Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Halloween Spook-tacular!

Reality Checks: Halloween Spook-tacular!

Another reason to not worry about werewolves: dogs aren’t more likely to bite during the full moon. (va io9) Can we evade zombies with a “death cologne?” (via Scientific American) Pumpkin facts.(via NPR) Why are witches green? (via BoingBoing) Featured image credit: Kam Abbott via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Witches, Anti-Vax Chocolate, Beautiful Old Science Texts, and Science Pope

Reality Checks: Witches, Anti-Vax Chocolate, Beautiful Old Science Texts, and Science Pope

From Hansel and Gretel to Hermione, the evolution of witches. (via Feministing) Anti-vaccine propaganda, coming to a trick-or-treat bag near you. (via Respectful Insolence) One thousand years of scientific texts from the Arab world are now online for your perusal. (via io9) The Pope is down with evolution and the big bang. (via The Independent) Featured image credit: Peter Dutton via Flickr Got a ... »

Reality Checks: School Shootings, MRA Trickery, Just Me and My Gun, and GMO Myths

Reality Checks: School Shootings, MRA Trickery, Just Me and My Gun, and GMO Myths

When it comes to school shootings, what separates the United States and Europe? (via Sociological Images) A men’s rights organization poses as an anti-domestic violence campaign to trick people into donating to them. (via Think Progress) You can take your class picture with your gun in Nebraska, if you’re into that kind of thing. (via Gawker) Ten GMO myths, debunked. (via Popular Scien... »

Reality Checks: Hitler Creamer, Voting Youth, Flu Vaccine Myths, and Superbug Funding

Reality Checks: Hitler Creamer, Voting Youth, Flu Vaccine Myths, and Superbug Funding

Maybe it’s not a great idea to put fascist dictators on your coffee creamer. (via New York Times) Don’t listen to Russell Brand. You should vote. (via Raw Story) Because it’s that time of year again: Every flu vaccine myth, debunked. (via io9) Funding has been halted for superbug research. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Rikki’s Refuge via Flickr Got a link you think we sh... »

Reality Checks: Doctor Who Coding, Living with Mom and Dad, Notorious RBG, and Penguin Science

Reality Checks: Doctor Who Coding, Living with Mom and Dad, Notorious RBG, and Penguin Science

This Doctor Who game aims to help children learn to code. (via Wired) Millennials are living with their parents and it’s not the end of the world. (via NPR) Ruth Bader Ginsburg keeps a stash of Notorious RBG shirts. (via Gawker) Like penguins and science? You might like this, too. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: son_gismo via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about?... »

Reality Checks: Nuclear Fusion, Vatican Back-Track, “the Williams Brothers,” and Don’t Be a Douchebag

Reality Checks: Nuclear Fusion, Vatican Back-Track, “the Williams Brothers,” and Don’t Be a Douchebag

Don’t get too excited about nuclear fusion just yet. (via io9) The Vatican may not be so open to gay and divorced people, after all. (via The Atlantic) The head of the Russian Tennis Federation was fined after making sexist comments about Venus and Serena Williams. (via The Root) Is ‘douchebag’ the white racial slur we’ve been looking for? (via Gawker) Featured image credit... »

Reality Checks: Disappeared Students, Alien Theology, Green Beef, and Ebola Racism

Reality Checks: Disappeared Students, Alien Theology, Green Beef, and Ebola Racism

Forty three college students have disappeared in Mexico. What’s going on? (via Mother Jones) The theological problems posed by aliens. (via Scientific American) Should beef carry an environmental impact label? (via NPR) The ugly racial undertones of Ebola panic. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: b3d_ via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Texas Abortion, Misogynist Terror Threat, Plastic Bag Bans, and Yes Means Yes

Reality Checks: Texas Abortion, Misogynist Terror Threat, Plastic Bag Bans, and Yes Means Yes

SCOTUS allows Texas abortion clinics to reopen. (via Mother Jones) University threatened with a massacre because a feminist vlogger is scheduled to speak. (via The Verge) Do plastic bag bans work? (via Scientific American) California’s Yes Means Yes law is the kind of terrible law we need. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Walmart via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact ... »

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