Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Aftermath of Child Slavery, Leggings on Airplanes, History for Critical Thinking, and Examining the Role of Black Women in Horror

Rescuing child slaves. (via Al Jazeera) Girls in leggings are inappropriately dressed for airplanes. (via Boing Boing) History and combatting epistemologically unwarranted ideas. (via Ars Technica) Black women in horror. (via Graveyardshiftsisters) Featured image credit: whateleydude via flickr

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Reality Checks: Wrestling While Trans*, Finding D.C.’s Missing Girls, Beyond the Binary, and “Blue Lies”

USA Wrestling changes rules so transgender high school students can compete in the category that matches their gender identity. (via Washington Post) The mayor of Washington, D.C. has created a task force to assist in finding missing teens who are primarily black and Latina girls. (via The Root) How fantasy …

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Reality Checks: Environmental Teens, the Political Issue of Women’s Health, Witches Against Trump, Revising the Dinosaur Family Tree

Teens put pressure on their local communities to combat climate change. (via Minnesota Public Radio) The people making the laws regarding women’s health are not in step with, like, everyone else. (via Think Progress) Fighting totalitarianism through witchcraft. (via Slate) This fundamental fact of dinosaurs might be wrong. (via The …

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Reality Checks: Origami Robots, Bathroom Stampedes, Damage to the Mars Rover, and Honoring Attenborough

Exploration via tiny folding adorable robots. (via Space.com) Injuries in Chinese School stampede (via NYPost) Damage to Mars Rover treads. (via Phys.org) David Attenborough gets ancient arthropod named in his honor.  I’m jealous. (via LA Times)   Featured image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Reality Checks: Lesbian Power Ranger, Iron Fist Physics, EPA Counter Terrorism, and the Plight of Green Republicans

We’re getting a queer Power Ranger in the upcoming movie. (via Jezebel) The physics of Iron Fist. (via Wired) The EPA has a counter terrorism response team. (via Popular Science) There are some green Republicans who are fighting climate change denial. (via Reuters) Featured image credit: AFGE via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Browsing Data Sensitivity, Dress Codes, Terrible Sex Writing, and Denying Visas

ISPs: browsing data is not sensitive. (via Ars Technica) Terrible sex writing, a compendium. (via Nothing in the Rule Book ) Afghan women fight restrictive dress codes. (via NPR) In Donald Trump’s America attendees to a global Africa conference get their visas denied because they are from Africa. (via The Mary …

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Reality Checks: The Earth is Not Flat, the Effectiveness of After-School Programs, Pandemic Preparedness, and Disrespecting Angela Merkel

The Earth is still a spheroid. (via Gizmodo) What the data says about after-school programs. (via Time) How to prepare for a pandemic. (via NPR) Donald Trump continues embarrassing the country in front of world leaders. This time by disrespecting Angela Merkel. (via The Root) Featured image credit: NASA / …

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Reality Checks: Mathematical Art, Gathering Whales, Earth-Sized Telescope, and Cutting Climate Change Funding

Math and art collide. (via Scientific American) Humpback whales are gathering and we don’t know why. (via Popular Science) Turning the Earth into a black hole telescope. (via Gizmodo) Trump’s budget cuts climate change funding. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Robbie Shade via Flickr

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