Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Vulnerable Deep Coral Reefs, Running on the Moon, Limiting Protections for Threatened Species, and the Kids Are All Right

Deep coral reefs are just as vulnerable to climate change as more shallow reefs. (via D-brief) The physics of moving on the moon. (via Wired) The Trump administration proposes ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants. (via Talking Points Memo) Surprise! Kids raised by same-sex couples do as well …

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Reality Checks: First Memories, Moons of Jupiter, AGN Unification, and Bread Before Agriculture

Are your first memories even real? (via D-brief) Astronomers have identified 12 additional Jovian moons. (via NPR) Why some black holes look different from others. (via The Crux) Human ancestors were baking bread 4,000 years before agriculture. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: Mumumío via Flickr

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Reality Checks: EPA Behind the Scenes, Happy Animals, Smart Slime Molds, and Cool Hi-Res Images of Pluto

Anxiety in Trump’s EPA. (via Scientific American) How can we tell if animals are happy? (via Popular Science) Can slime molds learn? (via Wired) Cool new hi-res images of Pluto and Charon. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Maia Valenzuela via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Outdated Sex Ed, the Solar Neutrino Problem, Understanding the Sunk Cost Fallacy, and Men’s Hatred of Women’s Basketball

Ontario to go back to teaching sex-ed from before a time when sexting existed. (via Jezebel) The history of the original neutrino mystery. (via The Crux) Understanding better the sunk cost fallacy. (via Scientific American) Something about women’s professional basketball really triggers fragile masculinity. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Comparing Humans and Chimps, Native Bees, Beetle’s Anti-freeze, and Who To Blame for Plastic Pollution

We share a lot with chimps, but what they can tell us about modern human behavior is limited. (via The Crux) Alfalfa farmers and native bees form a necessary alliance. (via NPR) Scientists use simulations to get a glimpse at how beetles keep from freezing. (via D-brief) When it comes …

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Reality Checks: Yawning Mystery, Cave Rescuers, Keeping Your Dog Cool, and the New EPA Administrator

The mystery of the yawn. (via The Crux) How rescuers are trying to save the youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand. (via The New York Times) How to keep your dog cool in the scorching heat. (via Popular Science) The ex-coal lobbyist who is now in charge of …

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Reality Checks: Another Victory for Gravity, Preserving Gharials, Melanin Protection, and Riding E-Fields

Einstein has been proven right. Again. (via Scientific American) Working to save the gharial. (via The Crux) Do people with dark skin need to use sunscreen? (via NPR) Some types of spiders might ride electric fields. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: ftmeade via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Detaining Uyghurs, the Coming Anti-Choice United States, Birth of a Planet, and Koala Genome

China is holding a substantial portion of their minority Muslim population in camps. (via Think Progress) Why young women are sending wire hangers to Sen. Susan Collins. (via Feministing) Scientists have caught the birth of a planet. (via Bad Astronomy) The koala genome has been mapped, so maybe now we …

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