Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Hostility Toward the Press, School Lunch Wars, Gay Genocide in Chechnya, and What it Means to ‘Do Science’

Newt Gingrich urges Trump to shut down the White House press room, and frankly this should scare everyone. (via Politico) A brief history of the public school lunch program. (via JSTOR Daily) Chechnya has been accused of genocide against gay people in the International Criminal Court. (via BBC) A public …

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Reality Checks: The Body’s “Finite” Energy, Putting New Mothers at Risk, Final Exam Racial Slur, and the Death of MP3

Add exercise to the list of things that Trump doesn’t understand. (via The Washington Post) A focus on newborn health puts new mothers at risk. (via NPR) A racial slur pops up on a New Mexico high school final exam. (via The Root) The MP3 is dead. (via Gizmodo) Featured …

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Reality Checks: America’s White Male Terrorist Problem, Protecting Fish, Glacier-less National Park, and Fewer Unplanned Pregnancies

The United States has a white male terrorist problem, and we need to address it. (via Teen Vogue) Why don’t we value fish more? (via JSTOR Daily) Thanks to climate change, Glacier National Park will contain no glaciers. (via Think Progress) Unplanned pregnancies are at a 30-year low in the …

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Reality Checks: Gutting the EPA, Fidget Spinner Physics, Young Human Relatives, and Hitting a Wall

The EPA has dismissed half of its scientific review board. (via The Atlantic) The physics of fidget spinners. (via Wired) A member of the Homo genus may be younger than we thought. (via NPR) Could a pill help athletes who have hit a wall? (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Muslim Women’s Rights, Minnesota Measles, Blasphemy in Ireland, and Hiding Femininity

If you want to know about Muslim women’s rights, maybe ask a Muslim woman? (via The Guardian) Thanks to anti-vaxxers, the measles is back in Minnesota. (via NPR) Stephen Fry is being investigated for blasphemy. (via The Guardian) Some women who work in scientific careers have to hide their femininity …

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Reality Checks: Obamacare Repeal, Potato Chip Myth, the Power of the Force, and Girls Scouts vs. Nazis

What to look for as the Obamacare repeal moves to the Senate. (via NPR) The story of the invention of the potato chip is a myth. (via JSTOR Daily) Calculating the power of the Force…literally. (via Wired) In which a 16-year-old Girl Scout stands up to a neo-Nazi. (via CNN) …

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Reality Checks: Illegal Laughing, Cutting Ties with the Girl Scouts, Choking Seas, and Losing a Pyramid

Jeff Sessions is basically prosecuting a woman for laughing at him. (via Vox) The Archdiocese of Kansas City has cut ties with the Girl Scouts because of every reason you’d expect. (via Jezebel) The oceans are littered with garbage. (via NPR) How to lose a pyramid. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured …

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Reality Checks: The Grand Finale, Religious Left vs Religious Right, Combating Maternal Mortality, and How to Apologize

Cassini’s Grand Finale, explained. (via Vox) The Religious Left is very different from the Religious Right. (via Think Progress) A little known drug could save women’s lives after childbirth. (via NPR) So you want to make a public apology… (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Kevin Gill via Flickr

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