Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Women Making in Kuwait, Screening 1984, Terrifying Prehistoric Worm Monsters, and the Fate of Space Things

The female engineers of Kuwait’s maker faire. (via Makezine) Screening 1984 as an an act of resistance. (via The Mary Sue) 400 million years ago, a giant worm creature with big snapping jaws roamed the seas.  (via Techtimes) Space exploration, like everything else humans do, generates lots of trash. (via The …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Mosquito Repellent, Calling out Anti-Semitism, Reducing Free Lunches, and Syndrome K

Citronella candles are bunk. (via Gizmodo) The Anne Frank Center pushes back on the anti-Semitism in the Trump administration. (via The Washington Post) A bill has been introduced that would reduce the number of free meals served in schools. (via PBS Newshour) Doctors saved dozens of Jewish lives during the …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: the FDA Redefines Healthy, Education for Jehovah’s Witnesses, Uncomfortable Airline Passengers, and the Father of Neuroscience

Redefining healthy, the FDA wants your opinion. (via Ars Technica) Jehovah’s Witnesses suffer from lack of education.  (via NPR) Airline passengers get someone kicked off a plane because they are uncomfortable. (via theMarySue) Sketches from the father of neuroscience. (via NYT) Featured image credit: Thomas Haynie from flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Executive Order 9066, “Last night in Sweden,” Glitter Prosthetic, and Remembering Marshosaurus

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. (via NPR) Trump baffles the entire country of Sweden by implying there was a big terrorist attack there. (via New York Times) This eleven-year-old invented a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter, …

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Science

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Medical Monochromatic Fashion, an Evolution

Cross posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered I have been reading Francesco Adami’s From Last Hope to First Aid: Stories from the History of Emergency Medicine. In his discussion of white coats, a color chosen for resistance to discoloring effects of antisepsis methods, he suggests that the reader observe a …

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Religion

Religion and SpiritualityUncategorized

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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Skepticism

Religion and SpiritualityUncategorized

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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Feminism

ActivismFeminism

Shower thoughts on body positivity

CW: Examines body positivity and feelings of inadequacy due to being over weight. I firmly believe I will be taking a shower one day and as if struck by the grace of some stray particles of inspiration I shall think up the end of my novel. I believe this as …

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