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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Not Virgin Rainforests, Mercury Transit, Weighing a Black Hole, and the Safety of E-Cigs

There may be no such thing as “virgin rainforests” in Borneo, but modern change is happening at break-neck speed. (via The Crux) Why is the Mercury transit so rare? (via Scientific American) ALMA has “weighed” a black hole to high precision. (via Discovery News) Are e-cigs safe or what? (via …

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Reality Checks: Uncensored Scientists, “Fetal Anesthesia,” Manly Book Club, and Another Abstinence Failure

With the election of Justin Trudeau, Canadian scientists can speak to journalists again. (via Atlas Obscura) Today in ridiculous abortion restrictions: “fetal anesthesia.” (via Jezebel) Oh thank goodness there are men’s only book clubs now, where men can read books by men and for men. *eyeroll* (via Wired) Surprise! Anti-AIDS abstinence …

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Reality Checks: Sleeping Students, Being an HIV Positive Woman in Uganda, Dissolving Coral, and Independent Voters

How college students are sleeping. (via NPR) Women with HIV in Uganda are being sterilized without their consent. (via Think Progress) Florida’s coral reefs are dissolving. (via io9) Who are independent voters? (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: USFWS – Pacific Region via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Hidden Black Actors, Woman Harassed on the Way to the Bathroom, a Weasel in the Collider, and the Physics of Feather-Shaking

Why won’t Hollywood let us actually see black actors? (via Vulture) Woman who identifies as a woman gets harassed while trying to use the women’s bathroom. (via Think Progress) A weasel shuts down the LHC. (via NPR) The biomechanics of peacock tail feathers. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Mike …

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Reality Checks: Mensesplaining, the Theory of the Bad Dad and Husband, Lemurs, and the Commercialization of Space

The rise of mensesplaining. (via The Atlantic) We need a new theory of history in which women’s work is not overlooked. (via Slate) That adorable lemur video may not be what it seems. (via NPR) The commercialization of space. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Brian Tomlinson via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Rocket Girls, Bathroom Yetis, Yellow Fever’s Comeback, and Lady Bodyhacking

A new book highlights how women took NASA to space. (via Discovery News) We need to do more to keep mythical creatures out of our bathrooms. (via The Washington Post) How we failed to prevent the yellow fever comeback. (via Wired) Women have been bodyhacking for centuries. (via Fusion) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Morman Tranhumanists, What Not to Call Arctic Native People, Whites-Only Feminism, and Raw Collider Data

There is a Mormon transhumanist movement. (via The New Yorker) Maybe don’t say ‘Eskimo.’ (via NPR) A reflection on whites-only feminism. (via The Root) CERN just dropped a bunch of raw collider data on the internet. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: Image Editor via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Old Guys Have a Problem with Trans* People, Student-Developed Tech for People with Disabilities, Allergies, and Fast-Growing Dinos

Older men are basically the only ones who have a problem with trans* people using the bathroom of their choice. (via Reuters) Student-developed technologies for people with disabilities. (via Think Progress) We have allergies for a reason. (via JSTOR Daily) Big dinosaurs grew super fast. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: …

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