Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

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... »

Reality Checks: Condom Surprise, Anti-Vax Herd Mentality, Disappearing MOOCs, and Revenge of Ebola

Reality Checks: Condom Surprise, Anti-Vax Herd Mentality, Disappearing MOOCs, and Revenge of Ebola

 An atheist congressional candidate responds to an anti-abortion group…with condoms. (via Raw Story) The herd mentality of the anti-vax movement. (via io9) What happened to MOOCs? (via Wired) Ebola turns your own immune system against you. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Courtney Walker via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Back-to-School, Exploding Rockets, and Notorious RBG’s Thoughts on Race

Reality Checks: Back-to-School, Exploding Rockets, and Notorious RBG’s Thoughts on Race

Obligatory beginning-of-the-school-year study tips. (via NPR) It’s not just you. School does start too early. (via Scientific American) An anomaly caused a SpaceX reusable rocket prototype to explode over Texas. (via Discovery News) Notorious RBG wants the Supreme Court to address the country’s racial problems. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: English106 via Flickr Got a lin... »

Reality Checks: Lost Lemur Continent, Satire, Free College, and a First Amendment-Free Zone

Reality Checks: Lost Lemur Continent, Satire, Free College, and a First Amendment-Free Zone

Everything you need to know about the fake continent of Lemuria. (via io9) Has the Internet killed satire? (via The Guardian) Why community college should be free. (via Scientific American) The fight against the First Amendment in Ferguson. (via Politico) Featured image credit: Andrey via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: CD Rot, Unconfronted Biases, the Cycle of Arctic Sea Ice Loss, and Those Dang, Dirty Millennials

Reality Checks: CD Rot, Unconfronted Biases, the Cycle of Arctic Sea Ice Loss, and Those Dang, Dirty Millennials

In outdated tech news: CDs might not last as long as we thought. (via NPR) How our unconfronted personal biases affect the lives of others. (via Scientific American) Loss of Arctic sea ice could cause the loss of more Arctic sea ice. (via Raw Story) The New York Times doesn’t understand millennials. (via Gawker) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Got a link you think we ... »

Reality Checks: Police Accountability, Modern ‘White Flight’, and a Nightmare Worm

Reality Checks: Police Accountability, Modern ‘White Flight’, and a Nightmare Worm

What role does trust play in science. (via Neuroskeptic) Three high school students developed an app to hold cops accountable. (via Think Progress) “White flight” is still a thing. (via Phys.org) Here’s the worm of your nightmares. (via io9) Featured image credit: Wikipedia Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Ferguson Cops, Sexist BYU, Megalodon, and the Fields Prize

Reality Checks: Ferguson Cops, Sexist BYU, Megalodon, and the Fields Prize

Why are the Ferguson cops so out of control? Amanda Marcotte has a theory. (via Pandagon) Student protests Brigham Young University’s sexist attitudes towards female students. (via Think Progress) Your yearly reminder: the Megalodon is still extinct. (via Laelaps) The most prestigious prize in mathematics has gone to a woman for the first time. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Robert Cohen... »

Reality Checks: Long-Distance Swimming, Women in Engineering, Proofreading, and Shark Week Lies

Reality Checks: Long-Distance Swimming, Women in Engineering, Proofreading, and Shark Week Lies

Why aren’t women allowed to swim the 1,500 meter race in the Olympics? (via The New York Times) Work climate and lack of advancement opportunities are pushing women out of engineering. (via Think Progress) There’s a reason you can’t proofread your own writing. (via Wired) To get them involved in dubious “documentaries,” Shark Week lied to scientists. (via io9) Feature... »

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