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Reality Checks: Media and Minds, Veterinary Moral Distress, Trump’s Respect for Women, and Sperm Epigenetic Memory

More on media, kids, and aggression. (via Ars Technica) Moral distress among veterinarians. (via NPR) Trump, who has the most respect for women, is calling Stormy Daniels “Horseface.” This is the US political discourse. (via The Mary Sue) Epigenetic memory and sperm. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Iqbal Osman1 via …

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Reality Checks: Racism of Obama Voters, Oddball Solar System, Haunted Mansions, and Psychic Thinking

Racism is the major factor for why Obama voters switched to Trump in 2016. (via Vox) It looks like our Solar System might be an oddball. (via Scientific American) How Victorian mansions became the quintessential haunted house. (via JSTOR Daily) How psychics demonstrate different ways of thinking. (via Sociological Images) …

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Reality Checks: Vampire Children, Global Support for Mental Health, #NativeVote18, and Banning Rough Sleeping

Fifth Century Vampire Burial in Rome. (via Ars Technica) Global mental health support is low. (via NPR) An unprecedented number of native americans run for US political office. (via Al Jazeera) Hungary’s cruel ban on rough sleeping. (via BBC) Featured image credit: Health Blog via flickr

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Reality Checks: BDSM Sex Robots, Biased AIs, Bogus Homeopathy Data gets published, and Women Play Guitars

BDSM sex robots and the first law of robotics. (via Gizmodo) The biased AI amazon built for recruiting. (via BusinessInsider) Bogus homeopathy data published in a major journal. (via Ars Technica) Instrument makers realize women also play guitars. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Raven via flickr

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Reality Checks: Out of Control Climate, Finding the Heliopause, Political Taylor Swift, and the Danger of Flexibility Without Strength

The latest UN climate change report is alarming. (via Vox) Scientists think that Voyager 2 is nearing the edge of the solar system. (via Gizmodo) Taylor Swift made Republicans and white nationalists sad by announcing that she supports Democrats for the Senate and House. (via Rolling Stone) Is it possible …

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Reality Checks: Fitbit Data as Evidence, Migrants as they Wish to be Seen, the Consequences of Rape, and Suggested Responses to the Kavanaugh Confirmation

Fitbit data used in murder case. (via Ars Technica) Photographing migrants as they wish to be seen. (via NPR) Consequences for rapists vs consequences for victims of rape. (via Washington Post) 5 things you can do in response to the Kavanaugh Confirmation. (via TheMarySure) Featured image credit: Gadgetmac via flickr

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Reality Checks: Expanding the Use of the HPV Vaccine, Nobel Peace Prize, Human Feet, and Kavanaugh Confirmed

The HPV vaccine has been approved for people age 27 to 45. (via The New York Times) The Nobel Peace Prize goes to anti-rape activists. (via BBC) What makes the human foot special? (via Scientific American) Brett Kavanaugh is our problem now. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: au_tiger01 via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Kavanaugh FBI Report, First Detected Exomoon, Energy-Guzzling Computers, and Robot Gender Stereotypes

What’s the deal with that Kavanaugh FBI report, anyway? (via Vox) Astronomers may have found an actual moon outside the solar system. (via NPR) Why do computers use so much energy? (via Scientific American) Gender stereotypes in robots. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Colin Payson via Flickr

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