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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Dinosaur Truther, the Uncanny Valley, Giant Squid, and 17th Century Ice Cream

Sportsman of the football variety William Hayes apparently doesn’t believe in dinosaurs. (via Deadspin) This creepy face illustrates the uncanny valley. (via The Daily Beast) A giant squid surfaced near Japan. (via Atlas Obscura) How ice cream was made in the 1600s. (via io9) Featured image credit: Austin Kirk via …

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Reality Checks: Fabiola Gianotti Speaks, Save the Birds, Science Myths, and Feminist Critiques of Video Games

An interview with CERN’s next Director-General. (via Scientific American) The biggest threat to birds and what we can do. (via NPR) Science myths that won’t die. (via Nature) For video games to be taken seriously, it needs feminist critique. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Ingrid Taylar via Flickr …

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Reality Checks: Evolution of Anti-Evolution, the State of Women in the US, Fired Over a Free Lunch, and Dealing with a Science Denialist

The evolution of anti-evolution bills. (via Slate) UN delegates aren’t impressed with how women are treated in the United States. (via Feministing) A cafeteria worker was fired for giving a free lunch to a student who couldn’t afford it. (via Think Progress) How to deal with a science denialist. (via …

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Reality Checks: The Gender Tax, The Great Christmas War, “Natural” Epipen, and Christmas Chemistry

If you buy the girl version of something, you’re probably getting ripped off. (via The Washington Post) A short history of the War on Christmas. (via Politico) There is no such thing an a “natural” Epipen. Don’t ever use a “natural” Epipen. (via Respectful Insolence) Christmas “magic” is really just …

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Reality Checks: Lab Snowflakes, Plasma Saber, GMOs on Mars, Hot Earth

In an effort to figure out why no two snowflakes are exactly alike, this physicist has tons of beautiful images of lab-made snowflakes. (via io9) Can real science make a lightsaber? (via Scientific American) GMOs will let people live on Mars. (via The Crux) The Earth keeps getting hotter. (via …

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Reality Checks: Earth-Destroying Lettuce, Elite Scientists That Clog the System, “Yellowface” is Still Not OK, and Star Wars Physics

There is a lot wrong with that study saying vegetarians are destroying the planet. (via Slate) Elite scientists can actually hold science back. (via Vox) Nope, “yellowface” is still not OK. (via The Mary Sue) It’s OK that the physics in Star Wars isn’t always accurate. (via Wired) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Freedom of Student Speech, Playing Games, Communicating Science, and Secular Religion

Missouri’s proposed regulations on the speech of student athletes should alarm you. (via Slate) Equal numbers of women and men play games, but men are more likely to call themselves “gamers.” (via The Verge) Some tips on communicating cool science. (via Discovery News) Is secularism a religion? (via NPR) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Salamandergeddon, Climate Change Agreement, Religious Freedom, Women Elected in Saudi Arabia

North American salamanders are more important than you think and they are especially vulnerable to a particular fungus. (via Vox) We have a climate change agreement! (via Slate) Conservatives are fighting for religious freedom, but for whom? (via NPR) Women in Saudi Arabia not only voted for the first time, …

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