Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Fitbit Data as Evidence, Migrants as they Wish to be Seen, the Consequences of Rape, and Suggested Responses to the Kavanaugh Confirmation

Fitbit data used in murder case. (via Ars Technica) Photographing migrants as they wish to be seen. (via NPR) Consequences for rapists vs consequences for victims of rape. (via Washington Post) 5 things you can do in response to the Kavanaugh Confirmation. (via TheMarySure) Featured image credit: Gadgetmac via flickr

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Reality Checks: Sustainable Jet Fuel, Health Repercussions of Sexual Harassment and Mars, and Robots to Pet Jellyfish

More sustainable jet fuel. (via Ars Technica) Health repercussions of sexual assault and harassment. (via NPR) Traveling to Mars could cause cancer. (via NYPost) Robots that can pet jellyfish. (via engadget) Featured image credit: James Marvin Phelps

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Reality Checks: Doomed Arctic Exhibitions, Net Neutrality Sued, NASA to go to the Moon and Beyond, and Experimental Martian Dirt

Investigating the doomed Franklin Arctic expedition. (via Ars Technica) California passed a net neutrality law and the US is suing. (via NPR) NASA has a 3 part plan to send humans to the moon and Mars. (via Science Alert) Experimental Martian dirt. (via UCF Today) Featured image credit: Duncan C via …

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Reality Checks: Disability in Nasca Culture, Brain Distractions, Mosquitoes vs Malaria, and Young Blood

How the Nasca culture treated disability. (via Ars Technica) Brain focus changes 4x/s. (via Gizmodo) GM mosquitoes to fight malaria. (via NPR) Soon you can get young people’s blood transfused into your body for umm, reasons.  (via Ibtimes) Featured image credit: Enrique Dans via flickr

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Reality Checks: Solar Roads, Anti Vaxx in History, Exoplanet Vulcan, and Gulper Eels

Roads are not the best places for solar panels. (via Ars Technica) A history of resistance to vaccines. (via NPR) Exoplanet discovered in approximate location of Vulcan in Star Trek. (via International Business Times) Gulper eel caught on camera (via Live Science) Featured image credit: NOAA Photo Library via flickr

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Reality Checks: Atomic Radios, Amazon Selling Customer Data, Tracking Ivory Smuggling with DNA, and Food Paper Retractions

Atomic Radio (via Ars Technica) Amazon workers accused of selling customer data. (via AJC) Using DNA to track ivory smugglers. (via NPR) Food researcher from Cornell has 6 papers retracted. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Franziska via flickr

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Reality Checks: Stopping Clocks, Bringing Ball Ballgames, Torvalds Learns Empathy, and Dismissing Deaths in Puerto Rico

Trump is turning off federal radio stations that broadcast the time. (via Voa News) Bringing back a pre-columbian ballgame. (via NPR) Linux adopts a code of conduct and Torvalds is taking time off to learn empathy. (via Ars Technica) The head of FEMA is blaming spousal abuse for deaths in …

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Reality Checks: Against BC, Maxwell’s Demon, Sharing Evolutionarily, and Cheese for Health

The president of Tanzania tells women not to use birth control. (via CNN) Building Maxwell’s Demon, a quantum version. (via Ars Technica) Evolutionary roots of sharing. (via NPR) New findings on dairy diets. (via nbcnews) Featured image credit: Like_the_grand_canyon via flickr

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