Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Diamonds on Neptune, Twittering about Miscarriage, Bon Voyage Voyager, and Twisting Yarn into Electricity

Diamonds and Neptune. (via Ars Technica) Checking twitter for the zeitgest on miscarriage. (via NPR) Voyager is still going! (via enca.com) Making electricity by twisting yarn. (via Azonano) Featured image credit: Lisa Bruce via flickr

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Reality Checks: Science Discussion on Twitter, Ligers and Groler Bears, Princess Leia Holograms, and Women Resisting Slavery

Is Twitter a bad place to talk science? (via Neuroskeptic) What hybrid animals can teach us about evolution. (via Wired) Where are our Star Wars-style holograms? (via NPR) Women of the African slave resistance. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Hkandy – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2567702

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Reality Checks: Student Homelessness, Honoring the Fight Against Slavery, Stellar Picture, and Grassroots Science

Tackling student homelessness. (via JSTOR Daily) These monuments from around the world commemorate the fight against slavery. (via The Root) Astronomers have captured the best ever image of a star that is not the Sun. (via Scientific American) Grassroots science outreach may be our best chance against climate change denial. …

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Reality Checks: Effectiveness of Psycotherapy, Abstinence Only Education is Still Ineffective, the Fate of the Hunley, and Measles vs Anti-Vaxxers

Psycotherapy produces long-term results. (via Ars Technica) Abstinence-only sex education is ineffective and unethical. (via NPR) What really killed the Hunley’s crew. (via CBC) A MEASLES OUTBREAK does not deter antivaxxers. (via WAPO) Featured image credit: lns1122 via flickr

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Reality Checks: Non-Eclipse Phenomena, Doing Good with Old Eclipse Glasses, Women of the Alt-Right, and Harassment of Grad Students

Rare natural phenomena that aren’t eclipse-related. (via Popular Science) Putting your eclipse glasses to good use. (via Gizmodo) Where are the women of the “alt-right?” (via NPR) Sexual harassment of graduate students is a national problem. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Peter Corbett via Flickr

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Reality Checks: More Confederate Monuments Gone, Not Doing Business with Nazis, Info on People Visiting Anti Trump Website, and Plant Based Polio Vaccines

UT Austin removes confederate statues. (via Nytimes) Ars Technica has a write up of why it is legal for tech companies to avoid doing business with Nazis. (via Ars Technica) The US Dept of Justice wants the IPs of visitors to an anti-Trump website (via The Hill) Making a polio …

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Reality Checks: Teaching Evolution in Turkey, Turtle Evolution, How the Blind Observe the Eclipse, and Pictures of People Watching an Eclipse

Schools in Turkey will stop teaching evolution. (via NPR) The evolutionary history of turtles. (via Scientific American) How blind astronomers can observe a solar eclipse. (via The Atlantic) Here’s just a bunch of picture of people watching an eclipse. Delightful. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Karel Fort via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Making an Eclipse Viewer, Injuries from Shaving Pubic Hair, Nixing Habitable Zone, and More Vaccine Fear-Mongering

How to make your own eclipse viewer. (via NPR) So…people are injuring themselves when shaving their pubic hair. (via Popular Science) The term “habitable zone” isn’t great for exoplanets. (via Scientific American) More fear-mongering about the HPV vaccine. (via Respectful Insolence) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr

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