Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Werewolves in Russia, Charles Manson Dies, More on the Infamous Google Memo, and the Lack of Apocalypse

4000 year old dog sacrifices in Russia. (via Ars Technica) Charles Manson is dead. (via npr) The infamous google memo, blamed on autism by the guardian. Yay.  (via the Guardian) The world didn’t end on Nov 19th.  Again.  (via Forbes) Featured image credit:Muadiv via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Flat Earth Convention, Cards Against Humanity Against Trump’s Wall, FCC Doesn’t Care about Replacing Copper, and Barbie’s Hijab

There is a sold out flat-earth convention in NC. (via WSPA) Cards against humanity fights against trumps wall. (via cnn) The FCC is letting companies abandon copper wire. Without offering replacements. (via Ars Technica) Barbie has a hijab.   (via NPR) Featured image credit: Gillie Rhodes via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Spongy Enceladus, Alcohol vs Language Skills, Listing the Dead Migrants, and George Takei accused of Sexual Assault

Enceladus has a sponge like core. (via Ars Technica) Study suggests moderate alcohol consumption improves language skills.  The researchers suggest it is more because people feel less nervous about speaking in a foreign language. (via BPS Research Digest) The dead migrants. 33k since 1993. (via NPR) George Takei accused of …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Antarctic Bartending, Wonder Woman Fighting Harassment, Groundbreaking “Sob Sisters,” and the Health Consequences of Racism

Tending bar at the end of the world. (via Atlas Obscura) Gal Gadot puts her foot down and refuses to move forward with Wonder Woman 2 unless Warner Bros. splits with an accused sexual assailant. (via Jezebel) The history of “sob sisters.” (via JSTOR Daily) How experiencing racism can undermine …

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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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Skepticism

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So… Here is why my poppy is white.

Remembrance Day is coming up, and in the UK that means poppies are everywhere. Remembrance Day is marked in many countries on the Eleventh of November, what used to be called Armistice Day. This marks the end of World War One. At eleven o’clock, the exact time that the war …

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Feminism

FeminismPop CultureTelevision

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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