with record heat. (via Nature News) Disability, not death, colors America’s health. (via Clinical Psychiatry News) The 10 dumbest things ever said about abortion and women’s rights. (via Rolling Stone) Featured image credit: Mike Stone …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.11

A new model predicts an uptick in hurricane frequency and intensity. (via Scientific American) Taste and smell receptors have been identified all over the human body, including in your kidneys. (via The BBC) Japan nuclear regulator alarmed at Fukushima contamination reports. (via Reuters) Sixty-four people arrested at ‘Moral Monday’ abortion access protest in …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.9

Australian schools defend their ‘right’ to ban gay students. (via The Sydney Morning Herald) Antarctic Lake Vostok “might have fish.” (via BBC News) U.S. Marine talks about his sexual assault and explains that it’s about power. (via Kay Steiger) Goffin’s cockatoos can solve a complex five-step lockbox. (via PLoS One) Featured image credit: Lip Kee …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.5

Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress (and less prone to anxiety). (via Princeton News) Traveling solo: a manifesto for the modern woman. (via New York Magazine) A 200-year-old fish was caught off of Alaska. (via Scientific American) In North Carolina, senators have tacked on last minute abortion regulations …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.02

Some fat cells directly sense temperature and burn calories. (via Science NOW) Fish cannot feel pain, say scientists. (via The Telegraph) 60 billion alien planets could support life. (via Space.com) The American way of birth is the costliest in the world. (via The New York Times) Featured image credit: Taken by Diliff Edited by Fir0002. Got a link …

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