Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Kavanaugh’s Abortion Dog Whistles, Kaepernick Was Right, Phantom Cosmonauts, and Why Brazil’s Museum Fire Matters

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, thinks birth control is abortion and would probably overturn Roe v. Wade. (via The Cut) Colin Kaepernick was right. (via John Pavlovitz) The enduring myth of phantom cosmonauts. (via Vintage Space) Why Brazil’s museum fire matters. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Brittany Hogan via …

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Reality Checks: Goop Fined, Prize for Pulsars, Alternatives to Opioids for Pain, and Controlling Men to Reduce Mass Shootings

Goop fined for making health claims unsupported by known medical science.  About damn time. (via Sccgov) Jocelyn Bell Burnell gets prize for pulsar discovery. (via Ars Technica) Seeking non addictive options for pain treatment. (via NPR) Man control for gun control. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Steve Jurvetson …

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Reality Checks: A Cure for the Common Cold, Supernova Secrets, the Racism of Well-Intentioned White People, and the Pointlessness of Feminine Hygiene Products

Scientists continue the search for a cure for the common cold. But there are complications. (via Scientific American) Studying meteorites can tell us about the galaxy’s exploding stars. (via D-brief) How well-intentioned white people perpetuate racism. (via The Atlantic) Why does the feminine hygiene industry even exist? (via The Guardian) …

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Reality Checks: Dessert Glass, Museum Fires, Spirk, and get Rich Quick by Turning CO2 into Glucose

Glass palaces in the desert. (via Ars Technica) Horrific loss of knowledge in Brazil’s museum fire. (via NPR) Spock/Kirk and the rise of slash fiction with LGBTQIA+ themes. (via The Mary Sue) If you can turn CO2 into glucose, NASA has 1million US money for you. (via Fortune) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: The Hubris of Bad Men, Meet an Overlooked Astronomer, Paying Taxes as an Immigrant, and the Smell of Rain

Why do sexual harassers think we need them? (via GQ) Meet Ruby Payne-Scott, one of the first radio astronomers. (via The New York Times) Contrary to popular belief, immigrants in the United States – both documented and undocumented – pay taxes. (via Vox) Rain has no smell. So why can …

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Reality Checks: How Competitive is Define, Low Metabolic Benefits, Sex Doll Brothels, and Fossilized Wasp Parasites

In the US, the FCC can define markets with only one ISP as competitive. (via Ars Technica) The benefits of a low metabolism. (via NPR) Toronto’s sex doll brothel. (via Vice) Fossilized wasp parasites. (via Science Alert) Featured image credit: Natural England via flickr

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Reality Checks: School Shooting Data, Tennis Elitism, How Google Works, and the Safety of the HPV Vaccine

Our data on school shootings is surprisingly bad. (via NPR) Serena Williams’ body has been scrutinized since forever, and tennis still can’t get past its elitist roots. (via Vox) Does Google have a political bias? (via Popular Science) The HPV vaccine doesn’t cause primary ovarian insufficiency. (via Respectful Insolence) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Homeopathic Products Recall, Air Guitar World Championships, Women Harrassed While Jogging, and Hating Women Drivers

Massive recall of homeopathic kids products.  (via Ars Technica) Air guitarist world championships. (via NPR) CNN is startled that women are harassed while jogging. (via The Mary Sue) Man allegedly shot women drivers because he hates women and doesn’t think they should drive. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: shellac via flickr

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