Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Outdated Sex Ed, the Solar Neutrino Problem, Understanding the Sunk Cost Fallacy, and Men’s Hatred of Women’s Basketball

Ontario to go back to teaching sex-ed from before a time when sexting existed. (via Jezebel) The history of the original neutrino mystery. (via The Crux) Understanding better the sunk cost fallacy. (via Scientific American) Something about women’s professional basketball really triggers fragile masculinity. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Clippy for Classified Data, Old Colors, Old Coloring of Photos, and Poisonous Books

The DoD want a clippy tool to help classify stuff.  (via Ars Technica) Oldest coloring implement is pink.  Or lightish red. (via Smithsonian) Oldest photo coloring done with potatoes. (via The Independant) Poisonous Renaissance manuscripts. (via Livescience) Featured image credit: Ryan Baumann via flickr

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Reality Checks: Comparing Humans and Chimps, Native Bees, Beetle’s Anti-freeze, and Who To Blame for Plastic Pollution

We share a lot with chimps, but what they can tell us about modern human behavior is limited. (via The Crux) Alfalfa farmers and native bees form a necessary alliance. (via NPR) Scientists use simulations to get a glimpse at how beetles keep from freezing. (via D-brief) When it comes …

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Reality Checks: USA vs Breastfeeding, Black Choreographers, Sarin Gas, and Novichok

The US is now against breastfeeding. (via Ars Technica) Preserving the work of black choreographers. (via NPR) Leader of the doomsday cult behind the Tokyo subway sarin gas attacks executed.  (via the Mary Sue) Speaking of nerve agents, a woman in the UK is confirmed to have died of novichok. (via …

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Reality Checks: Yawning Mystery, Cave Rescuers, Keeping Your Dog Cool, and the New EPA Administrator

The mystery of the yawn. (via The Crux) How rescuers are trying to save the youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand. (via The New York Times) How to keep your dog cool in the scorching heat. (via Popular Science) The ex-coal lobbyist who is now in charge of …

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Reality Checks: Another Victory for Gravity, Preserving Gharials, Melanin Protection, and Riding E-Fields

Einstein has been proven right. Again. (via Scientific American) Working to save the gharial. (via The Crux) Do people with dark skin need to use sunscreen? (via NPR) Some types of spiders might ride electric fields. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: ftmeade via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Formation of Milky Way from Collision, Bypassing Europa for Enceladus, Dystopian Fiction Realness, and Psychic World Cup Animals

Ancient galaxy collisions. (via Science Alert) Enceladus vs Europa. (via Ars Technica) Teens like dystopian fiction because it seems real. (via NPR) Psychic World Cup animals. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: NASA via flickr

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Reality Checks: Detaining Uyghurs, the Coming Anti-Choice United States, Birth of a Planet, and Koala Genome

China is holding a substantial portion of their minority Muslim population in camps. (via Think Progress) Why young women are sending wire hangers to Sen. Susan Collins. (via Feministing) Scientists have caught the birth of a planet. (via Bad Astronomy) The koala genome has been mapped, so maybe now we …

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