Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Sleeping Jellies, Health Outcomes of Trans Youth, Growing up Neanderthal, and Predicting Earthquakes

Even brainless jellyfish seem to sleep. (via Popular Science) New studies link negative health outcomes for trans youth to victimization. (via Think Progress) What the skeleton of a Neanderthal boy can tell us about human evolution. (via D-brief) Earthquakes are really freaking hard to predict, and other earth-shaking facts. (via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Role of Chance in Evolution, Being Black and Jewish, #SWisAGirlThingToo, and the End of the World

Chance and evolution. (via Ars Technica) Being black and Jewish. (via NPR) Fighting fan sexism about Star Wars on Twitter. (via TheMarySue) The world is ending on Saturday.  Well, damn.  (via Sputniknews) Featured image credit: Charles Hutchins via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Historians Against White Supremacy, Failure for SpaceX, Clogging Toilets with Money, and Drawing While Black

A bibliography for combating white supremacists’ historical clams. (via Sarahemilybond.com) Failure is always an option for SpaceX, and they have the blooper reel to prove it.  (via Ars Technica) The Swiss toilets that are clogged with money.  (via NPR) #Drawing while black. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Chris Griffith …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Coffee Endangered by Climate Change, Rape in Textbooks, Singapore’s New Head of State, and Space Bacteria

Climate change vs coffee. (via Ars Technica) The textbook example of rape. (via The Mary Sue) Singapore to get a female head of state.  Still waiting on the U.S. (via NYTimes) Bacteria in space change shape in response to antibiotics. (via Phys.org) Featured image credit:Michael Allen Smith via flickr

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Science

Science

It’s Almost Eclipse Day!! Are You Ready?

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a total solar eclipse a-coming! A 70-mile-wide strip across North America will see totality, but the entire continent will get a shot at viewing at least a partial eclipse. That’s nothing to sneeze at. If you are in the path of totality …

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

The Atheist Promise | Modernising Scouts

Scouting is a huge global movement, offering adventure and experiences for people age 6 to 25 years old. Over 450,000 people are part of the movement in the UK and it’s the United Kingdom’s largest mixed youth organisation. Find out more here.   About three weeks after you join one …

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Feminism

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Doctor Who is being played by a woman; Sci-Fi ruined forever

After 54 years of men exclusively playing the alien known as ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role as the first woman to do so. Predictably this has not gone down well. After the announcement the wave of hateful comments poured in, which is not to say …

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