Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Hostility Toward the Press, School Lunch Wars, Gay Genocide in Chechnya, and What it Means to ‘Do Science’

Newt Gingrich urges Trump to shut down the White House press room, and frankly this should scare everyone. (via Politico) A brief history of the public school lunch program. (via JSTOR Daily) Chechnya has been accused of genocide against gay people in the International Criminal Court. (via BBC) A public …

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Reality Checks: A History of Octopi in Propaganda, Net Neutrality Support, Trash on Desserted Islands, and the Possibly Lack of Demise of MP3

An overview of the octopus motif in propaganda maps. (via hyperallergic) The FCC vs net neutrality support. (via Ars Technica) There is even trash on an uninhabited island.  (via NPR) MP3 isn’t dead yet. (via CNET) Featured image credit: Luca Barcellona via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Body’s “Finite” Energy, Putting New Mothers at Risk, Final Exam Racial Slur, and the Death of MP3

Add exercise to the list of things that Trump doesn’t understand. (via The Washington Post) A focus on newborn health puts new mothers at risk. (via NPR) A racial slur pops up on a New Mexico high school final exam. (via The Root) The MP3 is dead. (via Gizmodo) Featured …

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Reality Checks: America’s White Male Terrorist Problem, Protecting Fish, Glacier-less National Park, and Fewer Unplanned Pregnancies

The United States has a white male terrorist problem, and we need to address it. (via Teen Vogue) Why don’t we value fish more? (via JSTOR Daily) Thanks to climate change, Glacier National Park will contain no glaciers. (via Think Progress) Unplanned pregnancies are at a 30-year low in the …

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Reality Checks: Net Neutrality Comments Break, Baby Dragons from China, Not Hating Women on the Red Pill Forum, and Retirement for Dictators

DDOSing the Net Neutrality comment system.  (via Ars Technica) Baby dragon from China is a newly discovered dinosaur species. (via Npr) New Hampshire legislator who was active on the misogynistic red pill forum “never hated women.”  We’re so relieved. (via The Mary Sue) Where ousted dictators go (via Washington Post) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Gutting the EPA, Fidget Spinner Physics, Young Human Relatives, and Hitting a Wall

The EPA has dismissed half of its scientific review board. (via The Atlantic) The physics of fidget spinners. (via Wired) A member of the Homo genus may be younger than we thought. (via NPR) Could a pill help athletes who have hit a wall? (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Useless Research, Pseudoscience, Beyond Curie, and an Explanation for Men of When to Explain to Women

Research without utility, worthwhileness of. (via Ars Technica) A guide to pseudoscience (via NPR) A beautifully illustrated guide to women in science. (via beyondcurie) Playboy explains, with a flowchart, when men should explain to women. (via Playboy) Featured image credit: United Soybean Board via flickr

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Reality Checks: Muslim Women’s Rights, Minnesota Measles, Blasphemy in Ireland, and Hiding Femininity

If you want to know about Muslim women’s rights, maybe ask a Muslim woman? (via The Guardian) Thanks to anti-vaxxers, the measles is back in Minnesota. (via NPR) Stephen Fry is being investigated for blasphemy. (via The Guardian) Some women who work in scientific careers have to hide their femininity …

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