Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Elephants vs Climate Change, Locust Plagues, Ear Infected Neanderthals, and Facial Recognition Software

The role of elephants in preventing climate change. (via NYT) Plagues of locusts and how to prevent them. (via NPR) Neanderthals and ear infections. (via Ars Technica) Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on use of facial recognition by police. (via The Verge) featured image via flickr


Not Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

I was passing through Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta and I heard a new announcement, running, insofar as I recall, thusly:   We are taking a strong stand against human trafficking. If you see anything suspicious, please call 911. This is the opposite of what I would expect a strong stand …

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Underground DARPA, Against Addictive Social Media, Nomming Giant Mole Rats, and the Dangers of NULL

NASA robots compete underground. (via JPL) Bill to curb infinite scrolling and auto play. (via NPR) People living at high elevations first ate giant mole rats. Nom. (via Ars Technica) Why NULL license tags are a bad idea. (via Wired) featured image via flickr

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Melting Antarctic, Experimental Ebola Drugs, Youtube and Toxic Video Recommendations, and Racism and Narcissism in the US

West Antarctica is melting and it is our fault. (via Nat Geo) Experimental drugs vs Ebola. (via NPR) The badness of youtubes recommendations. (via Ars Technica) Racism and Narcissism in the US. (via Al Jazeera ) Featured Image credit via flickr

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Fires for Fertilizer, Border Wall Playing, CBD Oil Regulations, and Gamma rays from the Crab nebula

Fire in Africa fertilizes the Amazon. (via Border wall see-saws (via NPR) CBD oil claims versus regulation. (via Ars Technica) Crab nebula hits earth with gamma rays. (via Cnet ) Featured Image credit via flickr


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