Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Net Neutrality Comments Break, Baby Dragons from China, Not Hating Women on the Red Pill Forum, and Retirement for Dictators

DDOSing the Net Neutrality comment system.  (via Ars Technica) Baby dragon from China is a newly discovered dinosaur species. (via Npr) New Hampshire legislator who was active on the misogynistic red pill forum “never hated women.”  We’re so relieved. (via The Mary Sue) Where ousted dictators go (via Washington Post) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Gutting the EPA, Fidget Spinner Physics, Young Human Relatives, and Hitting a Wall

The EPA has dismissed half of its scientific review board. (via The Atlantic) The physics of fidget spinners. (via Wired) A member of the Homo genus may be younger than we thought. (via NPR) Could a pill help athletes who have hit a wall? (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Useless Research, Pseudoscience, Beyond Curie, and an Explanation for Men of When to Explain to Women

Research without utility, worthwhileness of. (via Ars Technica) A guide to pseudoscience (via NPR) A beautifully illustrated guide to women in science. (via beyondcurie) Playboy explains, with a flowchart, when men should explain to women. (via Playboy) Featured image credit: United Soybean Board via flickr

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Reality Checks: Muslim Women’s Rights, Minnesota Measles, Blasphemy in Ireland, and Hiding Femininity

If you want to know about Muslim women’s rights, maybe ask a Muslim woman? (via The Guardian) Thanks to anti-vaxxers, the measles is back in Minnesota. (via NPR) Stephen Fry is being investigated for blasphemy. (via The Guardian) Some women who work in scientific careers have to hide their femininity …

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Reality Checks: Obamacare Repeal, Potato Chip Myth, the Power of the Force, and Girls Scouts vs. Nazis

What to look for as the Obamacare repeal moves to the Senate. (via NPR) The story of the invention of the potato chip is a myth. (via JSTOR Daily) Calculating the power of the Force…literally. (via Wired) In which a 16-year-old Girl Scout stands up to a neo-Nazi. (via CNN) …

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Reality Checks: Crafting and Math, Pre-Existing Conditions, Zinc vs Lithium Ions, and Feminist Babysitter’s Club

The feminist legacy of the Babysitter’s Club (via New Yorker) According to some lawmakers (who get federal healthcare) if you have a pre-existing condition, it’s your fault. (via nymag) Trying zinc rather than lithium ions for batteries. (via Ars Technica) Knitting and crocheting to math skills. (via brightreads) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Illegal Laughing, Cutting Ties with the Girl Scouts, Choking Seas, and Losing a Pyramid

Jeff Sessions is basically prosecuting a woman for laughing at him. (via Vox) The Archdiocese of Kansas City has cut ties with the Girl Scouts because of every reason you’d expect. (via Jezebel) The oceans are littered with garbage. (via NPR) How to lose a pyramid. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Roman Diets, Fake Death of Dragonflies, Turkey’s Tyrannical Ways, and Lego Moon Landings

What the ancient Romans ate. (via NPR) Female dragonflies fake death to avoid males. How very Shakespeare of them. Although I guess in Shakespeare, Hero faked her own death to attract a man. (via nymag) Turkey purges more employees and blocks wikipedia.  (via Nytimes) Building the moon landing using Lego. …

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