Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Non-Eclipse Phenomena, Doing Good with Old Eclipse Glasses, Women of the Alt-Right, and Harassment of Grad Students

Rare natural phenomena that aren’t eclipse-related. (via Popular Science) Putting your eclipse glasses to good use. (via Gizmodo) Where are the women of the “alt-right?” (via NPR) Sexual harassment of graduate students is a national problem. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Peter Corbett via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Teaching Evolution in Turkey, Turtle Evolution, How the Blind Observe the Eclipse, and Pictures of People Watching an Eclipse

Schools in Turkey will stop teaching evolution. (via NPR) The evolutionary history of turtles. (via Scientific American) How blind astronomers can observe a solar eclipse. (via The Atlantic) Here’s just a bunch of picture of people watching an eclipse. Delightful. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Karel Fort via Flickr

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It’s Almost Eclipse Day!! Are You Ready?

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a total solar eclipse a-coming! A 70-mile-wide strip across North America will see totality, but the entire continent will get a shot at viewing at least a partial eclipse. That’s nothing to sneeze at. If you are in the path of totality …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Making an Eclipse Viewer, Injuries from Shaving Pubic Hair, Nixing Habitable Zone, and More Vaccine Fear-Mongering

How to make your own eclipse viewer. (via NPR) So…people are injuring themselves when shaving their pubic hair. (via Popular Science) The term “habitable zone” isn’t great for exoplanets. (via Scientific American) More fear-mongering about the HPV vaccine. (via Respectful Insolence) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Comfort for Racists, American History of White Supremacy, Oddly Satisfying Videos, and Why Fish Eat Plastic

Donald Trump is providing comfort for white supremacists. (via Vox) If you’re surprised by the events in Charlottesville, you haven’t been paying attention. (via Think Progress) Why are those oddly satisfying videos so…satisfying? (via The Crux) Why fish eat our plastic garbage. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: nathanmac87 via …

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Reality Checks: The Language of Street Harassment, Presidential Responses to Racial Violence, Rock-Paper-Scissors, and When a Fringe Movement Becomes Mainstream

Why the language of street harassment is the same wherever you go. (via NPR) The United States has a shameful history of presidents that offer tepid responses to racial violence. (via FiveThirtyEight) Chimps can understand the rules to Rock, Paper, Scissors as well as a four-year-old human. (via Inkfish) When …

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Reality Checks: Dr. A.I., Speeding Up Sea Level Rise, Trump’s Mental Health, and Weeding Reefs

Using A.I. to make a medical diagnosis. (via Wired) Sea level rise is speeding up in parts of the southeastern United States. (via Scientific American) Diagnosing Trump has more to do with politics than mental health. (via FiveThirtyEight) Citizen scientists remove invasive seaweed from the Great Barrier Reef. (via Citizen …

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Reality Checks: Brain Blood Flow, the Kids are Alright, Gender Tax, and Enforcing Gender Discrimination with Science

Another sex difference study that doesn’t mean what everyone thinks it means. (via Neuroskeptic) Are smartphones really destroying a generation? (via JSTOR Daily) Cafe charges an optional tax on men to reflect the gender pay gap in Australia. (via Jezebel) Men have always used science to prove they are better …

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