Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Cancer Vaccine, Scaly Anteaters, Fist Bumps, and a Headdress Ban

Reality Checks: Cancer Vaccine, Scaly Anteaters, Fist Bumps, and a Headdress Ban

Teens aren’t getting the HPV vaccine, which needlessly exposes them to a cancer-causing virus. (via The Atlantic) “Scaly anteaters” are being hunted to extinction. (via Discovery News) If you want to avoid germs, adopt the fist bump. (via NPR) A popular Canadian music festival has banned headdresses. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Whitney via Flickr Got a link you th... »

Reality Checks: National Misogyny League, Gecko Sex Satellite, Aliens and Christianity, and the UN Speaks on Abortion Restrictions

Reality Checks: National Misogyny League, Gecko Sex Satellite, Aliens and Christianity, and the UN Speaks on Abortion Restrictions

The NFL doesn’t care about women. But they will take our money. (via Jezebel) Russia loses control of gecko sex experiment satellite. (via BBC) If we discovered alien life, how would Christianity handle it? (via io9) The UN warns that strict abortion restrictions are human rights violations. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr Got a link you think we should... »

Reality Checks: Ebola, ‘Aquanauts,’ Useless Tylenol, and 3D Printable Spacecrafts

Reality Checks: Ebola, ‘Aquanauts,’ Useless Tylenol, and 3D Printable Spacecrafts

The top doctor working on the Ebola outbreak in Africa is now infected with the virus. (via Think Progress) ‘Aquanauts’ use water as a space analog. (via DNews) Tylenol is useless for back pain, a new study finds. (via Reuters) If you have a 3D printer, take note: NASA has released printable models of spacecraft and planets. (via io9) Featured image credit: Shardayyy via Flickr Got a l... »

Reality Checks: Mount Fuji, Child Brides, and the Health Benefits of Good Schools

Reality Checks: Mount Fuji, Child Brides, and the Health Benefits of Good Schools

Is Mount Fuji ready to blow? (via Wired) Compared to chicken, beef is pretty bad for the environment. (via D-brief) According to a new study, 700 million women were married as children. (via Raw Story) A supportive school environment can improve the health of poor students. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: midsorisyu via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: New Climate Records, Fashionable Women, Dislikeing Atheists, Carbon Holocaust

Reality Checks: New Climate Records, Fashionable Women, Dislikeing Atheists, Carbon Holocaust

In 2013, the Earth hit new records for greenhouse gases, Arctic heat, warm ocean temperatures, and rising sea levels. (via Discovery News) Of course women can be intelligent, informed, and fashionable. (via Jezebel) According to a new poll, Americans don’t like Muslims and atheists very much. (via NPR) This climate change-denying physicist compares restricting carbon dioxide to the Holocaust... »

Reality Checks: Gender Quotas, Black Cap, and Sexual Harassment

Reality Checks: Gender Quotas, Black Cap, and Sexual Harassment

Gender quotas might work better in so-called “tight” cultures. (via Phys.org) Surprise! It’s basically impossible for women not to be judged on their sexuality. (via Think Progress) More changes at Marvel: Captain America will be a black man! (via The Verge) Sexual harassment is a big problem in science. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Marvel Got a link you think we should know ... »

Reality Checks: Iron Meteorite, Math in the Queue, Student Loan Scams, and New Thor

Reality Checks: Iron Meteorite, Math in the Queue, Student Loan Scams, and New Thor

Curiosity has found an iron meteorite on Mars. (via Discovery News) Math works against you when you get in line. (via Wired) Illinois becomes the first state to sue over student loan scams. (via Think Progress) Thor is a lady. But don’t think we’ll stop pushing for a Black Widow movie. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Xiaojun Deng via Flickr Got a link you think we should know abou... »

Reality Checks: HIV, Autism, Women in STEM, and Women Bishops

Reality Checks: HIV, Autism, Women in STEM, and Women Bishops

Why are some forms of HIV more transmittable than others? (via NPR) The sexual politics of autism. (via Only Human) Women and black people with advanced STEM degrees are more likely to work outside their field than men and other racial groups. (via Think Progress) The Church of England might be ready to allow female bishops. Finally. (via AFP) Featured image credit: US Army RDECOM via Flickr Got a... »

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