Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Women Making in Kuwait, Screening 1984, Terrifying Prehistoric Worm Monsters, and the Fate of Space Things

The female engineers of Kuwait’s maker faire. (via Makezine) Screening 1984 as an an act of resistance. (via The Mary Sue) 400 million years ago, a giant worm creature with big snapping jaws roamed the seas.  (via Techtimes) Space exploration, like everything else humans do, generates lots of trash. (via The …

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Reality Checks: Mosquito Repellent, Calling out Anti-Semitism, Reducing Free Lunches, and Syndrome K

Citronella candles are bunk. (via Gizmodo) The Anne Frank Center pushes back on the anti-Semitism in the Trump administration. (via The Washington Post) A bill has been introduced that would reduce the number of free meals served in schools. (via PBS Newshour) Doctors saved dozens of Jewish lives during the …

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Reality Checks: the FDA Redefines Healthy, Education for Jehovah’s Witnesses, Uncomfortable Airline Passengers, and the Father of Neuroscience

Redefining healthy, the FDA wants your opinion. (via Ars Technica) Jehovah’s Witnesses suffer from lack of education.  (via NPR) Airline passengers get someone kicked off a plane because they are uncomfortable. (via theMarySue) Sketches from the father of neuroscience. (via NYT) Featured image credit: Thomas Haynie from flickr

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Reality Checks: Executive Order 9066, “Last night in Sweden,” Glitter Prosthetic, and Remembering Marshosaurus

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. (via NPR) Trump baffles the entire country of Sweden by implying there was a big terrorist attack there. (via New York Times) This eleven-year-old invented a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter, …

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Reality Checks: Pooping in Space, Gender in Radical Movements, Striking for Abortion, and Supernova Baby Pics

Solving the space poop problem. (via D-brief) The role of gender in popular movements. (via JSTOR Daily) Irish women are set to go on strike in support of abortion rights. (via The Mary Sue) A baby supernova has been spotted. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: focal1x via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Timeline to Mars, Oklahoma and Bodily Autonomy, Kim Jong Un’s Late Half Brother, and Record-Breaking Satellite Launch

The UAE has a realistic timeline for going to Mars. (via Ars Technica) Oklahoma’s misogynistic abortion bill. Bodily autonomy is not for women in this proposed legislation.(via The Mary Sue) Kim Jong Un’s half brother dead in Malaysia. (via NPR) India launches 104 satellites on a single rocket (via Space) …

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Reality Checks: Killer Viruses, Eggs vs. Live Birth in the Fossil Record, Political Scientists, and Saving Government Science

Biodiversity makes rain forests a killer virus hot-spot. (via NPR) Scientists have discovered hints of live birth in the fossils of animals thought to be exclusively egg-layers. (via Dead Things) Scientists should get involved in political discussions. (via Scientific American) Diehard coders rescued NASA’s earth science data and are monitoring …

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Reality Checks: Sequins, Malarial Tastes, Legitimacy of AI, and Pollution in the Trenches

History of sequins.  (via The Dreamstress) People with malaria taste good (to mosquitoes carrying malaria). (via Ars Technica) Tennessee legislatures want to do away with automatically granting children conceived through AI legitimacy.  Because reasons that have nothing to do with teh gays.  Really.  (via ABC) Even the Mariana Trench is …

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