Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Fight for the ERA, Melting Glaciers, Chaos in the Early Solar System, and Why Pain Hurts

The fight for the ERA is back. (via The Atlantic) North America is losing 12 billion tons of glacier ice per year. (via Scientific American) The formation of our solar system was probably messier than you think. (via The Crux) Scientists are one step closer to figuring out what part …

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Reality Checks: The Efficacy of CBC, Saturn’s Young Rings, Matchmaking Frogs, and Hairless, Sweaty Primates

What’s the deal with CBD? (via Vox) Saturn hasn’t always had its signature rings. (via D-brief) Romeo, the Bolivian Sehuencas water frog that was thought to be the last of its kind, now has a mate. (via NPR) Why aren’t humans hairy like chimps and gorillas? (via The Crux) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Opposing GMOs without Understanding them, RIP RPCV in Nairobi Attacks, Filth vs Oysters, and Dead Space Plants

Fiercest opponents to GMOs understand the least. (via Ars Technica) Returned Peace Corps Volunteer killed in Nairobi attack. (via NPR) Cleaning NY Harbor with oysters. (via cnn) Rest in peace, space plants. (via space.com) Featured image credit:dotpolka via flickr

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Reality Checks: Imperiled Government Research, Talking Rationally About Pot, Kids Using Tech, and Men Mad at Razors

The partial government shutdown is delaying important scientific research. (via Mother Jones) What a new book gets wrong about marijuana. (via Vox) It turns out, using tech might not have much effect on teens. (via Scientific American) Some men are really mad about that Gillette ad. (via Jezebel) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Climate Data not Distorted, Opioids vs Car Fatalities, CRISPR, and Screens vs Potatoes

No evidence climate data was distorted. Shocking.  (via Ars Technica) More USians killed by opioids than cars. (via The NPR) Screens are as bad for children as potatoes. (via Wired) CRISPR is revolutionizing medicine. (via Financial Times) Featured image credit: Tim Gee via flickr

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Reality Checks: LA Teachers Strike, Food Insecurity in College, a Milestone for Women in Hip-Hop, and Predicting Genocide

LA teachers are going on strike. Here’s why. (via Vox) Food insecurity among college students is real. (via The Atlantic) Missy Elliot will be the first female hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (via Slate) Can we identify when circumstances are ripe for genocide? These …

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Reality Checks: Trashing Joshua Tree, Using Sex to Delegitimize, Unhealthy Sperm, and Teaching the Bible

Joshua Tree National Park – and it’s vulnerable trees- are getting trashed due to the government shutdown. (via Vox) The GOP’s sexualized assault on AOC. (via Dame) Unhealthy sperm can play a role in lost pregnancies. (via Popular Science) A Florida bill would mandate that public schools offer a class …

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Reality Checks: Fatburgs, Rising CO2 Emissions, Fake Bones of Clay, and Making High Risk Decisions

Fatburgs in England.(via Ars Technica) Carbon dioxide emissions rising in the US. (via NPR) Fake bones made for an icthyosaur. (via livescience) Why people make high risk decisions. (via Medical Xpress) Featured image credit:Miguel M Almeida via flickr

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