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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Quiverfull Movement, Black Widow Merch, the “Infidelity Gene,” and Non-Human Rights

A guide to the Quiverfull movement. (via Jezebel) The political economy of Black Widow merchandise. (via The Mary Sue) There is no “infidelity gene.” (via Scientific American) The case for non-human rights. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Aaron Logan via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? …

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Reality Checks: Ornery Genies, Racing Girls, Lacking Mental Health Care, and Starting Puberty

Jinn are blamed for sickness and possessions in a Saudi Arabian school. (via Discovery News) These women are trying to up-turn the male-dominated racing world. (via Wired) Kids aren’t getting the mental health care they need. (via Think Progress) We don’t really understand what jumpstarts puberty. (via io9) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: STEM Diversity Matters, Human-Yeast Hybrid, Discrimination Against Ex-Muslims, and Leap-Seconds

Why STEM diversity should matter to all of us. (via Wired) Newly created fungus is part human, part yeast. (via Discovery News) Ex-Muslims face discrimination and violence. (via The Guardian) June will be one second longer this year. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: frankieleon via Flickr Got a link you …

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Reality Checks: Regressive Sex Ed, Finding Earth 2.0, Gender Bias in STEM, and Fired for Supporting Equality

Students at a New Zealand high school are taught that unwed women are “cheap prostitutes” and gay sex is the road to hell. (via New Zealand Herald) How we’ll find Earth 2.0. (via Gizmodo) Sixty women of color in STEM fields are interviewed, and all of them report some kind …

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Reality Checks: HIV Health Emergency, Thinning Ice Shelves, Weirder Dark Matter, and Snoopy Apps

An HIV outbreak has caused a public health emergency in Indiana. (via Reuters) Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning. (via Scientific American) Dark matter may be darker and weirder than we thought. (via Discovery News) Apps snoop your whereabouts more than you think. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Jason Howie via …

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Reality Checks: Gender Neutral Pronoun, “So Help Me God,” Weedkiller Cancer?, and Don’t Go On a Diet

Sweden officially adds a gender neutral pronouns into the language. (via The Guardian) Congressman mocked for his silly ‘so help me God’ bill. (via Raw Story) Should we be worried about a study that says a top weedkiller could cause cancer? (via NPR) Don’t go on a diet. (via Slate) …

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Reality Checks: Naked-Eye Nova, Climate Change “Waste,” Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, and the Physics of Basketball

Check out a nova with the naked eye while you can! (via io9) House Republicans call the military’s research into climate change a “waste.” (via The Washington Post) People are freaking out because some kids said the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. (via Think Progress) For March Madness, the physics …

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Reality Checks: Big Impact of Small Fish, Climate Change Kookiness, Asthma Triggers, and Mysterious Whale Songs

A tiny fish could go extinct in California and that could be a really bad thing. (via Think Progress) Ted Cruz says more bananas things about climate change. (via Bad Astronomy) Can believing a smell will trigger an asthma attack actually trigger an asthma attack? (via Scientific American) Whale songs …

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