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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: DRMs, the DNC Hack, Hot Red Spot, and a Lube Ban

EFF is suing the American govt over DRMs.  I’m with the EFF. (via CNN) What we do and don’t know about the DNC hack. (via Vice) Jupiter’s spot is actually red hot.  (via NYT) Tanzania is attempting to combat homosexualtiy and HIV/AIDS by banning lube.   (via CCTV-Africa) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Herstory Made, “Sister Clones,” the Value of Advanced Courses, and the Kindness Contagion

It’s official: Hillary Clinton is the first woman to clinch the presidential nomination of a major party in the United States. (via CNN) Dolly the Sheep’s “sister clones” are still alive. (via NPR) Taking advanced courses in high school don’t necessarily better prepare students for college. (via The Atlantic) Kindness …

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Reality Checks: Artifacts of the Space Race, Movie Women in Science, Butterfly Evolution, Reading in Silence

What are we doing with the leftovers of the Apollo missions? (via JSTOR Daily) Ghostbusters puts women in science front and center. (via Think Progress) We may be watching the evolution of a new butterfly species in Africa. (via Christian Science Monitor) Living in a noisy environment could hamper learning …

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Reality Checks:

The science of peer review. (via Ars Technica) Growing up in prison (via Vice) Saving Wyoming toads.  (via NPR) Speciation in butterflies via single sex selection. (via Washington Post) Featured image credit: Manfred Huszar  via flickr

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Reality Checks: Pokémon Science, New Horizons One Year Later, “Pink Globalization,” and a Gay, Methodist Bishop

The science of Pokémon. (via Gizmodo) What we’ve learned a year after New Horizons. (via Bad Astronomy) The serious side of Japanese cute culture. (via JSTOR Daily) Despite church rules, the United Methodist Church has elected its first openly gay bishop. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Phillip Pessar via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Stone Age Tools, Juno, and Complex Female Characters

Monkeys and stone age tools (via The Washington Post) In human stone tools, Polynesian trade moved them around a lot. (via Ars Technica) First images from Juno (via NYT) Writers should make female characters complex rather than strong.  (via Mary Sue) Featured image credit: NASA-JPL

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Reality Checks: A Thousand Word Picture, Learning “Soft Skills,” Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean, and Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About Pokemon Go

This photo encapsulates everything that is wrong with the police’s relationship with black people. (via The Atlantic) Going beyond college prep and looking at “soft skills.” (via NPR) The forgotten Jewish pirates of Jamaica. (via Smithsonian Magazine) A guy did not, in fact, cause a major highway accident while catching …

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Reality Checks: Physics of BFG, Reverse Psychology, Black Americans and the Second Amendment, and Three Sunsets

The Big Friendly Giant from BFG shouldn’t just look like a really tall person. (via Wired) What is “reverse psychology,” and how does it work? (via Gizmodo) Black Americans have always been shut out of their second amendment rights. (via Fusion) This weirdo planet has three suns. (via Scientific American) …

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