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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Juneteenth, Sociology of Father’s Day Gifts, Ban on Pride, and the Gender Breakdown at E3

Why Juneteenth needs to be a national holiday. (via Vice) The sociology of Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts. (via Sociological Images) Why Istanbul banned Pride marches. (via The Atlantic) The gender breakdown at E3 was…disappointing. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Kiran Foster via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Learning about Prehistoric Women and Children, Looking into the STEM Gender Gap, More Gravitational Waves, and O Canada

Whither the prehistoric women and children? (via The Crux) Research looks into how to mitigate the STEM gender gap. (via NPR) More gravitational waves have been spotted. (via Scientific American) The Canadian national anthem gets a gender-neutral makeover. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: motoyen via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Birth Control in the Bible Belt, Profiting from Violence, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Naming Anti-Gay Violence

The challenge of introducing birth control in the Bible Belt. (via The Atlantic) How the gun industry makes bank after a mass shooting. (via Salon) What does it take for a drug to be banned from athletics? (via NPR) It’s important to name anti-gay violence as such. (via JSTOR Daily) …

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Reality Checks: Girls in Film, Donating Blood While Gay, Microplastics, and the Stars from Mars

Why is it so hard for Hollywood to make films for and about girls. (via The Atlantic) There is a lot standing in the way for a gay man looking to donate blood. (via Wired) Microplastics are hurting juvenile fish. (via Scientific American) What the sky looks like from Mars. …

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Reality Checks: New Names on the Periodic Table, Boycotting Me Without You, Solid CO2, and Glowing Fish

Four elements get new names. (via The Atlantic) Why disability activists are boycotting the movie, Me Without You. (via Think Progress) Scientists have figured out a way to pump excess carbon dioxide into the ground…and solidify it. (via Scientific American) The evolutionary history of glowing fish. (via Not Exactly Rocket …

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Reality Checks: Frightened by Fandom, Witness to Stanford Rape Speak, LISA Pathfinder Results, and Sharing Renewable Energy

Why people are frightened of fandoms. (via Vox) The two witnesses of the Stanford rape case speak out. (CN: rape/sexual assault) (via Buzzfeed) A space-based gravitational wave observatory is possible. (via Scientific American) The issues with sharing renewable energy in the western US. (via NPR) Featured image credit: robertsharp via …

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Reality Checks: Opening the Priesthood, Inside Big J, Eternal Optimists, and Orca Culture

Women meet in Rome to discuss opening the priesthood. (via NPR) We’re getting a look into Jupiter’s atmosphere. (via Gizmodo) Are humans naturally optimistic? (via Neuroskeptic) Killer whale culture shapes their evolution. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Christopher Michel via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Women Behind JPL, Teen Birth Rates, Negative Media Coverage, and the Origin of Dogs

Meet the women who made space flight possible. (via The Atlantic) The teen birth rate has hit a historic low. (via Think Progress) Hillary Clinton has gotten the most negative media coverage in this presidential campaign. (via Vox) We may have been wrong about the origin of dogs. (via io9) …

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