Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Lesbian Power Ranger, Iron Fist Physics, EPA Counter Terrorism, and the Plight of Green Republicans

We’re getting a queer Power Ranger in the upcoming movie. (via Jezebel) The physics of Iron Fist. (via Wired) The EPA has a counter terrorism response team. (via Popular Science) There are some green Republicans who are fighting climate change denial. (via Reuters) Featured image credit: AFGE via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Earth is Not Flat, the Effectiveness of After-School Programs, Pandemic Preparedness, and Disrespecting Angela Merkel

The Earth is still a spheroid. (via Gizmodo) What the data says about after-school programs. (via Time) How to prepare for a pandemic. (via NPR) Donald Trump continues embarrassing the country in front of world leaders. This time by disrespecting Angela Merkel. (via The Root) Featured image credit: NASA / …

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Reality Checks: Mathematical Art, Gathering Whales, Earth-Sized Telescope, and Cutting Climate Change Funding

Math and art collide. (via Scientific American) Humpback whales are gathering and we don’t know why. (via Popular Science) Turning the Earth into a black hole telescope. (via Gizmodo) Trump’s budget cuts climate change funding. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Robbie Shade via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Bananas, Hijab in the EU, Science in States, and a Quickly Orbiting Star

Humans made the banana as we know it. (via Wired) It’s not “direct discrimination” in the European Union for an employer to prohibit the hijab if such a prohibition is part of a general policy against religious and political displays. (via NPR) States are trying to interfere with science education. …

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Reality Checks: Ethical Citations, Ravioli Moon, “Sombody Elses’s Babies,” and Young Politico

We should probably think about citation ethics. (via Neuroskeptic) Look at this picture of a moon that looks like ravioli. (via Popular Science) GOP Congressman goes full white nationalist. (via Slate) This teenager is making political history in Georgia. (via MTV) Featured image credit: Dan4th Nicholas via Flickr

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Science

What is it? Stellar Classification

Stars light up the night sky. But as we saw a couple of weeks ago, not all stars are the same. Thanks to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, we can easily see that there is a relationship between the surface temperature of a star and the star’s luminosity. This relationship can tell …

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Reality Checks: Southern Suffragists, Elephant Sleep, Finding Unity in Hate, and What Illegal Immigration Really Looks Like

How World’s Fairs helped train suffragists from the South…but excluded others. (via JSTOR Daily) Elephants hardly sleep. (via Inkfish) It freaking sucks when people from across the political spectrum gang up on trans* people. (via The Mary Sue) What illegal immigration in the United States really looks like. (via NPR) …

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Reality Checks: Women on Strike, Necessary Smart Phones, Fighting the Endangered Species Act, and Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment

Schools close for a Day Without Women. (via Jezebel) In modern society, iPhones aren’t a luxury item. (via Wired) States go after the Endangered Species Act. (via Scientific American) Sexual harassment in the tech sector. (via Feministing) Featured image credit: Sean MacEntee via Flickr

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