Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Invisible Women Running for Office in Pakistan, the Real-Life Politics of Political Science Research, Gender Neutral Fitness Test, and Voter Purges

The invisible women running for office in Pakistan. (via The Guardian) How real-life politics effects how political scientists publish research. (via FiveThirtyEight) The US Army has revealed its updated gender neutral fitness test. (via Popular Science) Millions of people of color have been purged from voter rolls all over the …

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Reality Checks: Meet Sau Lan Wu, Linguistic Prejudice, Too Much Seaweed, and The Solar System’s Lost Moons

The woman who rocked the world of particle physics…three times. (via Wired) People can identify someone’s race by their voice alone and discriminate accordingly. (via Slate) Massive amounts of seaweed are becoming a problem for marine animals. (via NPR) Studying the lost moons of the solar system. (via The Crux) …

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Reality Checks: Vulnerable Deep Coral Reefs, Running on the Moon, Limiting Protections for Threatened Species, and the Kids Are All Right

Deep coral reefs are just as vulnerable to climate change as more shallow reefs. (via D-brief) The physics of moving on the moon. (via Wired) The Trump administration proposes ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants. (via Talking Points Memo) Surprise! Kids raised by same-sex couples do as well …

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Reality Checks: First Memories, Moons of Jupiter, AGN Unification, and Bread Before Agriculture

Are your first memories even real? (via D-brief) Astronomers have identified 12 additional Jovian moons. (via NPR) Why some black holes look different from others. (via The Crux) Human ancestors were baking bread 4,000 years before agriculture. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: Mumumío via Flickr

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Reality Checks: EPA Behind the Scenes, Happy Animals, Smart Slime Molds, and Cool Hi-Res Images of Pluto

Anxiety in Trump’s EPA. (via Scientific American) How can we tell if animals are happy? (via Popular Science) Can slime molds learn? (via Wired) Cool new hi-res images of Pluto and Charon. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Maia Valenzuela via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Outdated Sex Ed, the Solar Neutrino Problem, Understanding the Sunk Cost Fallacy, and Men’s Hatred of Women’s Basketball

Ontario to go back to teaching sex-ed from before a time when sexting existed. (via Jezebel) The history of the original neutrino mystery. (via The Crux) Understanding better the sunk cost fallacy. (via Scientific American) Something about women’s professional basketball really triggers fragile masculinity. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Comparing Humans and Chimps, Native Bees, Beetle’s Anti-freeze, and Who To Blame for Plastic Pollution

We share a lot with chimps, but what they can tell us about modern human behavior is limited. (via The Crux) Alfalfa farmers and native bees form a necessary alliance. (via NPR) Scientists use simulations to get a glimpse at how beetles keep from freezing. (via D-brief) When it comes …

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Reality Checks: Yawning Mystery, Cave Rescuers, Keeping Your Dog Cool, and the New EPA Administrator

The mystery of the yawn. (via The Crux) How rescuers are trying to save the youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand. (via The New York Times) How to keep your dog cool in the scorching heat. (via Popular Science) The ex-coal lobbyist who is now in charge of …

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