Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: HIV Health Emergency, Thinning Ice Shelves, Weirder Dark Matter, and Snoopy Apps

Reality Checks: HIV Health Emergency, Thinning Ice Shelves, Weirder Dark Matter, and Snoopy Apps

An HIV outbreak has caused a public health emergency in Indiana. (via Reuters) Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning. (via Scientific American) Dark matter may be darker and weirder than we thought. (via Discovery News) Apps snoop your whereabouts more than you think. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Jason Howie via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Gender Neutral Pronoun, “So Help Me God,” Weedkiller Cancer?, and Don’t Go On a Diet

Reality Checks: Gender Neutral Pronoun, “So Help Me God,” Weedkiller Cancer?, and Don’t Go On a Diet

Sweden officially adds a gender neutral pronouns into the language. (via The Guardian) Congressman mocked for his silly ‘so help me God’ bill. (via Raw Story) Should we be worried about a study that says a top weedkiller could cause cancer? (via NPR) Don’t go on a diet. (via Slate) Featured image credit: Daniel Oines via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact u... »

Reality Checks: Naked-Eye Nova, Climate Change “Waste,” Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, and the Physics of Basketball

Reality Checks: Naked-Eye Nova, Climate Change “Waste,” Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, and the Physics of Basketball

Check out a nova with the naked eye while you can! (via io9) House Republicans call the military’s research into climate change a “waste.” (via The Washington Post) People are freaking out because some kids said the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. (via Think Progress) For March Madness, the physics of basketball. (via Empirical Zeal) Featured image credit: Chilli Head via Flickr ... »

Reality Checks: Big Impact of Small Fish, Climate Change Kookiness, Asthma Triggers, and Mysterious Whale Songs

Reality Checks: Big Impact of Small Fish, Climate Change Kookiness, Asthma Triggers, and Mysterious Whale Songs

A tiny fish could go extinct in California and that could be a really bad thing. (via Think Progress) Ted Cruz says more bananas things about climate change. (via Bad Astronomy) Can believing a smell will trigger an asthma attack actually trigger an asthma attack? (via Scientific American) Whale songs are one of science’s greatest mysteries. (via io9) Featured image credit: flickker photos v... »

Reality Checks: Crater Earhart, Mars One Scam, Moon Hoax, and White People Freak Out

Reality Checks: Crater Earhart, Mars One Scam, Moon Hoax, and White People Freak Out

Hidden moon crater to be named after Amelia Earhart. (via Discovery News) Mars One is probably a scam. (via Medium) So, like, is the moon even real? (via Gawker) Why white people freak out when they are called out about race. (via Raw Story) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Gender Competition of Ghostbusters, Unfair Science Fairs, Playing Games with Cancer Research, and the Future of Chocolate

Reality Checks: Gender Competition of Ghostbusters, Unfair Science Fairs, Playing Games with Cancer Research, and the Future of Chocolate

The newly-announced man-centric Ghostbusters movie creates an unfortunate gender competition. (via Wired) Science fairs aren’t working. (via The Atlantic) You can play a game and help with cancer research at the same time! (via io9) The future of chocolate. (via NPR) Featured image credit: woodleywonderworks via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Fukushima Food, Fly from Facts, 9-11 Truther, Salty Moon

Reality Checks: Fukushima Food, Fly from Facts, 9-11 Truther, Salty Moon

The food from Fukushima is safe, but fear remains. (via Wired) New research sheds light on why people avoid facts that challenge their beliefs. (via Scientific American) Carl Sagan’s son is a 9-11 truther? (via Gawker) One of Jupiter’s moons has a salty ocean beneath the surface. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Wikimedia Commons Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us he... »

Reality Checks: “Natural” Food, Growing Up Cult, Mummy Goo, and Suicide of Rural Youth

Reality Checks: “Natural” Food, Growing Up Cult, Mummy Goo, and Suicide of Rural Youth

No one knows what “natural” food is. (via Washington Post) What Kimmy Schmidt gets right about growing up in a cult. (via Slate) Climate change might be destroying the world’s oldest mummies. (via NPR) Rural youth commit suicide at higher rates than their urban counterparts. Why? (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: Kook Cats Photography via Flickr Got a link you think we sh... »

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