Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Physicality of Extreme Juggling, Memory Transfer, Bisexuality on the Small Screen, and NASA’s Climate Science Work

Is there a limit to how many balls a person can juggle? (via Wired) Have scientists transferred memories from one slug to another? Well… (via Neuroskeptic) It’s not perfect, but television is doing better at representing bisexuality than films. (via The Mary Sue) The new NASA chief says he won’t …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Power of Dehumanizing Language, Pressure in a Proton, Science Storytelling, and the Legality of Fan-Fiction

The power of dehumanizing language. (via Vox) The pressure in a proton might be greater than the pressure inside a neutron star. (via Gizmodo) The importance of storytelling in science communication. (via PLOS Blogs) It used to be dangerous to write fan-fiction. (via Kotaku) Featured image credit: Arpad Horvath – …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Yanny vs Laurel, Lyme Disease Vaccine, No Normal, and Secrets of King Tut’s Tomb

Is it “Yanny” or “Laurel?” (via Popular Science) Why you can’t get a Lyme disease vaccine. (via Vox) There is no normal. (via Scientific American) There are no secret chambers in King Tut’s tomb. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Lucas via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Homo Naledi’s Brain, Robot Helicopters on Mars, Ancient Crocodolphins, and Water on Europa

Homo naledi had a brain very similar to ours. (via Ars Technica) NASA is sending the cutest little robot helicopter to Mars. (via Washington Post) Ancient crocodile had dolphin like features. But is it a crocoduck? (via news.com) Evidence for water plumes on Europa. (via Forbes) Featured image credit: Kevin Gill …

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Science

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Today I Made the World a Better Place

I got a flu shot.  I made it slightly easier for people with compromised immune systems to exist in public spaces.     Featured image credit Yaniv Ben Arie via flickr

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

Foretelling Saturday: Better Randomness and More Options

Fridays keep getting away from me, so I must sacrifice alliteration sometimes just for the sake of getting some post any post up. Last week I tried using an internet site to randomly generate a Bible verse. Not only was the verse about me being able to get a boat to …

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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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