Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Streets Red with Blood, Suicide Contagion, High Heels, and Bandwidth to the Rich

Answering the question of how many people have to die to make the streets run red. (via Stack Exchange) The science behind suicide contagion (via NYT) Employers in the UK can continue to force female employees to wear heels.  (via Telegraph) AT&T deploys fiber to the rich, ignores the low …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Learning to Love Taxes, He Persisted, Snowflake Free Speech, Boxing While Muslim

How one American ex-pat learned to love Swedish taxes. (via Vox) Nevertheless, he persisted… (via McSweeney’s) What the snowflakes get right about free speech. (via New York Times) Wearing a hijab in the boxing ring. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Thomas’s Pics via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Scientists Post-March, How Quickly Glaciers are Melting, Serena Body-Shaming, and the Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in Bangladesh

The March for Science is over. What now? (via Wired) These photos show just how quickly glaciers are melting. (via Popular Science) Serena Williams won the Australian Open while two months pregnant – like a boss – so of course people can’t handle it. (via The Mary Sue) Bangladesh is …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Male Victims of Domestic Violence, Wedding Cake, Why Good AIs go Bad, and the Bubble Islands of Titan

Sheltering male victims of domestic violence (via Femalista) History of wedding cake. (via NPR) Why AIs become racist and sexist. (via Ars Technica) Islands on Titan may justbe bubbles. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Kimberly Vardeman via flickr. 

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Science

Science

What is it? Stellar Classification

Stars light up the night sky. But as we saw a couple of weeks ago, not all stars are the same. Thanks to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, we can easily see that there is a relationship between the surface temperature of a star and the star’s luminosity. This relationship can tell …

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

The Atheist Promise | Modernising Scouts

Scouting is a huge global movement, offering adventure and experiences for people age 6 to 25 years old. Over 450,000 people are part of the movement in the UK and it’s the United Kingdom’s largest mixed youth organisation. Find out more here.   About three weeks after you join one …

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Skepticism

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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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Feminism

FeminismPop Culture

We all need a little Faith

So teenskepchick isn’t really a space for religion, but it’s definitely a space for super heroes and Faith is shaping up to be a favourite of mine. Faith is a relatively new series which began in 2016 by Valiant entertainment and created by a host of lovely people: Jody Houser …

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