Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Goodbye Voyager 2, Missing Monarchs, Interrupting Pelosi, and Involuntary Breathing

Voyager 2 is out of the solar system. (via NPR) We’ve seen a 97% decrease in Monarch butterflies this year. (via The Guardian) Even the post powerful woman in American politics isn’t immune to manterruption. (via The Atlantic) Why don’t we have to think about breathing? (via Popular Science) Featured …

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Reality Checks: The Complexity of Gender and Race Bias in Academia, Easing School Lunch Health Guidelines, the Environmental Cost of Cigarettes, and How Banning Adult Content Harms Youth

The sexual assault and harassment allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson shows the complexity of academic inequality. (via Scientific American) School lunches are about to get a little less healthy. (via NPR) Smoking cigarettes is bad for you, but it’s also bad for the environment. (via JSTOR Daily) Tumblr’s ban on …

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Reality Checks: Millennials and the Economy, Eels Up Noses, Warm-Blooded Ichthyosaur, and Saturn and Its Oddball Moon

The economy killed Millennials. (via The Atlantic) Eels are being found up monk seals’ noses and no one knows why. (via Atlas Obscura) There is evidence that the ichthyosaur was warm-blooded. (via Dead Things) Saturn’s moons have Earth-like water. Well…most of them. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space …

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Reality Checks: Tumblr’s Porn Ban, New Gravitational Wave Detections, the Lack of an AIDS Vaccine, and Black Hole Fountains

Tumblr’s porn pan shows who controls what we see online. (via Wired) There are new gravitational wave detections, including the most distant black hole collisions ever! (via Scientific American) Why don’t we have an AIDS vaccine? (via The Crux) Rethinking what the matter around black holes looks like. (via D-brief) …

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Reality Checks: NdGT Accused of Sexual Misconduct, the Case Against Airbrushing, Paternal mtDNA, and Seeing the Effects of Termites from Space

Neil deGrasse Tyson is under investigation by Fox and National Geographic for sexual misconduct. (via Vulture) Actress Jemeela Jamil makes the case against airbrushing. (via BBC) Scientists have found evidence for paternal mitochondrial DNA. (via D-brief) There are 4,000 year old termite mounds we can see from space. (via Scientific …

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Reality Checks: Black Men’s Gun Rights, the Cost of Memorializing the Confederacy, the Emissions Gap, and Placenta Ownership

We know who the Second Amendment really protects, and it’s not black men. (via Rolling Stone) In the past decade, taxpayers have shelled out $40 million to maintain Confederate monuments. (via Smithsonian Magazine) Nations are falling short on their Paris climate agreement goals. (via Scientific American) Who owns a human …

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Reality Checks: Global Epidemic of Domestic Violence, Micro-Monetizing, the Myth of Canine Exceptionalism, and the Ancient Love of Cats

According to a new UN report, the most dangerous place for a woman is in the home. (via The Washington Post) Everything on social media is for sale. (via The Atlantic) Sorry, your dog probably isn’t that smart. (via Scientific American) Why ancient Egyptians loved cats so much. (via JSTOR …

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Reality Checks: A Scientific Look at Citizen Science, InSight to Land on Mars, Wobbling Hotspots, and a Dire New Report on Climate Change

Do citizen science project produce good science? (via JSTOR Daily) If all goes well, Mars gets a new visitor from Earth today. (via NPR) More evidence that there’s a black hole at the center of the Milky Way. (via Scientific American) The impact of climate change are here now. It’s …

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