Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: New Atheists and Islam, Creative Sex Ed, Twirling Tennis Players, and the HPV Vaccine

Reality Checks: New Atheists and Islam, Creative Sex Ed, Twirling Tennis Players, and the HPV Vaccine

“New Atheists” are wrong about Muslims. (via Salon) Mississippi finds a creative way around the limitations put on his sex ed class. (via Mother Jones) Apparently having male on-court announcers ask elite women’s tennis players to twirl is a thing. (via The Guardian) If you’re under 15, two doses of the HPV vaccine is probably enough. (via Reuters) Featured image credit: Mi... »

Reality Checks: “Inherent Brilliance,” Disability Representation in Movies, “Deflate-Gate,” and the Limits of Predicting Terrorist Attacks

Reality Checks: “Inherent Brilliance,” Disability Representation in Movies, “Deflate-Gate,” and the Limits of Predicting Terrorist Attacks

An emphasis on “inherent brilliance” might explain some of the gender gap in STEM fields. (via Scicurious) The Theory of Everything is not a good representation of disability. (via Slate) What science says about “deflate-gate.” (via NPR) There are limits to attempts to predict terrorist attacks. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Joshua Zader via Flickr Got a ... »

Reality Checks: Conspiracy Theories, Men “Apologize” for Abortions, and Planet Moon

Reality Checks: Conspiracy Theories, Men “Apologize” for Abortions, and Planet Moon

Who falls for conspiracy theories? (via Pacific Standard) Two fraternities at the University of Virginia refuse to sign on to new anti-sexual assault regulations. (via Feminist Majority Foundation) Men “apologize” for letting women have abortions. Douche chills abound. (via Raw Story) Is the moon a planet? The answer is surprisingly tricky. (via Bad Astronomy) Featured image credit: da... »

Reality Checks: “Cure” for the Common Cold, Oscar Snubs, Islamophobia, Not-So Free Speech

Reality Checks: “Cure” for the Common Cold, Oscar Snubs, Islamophobia, Not-So Free Speech

How Linus Pauling convinced everyone that vitamin C cures colds. (via Vox) Hollywood is still ignoring women’s stories. (via Slate) Islamophobia is not a myth. (via The Atlantic) The Pope backs free speech, but only sort of. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Francisco Antunes via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Cost of Carbon, Redesigned Wheelchair, Misunderstanding Gay-ness, and Ted Cruz Oversees NASA

Reality Checks: Cost of Carbon, Redesigned Wheelchair, Misunderstanding Gay-ness, and Ted Cruz Oversees NASA

The cost of carbon pollution might be more than we previously thought. (via Scientific American) Teen using a 3D printer and redesigns his wheelchair. (via The Mary Sue) Surprise! A reality show misunderstands what it means to be gay. (via Slate) Noted science-denier Ted Cruz has been appointed to oversee NASA in Congress. (via The Verge) Featured image credit: Climate and Ecosystems Change Adapta... »

Reality Checks: Cold Noses, Girls with Autism, Menstrual Cups, and Potty Parity

Reality Checks: Cold Noses, Girls with Autism, Menstrual Cups, and Potty Parity

Why do cold viruses prefer cold environments? (via Discovery News) Is the NHS failing girls with autism? (via The Guardian) How menstrual cups are changing lives in Africa. (via The Huffington Post) Waiting for potty parity. (via Time) Featured image credit: Kevin Dooley via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: The Future of Gender Equality, the Science of New Years Resolutions, Teens and Guns, and a Hoodie Ban

Reality Checks: The Future of Gender Equality, the Science of New Years Resolutions, Teens and Guns, and a Hoodie Ban

Will the future be good for gender equality? (via io9) What science can tell us about keeping our New Years resolutions. (via Mother Jones) Teens have the same access to guns, regardless of if they are at risk of suicide or not. (via Reuters) A new bill tries to ban hoodies. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: peter via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Police Strike, Endangered Monarch, Back to the Future Future, and “Manbook”

Reality Checks: Police Strike, Endangered Monarch, Back to the Future Future, and “Manbook”

The NYPD strike could have illuminated an important debate, but it didn’t. (via Rolling Stone) The Monarch butterfly might be destined for the Endangered Species List. (via Discovery News) The actual future is way more cool than Back to the Future II future. (via The Atlantic) Founder of a men-only social media website threatens the lives of women who sign up. (via Raw Story) Featured image ... »

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