Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Summoning the Devil, Extinction and the Law, Puerto Rican Statehood, and the Fight Against Manspreading

Charles Babbage, father of computing, once tried to summon the devil. (via Ars Technica) Legal implications of reviving extinct species (via Ars Technica) Puerto Rico votes for statehood in nonbinding referendum. (via PBS) Madrid is fighting manspreading on public transport. (via Washington Post) Featured image credit: Benjamin Lehet via flickt

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Reality Checks: Tampons Through Security, Presidential Twitter-Blocking, the Role Gender Plays in Asking Questions, and the Creation of Bigfoot

In which tampons cause a security alert. (via BBC) It’s probably not unconstitutional for Trump to block people on Twitter. Probably. (via Vox) The role of gender in asking questions. (via astrobites) Consumerism created Bigfoot. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Eric E Castro via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Wonder Woman’s Feminism, the Effect of Female Mentors, Dying for the Vote, and a Brief History of the Condom

The subversive feminism of Wonder Woman. (via The Guardian) Female mentors make a big difference in keeping women in engineering programs. (via The Christian Science Monitor) 104 years ago this women died for your right to vote. (via Jezebel) The condom: a brief history. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Body Cam Footage and Police Bias, Looking too Much Like a Boy, Recycling into Swiss Army Knives, and Books with Female warriors

First major study of body-cam footage concludes police show bias towards black people.  (via Ars Technica) Girl barred from soccer tournament because she looked to much like a boy. (via NPR) Recycling coffee pods into swiss army knives. (via The Geek) 12 Books with female warriors.  Disclosure:  I LOVE the Hero …

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Reality Checks: Leaning Trees, Crying at Wonder Woman, Healing Power of Girl Culture, and the Age of Skeletal Remains

Why do these pines point toward the equator? (via D-brief) Why women are crying during fight scenes in Wonder Woman. (via Bustle) The healing power of teen girl culture. (via The Cut) A new way to determine the age of skeletal remains. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: JD Hancock …

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Reality Checks: Photos from the Antarctic, Uber Engineering and Sexual Harassment, Self-Copulation and the Price of Epipens, and the Efficacy of Abstinence-only Education

Recovering negatives from an antarctic expedition. (via Abandoned Spaces) An engineer describes working at uber (via Susan J Fowler) Anyone criticizing pricing practicies of pharmaceutical companies should go copulate with themselves. Or so a CEO tells us.(via Ars Technica) Abstinence only programs may be contributing to teen pregnancies.  You don’t …

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Reality Checks: The Effect of Constant BullSh*t, No More Gay-Panic Defense, Pro-Life Hypocrisy, and the Synergy of Art and Science

Trump’s disregard for the truth is more dangerous than we think. (via Vox) Gay- and trans-panic are no longer legitimate defenses for murdering someone in Illinois. It is only the second state to do this (!). (via Slate) A student at a Christian high school wasn’t allowed to attend her …

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Reality Checks: Battling Climate Change Edition

Emmanuel Macron throws some major shade at Trump. (via Vox) It’s time for the world to fight back against climate change denial. (via The Washington Post) Why pulling out of the Paris accord is a monumentally bad idea. (via The Economist) States, industry, and universities are taking climate matters into …

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