Reality Checks: Marvel’s Excuses, Sex Ed, Bisexuality, and BMI

Reality Checks: Marvel’s Excuses, Sex Ed, Bisexuality, and BMI

Marvel is running out of excuses for not making a movie with a female lead. (via Slate) Sex ed should really focus on kids ages 10-14, according to a new study. (via Jezebel) Simple visibility can help dispel myths of bisexuality. (via The Daily Beast) BMI doesn’t say anything about your health. (via Obesity Panacea) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 109: Speed of Sound Part 2

The Physics Philes, lesson 109: Speed of Sound Part 2

Last week we started discussing the speed of sound and how that speed changes depending on the medium. This week we’ll finish up that topic with a discussion of how fast sound moves in a solid and a gas. First, let’s tackle the speed of sound through a solid rod or bar. Unlike fluid in a pipe (which cannot move sideways), the solid rod can expand slightly when it’s compressed by ... »

Reality Checks: Turing Molecules, the Spread of Western Culture, and Ebola

Reality Checks: Turing Molecules, the Spread of Western Culture, and Ebola

Turing molecules can help explain why we have five fingers and five toes. (via Not Exactly Rocket Science) Watch the spread of Western culture in these mesmerizing videos. (via NPR) This chart can help explain why there’s no Ebola vaccine. (via Public Health Perspectives) Why myths and rumors about Ebola are so persistent. (via Discovery News) Featured image credit: Wikipedia Got a link you ... »

DBT Skills: DEAR MAN

DBT Skills: DEAR MAN

We have finished the mindfulness skills of DBT! Mindfulness is woven throughout all of the other skills in DBT, as it’s helpful to be aware of what skills you need to use and to give you the space and time to use them. From here, we’re going to move into interpersonal effectiveness, which is really just skills that are helpful when dealing with other people. These are incredibly practi... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Scully <3 Science

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Scully <3 Science

We here at Teen Skepchick like ourselves some science. Love it, even. But you know who loves science even more? Agent Dana Scully from the 1990s-early aughts sci-fi serial ‘The X-Files.’ To illustrate just how much Scully loves science, YouTuber (there must be a better term for that) Ryan English made a dance-able supercut of every time Scully demands some science. It’s probably ... »

Reality Checks: Religious Discrimination, Fukushima Radiation, Botched Rape Investigations, and Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

Reality Checks: Religious Discrimination, Fukushima Radiation, Botched Rape Investigations, and Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

A new bill would give religious organizations the ability to discriminate in adoption and foster care services. (via Think Progress) Radiation from Fukushima hasn’t reached the US coast. (via Reuters) Colleges could face millions of dollars in fines for botched rape investigations. (via Jezebel) Jupiter’s magnetic field is nuts. (via Wired) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space Fli... »

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