Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Hillary Speaks, Zika the Cancer Fighter, Requiem for a Machine, and Double Pendulum Physics

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to shut up, now or ever. (via Vogue) Zika may have a life-saving side. (via JSTOR Daily) As Cassini prepares to plunge into Saturn on Friday, the astronomical community is mourning the machine. (via Popular Science) The physics of the double pendulum fidget spinner. (via Wired) …

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Reality Checks: Fighting Cholera in Yemen, Still Puzzled by Voynich, Women in Stock Photos, and Excitement about Price

Going door to door to fight cholera in Yemen. (via NPR) Maybe that Voynich Solution wasn’t really a solution after all. (via Ars Technica) The evolution of women in stock photos. (via NYTimes) Expensive wines excite people more than the exact same wine sold at a lower price. (via Mercury …

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Reality Checks: Extreme Hurricanes, Geoemydids, Eating for the Environment, and Viking Warriors were Women

How climate change makes hurricanes worse. (via NPR) What are geoemydids? (via Scientific American) Cutting out meat can reduce your environmental impact, but we should also think about where our fruits and veggies come from, too. (via Popular Science) We have genetic evidence that Viking women also served as Viking …

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Reality Checks: Clay-Eating Parrots, Dehydration Epidemic, Finding Ladybugs, and Evolution in the Present Tense

Why do parrots eat clay? (via NPR) Dehydration is becoming a deadly epidemic. (via JSTOR Daily) Help scientists search for ladybugs. (via Citizen Science Salon) We can see ways in which humans are evolving right now. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Aleksey Gnilenkov via Flickr

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Reality Checks: A Growing Nematode Problem, Churches Against Anti White Supremacy, Landmines For the Rohingya, and Wild Dog Sneezes

The worm that is more common than malaria and becoming drug resistant. (via Ars Technica) The descendant of Robert E Lee who spoke out against confederate statues and white supremacy just resigned from his church because they apparently didn’t like that stance. (via NPR) Myanmar putting landmines down on its …

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Reality Checks: The Case for Dreamers, Rock Ownership, Religious Authenticity, and

Why the U.S. should welcome Dreamers. (via Wired) Who owns the rocks beneath your feet? (via Rocky Planet) What makes a “real” religion? (via JSTOR Daily) The psychology of doom and gloom. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: John Dill via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Neanderthal Tar, Caching for Greener Energy, Draon Boogers, and Malala Against the Violence in Myanmar

Neanderthals and tar making. (via Ars Technica) Better caching for more energy efficient data centers. (via Indian Express) Dragon booger of Lost lagoon (via pop sci) Malala continues to be a hero by criticizing Myanmar’s leader over the violence against the Rohingya. (via NPR) Featured image credit: ariari via flickr

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Reality Checks: Islands of Pain, Five Million Year Old Footprint, Evidence-Based Pet Medicine, and Record-Breaking Astronaut

Fire ants can turn into terrifying islands of stinging insects. (via Popular Science) What made this footprint millions of years ago? (via Dead Things) Pets deserve evidence-based medicine, too. (via NPR) Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any woman or American astronaut. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: …

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