Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Pooping in Space, Gender in Radical Movements, Striking for Abortion, and Supernova Baby Pics

Solving the space poop problem. (via D-brief) The role of gender in popular movements. (via JSTOR Daily) Irish women are set to go on strike in support of abortion rights. (via The Mary Sue) A baby supernova has been spotted. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: focal1x via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Killer Viruses, Eggs vs. Live Birth in the Fossil Record, Political Scientists, and Saving Government Science

Biodiversity makes rain forests a killer virus hot-spot. (via NPR) Scientists have discovered hints of live birth in the fossils of animals thought to be exclusively egg-layers. (via Dead Things) Scientists should get involved in political discussions. (via Scientific American) Diehard coders rescued NASA’s earth science data and are monitoring …

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Reality Checks: Immigration Raids, the Legacy of Korematsu, Rolling Back Trans* Protections, and Unlocking Earth’s Inner Structure with Math

Immigration raids have begun. (via NPR) The legacy of the Supreme Court’s Korematsu decision. (via Washington Post) The Department of Justice is already rolling back protections for trans* kids. (via Think Progress) Using math to map the Earth’s interior. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Supermac1961 via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Large-ish Black Hole, Appeals Court on the Travel Ban, New President of the Harvard Law Review, and the Daily Fail

Astronomers think they’ve found an elusive intermediate mass black hole! (via D-brief) A federal judge declines to reinstate Trump’s travel ban. (via The Atlantic) The Harvard Law Review has elected it’s first black woman as president. (via The Root) The Daily Mail is no longer considered a reliable source by …

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Reality Checks: Squid Skin, Criticism Through Feminization, a Very Appropriate Punishment, and Meat-Eating Plants

Squid have their own kind of sign language. (via Wired) When they want to belittle something, some politicians feminize it. (via Vox) After vandalizing a historic African American schoolhouse with a swastika, five teenagers are sentenced to visiting the Holocaust museum and reading books written by black, Jewish, and Afghan …

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Reality Checks: Trump Hypocrisy, Pro-Choice Priest, “Reef-Unfriendly” Sunscreen, and Citizen Archaeologists

Five things that Trump accused Hillary Clinton of doing that Trump is doing himself. (via Vogue) A priest explains why he’s pro-choice. (via Teen Vogue) Hawaii is trying to ban certain types of sunscreen that are bad for coral reefs. (via Scientific American) Citizen scientists can help preserve archaeological sites …

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Reality Checks: Letting Pastors Get Political, Repealing EPA Regs, the Effect of the Visa Ban in Colleges, and Young Women for Office

Trump’s first prayer breakfast goes about as well as you’d expect. Plus he vows to let preachers get political. (via Washington Post) The GOP votes in favor of dumping coal mining debris in rivers and streams. (via Time) The visa ban is causing tension on college campuses. (via New York …

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Reality Checks: Being an Intersectional Feminist, Teaching to Learn, Transgender Boy Scouts, and More Hidden Figures

So you want to be an intersectional feminist. Here’s what to expect. (via Crossknit) Why teaching makes you smarter. (via PLoS Blogs) The Boy Scouts decide to let trans* boys into their club. (via Think Progress) More of NASA’s hidden figures. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Jason Dean via …

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