Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Racism of Obama Voters, Oddball Solar System, Haunted Mansions, and Psychic Thinking

Racism is the major factor for why Obama voters switched to Trump in 2016. (via Vox) It looks like our Solar System might be an oddball. (via Scientific American) How Victorian mansions became the quintessential haunted house. (via JSTOR Daily) How psychics demonstrate different ways of thinking. (via Sociological Images) …

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Reality Checks: Out of Control Climate, Finding the Heliopause, Political Taylor Swift, and the Danger of Flexibility Without Strength

The latest UN climate change report is alarming. (via Vox) Scientists think that Voyager 2 is nearing the edge of the solar system. (via Gizmodo) Taylor Swift made Republicans and white nationalists sad by announcing that she supports Democrats for the Senate and House. (via Rolling Stone) Is it possible …

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Reality Checks: Expanding the Use of the HPV Vaccine, Nobel Peace Prize, Human Feet, and Kavanaugh Confirmed

The HPV vaccine has been approved for people age 27 to 45. (via The New York Times) The Nobel Peace Prize goes to anti-rape activists. (via BBC) What makes the human foot special? (via Scientific American) Brett Kavanaugh is our problem now. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: au_tiger01 via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Kavanaugh FBI Report, First Detected Exomoon, Energy-Guzzling Computers, and Robot Gender Stereotypes

What’s the deal with that Kavanaugh FBI report, anyway? (via Vox) Astronomers may have found an actual moon outside the solar system. (via NPR) Why do computers use so much energy? (via Scientific American) Gender stereotypes in robots. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Colin Payson via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Physics Nobel, the Goblin, How the LHC Won’t Destroy the World, and Suspended Sexist Scientist

The Nobel Prize in physics goes to lasers…and to a woman for the first time in 55 years. (via Popular Science) What a newly-discovered dwarf planet can tell us about the existence (or not) or Planet X. (via D-brief) No matter how much we might want it to, the Large …

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Reality Checks: Nobel Imbalance, Bird’s Eye Water Fountain, Toxic Masculinity, and the Evangelical Purity Movement

What the Nobels are doing and not doing to promote gender equality. (via Scientific American) This moth drinking from a bird’s eye is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen, but it’s apparently pretty normal. (via Popular Science) Toxic masculinity has more to do with sexual assault than alcohol. (via FiveThirtyEight) …

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Reality Checks: What We Ask of Sexual Assault Survivors, Snakes on a Plane, P-Hacking, and a Fast-Moving Glacier

The cruelty of women’s civic duty. (via Jezebel) An invasive snake species could get to Hawaii via plane. (via D-brief) The fall of a Cornell food scientists raises larger questions for science to grapple with. (via NPR) Scientists spot a glacier moving at a blistering 82 feet per day. (via …

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Reality Checks: Mormon Woman on Kavanaugh, Galileo’s Heresy, Tennis Hierarchy, and National Parks in Danger

Mormon women are calling on Mormon senators to delay the Kavanaugh vote. (via Think Progress) Galileo edited his heretical views to fool the Inquisition. (via Scientific American) How tennis dress codes enforce a hierarchy. (via Sociological Images) Climate change is already having a huge effect on our national parks. (via …

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