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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.30

The Pass the Gorilla Some Purell edition.

Mountain gorillas are vulnerable to human diseases. “According to a study published this week in Emerging Infectious Diseases, respiratory diseases have been on the rise in mountain gorilla populations in recent years. The diseases not only occur more frequently but also have become more severe, and they are now the number-two cause of mountain gorilla deaths. Now, for the first time, researchers have shown that at least some of these respiratory illnesses are being transmitted to the gorillas by humans.” (via Scientific American)

One neuroscientists believes we need to develop new ways of evaluating women’s health. (via Physorg.com)

High school girl will be allowed to wear a tux to prom after legal threats. (via WWL.com)

Newt Gingrich thinks the future will be dominated by atheist Muslims. Umm… (via Gawker)

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