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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Teaching Robots to feel Pain, Earth-like Planets, Slut-shaming by Twitter, and Lego Art

Creating great art with legos. (via Ars Technica) We may have found an earth-like planet. (via Nature World News) Teaching robots to feel pain.  This is why they will turn on us.(via Gizmodo) Both men and women participate approximately equally in twitter-based slut-shaming. We need to do better. (via TheMarySue) Featured image credit: …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Awkward Time Capsules, Antisemitism in the Latest Captain America, Preserving Patriarchy, and a Fifth Fundamental Force

The awkwardness of time capsules. (via Atlas Obscura) Captain America and antisemitism. (via Panels) A small Italian town where women can’t inherit some of the land. (via The Atlantic) These physicists claim to have found evidence of a fifth fundamental force. (via Nature) Featured image credit: NASA/JPL via Wikipedia

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Reality Checks: Hillary’s Supposed Woman Advantage, a New Population of Tasmanian Devils, Trump’s Christian Policy Advisor, and Not-Stolen Milk

A third of voters think Hillary Clinton has an advantage in this election because of her gender. (via Slate) A new population of Tasmanian devils has been discovered, which could add some much needed genetic diversity to the gene pool. (via Atlas Obscura) Meet Frank Amedia, Donald Trump’s “Christian Policy …

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Reality Checks: Fake Boyfriends, Solar Plants Causing Fires, and Crocodiles Away from the Nile

Fake boyfriends for hire in China.  (via Al Jazeera) Accidental fires at solar plants.  Oops. (via Ars Technica) Nile crocodiles in Florida(via NYT) Featured image credit: Nemodus Photos via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Demon Core, Economic Cost of Less Water, the Need for More Natural History Education, and Lobbying for Mars

How “the demon core” killed two post-WWII physicists. (via The New Yorker) The economic consequences of a warming world with less water. (via NPR) Young environmental scientists need more natural history education. (via Scientific American) Citizen lobbyists advocate for Mars. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Moyan Brenn via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Teaching Doctors about Trans* Teens, Girls in the Park, Another Kuiper Belt, and Debating the Legacy of White Supremacy on University Campuses

Doctors need more education when it comes to trans* teens. (via Slate) Girls and older people aren’t using parks as much as boys. (via NPR) A belt similar to the Kuiper Belt has been discovered around a nearby star. (via Discovery News) Universities consider ridding their campuses of homages to …

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Reality Checks: Tech Literacy, Saving the Forests, Religious Freedom in Russia, and the Cost of Natural Disasters

Girls outscored boys in the first national test of technology and engineering literacy, but other socioeconomic gaps remain. (via The Washington Post) How game theory can help save forests. (via JSTOR Daily) Jehovah’s Witnesses are under a lot of pressure in Russia. (via NPR) The cost of natural disasters keeps …

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Reality Checks: Cosmonauts, Happy 100,000th Orbit, and the TSA Sends in the Clowns

The story of the second cosmonaut in space. (via Ars Technica) The ISS has now orbited the earth 100,000 times.  Let’s take a moment to be proud of humanity. (via Space.com) The TSA is literally providing food and circuses to help travelers in long TSA lines.  As a reminder, there is …

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