Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Losing to the Runner-Up, Sports Bra Turns 40, Foreign Space Rock, and the Language of Magic

A 16-year-old won a golf tournament, but wasn’t allowed to officially win because she’s a girl. (via The Guardian) Happy birthday, sports bra! (via NPR) Astronomers spot a space rock from another solar system. (via Scientific American) The language of magic. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Karen Roe via …

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Reality Checks: Republican Resistance, Anti-White Discrimination, Prison Labor, and the Ideomotor Effect

GOP legislators who are critical of Trump shouldn’t retire. They should run for reelection. (via Vox) More than half of white Americans think white people suffer discrimination. (via NPR) Incarcerated women are risking their lives fighting California wildfires, and they are part of a history of low wage prison labor. …

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Reality Checks: The Perils of Backyard Agriculture, Returning the Remains of Alaska Natives, Loose Bogs Marauding in Minnesota, and Quarantining People with HIV/AIDS

Smithsonian returns the remains of native Alaskans for burial (via NPR) A number of DIY foodies have gotten sick. (via Ars Technica) A loose bog is floating around in Minnesota . (via twincities.com) Georgia is at it again.  A state legislator wanted to know if people with HIV/AIDS could be …

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Reality Checks: Lead Detecting, Remembering Puerto Rico, the Dreaded Side Stitch, and Unsung STEM Pioneers

Inspired by the water crisis in Flint, an 11-year-old girl endeavors to create a more efficacious means of testing for lead in water. (via NPR) The Weather Channel is doing its best to keep the disaster in Puerto Rico in the front of our minds. (via AV Club) What is …

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Reality Checks: Diversity of Thought, Reentry Risk Analysis, Our Lack of Gun Violence Research, and the Gender Politics of Boy Bands

“Cognitive diversity:” tech’s latest attempt to dodge their diversity problem. (via New York Times) How scientists can tell if that spacecraft falling to Earth is going to hit and kill you. (via Wired) Why it’s so hard to study guns as a public health issue in the United States. (via …

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Reality Checks: Science Agencies at Risk, Striking Gold with Neutron Stars, Tarana Burke, and the Oneida Community

The science agencies of the US government are in danger. (via Scientific American) We know where gold comes from, thanks to gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars. (via NPR) A black woman founded a “Me Too” movement against sexual assault a decade ago. (via Ebony) Sex was viewed differently in …

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Reality Checks: Code-Breaking Women, Not-Clean Coal, How Schools Can Better Handle Sexual Assault, and Donald Trump is Still a Misogynist

We’re finally starting to appreciate the contributions of women code-breakers. (via BBC) There’s no such thing as clean coal. (via Popular Science) How schools can be better at handling sexual assault cases. (via Vox) Worth remembering: Donald Trump is also an alleged sexual predator. (via Vogue) Featured image credit: Patrick …

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Reality Checks: Girl Boy Scouts, Cutting Red Meat, College Educated and Not Religious, and Gender Pay Gap in Presidential Administrations

The Boy Scouts will start accepting girls. (via Jezebel) Should you cut red meat from your diet? (via Popular Science) College professors aren’t killing religion. (via FiveThirtyEight) There’s a gender pay gap in presidential administrations, regardless of party. (via Sociological Images) Featured image credit: Benjamin Horn via Flickr

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