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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.30

A bugged phone deepens controversy over the Italian earthquake. (via NewScientist) On Mourdock’s rape comments, Gingrich advises women to ‘get over it.’ (via ThinkProgress) Scientists have developed an HIV test that is ten times more sensitive and a fraction of the cost. (via Reuters) A beautiful wind map to look at during the …

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Dear Sasquatch: Do Antioxidants Prevent Disease?

Dear Sasquatch: My mom is trying to get us all to eat healthier, so she stopped buying junk food (sob!) and she bought a bunch of supplements. I can understand the vitamins, but aren’t antioxidants for aging? I’m only 17. She said they prevent all kinds of diseases. Is that …

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Preparing for the Worst

Most people, when they hear the phrase “preparing for the worst”, think about writing an insurance, or putting some money aside for rainy days. Something that most people do not, however, is to build their own bomb shelter. National Geographic Channel has been highlighting this latter group of quite special …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.16

It’s Ada Lovelace Day! That’s her in the photo…at four years old. Future awesome lady programmer. There are Wikithons going on today to include more women in science on Wikipedia. (via Scientific American) In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, one woman’s perspective on media portrayals of scientists. (via The Guardian) Organizers in …

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Gillard on Misogyny

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is the country’s first female leader, and she showed this week that she won’t stand for misogyny. In a male-dominated profession such as politics, she has shown considerable audacity to pull the leader of the Australian opposition up for his inappropriate statements towards her and …

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Why You Shouldn’t Go To College (Unless You Know What You’re Doing)

When I was preparing my college applications, many, many adults told me, “Don’t worry about it if you aren’t sure what you want to do. Take some time your first few years, explore a variety of classes, find your interests.” Most of my friends hear the same. “Feel free to …

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Podcasts, Glorious Podcasts!

Being in production of our first TS podcast inspired me to make a summary of some of the best science and scepticism related podcasts I’ve come across- to help everyone else occupy themselves during dull hours of cleaning and walking places. I’ve been consistently surprised by the amount of people …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 9.18

Of course, some have claimed that UFOs are stalking the Mars rover, Curiosity. (via Discovery News) Japanese tooth patch may reduce decay (or whiten teeth)! (via ABC Science) Crows seem capable of reasoning about causal agent. (via Science NOW) Meet the world’s oldest gymnast, 86-year-old Johanna Quaas. (via Bitch Magazine) Featured image credit: gymmedia2010.

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