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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Super-Dense Galaxy, Duntee Chand, Pee-Proof Walls, and the Jamestown Mystery Box

A new type of ultra-dense galaxy has been identified. (via io9) An Indian court has ruled that Duntee Chand should be allowed to run. (via Gawker) So I guess pee-proof walls are a thing. (via D-brief) There has been an interesting archeological find at Jamestown. (via Washington Post) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Shouting Dolphins, Pentaquarks, Ban on Trans* Blood, and Forgetting Over Summer Vacation

Dolphins “shout” to be heard over boat noise, and it might be effecting their health. (via Scientific American) What are pentaquarks, and why should we care? (via io9) The FDA doesn’t recognize trans* people when it comes to blood donations, and this causes a problem. (via Vox) What you are …

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Reality Checks: Earth’s Twin, Teen Sex, Why “All Lives Matter” is Pointless, and How Taylor Swift Can Use Her Power for Good

We may have finally found a rocky planet in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. (via Scientific American) The percentage of teens having sex has declined significantly from 25 years ago. (via XXFactor) Why saying “all lives matter” misses the point. (via BoingBoing) Taylor Swift should use her power …

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Reality Checks: 600 Cosigners, Methadone Treatment, More Bad News About Climate Change, and the Woman Who Got Us to the Moon

More than 600 scientists and supporters have signed an open letter to the American Association for the Advancement of Science that criticizes the organization’s recent actions that “hinder the advancement of underrepresented groups” in STEM fields. (via Buzzfeed) Methadone is a crucial treatment for heroin addicts, but courts dangerously misunderstand …

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Reality Checks: Planetary Medicine, Ant-Man Physics, #Curvy, and Math Champtions

Researchers call for a new field of medicine to deal with the effects of climate change. (via Scientific American) The science of Ant-Man. (via Wired) Why did Instagram ban #curvy? (via Think Progress) The United States wins the International Math Olympiad for the first time in more than two decades. …

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Reality Checks: Buckyball Astrophysics, Pluto Truthers, Dr. Google, and Lovable Misogynists

“Buckyballs” solve a century old astrophysics problem. (via NPR) So Pluto Truthers are a thing. (via Gizmodo) Maybe don’t go to the Internet for a medical diagnosis. (via The Atlantic) It’s time for Hollywood to give up the Lovable Misogynist. (via IFC) Featured image credit: Brian Jeffery Beggerly via Flickr …

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Reality Checks: All Pluto, All the Time

The Pluto flyby is inspiring artists – featuring art by Surly Amy of Skepchick and Mad Art Lab. (via Scientific American) What would happen if Pluto suddenly disappeared? (via Wired) Viewing Pluto through a comet’s tail. (via Bad Astronomy) New Horizons marks the end of the beginning of interplanetary exploration. …

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Reality Checks: Gross Water, the Williams Sisters, and Being Done with Reddit

Why does water taste all funky if it’s been sitting out for a while? (via io9) Serena Williams may be the greatest tennis player of all time, but Venus played a crucial role in advocating gender equality in the sport. (via Women in the World) Speaking of Serena, let’s stop …

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