Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Convincing Parents to Vaccinate, Stressed-Out Coral, Dehumanizing Language, and the Retreat of Zika

It takes more than facts to get people to vaccinate their kids. (via FiveThirtyEight) Concern and optimism for the future of the planet’s coral reefs. (via Popular Science) Why dehumanizing language matters. (via Vox) Is Zika still a thing? (via NPR) Featured image credit: gorfor via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Tampons Through Security, Presidential Twitter-Blocking, the Role Gender Plays in Asking Questions, and the Creation of Bigfoot

In which tampons cause a security alert. (via BBC) It’s probably not unconstitutional for Trump to block people on Twitter. Probably. (via Vox) The role of gender in asking questions. (via astrobites) Consumerism created Bigfoot. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Eric E Castro via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Wonder Woman’s Feminism, the Effect of Female Mentors, Dying for the Vote, and a Brief History of the Condom

The subversive feminism of Wonder Woman. (via The Guardian) Female mentors make a big difference in keeping women in engineering programs. (via The Christian Science Monitor) 104 years ago this women died for your right to vote. (via Jezebel) The condom: a brief history. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Leaning Trees, Crying at Wonder Woman, Healing Power of Girl Culture, and the Age of Skeletal Remains

Why do these pines point toward the equator? (via D-brief) Why women are crying during fight scenes in Wonder Woman. (via Bustle) The healing power of teen girl culture. (via The Cut) A new way to determine the age of skeletal remains. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: JD Hancock …

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Reality Checks: The Effect of Constant BullSh*t, No More Gay-Panic Defense, Pro-Life Hypocrisy, and the Synergy of Art and Science

Trump’s disregard for the truth is more dangerous than we think. (via Vox) Gay- and trans-panic are no longer legitimate defenses for murdering someone in Illinois. It is only the second state to do this (!). (via Slate) A student at a Christian high school wasn’t allowed to attend her …

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Reality Checks: Battling Climate Change Edition

Emmanuel Macron throws some major shade at Trump. (via Vox) It’s time for the world to fight back against climate change denial. (via The Washington Post) Why pulling out of the Paris accord is a monumentally bad idea. (via The Economist) States, industry, and universities are taking climate matters into …

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Reality Checks: Ebola Vaccine to the Rescue, Animal Intelligence, a Win for Trans* Students, and Astronomers Need to Code

A powerful new Ebola vaccine is heading to the Congo. (via NPR) What animals can tell us about intelligence. (via Scientific American) An appeals court has ruled against a Wisconsin school’s anti-trans discrimination. (via Think Progress) Astronomers need to know how to code. (via Wired) Featured image credit: oliver.dodd via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Bears Don’t Attack Menstruating Women, Talking Science Like a Normal Human, a Cicada Mystery, and Climate Change Isn’t Leveling Off

It’s a myth that bears are attracted to menstruating women, and this is how that myth developed. (via Jezebel) Tips for talking like a normal human while still being a scientist. (via Scientific American) Why are cicadas are waking up a few years early? (via Vox) Climate change isn’t “leveling …

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