Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Chinese Re-education Camps, Breaking Stereotypes, Losing Star Fuel, and the “Homework Gap”

What it’s like to live in a Chinese re-education torture camp. (via NPR) How the first woman in space changed American stereotypes of women in the USSR. (via JSTOR Daily) The Small Magellanic Cloud is losing its star-making fuel. (via D-brief) Rural kids don’t have access to broadband internet, but …

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Reality Checks: The Poison Squad, the First Americans, Mummified Cats, and Betrayed by White Women

It took a bunch of people voluntarily ate tainted food to usher in an era of consumer protection and health regulations. (via Gizmodo) New research indicate that the first people in North American spread out very quickly. (via D-brief) Ancient Egyptians love mummifying cats. (via NPR) Black women show up …

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Reality Checks: Muslims Raising Money for the Jewish Community, Dinosaur Lungs, Being Scared, and Pacific Dead-Zones

Muslim-Americans raise thousands of dollars for the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. (via Think Progress) Dinosaurs may have had bird-like lungs. (via Laelaps) Why do we like being scared? (via The Crux) West coast waters have developed a dead-zone season. (via NPR) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Removing Gender from Human Rights Documents, Losing Archeological Data, Banning Spanking, and Microplastic in Poop

The Trump administration is trying to remove ‘gender’ from human rights documents. (via The Guardian) We’re losing too much irreplaceable archeological data. (via The Crux) Banning spanking may help reduce teen violence. (via NPR) What it means that we’re finding microplastic in human poop. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: More than Two Sexes, Distinguishing Fact from Opinion, LaCroix Isn’t Poison, and First Light of the Universe

The idea of two sexes is way too simplistic. (via Scientific American) Older people are worse at distinguishing facts from opinion than young people. (via The Atlantic) LaCroix isn’t poisoning you with “cockroach insecticide.” (via FiveThirtyEight) How the universe became the universe. (via The Crux) Featured image credit: Wikipedia

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Reality Checks: Eliminating Trans Rights, Snow White and the Lesson of Consent, Something Special about Brain Cells, and the Powerful Punch of the Mantis Shrimp

The Trump administration is considering the elimination of trans rights. (via The Cut) Snow White didn’t originally have that creepy non-consensual kiss. (via Vox) What makes brain cells unique? (via Scientific American) How a mantis shrimp can punch so hard. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Christian Gloor via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Racism of Obama Voters, Oddball Solar System, Haunted Mansions, and Psychic Thinking

Racism is the major factor for why Obama voters switched to Trump in 2016. (via Vox) It looks like our Solar System might be an oddball. (via Scientific American) How Victorian mansions became the quintessential haunted house. (via JSTOR Daily) How psychics demonstrate different ways of thinking. (via Sociological Images) …

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Reality Checks: Out of Control Climate, Finding the Heliopause, Political Taylor Swift, and the Danger of Flexibility Without Strength

The latest UN climate change report is alarming. (via Vox) Scientists think that Voyager 2 is nearing the edge of the solar system. (via Gizmodo) Taylor Swift made Republicans and white nationalists sad by announcing that she supports Democrats for the Senate and House. (via Rolling Stone) Is it possible …

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