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Reality Checks: Slaves Aren’t Mistresses, the New Underground Railroad, Jim Crow School Choice, and FRBs

No, Sally Hemings was not Thomas Jefferson’s mistress. (via Teen Vogue) Churches prepare to take their sanctuary operations for undocumented immigrants underground. (via Buzzfeed) Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos celebrated HBCUs as being pioneers of “school choice,” conveniently ignoring the legal segregation that kept black and white students apart. (via …

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Race and Religion

To clarify before this starts, I’m a humanist and I can only speak from my experience in England, as that is where I’ve lived all my life. Around 7% of the British population are people from Asian countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh, but in my school the …

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The Year to Come

The new year is a time for beginnings and endings— a chance to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. 2016 has tirelessly provided us a ride that dipped and peaked into happiness, fear, accomplishments, and setbacks. For each person who was a passenger, the ride will be …

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Hello Teen Skepchick!

Hello, everybody! I’m new around here. I’m going to write about interesting topics soon, such as religion and science. However, it seems sensible to write an introduction to myself first. I’m Alex, I’m home schooled in the UK and some of my hobbies include: Web Development, graphic design, film making …

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Cryptophile: Hobbits

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. In my always-timely fashion it’s only been over three months since my last post. Evidently being unemployed does not necessarily mean you have time on your hands. …

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T is for Tribulations: The Big Gendery Post

I’ve tried to write this post a bunch of times, both by hand and by keyboard but every time I try the words change. To tell you the truth, I’ve been finding that writing comes hard to me recently. There’s a barrier of fear that strikes me before I can …

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Bird’s do it, Bees do it even- Wait?! How exactly do bees do it???

Well bees or to be more exact Honeybees “do it” mid flight, in a massive swarm and several endophallus’s get blown off. Okay so that was pretty vague if intriguing and I can hear you begging for the gory details. Well unfortunately for you, exploding endophallus’s aside Honeybee mating isn’t …

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Reality Checks: Leopard Spots, Oceans of Mars, Caffeine Eating Microbes, and Fossilized Sperm

In order to not neglect Mars during all the Pluto love, Curiosity discovers a what may be a continental crust. (via The Register) Scientists discover One Weird Trick(tm)for seeing black leopard spots (turning on an infrared camera flash).  (via Gulf News)  Oldest fossilized sperm discovered in Antarctica!  (via BBC) Coffee destroying beetles …

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