Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Origami Robots, Bathroom Stampedes, Damage to the Mars Rover, and Honoring Attenborough

Exploration via tiny folding adorable robots. (via Space.com) Injuries in Chinese School stampede (via NYPost) Damage to Mars Rover treads. (via Phys.org) David Attenborough gets ancient arthropod named in his honor.  I’m jealous. (via LA Times)   Featured image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Lesbian Power Ranger, Iron Fist Physics, EPA Counter Terrorism, and the Plight of Green Republicans

We’re getting a queer Power Ranger in the upcoming movie. (via Jezebel) The physics of Iron Fist. (via Wired) The EPA has a counter terrorism response team. (via Popular Science) There are some green Republicans who are fighting climate change denial. (via Reuters) Featured image credit: AFGE via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Browsing Data Sensitivity, Dress Codes, Terrible Sex Writing, and Denying Visas

ISPs: browsing data is not sensitive. (via Ars Technica) Terrible sex writing, a compendium. (via Nothing in the Rule Book ) Afghan women fight restrictive dress codes. (via NPR) In Donald Trump’s America attendees to a global Africa conference get their visas denied because they are from Africa. (via The Mary …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Earth is Not Flat, the Effectiveness of After-School Programs, Pandemic Preparedness, and Disrespecting Angela Merkel

The Earth is still a spheroid. (via Gizmodo) What the data says about after-school programs. (via Time) How to prepare for a pandemic. (via NPR) Donald Trump continues embarrassing the country in front of world leaders. This time by disrespecting Angela Merkel. (via The Root) Featured image credit: NASA / …

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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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Skepticism

Uncategorized

Reality Checks: Slaves Aren’t Mistresses, the New Underground Railroad, Jim Crow School Choice, and FRBs

No, Sally Hemings was not Thomas Jefferson’s mistress. (via Teen Vogue) Churches prepare to take their sanctuary operations for undocumented immigrants underground. (via Buzzfeed) Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos celebrated HBCUs as being pioneers of “school choice,” conveniently ignoring the legal segregation that kept black and white students apart. (via …

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Feminism

Feminism

Investing in Women for Women’s Day

crossposted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered I make microloans via Kiva microfinance Organization on a regular basis, and as part of International Women’s Day, Kiva is sponsoring $3 million (!!!) in free loans to women as a way to empower women, and, by making their lives better, make everyone’s lives better. Go here to …

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