Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Crocodiles in Florida, Mail Redirection, Inflatable Space Habitats, and Rejected Princesses

Nile Crocodiles in Florida (via Orlando weekly) Mail redirection and doing more to protect abuse victims. (via Herald Sun) Testing out inflatable space habitats. (via Ars Technica) Rejected princesses is a cool project I just found. (via Rejected Princesses) Featured image credit: Nemodus photos via flickr

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Reality Checks: Ebola Vaccine to the Rescue, Animal Intelligence, a Win for Trans* Students, and Astronomers Need to Code

A powerful new Ebola vaccine is heading to the Congo. (via NPR) What animals can tell us about intelligence. (via Scientific American) An appeals court has ruled against a Wisconsin school’s anti-trans discrimination. (via Think Progress) Astronomers need to know how to code. (via Wired) Featured image credit: oliver.dodd via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Getting to Know One Another through Food, Latinos and Georgia (US) Economy, Engineer vs Empire, and a More Diverse Opera

Refugees and Germans have a Meet and Eat (via Al Jazeera) Latinos importance to the economy of Georgia despite the discrimination they face. (via Atlanta Journal Constitution) Engineering vs the Ottoman Empire (via Ars Technica) Opera Creole is attempting to break the white male stranglehold on the operatic canon. (via NPR) …

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Reality Checks: the Stigma of Raping, Genetically Engineered Bacteria Art, Recommend some Graphic Novels to NPR, and Dune the Ballet

A convicted rapist gets a very light sentence because the judge believes that the stigma of conviction is enough. (via krctv) The art of genetically engineered bacteria (via Ars Technica) NPR wants YOUR graphic novel recommendations. (via NPR) Dune the Ballet is a thing and IT IS HAPPENING. (via City Paper) …

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Reality Checks: Seth Rich Conspiracy, Don’t Declaw, Likes as Evidence of Hate, and How Whales Got So Big

Why the Seth Rich conspiracy theory just won’t die in some corners of politically conservative media. (via Slate) You really shouldn’t declaw your cat. (via Popular Science) Can a Facebook post be evidence of hate for the purposes of proving a hate crime? (via Wired) A changing climate of the …

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Reality Checks: Baking Soda Shortage, Gender Bias with Credential Use, Upgrading the Doomsday Vault, and Freeze-Drying Mouse Sperm

Hospitals are short on sodium bicarbonate. (via Ars Technica) Use of credentials, or lack thereof, reveals gender bias. (via NPR) Upgrading the doomsday vault. (via Livescience) Mice sperm survive being freeze-dried in the space station. (via Space) Featured image credit: Andrew via flickr

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Reality Checks: Mossy Antarctic, Men Explaining Things, Strange Star is Strange, and Ladybug Wings

Antarctica is getting mossy. (via Scientific American) Women share their stories of egregious mansplaining. (via Teen Vogue) A strange star is acting strangely again. (via D-brief) Researchers get a peak at how ladybugs store their wings. (via NPR) Featured image credit: daubiwan via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Prince Rupert’s Drops, Atheism in America, How Conservative Media Covers Trump, and Alternative Medical Charities

Solving the mystery of Prince Rupert’s drops. (via Smithsonian) Atheism may be way more common in the US than we previously thought. (via FiveThirtyEight) How conservative news outlets have been covering Trump scandals. (via Vox) Alternative medical organizations in the UK may lose their charitable status if a new proposal …

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