Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Malala’s Father, Replacing Plastic with Bacteria, Robot Pizza Deliveries, and Quebec Bans Religious Symbols

Feminism and Malala’s father. (via Time) Replacing plastic. (via NPR) Robot pizza deliveries. (via Ars Technica) Quebec bans some religious symbols from public servants. (via Al Jazeera ) Featured image via flickr

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Alternative Medicine

Medical Mondays: Curing a Bloody Nose in the Medieval Ages

Dear readers, I cannot argue against alternative medical practitioners any longer. I am now joining the ranks of traditional healing with this tip from the middle ages. Should you find yourself afflicted, gentle readers, with blood pouring from your nose, the best hemostatic substance you can use is cranial moss, …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Zoot Suit Riots

76 years, ago, the Zoot Suit Riots happened, in a combination of racism and self righteous patriotic expression (how dare people have fun clothes when cloth is rationed?!). At least a cool song happened and no one died.    

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Pro Life Kills Women, Southern Baptist Abuse Accountability, Bat Longevity, and Siberian Wolves

The dead women of the ‘pro-life’ world.  (via Harper’s Bazaar) Southern baptists vote for more accountability on abuse. (via NPR) Adjusting for size, bats are some of the longest lived mammals. (via Ars Technica) Ancient Siberian wolf’s head! (via USA Today ) Featured image via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Shyness, Genetically Modifying Food and Babies, and the Radiation of Going to Mars

Science of shyness.  (via BBC) US continues to ban genetically modified babies. (via NPR) The struggle for better nutrition via GMO. (via Ars Technica) The dangers of radiation and going to Mars. (via Extreme Tech ) Featured image via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Chernobyl, Lab Octopi, Mandatory Password Changes, Lab Grown Bug Meat

Photos from Chernobyl. (via The Atlantic) Lab rat octopi. (via NPR) Microsoft no longer advises mandatory password changes. Bout damn time.  (via Ars Technica) Lab grown bug meat. (via Wired ) Featured image via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Ammonium and Life, Anita Hill on the Election, Gaming for Everyone, and CRISPR for babies

Ammonium and early terrestrial life. (via phys.org) An interview with Anita Hill.  (via NPR) Microsoft: Gaming is for everyone. Bout damn time.  (via Ars Technica) Genetically modifying babies with CRISPR (via CNBC ) Featured image via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Women who Support Patriarchy, Roman Banquets, Moving Planets, and Adorable Robots

Why so many women support patriarchy in the US. (via Eudaimonia) The lavish Roman banquet. (via NPR) Wandering earth: could we move our whole planet? (via Ars Technica) Adorable little robot from stanford.  (via The Verge ) Featured image via flickr

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