Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Dunking on Trump’s Weight, Fighting Urban Blight, Bee vs Bee, and the Secrets of a 500-Year-Old Epidemic

Stop talking about Trump’s weight. (via Think Progress) This astrophysicist is working to combat urban blight. (via Wired) Honeybees are threatening native bee populations. (via Scientific American) The secrets an epidemic have been uncovered in 500-year-old teeth. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: Jennifer C. via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Perpetuating Inequality in Science, Super-Black, the Purpose of Baby Fat, and the History of “Shithole” Countries

Scientists can also behave in ways that perpetuate inequality. (via Scientific American) The physics of the super-black feathers of birds of paradise. (via The Atlantic) What is the purpose of baby fat? (via The Crux) You have to be ignorant of history to call Haiti a “shithole.” (via The Washington …

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Reality Checks: Multimessenger Astronomy, Butterfly Evolution, Odd Gorilla Behavior, and Poverty & Air Pollution

We are entering the age of multimessenger astronomy. (via Scientific American) Butterfly and moth proboscises may have evolved before flowering plants. (via D-brief) Is this gorilla behaving strangely to protect her baby? It’s debatable. (via NPR) Air pollution is a socioeconomic issue. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Trev Grant …

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Reality Checks: Fire Birds, Too Many Female Sea Turtles, Last in Child Health, and Speed-Breeding Plants

Some types of birds in Australia may be using fire to hunt prey. (via Inverse) A heating planet is causing a devastating sex imbalance in green sea turtles. (via The Washington Post) When compared to its peer countries, the United States has pretty terrible child health outcomes. (via Vox) Scientists …

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Reality Checks: Cold Colds, Soft Skills for Scientists, Mysterious Symmetries, and Falling Iguanas

Why winter is cold and flu season. (via Popular Science) Soft skills scientists need to be effective investigators (but are also good for everyone). (via Scientific American) Mathematical symmetry, explained. (via Wired) Iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida because it’s too cold for them. (via The New York …

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Reality Checks: The Math of Wasted Votes, a Year of Solar System Events, the Future of Trumpism, and Keeping Track of Student Suicides

The math behind wasted votes. (via Wired) Don’t let 2018 be the year you miss a dope celestial event. (via The New York Times) The future of Trumpism is on college campuses. (via The Atlantic) A lot of colleges and universities don’t keep track of student suicides. (via Think Progress) …

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Reality Checks: Antarctic Bartending, Wonder Woman Fighting Harassment, Groundbreaking “Sob Sisters,” and the Health Consequences of Racism

Tending bar at the end of the world. (via Atlas Obscura) Gal Gadot puts her foot down and refuses to move forward with Wonder Woman 2 unless Warner Bros. splits with an accused sexual assailant. (via Jezebel) The history of “sob sisters.” (via JSTOR Daily) How experiencing racism can undermine …

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Reality Checks: Zombie Ants, Taxing Grad Students, More Trumpian Anti-Science Nonsense, and the Story of Elaine, Arkansas

That fungus that creates zombie ants is more diabolical than we thought. (via Gizmodo) If you’re a grad student, you should be concerned about the GOP tax bill. (via Wired) Surprise! A potential Trump advisor has some messed up views on climate change. (via NPR) White people have been hostile …

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