Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Women’s Health Care, Healing Stickers, Eclipse Blindness, and Egg Shapes

Surprise! The Senate health care bill is bad for women. (via Vox) “Bio-frequency healing” stickers are a load of BS. As if anyone needed to tell you that. (via Jezebel) How an eclipse can fry your eyes. (via Scientific American) Scientists may have figured out how eggs get their shape. …

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Reality Checks: Unconstitutionality of Social Media Bans, Hackers and Girl Scouts, Special Election Lengths, and the New Art Darlings

The unconstitutionality of blocking social media. (via Ars Technica) The next generation of hackers and the girl scouts. (via Vice) Georgia special election is longer than some national elections. (via NPR) The new darlings of the art world are older women, not younger men. (via artsy) Featured image credit: H2Woah via flickr

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Reality Checks: LGBT Human Rights Victory, the Dynamics of Cow Herds, Bias in Terrorism Reporting, and the Status of Black Women in America

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is illegal, surprising exactly no one. (via Jezebel) Mathematicians have modeled the surprisingly complex dynamics of…cow herds. (via Wired) There’s bias in how we talk about terrorism. (via NPR) A new report details the status of black …

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Reality Checks: Cats, Guinea Pigs, Human Sacrifice, and Cooking in District 6

The spread of cats (via The Atlantic) Naming guinea pigs with neural networks.  (via Lewis and Quark) The diet of human sacrifice victims. (via Ars Technica) Cookbooks of District 6. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Ava Babili via flickr

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Reality Checks: Believing Bill Cosby, Witch Hunting, Ushering in the Matriarchy via Wonder Woman, and the Wonders of the Deep

It’s time we start believing men when they admit they committed sexual assault. (via Vox) Make witch hunts great again. (via The Washington Post) Wonder Woman was created to get boys used to the matriarchy. (via Wired) Exploring the deep sea off the coast of Australia. (via NPR) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Ignoring Students’ Mental Health, Students’ Constitutional Rights, Condemning the Alt-Right, and Fighting Fake News with AI

Academia ignores mental health issues among students, and that’s a big problem. (via The Guardian) How far do students’ rights extend in school? (via The New York Times) What it means for the Southern Baptist Convention to unanimously condemn the alt-right. (via Vox) Can humans expect AI to fight fake …

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Reality Checks: Maternal Mortality is Bigger in Texas, Interracial Marriages post Loving, No Black Panther Spinoff, and Trumping Julius Caesar

In the entire developed world, Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate. (via Bust) Pushback against miscegenation, 50 years post Loving v Virginia. (via NPR) Black panther spin off cancelled. (via Root) Funding pulled for Trumpified Julius Caesar.  Funding was not a problem for an Obamified Julius Caesar. (via Washington Post) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Convincing Parents to Vaccinate, Stressed-Out Coral, Dehumanizing Language, and the Retreat of Zika

It takes more than facts to get people to vaccinate their kids. (via FiveThirtyEight) Concern and optimism for the future of the planet’s coral reefs. (via Popular Science) Why dehumanizing language matters. (via Vox) Is Zika still a thing? (via NPR) Featured image credit: gorfor via Flickr

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