Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Code-Breaking Women, Not-Clean Coal, How Schools Can Better Handle Sexual Assault, and Donald Trump is Still a Misogynist

We’re finally starting to appreciate the contributions of women code-breakers. (via BBC) There’s no such thing as clean coal. (via Popular Science) How schools can be better at handling sexual assault cases. (via Vox) Worth remembering: Donald Trump is also an alleged sexual predator. (via Vogue) Featured image credit: Patrick …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Girl Boy Scouts, Cutting Red Meat, College Educated and Not Religious, and Gender Pay Gap in Presidential Administrations

The Boy Scouts will start accepting girls. (via Jezebel) Should you cut red meat from your diet? (via Popular Science) College professors aren’t killing religion. (via FiveThirtyEight) There’s a gender pay gap in presidential administrations, regardless of party. (via Sociological Images) Featured image credit: Benjamin Horn via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Beware the Shoulder Rub, the Responsibilities of Men in STEM, Whale Snot and Microbiome, and Race Representation in Fashion

Serial harassers use should rubs as a “gateway touch.” (via Marie Claire) Men in STEM have an obligation to sit back, shut up, and listen to women. (via Scientific American) We can collect whale snot with drones and learn about their microbiome. That’s the dopest sentence I’ve ever written. (via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Illusory Truth Effect, Thoughts and Prayers, Mass Violence/Domestic Violence, and the Moon’s Atmosphere

Why “fake news” is hard to wipe out. (via Vox) Offering “thoughts and prayers” is basically useless for people being prayed for. (via The Atlantic) The relationship between mass violence and domestic violence. (via NPR) The moon may have had an ancient atmosphere. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Sara …

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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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