Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Muslim Women’s Rights, Minnesota Measles, Blasphemy in Ireland, and Hiding Femininity

If you want to know about Muslim women’s rights, maybe ask a Muslim woman? (via The Guardian) Thanks to anti-vaxxers, the measles is back in Minnesota. (via NPR) Stephen Fry is being investigated for blasphemy. (via The Guardian) Some women who work in scientific careers have to hide their femininity …

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Reality Checks: Obamacare Repeal, Potato Chip Myth, the Power of the Force, and Girls Scouts vs. Nazis

What to look for as the Obamacare repeal moves to the Senate. (via NPR) The story of the invention of the potato chip is a myth. (via JSTOR Daily) Calculating the power of the Force…literally. (via Wired) In which a 16-year-old Girl Scout stands up to a neo-Nazi. (via CNN) …

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Reality Checks: Illegal Laughing, Cutting Ties with the Girl Scouts, Choking Seas, and Losing a Pyramid

Jeff Sessions is basically prosecuting a woman for laughing at him. (via Vox) The Archdiocese of Kansas City has cut ties with the Girl Scouts because of every reason you’d expect. (via Jezebel) The oceans are littered with garbage. (via NPR) How to lose a pyramid. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured …

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Reality Checks: The Grand Finale, Religious Left vs Religious Right, Combating Maternal Mortality, and How to Apologize

Cassini’s Grand Finale, explained. (via Vox) The Religious Left is very different from the Religious Right. (via Think Progress) A little known drug could save women’s lives after childbirth. (via NPR) So you want to make a public apology… (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Kevin Gill via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Learning to Love Taxes, He Persisted, Snowflake Free Speech, Boxing While Muslim

How one American ex-pat learned to love Swedish taxes. (via Vox) Nevertheless, he persisted… (via McSweeney’s) What the snowflakes get right about free speech. (via New York Times) Wearing a hijab in the boxing ring. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Thomas’s Pics via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Scientists Post-March, How Quickly Glaciers are Melting, Serena Body-Shaming, and the Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in Bangladesh

The March for Science is over. What now? (via Wired) These photos show just how quickly glaciers are melting. (via Popular Science) Serena Williams won the Australian Open while two months pregnant – like a boss – so of course people can’t handle it. (via The Mary Sue) Bangladesh is …

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Reality Checks: Magnetic Maps, Lost Sense of Smell, the Colorado River, and Trilobite Eggs?

The magnetic migration of eels. (via D-brief) How losing your sense of smell effects your taste. (via Science & Food) Can the Colorado River keep supporting millions of people? (via NPR) How did trilobites reproduce. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Tim Parkinson via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Sleepy Time, Political Science, the Science of Problem-Solving, and Science Writing Cliches

How much sleep do we actually need. (via Popular Science) Science has always been political. (via JSTOR Daily) The science of problem-solving. (via Scientific American) One of the more prevalent cliches in science writing. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Chris Waits via Flickr

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