Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Check: Magnetic Helium, Dark Matter Electric Charges, Neutron Star Outside the Milky Way, and NASA’s Soil Maps

Magnetic helium and time crystals. (via Ars Technica) Dark matter may have an electric charge. (via Live Science) Neutron star discovered outside Milky Way (via WLJA) NASA soil maps are the future of farming. (via The inverse) Featured image credit:Kevin Gill via flickr

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Reality Checks: Trump’s Twitter Blocking Unconstitutional, Giant Predatory Worms in France, Pluto the Comet Collective, and “Reparations Happy Hour”

Court rules that Trump blocking people on twitter violates the First Amendment. (via Ars Technica) Giant predatory worms are invading France. This is not a drill. (via Business Insider) Pluto might be an amalgamation of comets. (via CNET) Portland has a bar where people of color can get “reparations” of …

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Reality Checks: Shaming Pharma Companies, Producing Banned CFCs, Freshwater Redistribution, and a Lab Grown Hearts

The FDA is listing and shaming pharmaceutical companies blocking cheaper generics. (via Ars Technica) Someone, probably in East Asia, is producing banned CFCs again. (via Business Insider) NASA shows humans cause massive freshwater redistribution. (via Sentinel Source) Lab grown heart can be operated by remote control. (via Phys.org) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Homo Naledi’s Brain, Robot Helicopters on Mars, Ancient Crocodolphins, and Water on Europa

Homo naledi had a brain very similar to ours. (via Ars Technica) NASA is sending the cutest little robot helicopter to Mars. (via Washington Post) Ancient crocodile had dolphin like features. But is it a crocoduck? (via news.com) Evidence for water plumes on Europa. (via Forbes) Featured image credit: Kevin Gill …

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Alternative Medicine

Quackery and Preying on Vulnerable People

My kitty cat has a cancerous tumor.  I am still at the crying and terror stage. I am making an appointment with a kitty oncologist to learn realistic prognosis, treatment options, and expense for any reasonable treatment options for a reasonably good prognosis. I am upset and afraid and I …

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Reality Checks: World Password Day, Cambridge Analytica Down for Good, Protecting Coral, and Hawking’s Final Paper

It’s world password day, and our passwords are still terrible. (via The Mirror) Cambridge Analytica shuts down (via Ars Technica) Hawaii bans certain sunscreens to protect coral. (via NPR) Hawking’s final paper. (via BBC) Featured image credit:Marc Falardeau via flickr

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Reality Checks: Antisocial Teamwork, Fake Museum Collections, Hiroshima Radiation, and Alcohol’s Effect on Mouth Bacteria

Antisocial teams are good teams. (via Ars Technica) A museum finds about half its collection is fake. (via NPR) Analyzing Hiroshima victims’ radiation dose. (via IBT) Alcohol and the bacteria in your mouth. (via Forbes) Featured image credit: Osman Parvez via flickr

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Reality Checks: Star Map, FB Community Standards, Human Bone Daggers, the Illegality of Ending Daca

New star map! (via NPR) FB finally explains community standards. (via Ars Technica) Bone daggers are best made from human bones.  In case you wondered. (via newsweek) Federal judge: Trump cannot end DACA. (via CBSNews) Featured image credit: Cisc 1970 via flickr    

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