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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Margaret Chase Smith, Bernie Deals with Berniebros, Your Brain on Google, and Queer Theology

The story of Margaret Chase Smith and her run for president. (via The New Yorker) Bernie Sanders tells Bernibros to cut the crap. (via Think Progress) How Google changes what we remember and how we learn. (via NPR) Queering the Christian experience. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Phil Roeder …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Zika Truthers, the Women of Stonehenge, In the Eyes of Babes, and Desert Power

A few Zika virus conspiracy theories. (via Gizmodo) A lot of women are buried at Stonehenge. (via Discovery News) What babies can see that you can’t. (via Scientific American) Plans have been unveiled for a giant solar power plant in the Sahara Desert. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Michael Rhys …

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In Which I am to Organize my Life Around the Possibility of Pregnancy

Like many empty headed ladies who don’t take seriously their inevitable and impending baby making futures, I do not particularly worry that what I consume will damage a future baby.  The CDC has just called me out on this, with its latest recommendation that I should never consume alcohol unless …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Don’t Drink and Sex, Turtles and the Real Paleo Diet, and the Continued Denial of Climate Change in the U.S.

The CDC recommends women who can have children not drink unless on birth control.  I really wish the focus were on reducing unplanned pregnancies rather than telling women not to drink because think of the children. (via USA Today) Some early peoples ate turtles.  The press release speculates that children …

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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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Feminism

In Which I am to Organize my Life Around the Possibility of Pregnancy

Like many empty headed ladies who don’t take seriously their inevitable and impending baby making futures, I do not particularly worry that what I consume will damage a future baby.  The CDC has just called me out on this, with its latest recommendation that I should never consume alcohol unless …

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