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Reality Checks: Ornery Genies, Racing Girls, Lacking Mental Health Care, and Starting Puberty

Reality Checks: Ornery Genies, Racing Girls, Lacking Mental Health Care, and Starting Puberty

Jinn are blamed for sickness and possessions in a Saudi Arabian school. (via Discovery News) These women are trying to up-turn the male-dominated racing world. (via Wired) Kids aren’t getting the mental health care they need. (via Think Progress) We don’t really understand what jumpstarts puberty. (via io9) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should kno... »

Reality Checks: STEM Diversity Matters, Human-Yeast Hybrid, Discrimination Against Ex-Muslims, and Leap-Seconds

Reality Checks: STEM Diversity Matters, Human-Yeast Hybrid, Discrimination Against Ex-Muslims, and Leap-Seconds

Why STEM diversity should matter to all of us. (via Wired) Newly created fungus is part human, part yeast. (via Discovery News) Ex-Muslims face discrimination and violence. (via The Guardian) June will be one second longer this year. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: frankieleon via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here.10 »

Reality Checks: Regressive Sex Ed, Finding Earth 2.0, Gender Bias in STEM, and Fired for Supporting Equality

Reality Checks: Regressive Sex Ed, Finding Earth 2.0, Gender Bias in STEM, and Fired for Supporting Equality

Students at a New Zealand high school are taught that unwed women are “cheap prostitutes” and gay sex is the road to hell. (via New Zealand Herald) How we’ll find Earth 2.0. (via Gizmodo) Sixty women of color in STEM fields are interviewed, and all of them report some kind of gender bias. (via The Mary Sue) A Catholic priest claims he was fired from Seton Hall for supporting LGBT... »

Reality Checks: HIV Health Emergency, Thinning Ice Shelves, Weirder Dark Matter, and Snoopy Apps

Reality Checks: HIV Health Emergency, Thinning Ice Shelves, Weirder Dark Matter, and Snoopy Apps

An HIV outbreak has caused a public health emergency in Indiana. (via Reuters) Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning. (via Scientific American) Dark matter may be darker and weirder than we thought. (via Discovery News) Apps snoop your whereabouts more than you think. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Jason Howie via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Gender Neutral Pronoun, “So Help Me God,” Weedkiller Cancer?, and Don’t Go On a Diet

Reality Checks: Gender Neutral Pronoun, “So Help Me God,” Weedkiller Cancer?, and Don’t Go On a Diet

Sweden officially adds a gender neutral pronouns into the language. (via The Guardian) Congressman mocked for his silly ‘so help me God’ bill. (via Raw Story) Should we be worried about a study that says a top weedkiller could cause cancer? (via NPR) Don’t go on a diet. (via Slate) Featured image credit: Daniel Oines via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact u... »

Reality Checks: Naked-Eye Nova, Climate Change “Waste,” Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, and the Physics of Basketball

Reality Checks: Naked-Eye Nova, Climate Change “Waste,” Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, and the Physics of Basketball

Check out a nova with the naked eye while you can! (via io9) House Republicans call the military’s research into climate change a “waste.” (via The Washington Post) People are freaking out because some kids said the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. (via Think Progress) For March Madness, the physics of basketball. (via Empirical Zeal) Featured image credit: Chilli Head via Flickr ... »

Reality Checks: Big Impact of Small Fish, Climate Change Kookiness, Asthma Triggers, and Mysterious Whale Songs

Reality Checks: Big Impact of Small Fish, Climate Change Kookiness, Asthma Triggers, and Mysterious Whale Songs

A tiny fish could go extinct in California and that could be a really bad thing. (via Think Progress) Ted Cruz says more bananas things about climate change. (via Bad Astronomy) Can believing a smell will trigger an asthma attack actually trigger an asthma attack? (via Scientific American) Whale songs are one of science’s greatest mysteries. (via io9) Featured image credit: flickker photos v... »

Reality Checks: Crater Earhart, Mars One Scam, Moon Hoax, and White People Freak Out

Reality Checks: Crater Earhart, Mars One Scam, Moon Hoax, and White People Freak Out

Hidden moon crater to be named after Amelia Earhart. (via Discovery News) Mars One is probably a scam. (via Medium) So, like, is the moon even real? (via Gawker) Why white people freak out when they are called out about race. (via Raw Story) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

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