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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Zika Truthers, the Women of Stonehenge, In the Eyes of Babes, and Desert Power

A few Zika virus conspiracy theories. (via Gizmodo) A lot of women are buried at Stonehenge. (via Discovery News) What babies can see that you can’t. (via Scientific American) Plans have been unveiled for a giant solar power plant in the Sahara Desert. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Michael Rhys …

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Reality Checks: Don’t Drink and Sex, Turtles and the Real Paleo Diet, and the Continued Denial of Climate Change in the U.S.

The CDC recommends women who can have children not drink unless on birth control.  I really wish the focus were on reducing unplanned pregnancies rather than telling women not to drink because think of the children. (via USA Today) Some early peoples ate turtles.  The press release speculates that children …

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Reality Checks: Progress for Women in India, Head Transplants, Murder by Cow, and Fixing Flint’s Water

Court holds that women can be the head of household in India. (via Think Progress) The problem with head transplants. (via The Crux) How not to get killed by a cow. (via Inkfish) The long process of fixing the water crisis in Flint, MI. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Micolo …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Native American Ballerinas, the Global Health Emergency which is Zika, Babylonian Astronomy, and the Health Benefits of Vaginal Fluid

The Zika virus is now a global health emergency. (via Al Jazeera) Babylonian astronomy in tracking Jupiter. (via History) It seems to be beneficial for newborns to be smeared in vaginal fluid. (via Ars Technica)  A lovely retrospective and tribute to native American ballerinas. (via NYTimes) Featured image credit: Maria Tallchief, Unknown photographer …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Only Animals with Chins, Frog-Eating Bug, Not-So-Historical Sexism, and the Zika Virus

What’s the deal with the human chin? (via The Atlantic) Here is a bug that eats amphibians, not the other way around. (via Wired) These 10 stories of sexism didn’t happen so long ago. (via Bustle) What type of effect could the Zika virus have on restrictive women’s health policies? …

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Reality Checks: New Barbie, the Challenger Disaster, a Nude Cover-Up, and a Woman in Disguise

Barbie now comes in a variety of sizes. (via Slate) How the Challenger disaster changed NASA. (via CNN) Classic nudes were covered up in advance of a visit of the Iranian president to Italy. (via NPR) This teenager trekked across the Canadian wilderness in the 1800s disguised as a man. …

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Reality Checks: Aftermath of Abortion Denial, Christians and Muslims Working Together, the Dangers of Being an Opera Singer, and a Computer is Beating Go!

Study follows women who are denied abortions. Spoiler alert: women denied abortions are more likely to be below the poverty line and set fewer positive goals for themselves. (via Ars Technica) Christians and Muslims used to kill people together.  Umm, yay tolerance?  (via The Washington Post) An opera singer in …

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Reality Checks: Words for Snow, Economic Feminism, Pro-Vaxx, Meeting Uranus

No, Eskimo does not have 100 words for snow. (via The Atlantic) The Canadian Prime Minister wants everyone to be feminists so we’ll all make better economic decisions. (via The Guardian) California’s pro-vaccine law might just be working. (via Wired) Voyager 2 flew past Uranus 30 years ago. (via Gizmodo) …

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