Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Making an Eclipse Viewer, Injuries from Shaving Pubic Hair, Nixing Habitable Zone, and More Vaccine Fear-Mongering

How to make your own eclipse viewer. (via NPR) So…people are injuring themselves when shaving their pubic hair. (via Popular Science) The term “habitable zone” isn’t great for exoplanets. (via Scientific American) More fear-mongering about the HPV vaccine. (via Respectful Insolence) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Comfort for Racists, American History of White Supremacy, Oddly Satisfying Videos, and Why Fish Eat Plastic

Donald Trump is providing comfort for white supremacists. (via Vox) If you’re surprised by the events in Charlottesville, you haven’t been paying attention. (via Think Progress) Why are those oddly satisfying videos so…satisfying? (via The Crux) Why fish eat our plastic garbage. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: nathanmac87 via …

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Reality Checks: Face Value, Faster TB Tests, Sexy Spiders, and No Diversity Meeting at Google

Taking things at face value, and why that isn’t a good idea. (via Ars Technica) Development of a faster TB test. (via NPR) Tolkien’s giant spider gets sexied up. (via theMarySue) Google cancels an all staff diversity meeting (via The BBC) Featured image credit: rjp via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Language of Street Harassment, Presidential Responses to Racial Violence, Rock-Paper-Scissors, and When a Fringe Movement Becomes Mainstream

Why the language of street harassment is the same wherever you go. (via NPR) The United States has a shameful history of presidents that offer tepid responses to racial violence. (via FiveThirtyEight) Chimps can understand the rules to Rock, Paper, Scissors as well as a four-year-old human. (via Inkfish) When …

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Reality Checks: Dr. A.I., Speeding Up Sea Level Rise, Trump’s Mental Health, and Weeding Reefs

Using A.I. to make a medical diagnosis. (via Wired) Sea level rise is speeding up in parts of the southeastern United States. (via Scientific American) Diagnosing Trump has more to do with politics than mental health. (via FiveThirtyEight) Citizen scientists remove invasive seaweed from the Great Barrier Reef. (via Citizen …

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Reality Checks: Rome Ga, and the Trail of Tears, Eclipse Bollocks, Sexual Assault in K-12, and Funding for Anti-Abortion in El Salvador

The Cherokee expulsion from a small Georgia town. (via Southern Spaces) Eclipse conspiracy theories. (via Ars Technica) Sexual assault investigations for k-12 schools are on the rise. (via NPR) El Salvador’s anti abortion stance, which forces women to die rather than receive abortions, gets funding from a US group. (via …

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Reality Checks: Brain Blood Flow, the Kids are Alright, Gender Tax, and Enforcing Gender Discrimination with Science

Another sex difference study that doesn’t mean what everyone thinks it means. (via Neuroskeptic) Are smartphones really destroying a generation? (via JSTOR Daily) Cafe charges an optional tax on men to reflect the gender pay gap in Australia. (via Jezebel) Men have always used science to prove they are better …

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Reality Checks: Giant Robots, Giant Robot Spiders, No Fucks in Washington DC, and Drunk Hobbits

Cathedral puts a GIANT ROBOT SPIDER on their roof and can’t understand why people object.  You want a robot apocalypse?  This is how you get a robot apocalypse. (via NCRonline) The giant robot duel I have been waiting for my whole life is delayed. Again. (via engadget) People tweeting in …

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