Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Denisovan and Neanderthal Love, Throttling Firefighter Data, Trump is Being Attacked by Witches, and Online Harrassment of Kelly Marie Tran

Interbreeding between Denisovans and Neanderthals. (via Ars Technica) Verizon throttled firefighters’ data. (via NPR) Pastor says witchcraft and Jezebel attacking trump.  (via Alabama Living) Kelly Marie Tran on harassment online.  I love her.   (via NYT) Featured image credit: Sboneham via flickr

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Reality Checks: Live Stream Sewage, Cryptocats, Thermokarst Lakes, and Surviving Mars the Video Game

You can live stream festering sewage! (via Ars Technica) People are buying unreal kittens on the ethereum blockchain. (via TechCrunch) Thermokarst lakes are speeding permafrost melt. (via Science Alert) Surviving Mars is hard, even virtually. (via Space.com) Featured image credit: US Geological Survey via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Skull Size after Freedom, Sidewalk Urinals, Natural Birth Control Apps, and Music for Mars Rovers

Changing Korean skull size after the ending of Japanese oppression. (via kbs) Sidewalk urinals in Paris. (via NPR) FDA approval for “natural” birth control app despite the problems.  Reminder, natural birth control doesn’t work. (via Ars Technica) NASA has a playlist for the Mars rover! (via Mashable) Featured image credit: John Donges via …

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Reality Checks: Saudi Arabia and Tesla, Crow Necrophilia, Opera to Annoy Neighbors, and Teen Depression

Saudi Arabia is in discussions on buying out Tesla. (via Ars Technica) Crow necrophilia. (via The Atlantic) In awful neighbors, a woman has been playing opera nonstop for 16 years. (via Sbs.com) Treating teen depression can help parents as well. (via NPR) Featured image credit: kik notes via flickr

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Reality Checks: Witches Stealing Penises, Infrared Cloaking Devices with Salt, Farming Environmentally, and Unemployment Based on College Major

Stealing penises to keep as pets. Allegedly. (via Vice) Infrared cloaking devices using salt and graphene. (via Ars Technica) Farming for the good of the planet. (via NPR) Which college majors lead to most employment. (via Forbes) Featured image credit: Eileen MacAvery vs flickr

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Reality Checks: Erasing Female Genitalia, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Spying on Whales. and Blue Diamond Origins

A brief history of medical textbooks erasing female genitalia. (via Vice) FDA is cracking down on “vaginal rejuvenation” scams.  (via Ars Technica) Spying on whales. (via NPR) Blue diamonds come from very deep in the earth, or “the hellish depths” if you prefer. (via Washington Post) Featured image credit:Fancy Diamonds via flickr

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Reality Checks: Understanding Pedestrians, Ancient Frozen Nematodes, Producing Bose-Einstein Condensates, and Wikipedia to Recognizing Women in Science

Pedestrians are a hard problem for self-driving cars. (via Ars Technica) Scientists are reviving 40,000 year old nematodes frozen in permafrost. This can only end well.  (via Gizmodo) NASA’s cold lab can produce clouds of bose-einstein condensates. (via phys.org) A wikipedia article today to recognize women in science. (via CNN) …

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Reality Checks: Novichok in Strange Perfume, Gun Suicides, White Supremacy and Misogyny, and Convicted Rapist with 3 Month Sentence Appeals Conviction

Novichok was given to British woman as a gift from her unthinking boyfriend.  Don’t just assume strange liquids are perfume people. (via Ars Technica) Sharp increase in gun suicides. (via NPR) Anti defamation league ties white supremacy to misogyny. (via The Mary Sue) Brock Turner, rapist with a 3 month sentence, …

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