Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Anti-Depressants are in Fact Effective, Google and Diversity, Dust on Mars, and Eel Batteries

Anti depressants do actually work, and I am saving this to post in response to everyone who says I should walk in nature and pills are shit. (via BBC) Google sued for not being friendly to liberal views. The employee who claims he was fired was not given job offers …

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Reality Checks: Damore’s Memo, Again, Asteroid Mining and Falcon Heavy, Golden Spikes, and Human Reactions to Alien Life

According to on federal memo, Damore’s memo was discriminatory and constituted sexual harassment.  Gee, I wonder why. (via Ars Technica) Falcon Heavy launch may give us more asteroid mining scope. (via Gizmodo) A sitka spruce from 1901 may record the “golden spike” of a new geologic era. (via BBC) Anticipating …

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Reality Checks: Viewing an Atom, Men’s Opinions on Female Intelligence, Lizard Spies in Iran, and Witchcraft for Spirituality

Some of the American youth are trying witchcraft for spiritual comfort.  Witches are not known for killing people, rather the opposite, so I am cool with that. (via nbc ) A study showed some men only liking intelligent women in the abstract. (via Chicago Tribune) An Iran defense official claims the …

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Translating Badly for Profit and Publicity

I speak Kiswahili (a result of Peace Corps Tanzania) well enough to notice that Kiswahili, or Swahili if you prefer, often appears in odd places, usually in poorly translated ways. One zoo named a baby giraffe Kiko, claiming it meant Autumn Sunset, which is not only inaccurate, it is puzzling …

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Reality Checks: Raw Milk, Preying Mantis, Against Privatizing the Space Station, and a New Antarctic Expedition

Raw milk is trending. So are diseases. (via Ars Technica) Preying Mantis Vision (via TCT) Space Station should not be privatized. (via Time) New UK antarctic expedition. (via BBC) Featured image credit: Josep via flickr

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Reality Checks: Sustainable Standards of Living, Physical CD Sales, Early Briton Man, and Flat Earthers

Standards of living and sustainability. (via Ars Technica) Physical CDs will no longer be sold at Best Buy. (via NPR) Reconstruction of early Briton man. (via BBC) Flat earth guy fails to launch himself into space to prove the earth is flat. (via Newsweek) Featured image credit:Graeme Maclean via flickr

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Reality Checks: Neanderthals and Fire, Falcon Heavy Launch, Spider Origin, and a New Egyptian Dinosaur

Neanderthals used fire in tool production. (via Ars Technica) Falcon heavy rocket launch today! (via Space.com) The origin of spiders (via BBC) New dinosaur discovered in Egypt! (via Nature) Featured image credit: David Lee via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Cryptocurrency and Libertarian Economics, Cryptocurrency as Scam, Racial Dot Map, and Emotional Support Peacocks

Arisebank, an alleged cryptocurrency scam, shut down by feds. (via Ars Technica) Bitcoin is teaching libertarians what they don’t know about economics. (via WAPO) Racial dot map of the US (via virginia.edu) Emotional Support Peacocks do not fit airline size guidelines. (via BBC) Featured image credit:John Clouston via Flickr

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