Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Stopping Clocks, Bringing Ball Ballgames, Torvalds Learns Empathy, and Dismissing Deaths in Puerto Rico

Trump is turning off federal radio stations that broadcast the time. (via Voa News) Bringing back a pre-columbian ballgame. (via NPR) Linux adopts a code of conduct and Torvalds is taking time off to learn empathy. (via Ars Technica) The head of FEMA is blaming spousal abuse for deaths in …

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Reality Checks: Feminist Power, World’s Oldest Drawing, a New Extinct Tree, and Male Midwives of the 1600s and 1700s

Serena Williams and the Miss America pageant exhibit contrasting illustrations of women’s power. (via Think Progress) Scientists have found the world’s oldest drawing. (via NPR) A new tree has been discovered…and declared extinct. (via Scientific American) How a family of male midwives changed how women give birth. (via JSTOR Daily) …

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Reality Checks: Against BC, Maxwell’s Demon, Sharing Evolutionarily, and Cheese for Health

The president of Tanzania tells women not to use birth control. (via CNN) Building Maxwell’s Demon, a quantum version. (via Ars Technica) Evolutionary roots of sharing. (via NPR) New findings on dairy diets. (via nbcnews) Featured image credit: Like_the_grand_canyon via flickr

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Reality Checks: Superluminal Motion, Infectious Alzheimers, Sex with Aliens, and Terrifying Little Girls in MtG

“Superluminal” motion, an explanation.  (via Ars Technica) Infectious theories of Alzheimers (via NPR) Porn from a galaxy far, far away. (via Vice) Little girls as terrifying cosmic forces. (via Wizards.com) Featured image credit: Christopher Wallace via flickr

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Reality Checks: Lucid Dreams, Stopping Desertification, the Stories of Black Athletes We Should Be Telling, and the Parisian Fight Over Public Urination

Eye movements can indicate whether you are lucid dreaming or not. (via Scientific American) Scientists are trying to stop the expansion of the Sahara. (via NPR) We don’t tell the story of compassion and camaraderie between black women athletes, and that’s a shame. (via The Root) Paris is having an …

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Reality Checks: Kavanaugh’s Abortion Dog Whistles, Kaepernick Was Right, Phantom Cosmonauts, and Why Brazil’s Museum Fire Matters

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, thinks birth control is abortion and would probably overturn Roe v. Wade. (via The Cut) Colin Kaepernick was right. (via John Pavlovitz) The enduring myth of phantom cosmonauts. (via Vintage Space) Why Brazil’s museum fire matters. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Brittany Hogan via …

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Reality Checks: Goop Fined, Prize for Pulsars, Alternatives to Opioids for Pain, and Controlling Men to Reduce Mass Shootings

Goop fined for making health claims unsupported by known medical science.  About damn time. (via Sccgov) Jocelyn Bell Burnell gets prize for pulsar discovery. (via Ars Technica) Seeking non addictive options for pain treatment. (via NPR) Man control for gun control. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Steve Jurvetson …

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Reality Checks: A Cure for the Common Cold, Supernova Secrets, the Racism of Well-Intentioned White People, and the Pointlessness of Feminine Hygiene Products

Scientists continue the search for a cure for the common cold. But there are complications. (via Scientific American) Studying meteorites can tell us about the galaxy’s exploding stars. (via D-brief) How well-intentioned white people perpetuate racism. (via The Atlantic) Why does the feminine hygiene industry even exist? (via The Guardian) …

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