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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Rocket Girls, Bathroom Yetis, Yellow Fever’s Comeback, and Lady Bodyhacking

A new book highlights how women took NASA to space. (via Discovery News) We need to do more to keep mythical creatures out of our bathrooms. (via The Washington Post) How we failed to prevent the yellow fever comeback. (via Wired) Women have been bodyhacking for centuries. (via Fusion) Featured …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: U.S. Suicides Cyber Warfare, and Discriminatory Bills. Also, Turkish Mosaics

The U.S. suicide is at its highest in 30 years. (via Al Jazeera) An ancient Turkish mosaic wants you to be happy. (via Hurriyet Daily News) The US is going to drop “cyberbombs.” (via Ars Technica) A bill to repeal HB2 om North Carolina has been introduced. (via Daily Kos) Featured image credit: AA …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Morman Tranhumanists, What Not to Call Arctic Native People, Whites-Only Feminism, and Raw Collider Data

There is a Mormon transhumanist movement. (via The New Yorker) Maybe don’t say ‘Eskimo.’ (via NPR) A reflection on whites-only feminism. (via The Root) CERN just dropped a bunch of raw collider data on the internet. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: Image Editor via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Old Guys Have a Problem with Trans* People, Student-Developed Tech for People with Disabilities, Allergies, and Fast-Growing Dinos

Older men are basically the only ones who have a problem with trans* people using the bathroom of their choice. (via Reuters) Student-developed technologies for people with disabilities. (via Think Progress) We have allergies for a reason. (via JSTOR Daily) Big dinosaurs grew super fast. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: …

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Science

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CryptozoologyScience

Cryptophile: Cerberus

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. I’m back from a self-imposed hiatus after finishing my master’s degree and trying to get my gender issues to be recognised by my country. But all that …

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Religion

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Religion and Spirituality

Exorcisms and Agency

I’ve been quietly going about my business in the election, waiting for various people to tell me whether it’s more feminist to vote for Bernie or Hillary, and then I see stories like this.  Some people attempted to exorcise Ted Cruz.  I hate exorcisms as a thing.  Even by the …

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Skepticism

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Pop CultureScience & NatureUncategorized

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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