Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Quack Health Advisor, Air Travel Safety, Planetary Formation, and 3 Badass Black Teens vs Racist Internet Trolls

Dr. Oz is now advising Trump on health policy. (via Vox) Airplanes only feel dangerous. (via Popular Science) How was the planet Mercury formed? (via D-brief) Racist trolls try to sabotage young black women in the finals of a prestigious NASA high school science competition. (via The Washington Post) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Flat Earth Hypotheses, Expanding Masculinity, Spotting Fake News, and Strong Bones

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Some…interesting ideas from the Flat Earth Convention. (via Popular Science) There’s a UT-Austin campaign to expand the definition of masculinity and conservatives are not happy. (via Jezebel) How a French investigative journalist is teaching kids how to spot bullshit. (via NPR) We have new insight …

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Reality Checks: Flipping Poles, Textbook Climate Change, Superhero Man Hugs, and #MuteRKelly

Maybe don’t worry too much about the Earth’s magnetic poles flipping. (via Popular Science) Science textbooks are not doing a good job of talking about climate change. (via Think Progress) There should be more hugs between men in superhero movies. (via The Mary Sue) Time’s Up Women of Color have …

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Reality Checks: Banning Gay Conversion Therapy, Stealing from the Samaritans, Punishing Black Girls, and Radioactive Water

Hawaii moves to ban gay conversion therapy for kids. (via Jezebel) Who stole these ancient religious texts? (via NPR) Black girls are punished more harshly in school. (via Vox) Radioactive water is still a problem at Fukushima. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Guillaume Paumier via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Cosby Verdict, Speed Demons, World-Wide Immunization, and Bringing Martian Soil Home

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault. (via Jezebel) How very small creatures go very, very fast. (via D-brief) The state of global immunization. (via Scientific American) NASA and the European Space Agency want to bring Martian soil back to Earth. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Reality Checks: Varieties of E. Coli, Carbon-Neutral Ride-Share, #SexEdLive, and Planet Fart

How come some strains of E. Coli are good for you and others make you violently ill? (via Scientific American) Lyft goes carbon-neutral. (via Wired) Teens respond to a parent-lead anti-sex ed protest by providing sex ed videos on social media. (via Jezebel) Uranus smells like rotten eggs. (via Bad …

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Reality Checks: Water Pokemon, Recognizing Distorted Faces, Apollo’s Trajectory, and Climate Change Denial at NASA

How Pokemon Go inspired a citizen science project. (via NPR) We’re pretty good at recognizing highly distorted faces. (via Neutoskeptic) Why did the Apollo missions follow a figure 8 trajectory? (via Vintage Space) Oh good. A climate change denier is in charge of NASA. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Political Asexuality, Bovine Trepanation, the Problems with Gender Imbalance, and Saving Pollinators

The political provocations of asexuality. (via JSTOR Daily) Ancient people drilled a hole in a cow’s head for some reason. (via Dead Things) The two most populous countries on the planet have millions more men than women, and it’s starting to cause problems. (via The Washington Post) Saving pollinators is …

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