Space

What Is It? Neutron Star

The astronomy world was rocked recently by an announcement that an international collaboration of physicists and astronomers detected gravitational waves from two colliding neutron stars. Not only were gravitational waves detected, but scientists collected data on the event from across the electromagnetic spectrum: ultraviolet, x-rays, infrared, radio, and the optical. …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Diversity of Thought, Reentry Risk Analysis, Our Lack of Gun Violence Research, and the Gender Politics of Boy Bands

“Cognitive diversity:” tech’s latest attempt to dodge their diversity problem. (via New York Times) How scientists can tell if that spacecraft falling to Earth is going to hit and kill you. (via Wired) Why it’s so hard to study guns as a public health issue in the United States. (via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Science Agencies at Risk, Striking Gold with Neutron Stars, Tarana Burke, and the Oneida Community

The science agencies of the US government are in danger. (via Scientific American) We know where gold comes from, thanks to gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars. (via NPR) A black woman founded a “Me Too” movement against sexual assault a decade ago. (via Ebony) Sex was viewed differently in …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Code-Breaking Women, Not-Clean Coal, How Schools Can Better Handle Sexual Assault, and Donald Trump is Still a Misogynist

We’re finally starting to appreciate the contributions of women code-breakers. (via BBC) There’s no such thing as clean coal. (via Popular Science) How schools can be better at handling sexual assault cases. (via Vox) Worth remembering: Donald Trump is also an alleged sexual predator. (via Vogue) Featured image credit: Patrick …

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Science

Science

It’s Almost Eclipse Day!! Are You Ready?

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a total solar eclipse a-coming! A 70-mile-wide strip across North America will see totality, but the entire continent will get a shot at viewing at least a partial eclipse. That’s nothing to sneeze at. If you are in the path of totality …

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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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Feminism

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Doctor Who is being played by a woman; Sci-Fi ruined forever

After 54 years of men exclusively playing the alien known as ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role as the first woman to do so. Predictably this has not gone down well. After the announcement the wave of hateful comments poured in, which is not to say …

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