Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Debunked Kilauea Myths, Sustainable Agriculture, De-Salting with the Power of the Sun, and White Supremacist Propaganda on Campus

Kilauea myths, debunked. (via Scientific American) Microbes could held cut the piece of our carbon footprint that comes from growing food. (via NPR) Can thermal desalination help ease our water woes? (via Popular Science) White supremacist propaganda has increased 77 percent on college campuses as compared to last year, according …

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Reality Checks: Complex Organics on a Moon of Saturn, Being Skeptical of Young Women, How the South Justified Slavery, and the First Dogs

Complex organic molecules have been found on Enceladus. (via Gizmodo) It’s time to stop being skeptical of young women. (via Jezebel) How Christians in the Antebellum South justified slavery. (via JSTOR Daily) How did wolves become the first dogs? (via D-brief) Featured image credit: Zengame via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Weird Comets, Crows and Tools, Space Grease, and Better Flu Drugs for the US

Weird interstellar object may be weird comet. (via sputniknews.com) Crows are good at making tools. (via Gizmodo) Milky way is full of space grease. (via CNN) New better flu drug could be approved. (via Ars Technica) Featured image credit:Iliazd via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Good Side of Star Wars Fandom, the Importance of Seagrass, Sophisticated Neanderthal, and Still Ignoring Climate Change

A Star Wars fan starts a fundraiser to combat online bullying and empower women of Asian descent. (via The Mary Sue) The importance of seagrass. (via JSTOR Daily) We may not be giving Neanderthals enough credit as hunters. (via The Conversation) A key science agency drops climate change from its …

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Reality Checks: Security with the NSA, Polio vs Cancer, Pharmacists and Religion, and the Bigness of Early Life on Earth

Security education from the NSA (via Ars Technica). Genetically modifying polio to fight cancer. (via NPR) Pharmacist refuses to do job because pharmacist’s religious beliefs trump customer’s religious beliefs.  Or something. (via TheMarySue) The largeness of early earth life. (via Phys.org) Featured image credit:Mariana Cuajao via flickr

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Reality Checks: Public Engagement in Science, Actual Witch Hunts, Dinosaur Tongues, and Puerto Rico Food Aid

Do scientists have a responsibility to communicate their field to the public? (via Neuroskeptic) Where did “witch hunts” begin, and why? (via JSTOR Daily) Dinosaurs probably couldn’t stick out their tongues. (via Scientific American) The food aid that Puerto Rico is getting is nowhere near healthy. (via NPR) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Protecting Nature, Weird Dog Behavior, Keeping Migrant Families Together, and Used Mattresses

Simply expanding nature preserves won’t really protect nature. (via Scientific American) What is “trancing,” or, why is my dog acting so weird? (via Popular Science) There used to be a program that kept migrant families together, free, and compliant with their court dates. Trump shut it down. (via Think Progress) …

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Reality Checks: Discriminatory Testosterone Rule, Springs and Latches, the Panda Family Tree, and “Unconscionable” Family Separation

Caster Semenya will challenge track and field’s new testosterone rule in court. (via The New York Times) How the size of an animal influences its biology. (via Quanta Magazine) A new family line of panda has been discovered. (via D-brief) The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has called Trump’s …

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