Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Religion in Healthcare, Earth-Moving Meteor, Cesium Second, and the Multiplicity

The Trump administration will protect healthcare workers who refuse to give treatment on religious grounds, even if that means ignoring nondiscrimination laws. (via NPR) The Michigan meteor was detected using seismometers. (via Scientific American) Why one second is one second. (via D-brief) Old hotness: robot singularity. New hotness: multiplicity. (via …

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Reality Checks: Xbox controllers for Submarines, Suing the FCC, Callas as a Hologram, and Salmonella vs the Aztecs

The navy is using xbox controllers for submarine periscopes. (via the Verge) 21 states are suing the FCC to restore net neutrality. (via Ars Technica) Opera singer Maria Callas as a hologram. (via NYT) Salmonella may have been responsible for destroying the Aztecs. (via outer places) Featured image credit: NIAID …

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Reality Checks: Dunking on Trump’s Weight, Fighting Urban Blight, Bee vs Bee, and the Secrets of a 500-Year-Old Epidemic

Stop talking about Trump’s weight. (via Think Progress) This astrophysicist is working to combat urban blight. (via Wired) Honeybees are threatening native bee populations. (via Scientific American) The secrets an epidemic have been uncovered in 500-year-old teeth. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: Jennifer C. via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Civil Rights Cooking, Printing Dinosaur Skulls, Pro Diversity at Google, and Butterflies older than Flowers

Cooking for the civil rights music. (via NPR) 3D printing dinosaur skulls (via ZMscience) Google engineer claims he was fired for being pro diversity. (via Ars Technica) Butterflies may be older than flowers.  (via CNN) Featured image credit: Windranch via flickr

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Reality Checks: Perpetuating Inequality in Science, Super-Black, the Purpose of Baby Fat, and the History of “Shithole” Countries

Scientists can also behave in ways that perpetuate inequality. (via Scientific American) The physics of the super-black feathers of birds of paradise. (via The Atlantic) What is the purpose of baby fat? (via The Crux) You have to be ignorant of history to call Haiti a “shithole.” (via The Washington …

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Reality Checks: Multimessenger Astronomy, Butterfly Evolution, Odd Gorilla Behavior, and Poverty & Air Pollution

We are entering the age of multimessenger astronomy. (via Scientific American) Butterfly and moth proboscises may have evolved before flowering plants. (via D-brief) Is this gorilla behaving strangely to protect her baby? It’s debatable. (via NPR) Air pollution is a socioeconomic issue. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Trev Grant …

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Reality Checks: Male Sex Robots, Female Masturbating and Hell, Spectre and BSOD, and Better than BMI

Male sex robots, which the hyperbolic copy claims renders men obsolete, so I guess they think  men are only good for sex? (via Dailystar) Microsoft’s spectre patch causes blue screens of death. (via Ars Technica) Female masturbation opens a portal to hell! (via Dazeddigital) Once more, with feeling, BMI is …

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Reality Checks: Fire Birds, Too Many Female Sea Turtles, Last in Child Health, and Speed-Breeding Plants

Some types of birds in Australia may be using fire to hunt prey. (via Inverse) A heating planet is causing a devastating sex imbalance in green sea turtles. (via The Washington Post) When compared to its peer countries, the United States has pretty terrible child health outcomes. (via Vox) Scientists …

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