Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: How the Alt-Right Views Success, Blockchain Voting, Extreme Rain, and Broken Pasta

The alt-right doesn’t need to be visible to succeed. (via Wired) Blockchain probably won’t secure our elections. (via Scientific American) Tired: Droughts caused by climate change. Wired: Extreme rain caused by climate change. (via Popular Science) How to snap pasta into exactly two pieces, which is a surprisingly hard problem. …

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Reality Checks: Skull Size after Freedom, Sidewalk Urinals, Natural Birth Control Apps, and Music for Mars Rovers

Changing Korean skull size after the ending of Japanese oppression. (via kbs) Sidewalk urinals in Paris. (via NPR) FDA approval for “natural” birth control app despite the problems.  Reminder, natural birth control doesn’t work. (via Ars Technica) NASA has a playlist for the Mars rover! (via Mashable) Featured image credit: John Donges via …

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Reality Checks: Space Psychology, Oldest Pterosaur, Ancient Parrot Breeders, and Kids Hack Voting Machines

The psychology of living in space. (via The Crux) The oldest known pterosaur has been unearthed. (via NPR) Native people of North American may have bred parrots 1,000 years ago. (via D-brief) An eleven-year-old hacked a voting machine at DEF CON. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Mark Mitchell via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Saudi Arabia and Tesla, Crow Necrophilia, Opera to Annoy Neighbors, and Teen Depression

Saudi Arabia is in discussions on buying out Tesla. (via Ars Technica) Crow necrophilia. (via The Atlantic) In awful neighbors, a woman has been playing opera nonstop for 16 years. (via Sbs.com) Treating teen depression can help parents as well. (via NPR) Featured image credit: kik notes via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Sound of Silence, Living Shorelines, Pee Height, and NASA’s Solar Probe

The quietest place in the United States. (via NPR) Using “living shorelines” to protect eroding coasts. (via JSTOR Daily) Small dogs aim higher than large dogs when they pee. (via Scientific American) How to keep your solar probe from melting. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: Squirrel Cottage via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Witches Stealing Penises, Infrared Cloaking Devices with Salt, Farming Environmentally, and Unemployment Based on College Major

Stealing penises to keep as pets. Allegedly. (via Vice) Infrared cloaking devices using salt and graphene. (via Ars Technica) Farming for the good of the planet. (via NPR) Which college majors lead to most employment. (via Forbes) Featured image credit: Eileen MacAvery vs flickr

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Reality Checks: Erasing Female Genitalia, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Spying on Whales. and Blue Diamond Origins

A brief history of medical textbooks erasing female genitalia. (via Vice) FDA is cracking down on “vaginal rejuvenation” scams.  (via Ars Technica) Spying on whales. (via NPR) Blue diamonds come from very deep in the earth, or “the hellish depths” if you prefer. (via Washington Post) Featured image credit:Fancy Diamonds via flickr

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Reality Checks: Understanding Pedestrians, Ancient Frozen Nematodes, Producing Bose-Einstein Condensates, and Wikipedia to Recognizing Women in Science

Pedestrians are a hard problem for self-driving cars. (via Ars Technica) Scientists are reviving 40,000 year old nematodes frozen in permafrost. This can only end well.  (via Gizmodo) NASA’s cold lab can produce clouds of bose-einstein condensates. (via phys.org) A wikipedia article today to recognize women in science. (via CNN) …

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