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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Margaret Chase Smith, Bernie Deals with Berniebros, Your Brain on Google, and Queer Theology

The story of Margaret Chase Smith and her run for president. (via The New Yorker) Bernie Sanders tells Bernibros to cut the crap. (via Think Progress) How Google changes what we remember and how we learn. (via NPR) Queering the Christian experience. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Phil Roeder …

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Reality Checks: Zika Truthers, the Women of Stonehenge, In the Eyes of Babes, and Desert Power

A few Zika virus conspiracy theories. (via Gizmodo) A lot of women are buried at Stonehenge. (via Discovery News) What babies can see that you can’t. (via Scientific American) Plans have been unveiled for a giant solar power plant in the Sahara Desert. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Michael Rhys …

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Reality Checks: Progress for Women in India, Head Transplants, Murder by Cow, and Fixing Flint’s Water

Court holds that women can be the head of household in India. (via Think Progress) The problem with head transplants. (via The Crux) How not to get killed by a cow. (via Inkfish) The long process of fixing the water crisis in Flint, MI. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Micolo …

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Reality Checks: The Only Animals with Chins, Frog-Eating Bug, Not-So-Historical Sexism, and the Zika Virus

What’s the deal with the human chin? (via The Atlantic) Here is a bug that eats amphibians, not the other way around. (via Wired) These 10 stories of sexism didn’t happen so long ago. (via Bustle) What type of effect could the Zika virus have on restrictive women’s health policies? …

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Reality Checks: New Barbie, the Challenger Disaster, a Nude Cover-Up, and a Woman in Disguise

Barbie now comes in a variety of sizes. (via Slate) How the Challenger disaster changed NASA. (via CNN) Classic nudes were covered up in advance of a visit of the Iranian president to Italy. (via NPR) This teenager trekked across the Canadian wilderness in the 1800s disguised as a man. …

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Reality Checks: Words for Snow, Economic Feminism, Pro-Vaxx, Meeting Uranus

No, Eskimo does not have 100 words for snow. (via The Atlantic) The Canadian Prime Minister wants everyone to be feminists so we’ll all make better economic decisions. (via The Guardian) California’s pro-vaccine law might just be working. (via Wired) Voyager 2 flew past Uranus 30 years ago. (via Gizmodo) …

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Reality Checks: Finding a New Planet, Counting Plants, Back 2 the Future, and Lessons for Our Past Selves

Scientists have “found” an additional planet in our solar system before. (via Wired) A new study suggests that some plants can count. (via Discovery News) The future is constantly two years away. (via io9) Lessons scientists would share with their younger selves. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Kate Ter …

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Reality Checks: The Feminist Men of Star Wars, Fading Star, Bowie Constellation, and a Caucus Explainer

The Force Awakens and its feminist men. (via The Mary Sue) Tabby’s Stare is still weird. (via Bad Astronomy) David Bowie has his own constellation. (via io9) What’s a caucus, and how do they work in Iowa? (via Raw Story) Featured image credit: Denise Cross Photography via Flickr Got a link you …

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