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Newbie

Hey there, I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday and is currently regretting the amount of food consumed over the past few days. I know I am. Anyway, my name is Alice, but I quite like floating manatee as well. I’m currently studying Zoology at university which I’m finding …

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Happy Christmas!

I’m just going to leave this here. All of use at Teen Skepchick hope your holiday season is full of great friends and family and awesome food and phenomenal conversation and safe travels. Featured image credit: tuija2005 via Flickr

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Customary Introductory Post

  Hello everyone!  I’m a shiny new writer for Teen Skepchick!  Unlike Grimalkin, I don’t have a shiny new post to accompany my shiny introduction, but will introduce myself anyway.   My name’s Beth and I’m a recently returned volunteer from Peace Corps Tanzania.  It’s very odd being back in …

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GISHWHES!

Hi kids! Long time no see 🙂 Sorry I have abandoned you all, but I was starting a new job and without internet and traveling around Minnesota trying to raise money for nonprofits. But I’m BACK! And with coming back, I have found a huge pile of unread blogs waiting …

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KickStarter Quietly Adopts an Anti-GMO Position

If you’re a regular contributor to popular crowd funding website KickStarter, then you can now sleep a little bit more less soundly.  In wake of a recent petition requesting that bioengineered organisms be restricted from the site, KickStarter owners have updated their terms of service to include the following parameter: …

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The Science of Dialects

Recently, Heina posted about some of the blatant racism that’s been going around in response to Rachel Jenteal and her testimony during the Trayvon Martin case. She rightly pointed out that Rachel simply speaks a dialect of English and that the dialect is not improper or lazy in any way. …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.4

Technology to detect moving objects through walls inspires obligatory X-ray vision analogy. (via MIT News) Prince Charles reveals his love for Doctor Who, proving once and for all that homeopaths are people too. (via BBC News) Self-consciousness reaches a physiological peak in adolescence. Nobody is surprised. (via Science Daily) Crocodiles have very …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 4.25

Hundreds of Chicago students walk out of standardized test. (via Common Dreams) How the brain makes tradeoffs in favoring some skills over others. (via Time Healthland) Girls are better at designing superheroes than you. (via BetterSupes) Bacteria churn out first ever petrol-like biofuel. (via NewScientist) Featured image credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH. Got a …

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