Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Latinas in Power, the Confidence Gap, STEM in Congress, and How Lies Become Truth Online

Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez is redefining how women of color carry themselves in the halls of power. (via Vox) Girls confidence craters during puberty and this has long-term implications. (via The Atlantic) STEM professionals enter the halls of Congress. (via NPR) How lies become truth online. (via The Washington Post) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Rain in the Atacama, a Signal from Opportunity, Private Firefighters, and Redefining the Kilogram

Sometimes water in the desert is a bad thing. (via D-brief) The Mars Opportunity Rover might be alive. (via Motherboard) Private firefighters, or how the rich can buy better services. (via The Atlantic) Redefining the kilogram. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Smcmurtrey via Wikipedia

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Reality Checks: Toxic word of the year, Underqualified Cyber Ministers, Travel Ban in US Dampening Research, and Italian Supervolcano

Toxic is the 2018 word of the year.  (via NPR) New Japanese cyber minister never used a computer.  (via BBC) US Travel ban and its effect on science (via Ars Technica) Italian supervolcano may be waking up. (via ScienceAlert) Featured image credit:Lauri Helkkinen via flickr

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Reality Checks: Chinese Re-education Camps, Breaking Stereotypes, Losing Star Fuel, and the “Homework Gap”

What it’s like to live in a Chinese re-education torture camp. (via NPR) How the first woman in space changed American stereotypes of women in the USSR. (via JSTOR Daily) The Small Magellanic Cloud is losing its star-making fuel. (via D-brief) Rural kids don’t have access to broadband internet, but …

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Reality Checks: The Poison Squad, the First Americans, Mummified Cats, and Betrayed by White Women

It took a bunch of people voluntarily ate tainted food to usher in an era of consumer protection and health regulations. (via Gizmodo) New research indicate that the first people in North American spread out very quickly. (via D-brief) Ancient Egyptians love mummifying cats. (via NPR) Black women show up …

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Reality Checks: Llamas vs the Flu, Groping Women and Violence, Against Spanking, and Video Games for Angry Men

Llama nanobodies can help with the flu (via Ars Technica) To no one’s shock, the man who shot up a yoga studio had a history of groping women.  (via Huffpost) More evidence that spanking is bad. (via NBC) Video games for recruiting angry young men. Anita Sarkeesian is saying I …

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Reality Checks: Ancient Stone Tools in Saudi Arabia, Peeping Toms and Drones, Book Spoiler Stabbing, and Modern Witchcraft in Romania

300,000 year old tools found in Saudi Arabia. (via Ars Technica) Using drones to creep the creep. (via AJC) Scientist on remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague over book spoilers. (via The DailyRecord) The witches of Romania. (via NPR) Featured image credit: denisbin via flickr

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Reality Checks: Muslims Raising Money for the Jewish Community, Dinosaur Lungs, Being Scared, and Pacific Dead-Zones

Muslim-Americans raise thousands of dollars for the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. (via Think Progress) Dinosaurs may have had bird-like lungs. (via Laelaps) Why do we like being scared? (via The Crux) West coast waters have developed a dead-zone season. (via NPR) Featured image credit: …

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