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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: GR at 100, Student Activism, Human Experiments, BB-8 Physics

This charming video explains General Relativity. (via io9) Student activism since the 1960s. (via JSTOR Daily) New rules are proposed to protect people in medical experiments. (via NPR) The physics of BB-8. (via Wired) Featured image credit: YouTube Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here.

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Raising the Dead, New Heads for Flatworms, and Child Marriage

Turns out you can make regenerating flatworms regenerate in weird ways by doing things to their cellular signals. (via Washington Post) A company called Humai says it is going to be able to resurrect the dead in about 30 years.  According to every movie and tv show ever, this is a …

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: California Text Books, Psychology of Climate Talks, Whale Poop, and Girl Boy Scouts

California text books mislead about climate change. (via The Guardian) The psychology of climate negotiations. (via NPR) The importance of whale poop. (via JSTOR Daily) A group of girls are trying to join the Boy Scouts. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith via Flickr Got a link you …

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Reality Checks: Parasites for Pregnancy, Ahmed of the Clock Sues, Anonymous is not so Great at Twitter, and Pixar is Not so Good at Dinosaurs

Some parasites seem to lead to increased fertility in women.  (via The student who was detained and interrogated without his parents present for bringing a homemade clock to school is suing for money and written apologies. (via Sun times) Neil deGrasse Tyson says the Good Dinosaur has bad science. (via …


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  • User AvatarElizabeth I didn't know either of those things, thank you! – Sep 13, 4:27 PM
  • User AvatarAlex Kent Kalel Reynolds the bigger stonehenge (superhenge) has been there for 4,000 years underground but we just discovered it! – Sep 13, 4:13 PM
  • User AvatarAlex Kent Kalel Reynolds I find the new human discovery fascinating too- one minor point though- Elephants also grieve and bury their dead and return to the grave sites... – Sep 13, 4:11 PM
  • User AvatarAlex Kent Kalel Reynolds The Magellanic Clouds are gorgeous- did you know they contain the largest stars that have ever been discovered? Look up R136a and the Doradus Nebula! – Sep 13, 4:10 PM
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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 …





A Non-Exhaustive List of Things which will Turn Ladies into Whores

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