Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Dr. A.I., Speeding Up Sea Level Rise, Trump’s Mental Health, and Weeding Reefs

Using A.I. to make a medical diagnosis. (via Wired) Sea level rise is speeding up in parts of the southeastern United States. (via Scientific American) Diagnosing Trump has more to do with politics than mental health. (via FiveThirtyEight) Citizen scientists remove invasive seaweed from the Great Barrier Reef. (via Citizen …

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Reality Checks: Brain Blood Flow, the Kids are Alright, Gender Tax, and Enforcing Gender Discrimination with Science

Another sex difference study that doesn’t mean what everyone thinks it means. (via Neuroskeptic) Are smartphones really destroying a generation? (via JSTOR Daily) Cafe charges an optional tax on men to reflect the gender pay gap in Australia. (via Jezebel) Men have always used science to prove they are better …

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Reality Checks: Eclipse de Jour, Memory Brain, the Wrong-ness of the Google Anti-Diversity Screed, and Tension between the Transgender Rights Movement and Pakistan’s Third Gender

Want to see a solar eclipse almost every day? Move to Mars. (via Scientific American) Your brain is your memories. (via Wired) Everything about that Googler’s anti-diversity manifest is wrong. (via Medium) There’s tension between the transgender rights movement and the Khawaja Sira people in Pakistan. (via PRI) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Largest Dead Zone, Nighttime Pollinators Going Dark, Forced Sterilization, and Healing Divisions with the Eclipse

This year’s “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest ever measured. (via NPR) Artificial light messes with nocturnal pollinators. (via Nature) When forced sterilization was legal in the United States. (via JSTOR Daily) Can an eclipse heal a fractured nation? (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: NASA …

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Reality Checks: Different Fat Doing Different Things, Ten Thousand Years of Grandparents, Two Degrees of Warming, and the Power of Placebo

All fat is not created equal. (via D-brief) Take a second to think about your millionth-great-grandparents. (via NPR) That the Earth will get two degrees warmer by 2100 is a near certainty, regardless of what humans do now. (via Scientific American) The placebo effect, explained. (via Vox) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Science B.S. Detector, Our Snooping Instinct, Death by A Million Cuts, and Gender Variance Around the World

The Department of Defense is looking for someone to build a social science B.S. detector. (via Wired) Why do we snoop in people’s medicine cabinets? (via Scientific American) Michelle Obama opens up on how racism and sexism hurt her every day. (via Vox) Lots of cultures have more than two …

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Reality Checks: The Myth of Fairness, Art or Science, Remembering Tuskegee, and the Existence of Digital Natives

Poor kids are harmed by the myth that society is fair. (via The Atlantic) Is it art or science? Both? (via Scientific American) We need to remember the horrifying Tuskegee study. (via Popular Science) There’s no such thing as a “digital native.” (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Mauro Cateb via …

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Reality Checks: Ladies with Concussions, Sleepy Sneezers, Girl Scout STEM Badges, and Charitable Motivations

Scientists are finally starting to study head injuries in female athletes. (via NPR) Can you sneeze in your sleep? (via Popular Science) The Girl Scouts just added 23 new STEM badges. (via The Mary Sue) Why people give to charity. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: U.S. Army via Flickr

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