Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Bird-Killing Buildings, a New Home for the TMT, Weird Volcano, and Evangelical Women and Trump

Making skyscrapers safe for birds. (via Wired) The Thirty Meter Telescope has found a potential new home. (via Scientific American) Mount St. Helens is weird. (via Gizmodo) Trump poses a problem for evangelical women. (via NPR) Featured image credit: daveynin via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Confronting Sexism, Gadgets and Sleep, Swastikas During Diwali, and Incredible Carved Pumpkins

How to confront sexism, according to science. (via Vox) Why your electronic gadgets may keep you up at night. (via Scientific American) Those who celebrate Diwali have a complicated relationship with the swastika. (via NPR) These NASA carved pumpkin are incredible. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: Andrew Roberts via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Sexism Psychology, a Century of Feminist Memes, TR Saved Bison, and National Science Test Scores

Why spending time with women doesn’t make men less sexist. (via New York Magazine) These feminist 100-year-old feminist memes are scary familiar. (via The Atlantic) The president who saved the bison. (via Scientific American) National science test scores could be better, but they could be a lot worse, too. (via …

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Reality Checks: The Anti-Trump, a Pair of Black Holes, the Best Place for Women, and Potentially Unconstitutional Topless Bans

Tim Kaine is the anti-Trump. (via Vox) Astronomers have teased out two black holes in colliding galaxies. (via Bad Astronomy) Why Iceland is the best place in the world for women. (via The Guardian) Sex-specific topless bans may violate the US Constitution, according to a federal court. (via Slate) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Sexualized Iron Heart, Jupiter’s Stripes, “Girl Stunt Reporters,” and the HPV Vaccine for Pre-Teens

Marvel has pulled a variant cover of the new Iron Man comic after complaints that it sexualized its 15-year-old protagonist. (via The Guardian) Jupiter’s stripes go deeper than we thought. (via Scientific American) The effect “girl stunt reporters” had on journalism. (via Smithsonian Magazine) The CDC says that pre-teens only …

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Reality Checks: Racial Bullying, Making Sense of Time, Studying Pluto, and Student Writing in the Digital Age

Schools have seen an increase in racial bullying, thanks to Donald Trump. (via Vox) How we make sense of time differs by culture. (via Scientific American) Pluto is the new Mars. (via D-brief) How student writing has changed over a century. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: frankieleon via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Big Deal of Dwarf Planets, the “Higgs Bison,” Delicious Voter Fraud, and Funny Animal Pics

Dwarf planets aren’t big news, but they are still important. (via Wired) Finding the missing link in the ancestry of European bison. (via NPR) Using Skittles to explain voter fraud. (via Vox) Funny animal pictures, because let’s face it, we all need it. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Valène Aure …

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Reality Checks: The Rise of Hate, the Problem a Mission to Mars, the Great Sick Barrier Reef, and Sonoluminesence

How hate groups went mainstream thanks to Donald Trump. (via Mother Jones) The difficulties with Elon Musk’s Mars ambition. (via Wired) The Great Barrier Reef isn’t dead, but it’s very sick. (via Think Progress) From the We-Don’t-Know-What’s-Going-On files: sonoluminesence. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Kyle Taylor via Flickr

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