Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Math of Ebola, High School Feminism, Video Game Education, and the Return of the Ozone Layer

Reality Checks: Math of Ebola, High School Feminism, Video Game Education, and the Return of the Ozone Layer

What math can tell us about ebola outbreaks. (via Wired) Five reasons to teach feminism in high school. (via ChicagoNow) Are video games the future of education? (via Scientific American) The ozone layer is on track to recovery. (via Science Daily) Featured image credit: Joey via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Young Readers, Political Science Denial, and Real Artificial Hearts

Reality Checks: Young Readers, Political Science Denial, and Real Artificial Hearts

Millennials are readers. (via Slate) Stop pretending that liberals are just as anti-science as conservatives. (via Mother Jones) Scientists are getting closer to creating functioning human hearts. (via The Atlantic) Women in the Senate demand the NFL adopt a zero tolerance policy on domestic violence. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Samantha Marx via Flickr Got a link you think we shou... »

Reality Checks: Silicon Valley Sausage Fest, America’s Greatest Athlete, Unstable Science Funding, and “Tampon Run”

Reality Checks: Silicon Valley Sausage Fest, America’s Greatest Athlete, Unstable Science Funding, and “Tampon Run”

“Silicon Valley’s biggest sausage fest” is better than last year, but it’s still a sausage fest. (via Mother Jones) Serena Williams is America’s greatest athlete. (via The New Yorker) U.S. science suffers from booms and busts in funding. (via NPR) Teens invent a game aimed at de-stigmatizing periods. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Boss Tweed via Flickr Got a lin... »

Reality Checks: The Fappening is Gone, CDC on Vaccinations, and Coral Currents

Reality Checks: The Fappening is Gone, CDC on Vaccinations, and Coral Currents

The subreddit on which the latest spate of celebrity nude photos were leaked has been taken down, but not for the reason you think. (via Jezebel) A CDC report shows what happens when people refuse to vaccinate their kids. (via io9) Coral engineer their own tiny currents. (via Inkfish) How teens are driving the technology of the future. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Neville Wootton via Flickr ... »

Reality Checks: Trans* Rights, a Ferguson Investigation, Juvenile Sexual Assault, and a Mysterious Deep Sea Creature

Reality Checks: Trans* Rights, a Ferguson Investigation, Juvenile Sexual Assault, and a Mysterious Deep Sea Creature

Denmark has one of most progressive policies towards trans* people in the world, but it’s also a definite outlier. (via The Guardian) The Justice Department is launching an investigation into the Ferguson, MO police department. (via CNN) Juvenile detention centers have a serious sexual assault problem. (via Slate) A deep sea creature defies the normal classifications. (via Raw Story) Feature... »

Reality Checks: Dead Sex Geckos, Circular Stonehenge, Rejected Donations, and Bacteria Fuel

Reality Checks: Dead Sex Geckos, Circular Stonehenge, Rejected Donations, and Bacteria Fuel

Oh no! The space sex geckos are dead. (via io9) Stonehenge was once a full circle. (via Discovery News) A prostate cancer foundation has rejected donations that resulted from leaked nude celebrity photos. (via Raw Story) Researchers may have figured out a way to use bacteria to create a fossil fuel alternative. (via Reuters) Featured image credit: Danny Sullivan via Flickr Got a link you think we ... »

Reality Checks: Misogyny as Rational Critiques, Crises of Queer Women, LGBTQ History, and “Roid Rage”

Reality Checks: Misogyny as Rational Critiques, Crises of Queer Women, LGBTQ History, and “Roid Rage”

The misogyny that is masquerading – poorly – as a rational critique of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. (via New Statesman) When compared to their cis- and hetero- peers, queer women aren’t doing so well. (via The Atlantic) The National Museum of American History is adding some LGBTQ exhibits. (via NPR) Is “roid rage” a real thing? (via Neuroskeptic) Featured image cr... »

Reality Checks: Internet Safe Space, Atheist Awe, Lesbian Lizards, and Silence on Ferguson

Reality Checks: Internet Safe Space, Atheist Awe, Lesbian Lizards, and Silence on Ferguson

Will the Internet ever be safe for women? (via The Daily Beast) Atheists feel awe, too. (via NPR) The “lesbian-lizard” kiss from the latest Doctor Who will not be investigated by a media regulator. (via The Guardian) An Illinois school district has been told to not discuss Ferguson in class. (via The Root) Featured image credit: photosteve101 via Flickr Got a link you think we should k... »

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