Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Easter Echidna, #RiceBunny, Sexual Assault in Fantasy, and Quitting GMO Research

For next year, let’s consider replacing the Easter bunny with an egg-laying mammal. (via Science Sushi) How Chinese feminists activists get around censorship with emojis. (via Wired) Why “historical accuracy” isn’t a good reason to load up your fantasy story with sexual assault. (via The Mary Sue) Why one scientists …

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Reality Checks: 22 US Senators, Why It’s Hard to #DeleteFacebook, Cracking the Case of the Knuckle Crack, and Adults Attacking Teens on Twitter

Every single female senator sent a letter to the male leadership asking why they are dragging their feet on sexual assault legislation. (via Think Progress) Why it’s so hard to quit Facebook. (via Scientific American) Engineers calculate why knuckles crack. (via D-brief) March for Our Lives activists are victims of …

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Reality Checks: Human Organ Interstitium, Firefox vs Facebook, Falling Space Stations, and Acupuncture with Bees

We may have a new human organ. (via Ars Technica) Firefox is creating an extension to foil facebook tracking. (via Mashable) You probably won’t get hit by a piece of falling space station. (via Space) Acupuncture using live bees. (via The Washington Post) Featured image credit: AJC1 via flickr

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Reality Checks: Size of Sea Mammals, the Psychology of Fake News, Delay of JWST, and Species of Cloud

Why sea mammal grow to the size they grow to. (via Popular Science) The psychology of fake news. (via NPR) The James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed for at least a year and it’s throwing a wrench in astronomy. (via Scientific American) How to discover a new cloud species. …

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Reality Checks: Flat Earth Rocket Launch, Blind Cavefish and Insulin, Birth Control Apps, and Cyber Attacks

Flat Earther launches himself in homemade rocket and lives. (via Gizmodo) Blind cavefish seem to have different insulin systems than we do. (via arstechnica) Birth control apps in contraception deserts. (via NPR) City of Atlanta, GA suffers cyber attack.  (via 11alive) Featured image credit: Global Panorama via flickr

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Reality Checks: Hacking the Climate, Dinosaur Sex Signaling, Searching for Planet Nine, and Regulating Facebook

Wild ideas scientists have come up with to cool the planet. (via Popular Science) Dinosaur frills may have been used to fine a mate. (via Dead Things) Astronomers are still searching for “Planet Nine,” without any luck. (via Scientific American) What would regulating Facebook look like? (via Wired) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Safe Male Contraceptives, Cambridge Analytica, Serial Bombers, and Gun Violence vs Passion

There is a new male contraceptive pill. (via The Telegraph) Cambridge Analytica Scandal, explained. (via Ars Technica) Serial bombers, a retrospective. (via NPR) Gun violence is not an act of passion. (via Dame Magazine) Featured image credit:List_84 via flickr

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Reality Checks: March Madness Math, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Biased Student Evaluations, and Scott Kelly’s Genes

The math behind the perfect free throw. (via The Conversation) The last male northern white rhino has died. (via Scientific American) Student evaluations are biased against professors that are women. (via Slate) Scott Kelly’s genetic code didn’t change in space. Here’s what it did do. (via Vox) Featured image credit: …

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