Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Math of Wasted Votes, a Year of Solar System Events, the Future of Trumpism, and Keeping Track of Student Suicides

The math behind wasted votes. (via Wired) Don’t let 2018 be the year you miss a dope celestial event. (via The New York Times) The future of Trumpism is on college campuses. (via The Atlantic) A lot of colleges and universities don’t keep track of student suicides. (via Think Progress) …

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Reality Checks: Antarctic Bartending, Wonder Woman Fighting Harassment, Groundbreaking “Sob Sisters,” and the Health Consequences of Racism

Tending bar at the end of the world. (via Atlas Obscura) Gal Gadot puts her foot down and refuses to move forward with Wonder Woman 2 unless Warner Bros. splits with an accused sexual assailant. (via Jezebel) The history of “sob sisters.” (via JSTOR Daily) How experiencing racism can undermine …

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Reality Checks: Zombie Ants, Taxing Grad Students, More Trumpian Anti-Science Nonsense, and the Story of Elaine, Arkansas

That fungus that creates zombie ants is more diabolical than we thought. (via Gizmodo) If you’re a grad student, you should be concerned about the GOP tax bill. (via Wired) Surprise! A potential Trump advisor has some messed up views on climate change. (via NPR) White people have been hostile …

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Reality Checks: The Great Moon Hoax, Our Epistemic Relationship with Science, 23,000 Sexes, and Epic Mirror Technology

How a tabloid convinced everyone the Moon was inhabited by man-bats. (via JSTOR Daily) It’s harder than it sounds to study our relationship with and understanding of science. (via NPR) This fungus has 23,000 sexes. (via Popular Science) It takes a lot of work to make the world’s largest optical …

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Reality Checks: New Species of Great Ape, Runners Bowel, Walruses on Thin Ice, and Hidden Chambers

A new species of orangutan has been identified…and is already near extinction. (via D-brief) Why do runners get the runs? (via Popular Science) Walruses are in serious trouble after they don’t get on the Endangered Species List. (via NPR) A byproduct of cosmic rays has revealed a cavity in the …

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Reality Checks: Feminized Food Trends, the Myth of Dangerous Gay Men, Fighting Twitter Bots, and Bats Out of Caves

Why women “ruin” the food and drink they love, while men “elevate” them. (via Taste) Kevin Spacey has perpetuated the vicious lie that gay men are a danger to children. (via The Guardian) These guys are fighting the war on nefarious Twitter bots. (via Wired) Looking for bats outside the …

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Reality Checks: Recognizing Faces, Trilobite Digestion, Secular Benefits of Being Bible Fluent, and Speaking Out Against Violence Against Women in Russia

We are really bad at recognizing faces of people we don’t know well. (via NPR) Scientists are shedding new light on trilobite stomachs. (via Laelaps) Is it worth being familiar with the Bible? (via JSTOR Daily) Russian women who speak up about their own abuse are mercilessly targeted by internet …

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Reality Checks: Losing to the Runner-Up, Sports Bra Turns 40, Foreign Space Rock, and the Language of Magic

A 16-year-old won a golf tournament, but wasn’t allowed to officially win because she’s a girl. (via The Guardian) Happy birthday, sports bra! (via NPR) Astronomers spot a space rock from another solar system. (via Scientific American) The language of magic. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Karen Roe via …

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