Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: NASA Women Minifigs, Die Astronautin, Women of Color in STEM, and Human-Caused Minerals

Women of NASA are getting LEGO minifigs. (via NPR) Germany is looking to put their its first woman in space. (via Gizmodo) The power of seeing the faces of women of color in science. (via Absolutely Maybe) Minerals rekindle the debate of whether the Anthropocene is a thing or not. …

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Reality Checks: Internet Fragility, Dinosaur Imaging, How the West was Gender Swapped, and Cannibalism

Amazon’s problems in one data center take down much of the web. (via Ars Technica) What dinosaurs really looked like. (via BBC) Re-Western is an exhibition that gender swaps iconic US Western characters.(via Felicehouse Gallery) Cannibalism: it’s natural.  or something. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Majinbro 2002 via flickr

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Reality Checks: Operatic Leaks, Going Back to the Moon, Online Safety for Teens that Does not Consult teens, and Wikipedia Battle Bots

SpaceX claims it will send people to the moon in 2018 (via Ars Technica) Online safety apps for teens by and large do not involve teens as end users. (via NPR) Battle of the wikipedia bots.  (via Popular Science) There is a Chelsea Manning-Wikileaks opera!  (via NYT) Featured image credit: Magic …

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Reality Checks: Five Years after Trayvon’s Murder, Companies Leaving Breitbart, Pretending to be Straight, and the U.S. Before the EPA

Remembering Trayvon Martin five years later. (via The Root) A bunch of companies have stopped advertising on Breitbart. (via The Independent) Under new British guidelines, gay Afghans asylum seekers may be sent back to a country where their sexuality is illegal. (via The Guardian) What the United States looked like …

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Reality Checks: Reading The Handmaid’s Tale, White America’s Hostility to Anything Public, the TRAPPIST-1 System, and Trans* Republican for Bathroom Protections

Reading The Handmaid’s Tale in the age of Trump. (via New York Magazine) The United States has been losing the public in public schools for a long time. (via The New York Times Magazine) Here’s the skinny on that TRAPPIST-I solar system. (via The Washington Post) Trans* Republicans aren’t happy …

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Reality Checks: Women Making in Kuwait, Screening 1984, Terrifying Prehistoric Worm Monsters, and the Fate of Space Things

The female engineers of Kuwait’s maker faire. (via Makezine) Screening 1984 as an an act of resistance. (via The Mary Sue) 400 million years ago, a giant worm creature with big snapping jaws roamed the seas.  (via Techtimes) Space exploration, like everything else humans do, generates lots of trash. (via The …

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Reality Checks: Mosquito Repellent, Calling out Anti-Semitism, Reducing Free Lunches, and Syndrome K

Citronella candles are bunk. (via Gizmodo) The Anne Frank Center pushes back on the anti-Semitism in the Trump administration. (via The Washington Post) A bill has been introduced that would reduce the number of free meals served in schools. (via PBS Newshour) Doctors saved dozens of Jewish lives during the …

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Reality Checks: the FDA Redefines Healthy, Education for Jehovah’s Witnesses, Uncomfortable Airline Passengers, and the Father of Neuroscience

Redefining healthy, the FDA wants your opinion. (via Ars Technica) Jehovah’s Witnesses suffer from lack of education.  (via NPR) Airline passengers get someone kicked off a plane because they are uncomfortable. (via theMarySue) Sketches from the father of neuroscience. (via NYT) Featured image credit: Thomas Haynie from flickr

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