Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Building a Universe from Scratch, Still Feeling the Effects of Hurricane Maria, Brain Worms, and the Deaf Men of the Early Space Program

Physicists are building their own universe to help explain our own. (via Wired) People in Puerto Rico are still dying because of Hurricane Maria. (via Think Progress) Hey guys…don’t eat raw slugs. (via The Loom) The 11 deaf men who helped send humans into space. (via Vintage Space) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: The Science of Synesthesia, Hidden Penguins, the Benefits of Hand-Washing, and Muslim Ban Waivers

What genetics can tell us about synesthesia. (via Popular Science) Never before seen colonies of penguins have been found. (via Drong360) The benefits of washing your hands. (via NPR) Waivers from the Muslim ban are basically non-existent. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Christopher Michel via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Destroying National Parks, Dolly Parton the Book Fairy, Teenage Gubernatorial Candidates, and So-called “Race Science”

The continuing war on National Parks. (via Scientific American) Dolly Parton has given away 100 million books to kids. (via Esquire) Six teenagers are running for governor of Kansas. (via Washington Post) The unwelcome revival of ‘race science.” (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Kristopher Harris via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Predicting the Future, Teenage Brains, Taking on Sexual Harassment in STEM, and Let’s Not Give Teachers Guns

Computers can learn to imagine the future. (via The Crux) Teens may be works in progress, but that doesn’t mean we can disregard their ideas. (via Popular Science) Congress is tackling sexual harassment in the sciences. (via Wired) In case there was any doubt, arming teachers is not a good …

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Reality Checks: Alien Life, a Rise in Anti-Jewish Incidents, the Plausibility of Vibranium, and Dunking on Alex Jones

Scientists have an idea of what life on Enceladus might look like. (via Scientific American) Last year saw the largest increase in anti-Semitic incidents since 1979. (via NPR) Can Vibranium be real? (via Gizmodo) Parkland teenager dunks on Alex Jones. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Kevin Gill via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Tech Genius Behind T’Challa, Black Teens Fighting Gun Violence, Space Rockets in Space, and the Measure of a Mountain

Black Panther‘s Shuri is the tech genius we’ve been waiting for. (via Refinery29) Let’s not forget that black teens have been fighting for gun reform for years. (via Teen Vogue) Rockets do work in space. Why do a lot of people think they don’t? (via Vintage Space) How to measure …

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Reality Checks: A Teen’s Response to Gun Violence, Olympians with Asthma, Not Getting the HPV Vaccine, and Partisan Blinders

One teenager’s response to the nation’s inaction on gun violence. (via Vox) Athletes with asthma are more likely to win Olympic medals, for unknown reasons. (via Popular Science) Not enough teenagers are getting the HPV vaccine, still. (via NPR) How partisanship gets in the way of truth. (via D-brief) Featured …

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Reality Checks: The Origin of Orange Cheese, Science-y Superheros, Eyes of the Starfish, and How Hurricane Maria Affected Wildlife

There is no such thing as naturally orange cheese and this Skepchick is shook. (via Popular Science) ‘Black Panther’ continues Marval’s tradition of science-y superheros. (via NPR) Starfish are kinda dope. (via Scientific American) We’re learning how animal communities respond to stress by listening to them. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: …

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