Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Ladies with Concussions, Sleepy Sneezers, Girl Scout STEM Badges, and Charitable Motivations

Scientists are finally starting to study head injuries in female athletes. (via NPR) Can you sneeze in your sleep? (via Popular Science) The Girl Scouts just added 23 new STEM badges. (via The Mary Sue) Why people give to charity. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: U.S. Army via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Toughness Limit of Water Bears, the Limit of Human Compassion, Einstein’s Refrigerator, and What Bonobos Can Teach Us About Patriarchy

Are water bears really so tough? (via Scientific American) How can humans ignore mass atrocities? (via Vox) Einstein’s secret passion project was a refrigerator. (via Wired) Bonobos show there is nothing inevitable about the patriarchy. (via Quartz) Featured image credit: W. H. Calvin 2006 via Wikipedia

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Reality Checks: Quinceañera Protest, Threatened Wild Dogs, More Dress Code BS, and the Rise of the Pink Flamingo

Teenage girls stage a Quinceañera protest at the Texas Capitol. (via Fusion) African wild dogs are at risk due to climate change. (via Science Sushi) When black hair violates the dress code. (via NPR) A natural history of pink plastic flamingos. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Ron Cogswell via …

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Reality Checks: The End of White Christian America, Arrested for Wearing a Miniskirt, Gender Stereotypes in Advertising, and QR Comeback

Are we seeing the death of white, Christian America? (via Vox) Saudi police have arrested a woman who appeared online in a miniskirt and a crop top. (via The New York Times) UK advertising watchdog has issued regulations intended to cut down on the number of ads that perpetuate gender …

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Reality Checks: Trans* Exclusion, Honeybee Sperm, Andy Murray: Feminist, and Big News from Doctor Who

A new bill in Congress aims to specifically exclude trans* people from civil rights legislation. (via The Mary Sue) Scientists are using European honeybees to help save the honeybees of North America from the varroa mite. (via NPR) The casual feminism of Scottish tennis player Andy Murray. (via Slate) Jodie …

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Reality Checks: Antarctica’s Ice Mass, Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A, Unknown Climate Consensus, and Donald Snubbed

Is Antarctica gaining or losing ice mass? (via Scientific American) Chick-fil-A is still funding anti-LGBT groups. (via Think Progress) Ninety percent of Americans don’t know there is a scientific consensus on climate change. Yikes. (via Vox) Watch Donald Trump get snubbed by the First Lady of Poland. (via Jezebel) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Liar President, Juristic Persons, All-Time Low Teen Birth Rate, and Science is Patriotic

All the President’s lies. (via Wired) Will giving the Ganges River rights help protect it? (via NPR) The teen birth rate in the US is at an all-time low. (via Jezebel) Science is patriotic. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Ajay Goel via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Slave Children of Mars, In-Demand Radio Band, Intimate Female Friendships, and Climate Kids v. Trump

NASA denies running a child slave colony on Mars, which seems like something that doesn’t need debunked. (But maybe a pretty good short story prompt.) (via The Daily Beast) All of our smart devices are having an effect on radio astronomy. (via Wired) How women “crushed” on each other back …

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