Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Election Technology, Sheep Facial Recognition, New Skin from Gene Therapy, and 3D Printing Habitats for NASA

The state of election technology. (via Ars Technica) Teaching sheep to recognize celebrities. (via Washington State) Gene therapy to grow skin. (via NYT) 3D printed habitat competition. (via Space Coast Daily) Featured image credit:Kasia Raj via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Great Moon Hoax, Our Epistemic Relationship with Science, 23,000 Sexes, and Epic Mirror Technology

How a tabloid convinced everyone the Moon was inhabited by man-bats. (via JSTOR Daily) It’s harder than it sounds to study our relationship with and understanding of science. (via NPR) This fungus has 23,000 sexes. (via Popular Science) It takes a lot of work to make the world’s largest optical …

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Reality Checks: Comcast vs Net Neutrality, Women of NASA Legos, Quark Fusion, and Plague

Comcast doesn’t want states to be able to enforce net neutrality. (via Ars Technica) Amazon’s new best selling toy is women of NASA. (via techtimes) Theoretical quark fusion! (via phys.org) In depressing news, there is plague in Madagascar. (via the WHO) Featured image credit:Maia Weinstock via flickr

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Reality Checks: New Species of Great Ape, Runners Bowel, Walruses on Thin Ice, and Hidden Chambers

A new species of orangutan has been identified…and is already near extinction. (via D-brief) Why do runners get the runs? (via Popular Science) Walruses are in serious trouble after they don’t get on the Endangered Species List. (via NPR) A byproduct of cosmic rays has revealed a cavity in the …

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Reality Checks: Women being Murdered in Uganda, Carbon Footprint Reduction, Respect for Uluru, and Giant Icthyosaurs

Women being murdered in Uganda. (via Al Jazeera) Reduce your carbon footprint. Since Trump won’t help us. (via Ars Technica) Australia bans climbing on Uluru. (via NYTimes) Almost complete icthyosaur fossil found in India. (via Xinhuanet) Featured image credit: Ed Dunans via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Feminized Food Trends, the Myth of Dangerous Gay Men, Fighting Twitter Bots, and Bats Out of Caves

Why women “ruin” the food and drink they love, while men “elevate” them. (via Taste) Kevin Spacey has perpetuated the vicious lie that gay men are a danger to children. (via The Guardian) These guys are fighting the war on nefarious Twitter bots. (via Wired) Looking for bats outside the …

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Reality Checks: Octopi on Land, Security for Heathrow on a USB Stick, Racism and Health Outcomes, Street Views for Cats, and Literary Responses to Dick Pics

Octopi on land in Wales.  Creepy. (via Gizmodo) Today in security, an unencrypted USB containing Heathrow security plans was found. (via Ars Technica) Racism is bad for your health. (via NPR) Japan has a google street view for cats! (via vox) Not actually news, but we all need famous authors responding …

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Reality Checks: Recognizing Faces, Trilobite Digestion, Secular Benefits of Being Bible Fluent, and Speaking Out Against Violence Against Women in Russia

We are really bad at recognizing faces of people we don’t know well. (via NPR) Scientists are shedding new light on trilobite stomachs. (via Laelaps) Is it worth being familiar with the Bible? (via JSTOR Daily) Russian women who speak up about their own abuse are mercilessly targeted by internet …

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