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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: A Safe Space Explainer, Virus in Pieces, Women in the Senate, and Waiting for a Page to Load

What a “safe space” is and why we need them. (via Vox) Scientists have found a virus that changes the way we think about how a virus infects its host. (via NPR) We could see a record number of women in the Senate in November. (via The Guardian) How science …

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Reality Checks: Bunny Farming, Sex Ed Signing, Think Before Donating, and War Crimes against History

Bunny Farming before the Aztecs.  (via Ars Technica) Sign language sex ed. (via NPR) Thoughtless donations in times of crisis are a problem.  (via CBS) Destroying world heritage sites is now a war crime. (via Huffington Post) Featured image credit: Steelman204 via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: How Talking about Weight Effects Teens, the Wrong Remnant, LGBT Rights in College, and Chimps Policing Freeloaders

Weigh and diet talk aren’t good for teens, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. (via Slate) Turns out, this is not the supernova remnant you’re looking for. (via National Geographic) A California lawmaker is going after LGBT discrimination by religious colleges and universities. (via NPR) Chimpanzees know how to …

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Reality Checks: Brains not Computers, Environmentally Friendly Consumers, Really Old Bosnian Tree, and Blocking Transgender Friendly Bathroom Policies

Consumers like environmentally friendly products when information available. (via Ars Technica) Brains are not computers. (via Aeon) A thousand-year-old tree. (via Livescience) Judge blocks Obama’s bathroom guidelines. (via NYT) Featured image credit: Robert Powroznik via flickr

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Reality Checks: Golden Women, Menstrual Athletics, Marvel-ous STEAM, and Being Married to Ether

US women were the biggest winners at the Rio Olympics. (via NPR) Little is known about how a someone’s menstrual cycle effects their performance. (via Well) Marvel Comics will feature variant covers promoting science, technology, engineering, art, and math. (via Popular Science) Why no one believed Einstein. (via JSTOR Daily) …

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Reality Checks: The Male Normal, Olympic Physics, Hibernating Star, and Sports Gender Testing

Being a man is considered “normal,” so women are written out of the story. (via The Guardian) The physics of Olympic BMX. (via Wired) We have evidence for cyclical star evolution, the nova hibernation hypothesis. (via Scientific American) We should all be cheering for Caster Semenya. (via Think Progress) Featured …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Vonnegut Opera, Flexible Hedonism, Evolution and Fins, and Transparent Wood

Opera written by Kurt Vonnegut to be performed.  (via Columbus Dispatch) Flexible hedonism. (via Ars Technica) Fish fingers and fins, evolutionary origin. (via Christian Science Monitor) Transparent Wood (via Miami Herald) Featured image credit:Jessie Essex via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Luna Moths, Period Talk, Predicting Lightning, and Battling Conspiracy Theories

How Luna moths use sound as camouflage. (via Gizmodo) Chinese swimmer breaks taboo by talking about her period. (via The Guardian) Scientists are working to predict lightning strikes. (via Nature) Times when scientists battled conspiracy theories and won. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Bruce Guenter via Flickr

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