Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Beware the Shoulder Rub, the Responsibilities of Men in STEM, Whale Snot and Microbiome, and Race Representation in Fashion

Serial harassers use should rubs as a “gateway touch.” (via Marie Claire) Men in STEM have an obligation to sit back, shut up, and listen to women. (via Scientific American) We can collect whale snot with drones and learn about their microbiome. That’s the dopest sentence I’ve ever written. (via …

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Reality Checks: The Illusory Truth Effect, Thoughts and Prayers, Mass Violence/Domestic Violence, and the Moon’s Atmosphere

Why “fake news” is hard to wipe out. (via Vox) Offering “thoughts and prayers” is basically useless for people being prayed for. (via The Atlantic) The relationship between mass violence and domestic violence. (via NPR) The moon may have had an ancient atmosphere. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Sara …

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Reality Checks: 17 Women, White Individuality, Neanderthal DNA, and Rescinding Protections for Trans Workers

Once again, no women won a science Nobel. (via Scientific American) White people get to be individuals in a way people of color do not. (via The Root) Neanderthal DNA still exists in modern humans. (via NPR) The Justice Department rescinded a memo protecting trans workers from discrimination. (via Vox) …

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Reality Checks: Dimming Tabby’s Star, Pennybags from Monopoly, 60 Years of Sputnik, and Childbirth in Tanzania

Tabby’s Star probably not dimming because of aliens.  Damn. (via Ars Technica) Pennybags from Monopoly attends equifax hearing. (via theMarySue) It is 60 years since Sputnik. (via Popsci) Childbirth in Tanzania. (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Pete Jeliffe via flickr

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Reality Checks: Smart Tattoos, Gaming and Learning, From Russia, with Latency, and Fact-Checking Moisturizers

Smart tattoos!  (via the Harvard Gazette) Gamers may have an advantage in learning(via RUB Press Release) Russia is helping N Korea against US DDOSing. (via Ars Technica) Fact-checking moisturizer claims. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Angel Robledano via flickr

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Reality Checks: Protest Acceptable to White People, Tweeting While President, Border Wall Prototypes, and Pretty Pretty Pictures

How to protest without offending white people. (via the Root) Twitter explains why Trump can violate Twitter’s terms of service.  (via Ars Technica) Prototypes for Trump’s wall. (via NPR) Not news, but pretty pictures of the northern lights from the space station. (via Evening Standard) Featured image credit:Tim Green via …

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Reality Checks: The Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico, the Last Woman to Win a Physics Nobel, Concussions in Teens, and Evaporating Lakes

What we need to know about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. (via Vox) The last woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics won more than 50 years ago. (via Scientific American) A fifth of teens report having been diagnosed with a concussion. (via NPR) Can evaporating lakes generate …

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Reality Checks: Neo Nazis with Icelandic Addresses, the Katherine Johnson Facility, the New End of the World, and Crustacean Eating Dinosaurs

Iceland authorities unsure what to do as Daily Stormer gets .is address. (via Ars Technica) NASA opens Katherine G Johnson Computational Facility. (via The Mary Sue) After the world failed to end on Sept 23, we learned it was really going to end on Oct 15 all along. (via Newsweek) …

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