Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Drug Resistant Antibiotics, Vegetables in Antarctica, Homeopathic Rabies, and Nibiru Cataclysm

Drug resistant typhoid. Great. (via Ars Technica) Growing vegetables in Antarctica(via NPR) Homeopath “cures” misbehaving child with homeopathic rabies. (via Gizmodo) Choose your own Nibiru cataclysm. (via Washington Post) Featured image credit:Alberto C via flickr

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Reality Checks: Measuring that Changes Constants, Estimation of Intelligence, by Gender, Tulip Mania Revisited, and Slowing Currents

Measurements vs constants. (via Ars Technica) Men tend to overestimate their intelligence compared to others, women tend to underestimate it. (via NBCnews) An explanation of the Tulip Bubble. (via theMarySue) Atlantic current slowing down to global warming. (via techtimes) Featured image credit:PBednarz via flickr

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Reality Checks: FOSTA, Fake News, Solar Holes, and Robbing Banks to Impress Women

FOSTA becomes law.  (via Ars Technica) Fake news and elections. (via NPR) There are holes in the sun. It’s fine. (via Geek) Wooing Taylor Swift by robbing a bank. (via Guardian) Featured image credit: Luca Bruno via flickr

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Reality Checks: Ancient Finger in Saudi Arabia, Giving Birth as a Senator, FBI Raids Office of Trump’s Lawyer (and One Jewish Friend) and John Oliver Starts a Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Saudi finger fossil is oldest outside Africa and the Levant. (via Ars Technica) Tammy Duckworth becomes first US senator to give birth in office. (via NPR) FBI raids office of Trump lawyer. (via Nytimes) John Oliver starts a crisis pregnancy center. (via the Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Christopher Sebela …

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Reality Checks: Ancient Humans in Canada, Seeing Magnetic Fields, Most Distant Star Yet, and Robot Bees

Evidence of humans in Canada 13k years ago. (via Ars Technica) Birds can see magnetic fields.(via Techtimes) Most distant star yet seen! (via Space) NASA is sending robot bees to Mars for perfectly normal reasons. (via LiveScience) Featured image credit:DMcG via flickr

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Reality Checks: Strawberry-picking Robots, Disease-Resistant Frogs, Four-Eyed lizards, and Venusian Bacteria

Strawberry picking robots have some work to do. (via NPR) Frogs are evolving a disease resistance.  (via Ars Technica) Ancient four-eyed lizards. (via LiveScience) Venusian bacteria could well be a thing. (via Time) Featured image credit: Chris Luczkow

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Reality Checks: Human Organ Interstitium, Firefox vs Facebook, Falling Space Stations, and Acupuncture with Bees

We may have a new human organ. (via Ars Technica) Firefox is creating an extension to foil facebook tracking. (via Mashable) You probably won’t get hit by a piece of falling space station. (via Space) Acupuncture using live bees. (via The Washington Post) Featured image credit: AJC1 via flickr

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Reality Checks: Flat Earth Rocket Launch, Blind Cavefish and Insulin, Birth Control Apps, and Cyber Attacks

Flat Earther launches himself in homemade rocket and lives. (via Gizmodo) Blind cavefish seem to have different insulin systems than we do. (via arstechnica) Birth control apps in contraception deserts. (via NPR) City of Atlanta, GA suffers cyber attack.  (via 11alive) Featured image credit: Global Panorama via flickr

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