Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Executive Order 9066, “Last night in Sweden,” Glitter Prosthetic, and Remembering Marshosaurus

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. (via NPR) Trump baffles the entire country of Sweden by implying there was a big terrorist attack there. (via New York Times) This eleven-year-old invented a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter, …

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Reality Checks: Pooping in Space, Gender in Radical Movements, Striking for Abortion, and Supernova Baby Pics

Solving the space poop problem. (via D-brief) The role of gender in popular movements. (via JSTOR Daily) Irish women are set to go on strike in support of abortion rights. (via The Mary Sue) A baby supernova has been spotted. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: focal1x via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Timeline to Mars, Oklahoma and Bodily Autonomy, Kim Jong Un’s Late Half Brother, and Record-Breaking Satellite Launch

The UAE has a realistic timeline for going to Mars. (via Ars Technica) Oklahoma’s misogynistic abortion bill. Bodily autonomy is not for women in this proposed legislation.(via The Mary Sue) Kim Jong Un’s half brother dead in Malaysia. (via NPR) India launches 104 satellites on a single rocket (via Space) …

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Reality Checks: Killer Viruses, Eggs vs. Live Birth in the Fossil Record, Political Scientists, and Saving Government Science

Biodiversity makes rain forests a killer virus hot-spot. (via NPR) Scientists have discovered hints of live birth in the fossils of animals thought to be exclusively egg-layers. (via Dead Things) Scientists should get involved in political discussions. (via Scientific American) Diehard coders rescued NASA’s earth science data and are monitoring …

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Reality Checks: Sequins, Malarial Tastes, Legitimacy of AI, and Pollution in the Trenches

History of sequins.  (via The Dreamstress) People with malaria taste good (to mosquitoes carrying malaria). (via Ars Technica) Tennessee legislatures want to do away with automatically granting children conceived through AI legitimacy.  Because reasons that have nothing to do with teh gays.  Really.  (via ABC) Even the Mariana Trench is …

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Reality Checks: Immigration Raids, the Legacy of Korematsu, Rolling Back Trans* Protections, and Unlocking Earth’s Inner Structure with Math

Immigration raids have begun. (via NPR) The legacy of the Supreme Court’s Korematsu decision. (via Washington Post) The Department of Justice is already rolling back protections for trans* kids. (via Think Progress) Using math to map the Earth’s interior. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Supermac1961 via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Large-ish Black Hole, Appeals Court on the Travel Ban, New President of the Harvard Law Review, and the Daily Fail

Astronomers think they’ve found an elusive intermediate mass black hole! (via D-brief) A federal judge declines to reinstate Trump’s travel ban. (via The Atlantic) The Harvard Law Review has elected it’s first black woman as president. (via The Root) The Daily Mail is no longer considered a reliable source by …

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Reality Checks: Surviving Venus, Robot Progression, Fish Scaled Geckos, and Space Trash

A computer that can survive Venus. (via Ars Technica) 500 years of robots. (via Chicago Sun Times) New species of gecko discovered. (via nytimes) Space clean up mission failed, so our space is still full of trash.  Like our planet. (via techtimes) Featured image credit: Lindsey Bleda via Flickr

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