Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 4.29

The Haters Gonna Hate edition

Don’t expect “birthers” to shut up now that the POTUS birth certificate is out in the open. “Work in this field revealed that white Americans intrinsically think of whites as more American than are nonwhites, even if the white person is European. For example, English actor Hugh Grant was perceived as more American than American tennis player Michael Chang. So it may not be a surprise that whites thought of Senator John McCain as intrinsically more American than Obama. But they even thought of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as more American than Obama.” (via Scientific American)

Scientists warn European Union court that stem cell treatments will never get off the ground unless those stem cells can be patented. (via 80beats)

How to make your lie mainstream in one handy flowchart! (via Mother Jones)

Squee! It’s the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2! (via Anglophenia)

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