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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Hidden Black Actors, Woman Harassed on the Way to the Bathroom, a Weasel in the Collider, and the Physics of Feather-Shaking

Why won’t Hollywood let us actually see black actors? (via Vulture) Woman who identifies as a woman gets harassed while trying to use the women’s bathroom. (via Think Progress) A weasel shuts down the LHC. (via NPR) The biomechanics of peacock tail feathers. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Mike …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Mensesplaining, the Theory of the Bad Dad and Husband, Lemurs, and the Commercialization of Space

The rise of mensesplaining. (via The Atlantic) We need a new theory of history in which women’s work is not overlooked. (via Slate) That adorable lemur video may not be what it seems. (via NPR) The commercialization of space. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Brian Tomlinson via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Rocket Girls, Bathroom Yetis, Yellow Fever’s Comeback, and Lady Bodyhacking

A new book highlights how women took NASA to space. (via Discovery News) We need to do more to keep mythical creatures out of our bathrooms. (via The Washington Post) How we failed to prevent the yellow fever comeback. (via Wired) Women have been bodyhacking for centuries. (via Fusion) Featured …

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Reality Checks: U.S. Suicides Cyber Warfare, and Discriminatory Bills. Also, Turkish Mosaics

The U.S. suicide is at its highest in 30 years. (via Al Jazeera) An ancient Turkish mosaic wants you to be happy. (via Hurriyet Daily News) The US is going to drop “cyberbombs.” (via Ars Technica) A bill to repeal HB2 om North Carolina has been introduced. (via Daily Kos) Featured image credit: AA …

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Reality Checks: Morman Tranhumanists, What Not to Call Arctic Native People, Whites-Only Feminism, and Raw Collider Data

There is a Mormon transhumanist movement. (via The New Yorker) Maybe don’t say ‘Eskimo.’ (via NPR) A reflection on whites-only feminism. (via The Root) CERN just dropped a bunch of raw collider data on the internet. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: Image Editor via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Old Guys Have a Problem with Trans* People, Student-Developed Tech for People with Disabilities, Allergies, and Fast-Growing Dinos

Older men are basically the only ones who have a problem with trans* people using the bathroom of their choice. (via Reuters) Student-developed technologies for people with disabilities. (via Think Progress) We have allergies for a reason. (via JSTOR Daily) Big dinosaurs grew super fast. (via Gizmodo) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Intelligence, as it is Measured, Sweden’s Phone Number, Harriet Tubman on Money, and Mammalian Embryos IN SPACE

Intelligence in apes. (via Slate) Harriet Tubman will be pictured on the US $20. (via NYT) Mammalian embryos have been grown in space (via China Daily) Sweden has a phone number.  Call and talk to a Swede about anything!  (via NPR) Featured image credit: Fredrik Rubensson via flickr

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Reality Checks: Against Boaty McBoatface, Title XI Bathroom Case, the Competent Female Sidekick, and the War on Pot

Democracy is thwarted as the U.K. Science Minister nixes “Boaty McBoatface.” (via NPR) Title XI protects trans* students from bathroom discrimination. (via Slate) Why aren’t these super-competent female sidekicks the heroes? (via Vox) The DEA’s long war on pot. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Shelly Prevost via Flickr

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