Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Toxic word of the year, Underqualified Cyber Ministers, Travel Ban in US Dampening Research, and Italian Supervolcano

Toxic is the 2018 word of the year.  (via NPR) New Japanese cyber minister never used a computer.  (via BBC) US Travel ban and its effect on science (via Ars Technica) Italian supervolcano may be waking up. (via ScienceAlert) Featured image credit:Lauri Helkkinen via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Llamas vs the Flu, Groping Women and Violence, Against Spanking, and Video Games for Angry Men

Llama nanobodies can help with the flu (via Ars Technica) To no one’s shock, the man who shot up a yoga studio had a history of groping women.  (via Huffpost) More evidence that spanking is bad. (via NBC) Video games for recruiting angry young men. Anita Sarkeesian is saying I …

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Religion and Spirituality

The Qur’an: a Readthrough. Juz 1 and Surah 2, verses 30-72

Continued from here It’s been some time. Life doesn’t stop happening. At verse 30 of Surah 2 we have a mythological history of the world, sorta kinda similar to Genesis. But different.  Starting out right away we have an argument between God and the Angels. Behold, thy Lord said to …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Ancient Stone Tools in Saudi Arabia, Peeping Toms and Drones, Book Spoiler Stabbing, and Modern Witchcraft in Romania

300,000 year old tools found in Saudi Arabia. (via Ars Technica) Using drones to creep the creep. (via AJC) Scientist on remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague over book spoilers. (via The DailyRecord) The witches of Romania. (via NPR) Featured image credit: denisbin via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Inventor of Anesthesia, Ancient Greek Shipwrecks, Access to Smartphones by Gender, and Robotic Teaching

Seishu Hanaoka, who developed anesthesia. (via Al Jazeera) Oldest intact shipwreck ever found in the Black Sea. (via Ars Technica) Unequal access to smartphones. (via NPR) Robots teaching college courses. (via Axios) Featured image credit: NOAA photo library via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Giant Fungi, Water Problems at Angkor Wat, Antipsychotics and Delirium, and Publicly Hexing Kavanaugh

Fungi bigger than whales. (via Smithsonian Mag The demise of Angkor Wat (via Ars Technica) The problems of antipsychotics. (via NPR) Witches planning public hex of Kavanaugh (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Gailx via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Media and Minds, Veterinary Moral Distress, Trump’s Respect for Women, and Sperm Epigenetic Memory

More on media, kids, and aggression. (via Ars Technica) Moral distress among veterinarians. (via NPR) Trump, who has the most respect for women, is calling Stormy Daniels “Horseface.” This is the US political discourse. (via The Mary Sue) Epigenetic memory and sperm. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Iqbal Osman1 via …

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Reality Checks: Vampire Children, Global Support for Mental Health, #NativeVote18, and Banning Rough Sleeping

Fifth Century Vampire Burial in Rome. (via Ars Technica) Global mental health support is low. (via NPR) An unprecedented number of native americans run for US political office. (via Al Jazeera) Hungary’s cruel ban on rough sleeping. (via BBC) Featured image credit: Health Blog via flickr

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