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Reality Checks: Eliminating “Meal Shaming,” Another Ebola Outbreak in the DRC, What Makes a Planet, and What to Do When You’re Stuck

Massachusetts moves to bans public schools from identifying or punishing students who can’t pay for meals. (via Think Progress) Why is the Democratic Republic of the Congo so vulnerable to Ebola outbreaks? (via Scientific American) When is a planet a planet? (via D-brief) What to do when you’re stuck on …

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Reality Checks: Peer Reviewing Infinity War, a Victory for #MuteRKelly, the Origins of Leprosy, and Our Poor Understanding of Allergies

If the script for “Avengers: Infinity War” had been peer reviewed. (Warning: Spoilers) (via PLOS Blogs) Spotify will stop promoting R. Kelly’s music. (via The Mary Sue) Ancient bones give insight into the origins of leprosy. (via Dead Things) Why do allergies evolve with age? (via Popular Science) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Silent Sounds of Tornadoes, “Bitter Complainer” vs “Well-Adjusted Leader,” Gender-Based Violence in Puerto Rico, and Everlasting Eruption

Scientists are trying to use the infrasound emitted from tornadoes to pinpoint the size and location of the twister. (via Wired) What type of people stand up to injustice? (via Scientific American) Gender-based violence has increased in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, but it’s hard to quantify. (via Jezebel) No …

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Reality Checks: Quack Health Advisor, Air Travel Safety, Planetary Formation, and 3 Badass Black Teens vs Racist Internet Trolls

Dr. Oz is now advising Trump on health policy. (via Vox) Airplanes only feel dangerous. (via Popular Science) How was the planet Mercury formed? (via D-brief) Racist trolls try to sabotage young black women in the finals of a prestigious NASA high school science competition. (via The Washington Post) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Flat Earth Hypotheses, Expanding Masculinity, Spotting Fake News, and Strong Bones

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Some…interesting ideas from the Flat Earth Convention. (via Popular Science) There’s a UT-Austin campaign to expand the definition of masculinity and conservatives are not happy. (via Jezebel) How a French investigative journalist is teaching kids how to spot bullshit. (via NPR) We have new insight …

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Reality Checks: World Password Day, Cambridge Analytica Down for Good, Protecting Coral, and Hawking’s Final Paper

It’s world password day, and our passwords are still terrible. (via The Mirror) Cambridge Analytica shuts down (via Ars Technica) Hawaii bans certain sunscreens to protect coral. (via NPR) Hawking’s final paper. (via BBC) Featured image credit:Marc Falardeau via flickr

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Reality Checks: Flipping Poles, Textbook Climate Change, Superhero Man Hugs, and #MuteRKelly

Maybe don’t worry too much about the Earth’s magnetic poles flipping. (via Popular Science) Science textbooks are not doing a good job of talking about climate change. (via Think Progress) There should be more hugs between men in superhero movies. (via The Mary Sue) Time’s Up Women of Color have …

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Reality Checks: Antisocial Teamwork, Fake Museum Collections, Hiroshima Radiation, and Alcohol’s Effect on Mouth Bacteria

Antisocial teams are good teams. (via Ars Technica) A museum finds about half its collection is fake. (via NPR) Analyzing Hiroshima victims’ radiation dose. (via IBT) Alcohol and the bacteria in your mouth. (via Forbes) Featured image credit: Osman Parvez via flickr

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