Reality Checks: Fukushima Food, Fly from Facts, 9-11 Truther, Salty Moon

Reality Checks: Fukushima Food, Fly from Facts, 9-11 Truther, Salty Moon

The food from Fukushima is safe, but fear remains. (via Wired) New research sheds light on why people avoid facts that challenge their beliefs. (via Scientific American) Carl Sagan’s son is a 9-11 truther? (via Gawker) One of Jupiter’s moons has a salty ocean beneath the surface. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Wikimedia Commons Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us he... »

Reality Checks: “Natural” Food, Growing Up Cult, Mummy Goo, and Suicide of Rural Youth

Reality Checks: “Natural” Food, Growing Up Cult, Mummy Goo, and Suicide of Rural Youth

No one knows what “natural” food is. (via Washington Post) What Kimmy Schmidt gets right about growing up in a cult. (via Slate) Climate change might be destroying the world’s oldest mummies. (via NPR) Rural youth commit suicide at higher rates than their urban counterparts. Why? (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: Kook Cats Photography via Flickr Got a link you think we sh... »

Reality Checks: The Downside of Science Fandom, the Fall of the Nerdy White Guy Internet, “Feeling Fat,” and Women Who Changed Physics

Reality Checks: The Downside of Science Fandom, the Fall of the Nerdy White Guy Internet, “Feeling Fat,” and Women Who Changed Physics

How science fandom hurts science. (via Medium) Nerdy white guys aren’t steering the Internet anymore. (via The Kernel) Activists push Facebook to drop the “feeling fat” emoticon. (via Raw Story) These 17 women changed physics. (via io9) Featured image credit: Ministerio TIC Colombia via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: The Vaginome, Free the Elephants, Faith Groups and EC, and ‘Rate My Professor’

Reality Checks: The Vaginome, Free the Elephants, Faith Groups and EC, and ‘Rate My Professor’

Enter the vaginome. (via Vice) Ringling Brothers Circus drops elephants. (via New York Times) Faith groups don’t want to provide emergency contraception to raped migrant children. (via Think Progress) Having an accent hurts your ‘Rate My Professor’ score. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Nazim Uddin via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Medical Non-Privacy, One Man War on Anti-Vaxxers, a 1920s Treat to Marriage, and French and Muslim

Reality Checks: Medical Non-Privacy, One Man War on Anti-Vaxxers, a 1920s Treat to Marriage, and French and Muslim

You can’t trust on-campus counseling, apparently. (via The Chronicle of Higher Education) Jimmy Kimmel’s one man war on parents who won’t vaccinate their kids. (via Salon) The treat to traditional marriage, 1920s style. (via JSTOR Daily) Young, French Muslims straddle two worlds. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Alexandre Delbos via Flickr Got a link you think we should know abou... »

Reality Checks: Magical Gender Gap, Net Neutrality, Big Black Hole, and Life on Titan

Reality Checks: Magical Gender Gap, Net Neutrality, Big Black Hole, and Life on Titan

Guess what? The deck is stacked against female magicians, too. (via Wired) A victory for net neutrality. (via Scientific American) Astronomers aren’t sure how this super old black hole got so big so fast. (via NPR) Titan is the new hotness of life in the solar system. (via io9) Featured image credit: Steven Depolo via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

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