Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Creationist Cosmos, Chess, and Lunar Eclipse Photos

Reality Checks: Creationist Cosmos, Chess, and Lunar Eclipse Photos

If creationists presented Cosmos. (via Funny or Die) Captain America actor also wants a Wonder Woman movie. (via The Mary Sue) Are girls bad at chess. (via Scientific American) Lunar eclipse photos. (via Discovery News) Featured image credit: Jakub Kadlec via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Jenny McCarthy, Homeless Jesus, and Chameleon Colors

Reality Checks: Jenny McCarthy, Homeless Jesus, and Chameleon Colors

Jenny McCarthy now claims she isn’t anti-vax. Yeah, right. (via Bad Astronomy) “Homeless Jesus” sculpture causes controversy in an affluent North Carolina neighborhood. (via NPR) How – and why – chameleons change colors. (via Zoologic) Nigerian 14-year-old bride killed her 35-year-old husband with rat poison at their wedding feast. (via Raw Story) Featured image credi... »

Reality Checks: Mars Mosaics, Science Communication, and Lab-Grown Vaginas

Reality Checks: Mars Mosaics, Science Communication, and Lab-Grown Vaginas

Teenage interns are prohibited from hearing a debate on reproductive rights in Florida. (via Gawker) The woman who created Mars mosaics the hard way. (via io9) Lab-grown vaginas are functioning for patients eight years after transplant. (via Discovery News) What science communicators can learn from listening to people. (via Phys.org) Featured image credit: Fibonacci Blue Got a link you think we sh... »

Reality Checks: Pandemics, Teen Drivers, and Lobster Maps

Reality Checks: Pandemics, Teen Drivers, and Lobster Maps

Five myths about pandemics busted. (via io9) Climate change is violence. (via The Guardian) Stressed-out teens have fewer car accidents than other drivers. (via D-brief) Why scientists are mapping lobsters. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Tom Thai via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: The Modern Space Race, Vegetarians, and Bee Stings

Reality Checks: The Modern Space Race, Vegetarians, and Bee Stings

The space race has been privatized. (via PLOS Student Blog) UN climate report says we need to price carbon dioxide emissions. (via Phys.org) Is being a vegetarian better for the environment? Maybe. (via Discovery News) The worst place to be stung by a bee. (via National Geographic) Featured image credit: Nick Watton via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: War on the Young, Ocean on Enceladus, and Male Circumcision

Reality Checks: War on the Young, Ocean on Enceladus, and Male Circumcision

The Fox News War on the Young. (via Raw Story) Black women have been making educational and business gains, but it’s not translating into money. (via Think Progress) There’s an ocean under Enceladus’ icy shell. (via Discovery News) Circumcision rates are on the decline in the United States. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Got a link you think we should know ... »

Reality Checks: Popular Kids, Zebra Stripes, and More on Gravitational Waves

Reality Checks: Popular Kids, Zebra Stripes, and More on Gravitational Waves

Popular kids are bullied, too. (via Jezebel) The gravitational wave discovery might not be what it seemed. (via Discovery News) Zebra stripes as insect repellent? (via io9) The House science committee is a national embarrassment. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Dimitry B. via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Fonts, Fifth-Wave Feminism, and the Black Death

Reality Checks: Fonts, Fifth-Wave Feminism, and the Black Death

Teenager finds that the government could save $136 million dollars a year just by changing fonts. (via Slate) Nineteen-year-old is the first person to sue the Chinese government over LGBT rights. (via BBC) Meet some of the teens who make up fifth-wave feminism. (via Raw Story) New evidence indicates that the black death may have been an airborne disease. (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: L... »

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