Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Perpetuating Inequality in Science, Super-Black, the Purpose of Baby Fat, and the History of “Shithole” Countries

Scientists can also behave in ways that perpetuate inequality. (via Scientific American) The physics of the super-black feathers of birds of paradise. (via The Atlantic) What is the purpose of baby fat? (via The Crux) You have to be ignorant of history to call Haiti a “shithole.” (via The Washington …

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Religion and Spirituality

Foretelling Friday: Mountain Climbing

Last week I received messaged from God that I shouldn’t be stiff necked, and indeed, I suffered several tension headaches!  This is a very common thing for me, but I will ignore that.  Encouraged, I continue my foretellings.  What does the next week have in store for me? Again, the …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Multimessenger Astronomy, Butterfly Evolution, Odd Gorilla Behavior, and Poverty & Air Pollution

We are entering the age of multimessenger astronomy. (via Scientific American) Butterfly and moth proboscises may have evolved before flowering plants. (via D-brief) Is this gorilla behaving strangely to protect her baby? It’s debatable. (via NPR) Air pollution is a socioeconomic issue. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Trev Grant …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Male Sex Robots, Female Masturbating and Hell, Spectre and BSOD, and Better than BMI

Male sex robots, which the hyperbolic copy claims renders men obsolete, so I guess they think  men are only good for sex? (via Dailystar) Microsoft’s spectre patch causes blue screens of death. (via Ars Technica) Female masturbation opens a portal to hell! (via Dazeddigital) Once more, with feeling, BMI is …

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Science

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Today I Made the World a Better Place

I got a flu shot.  I made it slightly easier for people with compromised immune systems to exist in public spaces.     Featured image credit Yaniv Ben Arie via flickr

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

Foretelling Friday: Mountain Climbing

Last week I received messaged from God that I shouldn’t be stiff necked, and indeed, I suffered several tension headaches!  This is a very common thing for me, but I will ignore that.  Encouraged, I continue my foretellings.  What does the next week have in store for me? Again, the …

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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

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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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