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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Physics of BFG, Reverse Psychology, Black Americans and the Second Amendment, and Three Sunsets

The Big Friendly Giant from BFG shouldn’t just look like a really tall person. (via Wired) What is “reverse psychology,” and how does it work? (via Gizmodo) Black Americans have always been shut out of their second amendment rights. (via Fusion) This weirdo planet has three suns. (via Scientific American) …

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Reality Checks: Roller Coaster Physics, NASA’s Longest-Serving Female Employee, Nobel Laureates for GMOs, and Life-Size Noah’s Ark

The physics of roller coasters. (via JSTOR Daily) This woman has her fingerprints on decades of NASA missions. (via Popular Science) Over 100 Nobel laureates have had enough of Greenpeace’s anti-GMO campaign. (via Vox) Welp, that Noah’s Ark replica is going to open soon. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Craig …

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Reality Checks: Jurassic Butterflies, Wimbledon Sexism, Intentional Extinction, and Demand for Diamonds

Butterflies throughout the geologic periods. (via Scientific American) Venus Williams is fed up with Wimbledon sexism. (via Think Progress) Is it ever OK to wipe out a species? (via PLOS Blogs) Why are diamonds worth so much? (Hint: It’s advertising.) (via NPR) Featured image credit: TVZ Design via Flickr

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Reality Checks: 6,000 Year Old Telescope, Leslie Jones and the Sample Size Problem, How Brexit Hurts Women, and the U.S. Transgender Population

Ancient humans may have used crude telescopes. (via The Atlantic) Actress Leslie Jones is blamed for not being skinny enough for designers to dress her. (via The Mary Sue) How women could suffer if Brexit actually happens. (via Feministing) There may be a bigger transgender population in the United States …

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Reality Checks: “Enlightened” Millennial Guys, Fly-Away Bounce Houses, the Link Between FitBit and Fitness, and Being Skeptical about the Pope’s Apology

Millennial guys aren’t as enlightened as we like to think. (via The Mary Sue) The physics of why bounce houses tend to fly away. (via Wired) Do fitness trackers actually make you more active? (via PLOS Blogs) Why LGBT Catholics are skeptical about Pope Francis’ apology. (via Think Progress) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Juneteenth, Sociology of Father’s Day Gifts, Ban on Pride, and the Gender Breakdown at E3

Why Juneteenth needs to be a national holiday. (via Vice) The sociology of Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts. (via Sociological Images) Why Istanbul banned Pride marches. (via The Atlantic) The gender breakdown at E3 was…disappointing. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Kiran Foster via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Learning about Prehistoric Women and Children, Looking into the STEM Gender Gap, More Gravitational Waves, and O Canada

Whither the prehistoric women and children? (via The Crux) Research looks into how to mitigate the STEM gender gap. (via NPR) More gravitational waves have been spotted. (via Scientific American) The Canadian national anthem gets a gender-neutral makeover. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: motoyen via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Birth Control in the Bible Belt, Profiting from Violence, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Naming Anti-Gay Violence

The challenge of introducing birth control in the Bible Belt. (via The Atlantic) How the gun industry makes bank after a mass shooting. (via Salon) What does it take for a drug to be banned from athletics? (via NPR) It’s important to name anti-gay violence as such. (via JSTOR Daily) …

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