Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Comfort for Racists, American History of White Supremacy, Oddly Satisfying Videos, and Why Fish Eat Plastic

Donald Trump is providing comfort for white supremacists. (via Vox) If you’re surprised by the events in Charlottesville, you haven’t been paying attention. (via Think Progress) Why are those oddly satisfying videos so…satisfying? (via The Crux) Why fish eat our plastic garbage. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: nathanmac87 via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Face Value, Faster TB Tests, Sexy Spiders, and No Diversity Meeting at Google

Taking things at face value, and why that isn’t a good idea. (via Ars Technica) Development of a faster TB test. (via NPR) Tolkien’s giant spider gets sexied up. (via theMarySue) Google cancels an all staff diversity meeting (via The BBC) Featured image credit: rjp via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Language of Street Harassment, Presidential Responses to Racial Violence, Rock-Paper-Scissors, and When a Fringe Movement Becomes Mainstream

Why the language of street harassment is the same wherever you go. (via NPR) The United States has a shameful history of presidents that offer tepid responses to racial violence. (via FiveThirtyEight) Chimps can understand the rules to Rock, Paper, Scissors as well as a four-year-old human. (via Inkfish) When …

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PodcastSuspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: The Adventure Zone

Sometimes the world is really rubbish, so we need some good boys to make us laugh and sooth our souls, welcome to… THE ADVENTURE ZONE. I’ll start by outlining what D&D is, you’ve probably heard of it, but if not here we go. D&D or Dungeons and Dragons is a …

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Science

Science

What is it? Stellar Classification

Stars light up the night sky. But as we saw a couple of weeks ago, not all stars are the same. Thanks to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, we can easily see that there is a relationship between the surface temperature of a star and the star’s luminosity. This relationship can tell …

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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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Reality Checks: Bears Don’t Attack Menstruating Women, Talking Science Like a Normal Human, a Cicada Mystery, and Climate Change Isn’t Leveling Off

It’s a myth that bears are attracted to menstruating women, and this is how that myth developed. (via Jezebel) Tips for talking like a normal human while still being a scientist. (via Scientific American) Why are cicadas are waking up a few years early? (via Vox) Climate change isn’t “leveling …

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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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