Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Comparing Humans and Chimps, Native Bees, Beetle’s Anti-freeze, and Who To Blame for Plastic Pollution

We share a lot with chimps, but what they can tell us about modern human behavior is limited. (via The Crux) Alfalfa farmers and native bees form a necessary alliance. (via NPR) Scientists use simulations to get a glimpse at how beetles keep from freezing. (via D-brief) When it comes …

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Reality Checks: Yawning Mystery, Cave Rescuers, Keeping Your Dog Cool, and the New EPA Administrator

The mystery of the yawn. (via The Crux) How rescuers are trying to save the youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand. (via The New York Times) How to keep your dog cool in the scorching heat. (via Popular Science) The ex-coal lobbyist who is now in charge of …

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Reality Checks: Another Victory for Gravity, Preserving Gharials, Melanin Protection, and Riding E-Fields

Einstein has been proven right. Again. (via Scientific American) Working to save the gharial. (via The Crux) Do people with dark skin need to use sunscreen? (via NPR) Some types of spiders might ride electric fields. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: ftmeade via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Detaining Uyghurs, the Coming Anti-Choice United States, Birth of a Planet, and Koala Genome

China is holding a substantial portion of their minority Muslim population in camps. (via Think Progress) Why young women are sending wire hangers to Sen. Susan Collins. (via Feministing) Scientists have caught the birth of a planet. (via Bad Astronomy) The koala genome has been mapped, so maybe now we …

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Reality Checks: Debunked Kilauea Myths, Sustainable Agriculture, De-Salting with the Power of the Sun, and White Supremacist Propaganda on Campus

Kilauea myths, debunked. (via Scientific American) Microbes could held cut the piece of our carbon footprint that comes from growing food. (via NPR) Can thermal desalination help ease our water woes? (via Popular Science) White supremacist propaganda has increased 77 percent on college campuses as compared to last year, according …

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Reality Checks: Complex Organics on a Moon of Saturn, Being Skeptical of Young Women, How the South Justified Slavery, and the First Dogs

Complex organic molecules have been found on Enceladus. (via Gizmodo) It’s time to stop being skeptical of young women. (via Jezebel) How Christians in the Antebellum South justified slavery. (via JSTOR Daily) How did wolves become the first dogs? (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Zengame via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Good Side of Star Wars Fandom, the Importance of Seagrass, Sophisticated Neanderthal, and Still Ignoring Climate Change

A Star Wars fan starts a fundraiser to combat online bullying and empower women of Asian descent. (via The Mary Sue) The importance of seagrass. (via JSTOR Daily) We may not be giving Neanderthals enough credit as hunters. (via The Conversation) A key science agency drops climate change from its …

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Reality Checks: Public Engagement in Science, Actual Witch Hunts, Dinosaur Tongues, and Puerto Rico Food Aid

Do scientists have a responsibility to communicate their field to the public? (via Neuroskeptic) Where did “witch hunts” begin, and why? (via JSTOR Daily) Dinosaurs probably couldn’t stick out their tongues. (via Scientific American) The food aid that Puerto Rico is getting is nowhere near healthy. (via NPR) Featured image …

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