Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Protest Acceptable to White People, Tweeting While President, Border Wall Prototypes, and Pretty Pretty Pictures

How to protest without offending white people. (via the Root) Twitter explains why Trump can violate Twitter’s terms of service.  (via Ars Technica) Prototypes for Trump’s wall. (via NPR) Not news, but pretty pictures of the northern lights from the space station. (via Evening Standard) Featured image credit:Tim Green via …

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Reality Checks: The Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico, the Last Woman to Win a Physics Nobel, Concussions in Teens, and Evaporating Lakes

What we need to know about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. (via Vox) The last woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics won more than 50 years ago. (via Scientific American) A fifth of teens report having been diagnosed with a concussion. (via NPR) Can evaporating lakes generate …

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Reality Checks: Neo Nazis with Icelandic Addresses, the Katherine Johnson Facility, the New End of the World, and Crustacean Eating Dinosaurs

Iceland authorities unsure what to do as Daily Stormer gets .is address. (via Ars Technica) NASA opens Katherine G Johnson Computational Facility. (via The Mary Sue) After the world failed to end on Sept 23, we learned it was really going to end on Oct 15 all along. (via Newsweek) …

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Reality Checks: Sleeping Jellies, Health Outcomes of Trans Youth, Growing up Neanderthal, and Predicting Earthquakes

Even brainless jellyfish seem to sleep. (via Popular Science) New studies link negative health outcomes for trans youth to victimization. (via Think Progress) What the skeleton of a Neanderthal boy can tell us about human evolution. (via D-brief) Earthquakes are really freaking hard to predict, and other earth-shaking facts. (via …

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Reality Checks: The Role of Chance in Evolution, Being Black and Jewish, #SWisAGirlThingToo, and the End of the World

Chance and evolution. (via Ars Technica) Being black and Jewish. (via NPR) Fighting fan sexism about Star Wars on Twitter. (via TheMarySue) The world is ending on Saturday.  Well, damn.  (via Sputniknews) Featured image credit: Charles Hutchins via flickr

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Reality Checks: Historians Against White Supremacy, Failure for SpaceX, Clogging Toilets with Money, and Drawing While Black

A bibliography for combating white supremacists’ historical clams. (via Sarahemilybond.com) Failure is always an option for SpaceX, and they have the blooper reel to prove it.  (via Ars Technica) The Swiss toilets that are clogged with money.  (via NPR) #Drawing while black. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Chris Griffith …

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Reality Checks: Coffee Endangered by Climate Change, Rape in Textbooks, Singapore’s New Head of State, and Space Bacteria

Climate change vs coffee. (via Ars Technica) The textbook example of rape. (via The Mary Sue) Singapore to get a female head of state.  Still waiting on the U.S. (via NYTimes) Bacteria in space change shape in response to antibiotics. (via Phys.org) Featured image credit:Michael Allen Smith via flickr

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Reality Checks: Hillary Speaks, Zika the Cancer Fighter, Requiem for a Machine, and Double Pendulum Physics

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to shut up, now or ever. (via Vogue) Zika may have a life-saving side. (via JSTOR Daily) As Cassini prepares to plunge into Saturn on Friday, the astronomical community is mourning the machine. (via Popular Science) The physics of the double pendulum fidget spinner. (via Wired) …

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