Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Free Stuff from the DOD, Sunfish Weirdness, Water in the Moon, and the Death of MS Paint

Getting free military weapons from the US DOD is surprisingly easy. (via Ars Technica) The bizarreness of sunfish. (via Popular Science) There might be water inside the moon. (via NPR) Rest in Peace, Microsoft Paint (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Allan Hack via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Toughness Limit of Water Bears, the Limit of Human Compassion, Einstein’s Refrigerator, and What Bonobos Can Teach Us About Patriarchy

Are water bears really so tough? (via Scientific American) How can humans ignore mass atrocities? (via Vox) Einstein’s secret passion project was a refrigerator. (via Wired) Bonobos show there is nothing inevitable about the patriarchy. (via Quartz) Featured image credit: W. H. Calvin 2006 via Wikipedia

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Reality Checks: Quinceañera Protest, Threatened Wild Dogs, More Dress Code BS, and the Rise of the Pink Flamingo

Teenage girls stage a Quinceañera protest at the Texas Capitol. (via Fusion) African wild dogs are at risk due to climate change. (via Science Sushi) When black hair violates the dress code. (via NPR) A natural history of pink plastic flamingos. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Ron Cogswell via …

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Reality Checks: The Death of Security (Robot), Cutest Drone Ever, Speed Walking T Rexes, and the Lack of Alien Civilizations on Mars

In a setback for the robot apocalypse, a security robot drowns. (via Ars Technica) The ISS has an adorable camera drone!  I want one.  (via engadget) T Rex could walk really fast, but not run.  (via Washington Post) In conversations we somehow need to have, there is no evidence of …

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Reality Checks: The End of White Christian America, Arrested for Wearing a Miniskirt, Gender Stereotypes in Advertising, and QR Comeback

Are we seeing the death of white, Christian America? (via Vox) Saudi police have arrested a woman who appeared online in a miniskirt and a crop top. (via The New York Times) UK advertising watchdog has issued regulations intended to cut down on the number of ads that perpetuate gender …

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Reality Checks: Snake Oil, RIP Maryam Mirzakhani, Racist Dress Codes, and Mysterious Radio Signals

How to sell snake oil, a case study on Gwyneth Paltrow. (via Ars Technica) The first woman to win the Fields prize, Maryam Mirzakhani, has died. (via nytimes) Among other things, dress codes often end up being racist. (via NPR) Mysterious radio signals from 11 light years away! (via newsweek) …

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Reality Checks: Trans* Exclusion, Honeybee Sperm, Andy Murray: Feminist, and Big News from Doctor Who

A new bill in Congress aims to specifically exclude trans* people from civil rights legislation. (via The Mary Sue) Scientists are using European honeybees to help save the honeybees of North America from the varroa mite. (via NPR) The casual feminism of Scottish tennis player Andy Murray. (via Slate) Jodie …

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Reality Checks: Gifs in DNA, Physical Activity Inequality, Visas for Robot Teams, and Citizen Scientists’ Hard Work for Jupiter’s Red Spot

Adding a gif to bacterial dna.  Next up, cat pictures. (via the BBC) Physical activity inequality in the US. (via Ars Technica) Afghanistan’s robotics team enters the US.  No word on the Gambia’s team.  (via NPR)  Citizens create amazing red spot image (via space.com) Featured image credit: cygni_18 via flickr

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