Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Losses for Humanity

Reality Checks: Losses for Humanity

Over a thousand people so far have died in India’s heat wave. (via CNN) A number of mass graves, suspected to be immigrants, have been uncovered in Malaysia.  (via NYT) In Myanmar, people protest people accusing Myanmar of not treating well the Rohingya minority who have been fleeing the country and sometimes ending up in mass graves in Malaysia. (via Al Jazeera) Meanwhile, at the Vatican, t... »

Reality Checks: The Quiverfull Movement, Black Widow Merch, the “Infidelity Gene,” and Non-Human Rights

Reality Checks: The Quiverfull Movement, Black Widow Merch, the “Infidelity Gene,” and Non-Human Rights

A guide to the Quiverfull movement. (via Jezebel) The political economy of Black Widow merchandise. (via The Mary Sue) There is no “infidelity gene.” (via Scientific American) The case for non-human rights. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Aaron Logan via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Infertility Caused by Education, the Dalai Lama as an Attractive Woman, Dancing in Mexico, and Coffee for the Penis

Reality Checks: Infertility Caused by Education, the Dalai Lama as an Attractive Woman, Dancing in Mexico, and Coffee for the Penis

The Dalai Lama quips (it’s funny because it would never happen!) about being reincarnated as a woman.  But she’d have to have an attractive face or no one would pay much attention to her.  (via NY Post) A profile of Mary Putnam Jacobi, who in addition to being awesome had to prove that higher education didn’t actually make women infertile.   (via The Atlantic) A profile of older ... »

Reality Checks: Ornery Genies, Racing Girls, Lacking Mental Health Care, and Starting Puberty

Reality Checks: Ornery Genies, Racing Girls, Lacking Mental Health Care, and Starting Puberty

Jinn are blamed for sickness and possessions in a Saudi Arabian school. (via Discovery News) These women are trying to up-turn the male-dominated racing world. (via Wired) Kids aren’t getting the mental health care they need. (via Think Progress) We don’t really understand what jumpstarts puberty. (via io9) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should kno... »

Reality Checks: STEM Diversity Matters, Human-Yeast Hybrid, Discrimination Against Ex-Muslims, and Leap-Seconds

Reality Checks: STEM Diversity Matters, Human-Yeast Hybrid, Discrimination Against Ex-Muslims, and Leap-Seconds

Why STEM diversity should matter to all of us. (via Wired) Newly created fungus is part human, part yeast. (via Discovery News) Ex-Muslims face discrimination and violence. (via The Guardian) June will be one second longer this year. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: frankieleon via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here.10 »

Reality Checks: Wanted: Drag Queens as Salome, 3d Printing Human Skin, Dinosaurs in Washington (state) and the Oldest Stone Tools Yet

Reality Checks: Wanted: Drag Queens as Salome, 3d Printing Human Skin, Dinosaurs in Washington (state) and the Oldest Stone Tools Yet

L’Oreal wants to start printing human skin for testing purposes. I am contractually obligated to report all 3d printing news, as well as all dinosaur news. (via The Verge) Speaking of, First dinosaur fossil found in Washington State!  (via The ABC News) 3.3 million year old stone tools found in Kenya. (via Time) The Bavarian State Opera has put out a casting call for a drag queen to lip sync... »

Reality Checks: 3D Printed Turtle Jaws, Melting Ice Shelves, and Wyoming and Tanzania Dislike Data

Reality Checks: 3D Printed Turtle Jaws, Melting Ice Shelves, and Wyoming and Tanzania Dislike Data

A sea turtle gets a brand new jaw, thanks to 3d printers. (via The Verge) Wyoming wants to make it illegal to “enter open land to take resource data.”  Most of Wyoming’s land is publicly owned, incidentally. (via Vice) Tanzania, meanwhile, would like only government approved statistics to be mentioned. (via The East African) In terrifying news, a giant ice shelf in Antarctica is ... »

Reality Checks: Regressive Sex Ed, Finding Earth 2.0, Gender Bias in STEM, and Fired for Supporting Equality

Reality Checks: Regressive Sex Ed, Finding Earth 2.0, Gender Bias in STEM, and Fired for Supporting Equality

Students at a New Zealand high school are taught that unwed women are “cheap prostitutes” and gay sex is the road to hell. (via New Zealand Herald) How we’ll find Earth 2.0. (via Gizmodo) Sixty women of color in STEM fields are interviewed, and all of them report some kind of gender bias. (via The Mary Sue) A Catholic priest claims he was fired from Seton Hall for supporting LGBT... »

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