Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Press Corps Eviction, Trump is Tweeting Again, Making Sure Poor Families See Hidden Figures, and Starting a Conversation on Race

The Trump Administration is thinking about removing the White House Press Corps from the White House. (via Esquire) Trump went after a civil rights hero on MLK, Jr. Day weekend. Stay classy. (via Teen Vogue) Star of Hidden Figures buys tickets for the movie for low-income families. (via Entertainment Weekly) …

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Reality Checks: Cracking Ice, Whale Menopause, In Science We Trust, and Teaching African American History

Why it’s impossible to tell when that giant Antarctic ice sheet will break. (via Wired) Why do orcas go through menopause? (via NPR) In an anti-science world, there is still reason to hope. (via Bad Astronomy) High school students protest to get African American history taught as a full-year course. …

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Reality Checks: Fox Watching the Vaccine Henhouse, DIY Brain Enhancement, Visible Women’s Work, and Thousands of Black Holes

Trump wants a noted vaccine skeptic to head the “committee on vaccine safety.” (via The Atlantic) Does DIY brain enhancement work? (via Scientific American) How the internet makes the work women do as caregivers visible. (via JSTOR Daily) Chandra Deep Field South reveals thousands of supermassive black holes! (via Bad …

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Reality Checks: The Real Women of “Hidden Figures,” Representation Matters, Mesentery Malfunction, and Pushing Back Against Discrimination Against Black Girls

The real black women on which NASA was built. (via Smithsonian Magazine) This story is why representation is so important. (via NPR) About that “new organ” story that’s been going around… (via The Crux) Pushing back against discrimination against black girls in school. (via Feministing) Featured image credit: Phil Roeder …

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Science & Nature

What Is That? Hoag-Type Galaxies

It hasn’t been too long ago that we humans thought that our galaxy was the entire universe. Edwin Hubble discovered that this is far from the case only in 1925. Since then we’ve come to realize that there are almost an inconceivable number of galaxies floating around in the the …

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Reality Checks: Religious Illiteracy, Speech Ready Brain, Metal Psyche, and the Benefits of Net Neutrality

Americans – not just liberals – have a religious literacy problem. (via Vox) What makes a brain “speech ready.” (via JSTOR Daily) NASA is planning a mission to a unique asteroid belt object. (via Gizmodo) Net neutrality is good for everyone. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Mike Licht via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Discriminatory Doctors, Star Wars Politics, Dead Dino Eggs, and Shutting Down the Ivory Trade

Doctors can discriminate against women who have had abortions and trans* people. (via Slate) Star Wars has always been political and it’s ridiculous to argue otherwise. (via Vox) The seeds to dinosaurs’ destruction may lie in their eggs. (via Dead Things) China says it will shut down its domestic ivory …

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Reality Checks: The Lesbian Founders of Home Economics, a Year in Brain Science, Leap Second, and Keeping Resolutions

The lesbians that founded home ec. (via JSTOR Daily) 2016 was an interesting year for brain science. (via NPR) The garbage fire that was 2016 was one second longer than normal. (via Bad Astronomy) Why we think we can keep our New Year’s resolutions. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: …

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