Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Science of Synesthesia, Hidden Penguins, the Benefits of Hand-Washing, and Muslim Ban Waivers

What genetics can tell us about synesthesia. (via Popular Science) Never before seen colonies of penguins have been found. (via Drong360) The benefits of washing your hands. (via NPR) Waivers from the Muslim ban are basically non-existent. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Christopher Michel via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Lab Meat, Plant Legos, Neanderthal Stereotypes, and Women buying Weinstein

Lab grown meat may be coming soon. (via CNN) Plant based legos. (via Ars Technica) Against stereotypes of neanderthals. (via NPR) Women bought the Weinstein company (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: DrHobo via flickr

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Reality Checks: Destroying National Parks, Dolly Parton the Book Fairy, Teenage Gubernatorial Candidates, and So-called “Race Science”

The continuing war on National Parks. (via Scientific American) Dolly Parton has given away 100 million books to kids. (via Esquire) Six teenagers are running for governor of Kansas. (via Washington Post) The unwelcome revival of ‘race science.” (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Kristopher Harris via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Predicting the Future, Teenage Brains, Taking on Sexual Harassment in STEM, and Let’s Not Give Teachers Guns

Computers can learn to imagine the future. (via The Crux) Teens may be works in progress, but that doesn’t mean we can disregard their ideas. (via Popular Science) Congress is tackling sexual harassment in the sciences. (via Wired) In case there was any doubt, arming teachers is not a good …

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Reality Checks: State Level Net Neutrality, FGM in Pakistan, Elephants, a History, and Contaminating Mars with a Tesla

Washington State passed a net neutrality law. (via Ars Technica) FGM in Pakistan (via NPR) The evolutionary history of elephants. (via Sci News) Contaminating Mars (via Fortune) Featured image credit: Squeezyboy via flickr

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Reality Checks: Alien Life, a Rise in Anti-Jewish Incidents, the Plausibility of Vibranium, and Dunking on Alex Jones

Scientists have an idea of what life on Enceladus might look like. (via Scientific American) Last year saw the largest increase in anti-Semitic incidents since 1979. (via NPR) Can Vibranium be real? (via Gizmodo) Parkland teenager dunks on Alex Jones. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Kevin Gill via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Equine Ancestors, Universal Depression Screening, Drones on the Runway, and Ipads Vs Pencils

Horse origins: we still don’t know. (via Ars Technica) A call for universal depression screening (via NPR) Dolce and Gabbana use drones to carry handbags. (via The Verge) Ipads vs pencil holding muscles. (via Techtimes) Featured image credit:Toholio via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Tech Genius Behind T’Challa, Black Teens Fighting Gun Violence, Space Rockets in Space, and the Measure of a Mountain

Black Panther‘s Shuri is the tech genius we’ve been waiting for. (via Refinery29) Let’s not forget that black teens have been fighting for gun reform for years. (via Teen Vogue) Rockets do work in space. Why do a lot of people think they don’t? (via Vintage Space) How to measure …

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