Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Cryptocurrency and Libertarian Economics, Cryptocurrency as Scam, Racial Dot Map, and Emotional Support Peacocks

Arisebank, an alleged cryptocurrency scam, shut down by feds. (via Ars Technica) Bitcoin is teaching libertarians what they don’t know about economics. (via WAPO) Racial dot map of the US (via virginia.edu) Emotional Support Peacocks do not fit airline size guidelines. (via BBC) Featured image credit:John Clouston via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Plastic Pathogen, Welfare Stigma, Fixing Facebook, and Floppy Domesticated Ears

Plastic is adding to the stress on coral reefs and causing them to get sick. (via Scientific American) The effects of welfare stigma. (via JSTOR Daily) What really needs to happen to fix Facebook. (via Wired) Why do doggos and puppers have floppy ears? (via NPR) Featured image credit: Neil …

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Reality Checks: Energy Changes, Fighting Mosquitoes, Feminist She-Devils, and Ageing in Naked Mole Rats

Energy changes by state over the past 15 years. (via Ars Technica) Mosquitoes learn to leave you alone if you fight back. (via popsci) Republican candidate complains about nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils. (via rawstory) Naked mole rats apparently do not age like we do.  (via Science Alert) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Space Disco Ball, Women in Tech, Small Particles Causing Big Storms, and the Not-Real Ring of Fire

Astronomers aren’t super happy about a big, bright satellite known as “Humanity Star.” (via Gizmodo) An interview with the president of Harvey Mudd College on why it’s important to get and keep women and girls in computer science. (via Wired) Airborne, ultra-fine pollution particles may make storms more intense. (via …

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Reality Checks: Fake Right-Wing Historian, American Climate Refugees, Out of Africa, and Securing Cloud Storage

This man is the fake historian behind the religious right in the United States. (via Vox) The United States has its first climate refugees. (via Wired) New fossil evidence indicates that humans migrated out of Africa earlier than we thought. (via NPR) As cloud storage becomes more common, security becomes …

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Reality Checks: Camel Fraud, Net Neutrality Comment Fraud, Deadly Wallpaper, and Farewell Ursula K Le Guin

Unrealistic standards of camel beauty. (via NPR). The deadly book of wallpaper.  (via Atlas Obscura) Ursula K Le Guin is dead at 88.  (via NYT) Net Neutrality comment fraud to be investigated.  (via Ars Technica) Featured image credit: Adair Broughton via flickr

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Reality Checks: Poison Arrows for Male Contraceptives, Vintage Sexism Reversed, the Mental Health of Sexual Predators, and Dangers of Weight Loss

Poison arrows and male contraceptives (via Ars Technica). Reversing the gender in vintage sexism. (via Buzzfeed) The doctor convicted of sexual assault against a lot of gymnasts thinks he is too mentally fragile to listen to victim statements. (via MSN) The dangers of rapid weight loss in professional fighters (or …

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Reality Checks: Religion in Healthcare, Earth-Moving Meteor, Cesium Second, and the Multiplicity

The Trump administration will protect healthcare workers who refuse to give treatment on religious grounds, even if that means ignoring nondiscrimination laws. (via NPR) The Michigan meteor was detected using seismometers. (via Scientific American) Why one second is one second. (via D-brief) Old hotness: robot singularity. New hotness: multiplicity. (via …

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