Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Removing Gender from Human Rights Documents, Losing Archeological Data, Banning Spanking, and Microplastic in Poop

The Trump administration is trying to remove ‘gender’ from human rights documents. (via The Guardian) We’re losing too much irreplaceable archeological data. (via The Crux) Banning spanking may help reduce teen violence. (via NPR) What it means that we’re finding microplastic in human poop. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: The Inventor of Anesthesia, Ancient Greek Shipwrecks, Access to Smartphones by Gender, and Robotic Teaching

Seishu Hanaoka, who developed anesthesia. (via Al Jazeera) Oldest intact shipwreck ever found in the Black Sea. (via Ars Technica) Unequal access to smartphones. (via NPR) Robots teaching college courses. (via Axios) Featured image credit: NOAA photo library via flickr

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Reality Checks: More than Two Sexes, Distinguishing Fact from Opinion, LaCroix Isn’t Poison, and First Light of the Universe

The idea of two sexes is way too simplistic. (via Scientific American) Older people are worse at distinguishing facts from opinion than young people. (via The Atlantic) LaCroix isn’t poisoning you with “cockroach insecticide.” (via FiveThirtyEight) How the universe became the universe. (via The Crux) Featured image credit: Wikipedia

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Reality Checks: Giant Fungi, Water Problems at Angkor Wat, Antipsychotics and Delirium, and Publicly Hexing Kavanaugh

Fungi bigger than whales. (via Smithsonian Mag The demise of Angkor Wat (via Ars Technica) The problems of antipsychotics. (via NPR) Witches planning public hex of Kavanaugh (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Gailx via flickr

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Reality Checks: Eliminating Trans Rights, Snow White and the Lesson of Consent, Something Special about Brain Cells, and the Powerful Punch of the Mantis Shrimp

The Trump administration is considering the elimination of trans rights. (via The Cut) Snow White didn’t originally have that creepy non-consensual kiss. (via Vox) What makes brain cells unique? (via Scientific American) How a mantis shrimp can punch so hard. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Christian Gloor via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Media and Minds, Veterinary Moral Distress, Trump’s Respect for Women, and Sperm Epigenetic Memory

More on media, kids, and aggression. (via Ars Technica) Moral distress among veterinarians. (via NPR) Trump, who has the most respect for women, is calling Stormy Daniels “Horseface.” This is the US political discourse. (via The Mary Sue) Epigenetic memory and sperm. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Iqbal Osman1 via …

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Reality Checks: Racism of Obama Voters, Oddball Solar System, Haunted Mansions, and Psychic Thinking

Racism is the major factor for why Obama voters switched to Trump in 2016. (via Vox) It looks like our Solar System might be an oddball. (via Scientific American) How Victorian mansions became the quintessential haunted house. (via JSTOR Daily) How psychics demonstrate different ways of thinking. (via Sociological Images) …

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Reality Checks: Vampire Children, Global Support for Mental Health, #NativeVote18, and Banning Rough Sleeping

Fifth Century Vampire Burial in Rome. (via Ars Technica) Global mental health support is low. (via NPR) An unprecedented number of native americans run for US political office. (via Al Jazeera) Hungary’s cruel ban on rough sleeping. (via BBC) Featured image credit: Health Blog via flickr

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