Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Streets Red with Blood, Suicide Contagion, High Heels, and Bandwidth to the Rich

Answering the question of how many people have to die to make the streets run red. (via Stack Exchange) The science behind suicide contagion (via NYT) Employers in the UK can continue to force female employees to wear heels.  (via Telegraph) AT&T deploys fiber to the rich, ignores the low …

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Reality Checks: Learning to Love Taxes, He Persisted, Snowflake Free Speech, Boxing While Muslim

How one American ex-pat learned to love Swedish taxes. (via Vox) Nevertheless, he persisted… (via McSweeney’s) What the snowflakes get right about free speech. (via New York Times) Wearing a hijab in the boxing ring. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Thomas’s Pics via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Scientists Post-March, How Quickly Glaciers are Melting, Serena Body-Shaming, and the Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in Bangladesh

The March for Science is over. What now? (via Wired) These photos show just how quickly glaciers are melting. (via Popular Science) Serena Williams won the Australian Open while two months pregnant – like a boss – so of course people can’t handle it. (via The Mary Sue) Bangladesh is …

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Reality Checks: Male Victims of Domestic Violence, Wedding Cake, Why Good AIs go Bad, and the Bubble Islands of Titan

Sheltering male victims of domestic violence (via Femalista) History of wedding cake. (via NPR) Why AIs become racist and sexist. (via Ars Technica) Islands on Titan may justbe bubbles. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Kimberly Vardeman via flickr. 

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Reality Checks: School Lunches, Prison Computers, Marathoning while Female, and Russian Terminator Robots

Prison ceiling computing. (via BBC) Russia is not sending a terminator robot to the space. This is one of the most disappointing headlines ever. (via Ars Technica) Forcing schools to write down their lunch policies (via NPR) The first woman who ran the Boston Marathon was attacked for it.(via the Mary Sue) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Magnetic Maps, Lost Sense of Smell, the Colorado River, and Trilobite Eggs?

The magnetic migration of eels. (via D-brief) How losing your sense of smell effects your taste. (via Science & Food) Can the Colorado River keep supporting millions of people? (via NPR) How did trilobites reproduce. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Tim Parkinson via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Venusian Tectonics, Global Health Facts, Stephen Hawking on Economic Inequality, and Aleister Crowley Reads Poetry

Venus may have plate tectonics but without the plate part. (via Ars Technica) Facts about global health. (via NPR) Interview with Stephen Hawking about inequality. (via The Intellectualist) Aleister Crowley reads occult poetry, because of course he does, in the only known recording of his voice. (via Open Culture) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Sleepy Time, Political Science, the Science of Problem-Solving, and Science Writing Cliches

How much sleep do we actually need. (via Popular Science) Science has always been political. (via JSTOR Daily) The science of problem-solving. (via Scientific American) One of the more prevalent cliches in science writing. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Chris Waits via Flickr

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