Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Efficacy of CBC, Saturn’s Young Rings, Matchmaking Frogs, and Hairless, Sweaty Primates

What’s the deal with CBD? (via Vox) Saturn hasn’t always had its signature rings. (via D-brief) Romeo, the Bolivian Sehuencas water frog that was thought to be the last of its kind, now has a mate. (via NPR) Why aren’t humans hairy like chimps and gorillas? (via The Crux) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Imperiled Government Research, Talking Rationally About Pot, Kids Using Tech, and Men Mad at Razors

The partial government shutdown is delaying important scientific research. (via Mother Jones) What a new book gets wrong about marijuana. (via Vox) It turns out, using tech might not have much effect on teens. (via Scientific American) Some men are really mad about that Gillette ad. (via Jezebel) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: LA Teachers Strike, Food Insecurity in College, a Milestone for Women in Hip-Hop, and Predicting Genocide

LA teachers are going on strike. Here’s why. (via Vox) Food insecurity among college students is real. (via The Atlantic) Missy Elliot will be the first female hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (via Slate) Can we identify when circumstances are ripe for genocide? These …

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Reality Checks: Trashing Joshua Tree, Using Sex to Delegitimize, Unhealthy Sperm, and Teaching the Bible

Joshua Tree National Park – and it’s vulnerable trees- are getting trashed due to the government shutdown. (via Vox) The GOP’s sexualized assault on AOC. (via Dame) Unhealthy sperm can play a role in lost pregnancies. (via Popular Science) A Florida bill would mandate that public schools offer a class …

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Reality Checks: Women in Power, the Damaging Nature of Purity Pledges, Women-Centered Tech, and Forming Rainbows

Why men find this new class of congresswomen so terrifying. (via Slate) It turns out that those purity pledges didn’t guarantee virginity until marriage and in some cases are really damaging. (via Bust) CES revoked an award it gave to an innovative sex toy, calling the device “immoral.” (via Gizmodo) …

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Reality Checks: The Shut-Down’s Next Victims, Saving an Endangered Language, America’s First Woman Governor, and Who Gets to Be Serious

The next victims of the government shut-down are America’s poorest families. (via Rolling Stone) Two brothers work to save their native language. (via NPR) The first female governor in the US has been largely forgetting to history, and that’s not an accident. (via OPB) Who gets to be taken seriously? …

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Reality Checks: Chinese Moon Landing, a Less-Christian Congress, Recognition of Shelby Jacobs, and The Firebusters

China lands a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. (via BBC) The new Congress is slightly less Christian, but still pretty religious. (via NPR) Shelby Jacobs, designer of the camera system on Apollo 6, is finally getting the recognition he deserves. (via The Root) An international team of …

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Reality Checks: Using Tech for Good, the Fantastic Mystery of Ultima Thule, Environmental Regs, and Accessing a Subglacial Lake

How machine learning can help hold human rights abusers accountable. (via Pacific Standard) With the New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule, planetary scientists are once again jumping into the unknown. (via Out There) Where environmental regulations stand as we start the new year. (via NPR) Over Christmas, scientists punched a …

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