Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Millennials and the Economy, Eels Up Noses, Warm-Blooded Ichthyosaur, and Saturn and Its Oddball Moon

The economy killed Millennials. (via The Atlantic) Eels are being found up monk seals’ noses and no one knows why. (via Atlas Obscura) There is evidence that the ichthyosaur was warm-blooded. (via Dead Things) Saturn’s moons have Earth-like water. Well…most of them. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space …

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Reality Checks: Ocasio-Cortez on Staff Salaries, Medieval Plague Travels, Senators Convinced of Saudi Prince’s Guilt, and Forced Hugging

Ocasio-Cortez, with whom I am falling madly in love, criticizes congress for employing unpaid interns. (via Business Insider) Mapping plague bacteria. (via Ars Technica) US Senators convinced Saudi Prince behind journalist murder. (via NPR) Forced hugging: it is a thing in corporations. Somehow. (via themarysue) Featured image credit:NIAID via flickr

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Reality Checks: Tumblr’s Porn Ban, New Gravitational Wave Detections, the Lack of an AIDS Vaccine, and Black Hole Fountains

Tumblr’s porn pan shows who controls what we see online. (via Wired) There are new gravitational wave detections, including the most distant black hole collisions ever! (via Scientific American) Why don’t we have an AIDS vaccine? (via The Crux) Rethinking what the matter around black holes looks like. (via D-brief) …

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Reality Checks: Influential Films, Presidential Funerals, the Brightness of the Observable Universe, and a Database of Fugitive Slave Ads

Wizard of Oz is the most influential film of all time. (via Ars Technica) Presidential funerals, an overview. (via NPR) Measuring the brightness of the universe. (via Engadget) A database of fugitive slave ads from Cornell.  (via hyperallergic) featured image credit:Hades2k via flickr

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Reality Checks: NdGT Accused of Sexual Misconduct, the Case Against Airbrushing, Paternal mtDNA, and Seeing the Effects of Termites from Space

Neil deGrasse Tyson is under investigation by Fox and National Geographic for sexual misconduct. (via Vulture) Actress Jemeela Jamil makes the case against airbrushing. (via BBC) Scientists have found evidence for paternal mitochondrial DNA. (via D-brief) There are 4,000 year old termite mounds we can see from space. (via Scientific …

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Reality Checks: Black Men’s Gun Rights, the Cost of Memorializing the Confederacy, the Emissions Gap, and Placenta Ownership

We know who the Second Amendment really protects, and it’s not black men. (via Rolling Stone) In the past decade, taxpayers have shelled out $40 million to maintain Confederate monuments. (via Smithsonian Magazine) Nations are falling short on their Paris climate agreement goals. (via Scientific American) Who owns a human …

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Reality Checks: Genetics of ADHD, Abortion in Pakistan, Student Evaluations Hurt Everyone, and the Renovations Necessary to Accommodate Women in Congress

Genetics of ADHD. (via Ars Technica) Abortion rates in Pakistan. (via NPR) The terribleness of student evaluations. (via Chronicle of Higher education) Congress is not logistically prepared for women. (via Politico) Featured image credit: PlusLexia.com via flickr

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Reality Checks: Global Epidemic of Domestic Violence, Micro-Monetizing, the Myth of Canine Exceptionalism, and the Ancient Love of Cats

According to a new UN report, the most dangerous place for a woman is in the home. (via The Washington Post) Everything on social media is for sale. (via The Atlantic) Sorry, your dog probably isn’t that smart. (via Scientific American) Why ancient Egyptians loved cats so much. (via JSTOR …

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