Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.4

Evolution explained with candy. (via BoingBoing) A guy claims to be able to predict earthquakes by the magnetic pull of the moon. Scientists say this guy – who claims to have “predicted” the Christchurch earthquake – is nuts. (via Physorg.com) A new genus of stingray is discovered in the Amazon. (via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.3

Smoking effects teen brains. “The key finding, [Edythe] London noted, is that ‘as the prefrontal cortex continues to develop during the critical period of adolescence, smoking may influence the trajectory of brain development, affecting the function of the prefrontal cortex. In turn, if the prefrontal cortex is negatively impacted, a teen …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.1

Creationists are still trying to undermine scientific education. “As with other anti-evolution bills, the Tennessee legislation does not actually mandate the inclusion of creationist or ID teachings. Rather, it says that educators may not be prohibited from ‘helping students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 2.28

Why I’m An Activist Scientist For Women’s Health (via Jezebel) Should the Bible be Taught to Children (via Pharyngula) Jedi-ism, Britain’s fourth-largest religion, is still going strong (via RichardDawkins.net) The King’s Speech wins lots of Oscars, including Best Film and Best Actor (via The Guardian) Ok, not strictly skeptic-related, but for …

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