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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 12.19

A new hack steals decryption keys by capturing the sound generated by a computer. (via Ars Technica) Forgetful snails could tell us about how our memories work. (via io9) 9 things the media called the “war on men” in 2013. (via Media Matters) Beyonce shows us what we really fear in Haunted video. …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 12.17

Women scientists are less likely to receive funding, study finds. (via The Independent) Cats became pets much earlier than thought, according to neolithic fossils. (via Discover) Why I care so much about mass culture. including superhero movies. (via ThinkProgress) Does the rise of men’s sexual objectification mean equality? (via Sociological Images) Featured image credit: David …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 12.3

  Manicure Monday: a lesson in targeted science communication. (via PsiVid) There are way more Earth-like planets capable of supporting life than we thought. (via io9) Maria Bello comes out for nontraditional families. (via Feministing) Is it ok to use lead ingots from ancient shipwrecks in physics research? (via Past Horizons) Featured image credit: …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.28

For the Americans, happy Thanksgiving! CERN hosts a competition for high school students to run a beam line. (via CERN) More citizen science projects, from Zooniverse. (via Zooniverse) Astronomers have found a universe very similar to ours. (via Universe Today) Why is no one talking about the second Steubenville rape case? (via Newsweek) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.26

A new warning label: the morning-after pill doesn’t work for women over 176 pounds. (via Mother Jones) Mitsubishi makes a pink truck to appeal to lady drivers. (via Slate Magazine) Even if carbon dioxide emissions stop, the current CO2 levels could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years. (via News at …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.21

Participate in some citizen science projects over Thanksgiving with SciStarter. (via SciStarter) A new web-based scientific journal with an editorial board of kids and teenagers. (via Frontiers Journals) The first female Marines to complete infantry training will graduate today. (via Business Insider) Snail venom has inspired a powerful non-addictive pain reliever. (via Discover …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.15

New qubits last for 39 minutes, smashing the previous record. (via PhysOrg) Speaking of records: The world is on track to have its 7th warmest year on record for 2013. (via ClimateCentral) Another record! New dating methods reveal a 507-year-old mollusc to be the oldest animal ever at death. (via ScienceNordic) A new issue …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.7

Pediatricians support free condoms in every school. (via RH Reality Check) Autism signs ‘present in first months’ of life–before many vaccinations. (via BBC News) The earliest record of sex among insects. (via InterAksyon) Surgeons describe a new ligament found in the human knee. (via Ku Leuven) Featured image credit: Paul Keller Got a link you …

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