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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Interstellar Travel, Captain America’s Masculinity, Religious Liberty Roundup, Not-So-Liberal Pope

How possible is this Stephen Hawking interstellar travel idea, anyway? (via Discovery News) What Captain American can teach us about masculinity. (via The Mary Sue) A roundup of states that are very concerned with sincerely held religious beliefs. (via Feministing) The Pope is not your friend. (via Salon) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Climate Change and Fungus, How Pay Equity Helps Us All, Familiarity Doesn’t Breed Contempt, and Underground Scenes at Chernobyl

Climate change is even having an effect on fungi. (via JSTOR Daily) How pay equity would help everybody. (via Wired) We like what is familiar. (via Sociological Images) An illicit spelunker captures underground images at Chernobyl. (via Atlas Obscura) Featured image credit: Kalle Gustafsson via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Milestones of Private Space Flight, Ending the Cycle of Violence, Acute Homesickness, and Fake Hubble Photo

The next milestones of private space flight. (via Gizmodo) Can hospitals be instrumental in ending the cycle of violence? (via NPR) When “homesickness” was considered an actual illness. (via Sociological Images) In case there was any doubt, that cool image that claims to be Earth as viewed by Hubble is …

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Reality Checks: Perpetual Motion Machine, Combating Prejudice with Conversations, Drinking the Tears of Star Wars Fanboys, and Urban Small Birds

The physics of the sea-saw balance, a bogus perpetual motion machine. (via Wired) Conversations can reduce prejudice against trans* people. (via NPR) An open letter to the Star Wars fanboys who think “Mary Sues” are taking over their fandom. (via The Mary Sue) Why small birds cluster around humans. (via …

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Reality Checks: Lab-Grown Skin, LGBT MLB, First Woman Rabbi, and Talking a Blue Streak

Skin grown in a lab produces sweat and grows hair. Cool and gross. (via Discovery News) It’s not easy being L, G, B, or T in the MLB. (via Think Progress) Orthodox Judaism just got its first female rabbi. (via Jezebel) Is swearing the sign of a limited vocabulary? (via …

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Reality Checks: Zoological Hoaxes, More Measles, Molten Hell, and How Many Dinos?

Zoological hoaxes for April Fools Day. (via JSTOR Daily) Measles was found in a California school with very low vaccination rates. (via Think Progress) This particular super-Earth is a molten hell. (via Bad Astronomy) How many dinosaurs were there? (via PLOS Paleo Community) Featured image credit: Gavin St. Ours via …

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Reality Checks: Smart Birds, Nope Face, Water Bear DNA, and #BernieMadeMeWhite

These antarctic birds can recognize different people. (via Inkfish) Humans have a nope face. (via D-brief) Water bears may not have foreign DNA after all. (via Discovery News) People of color who support Bernie Sanders speak out. (via Raw Story) Featured image credit: Katexic Publications via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Noun-y McNoun-erson, Killer Lakes, Not-So-Blind as a Bat, and a Pre-Teen Who Can Kick All Our Butts

Where did the naming convention Noun-y McNoun-erson come from? (via Lexicon Valley) These lakes can explode like “a warm, shaken Coke,” killing everyone in the area. (via Ozy) Neil deGrasse Tyson is wrong, again. Bats can actually see. (via Science Sushi) This nine-year-old girl just completed a course designed for …

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