Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Check: Lego Fossils, Antarctic Nuclear remnants, Bad Science on High Heels, and Spying Tips

Lego dino fossils! (via Gizmodo) Traces of nuclear tests from the 1950s still detectable in Antarctica. ( via Phys ) Paper on men’s responses to women in high heels retracted. (via Ars Technica) Eateries and espionage (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Check: Nobel Prize for Attempting to Alleviate Poverty, CRISPR Baby Death Study Retracted, the Strains of the Black Plague, and Trump Fights the ACA

Nobel prize in economics goes for helping the poor. (via Nyt) Study saying first CRISPR babies might die retracted. ( via Nature. ) Just 2 plague strains devastated Europe. (via Ars Technica) Trump vs healthcare. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Space Suits for Women, Mold Pigs, Faking Research, and Easier Access to HIV Drugs

NASA finally has a spacesuit that fits women. (via News&Observer) Mold pigs! ( via gizmodo) Making up claims about men’s drinking and fetal heart defects. (via Ars Technica) California will make HIV prevention drugs available sans prescription. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Saturns Many Moons, the Impeachment Story Thus Far, Car Pedestrian Detection, and the Continuing Scourge of Cholera

Saturn has the most moons in the solar system. (via National Geographic) The impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump thus far. ( via Vox) Cars don’t detect pedestrians very well. (via Ars Technica) Cholera in the 21st century.  (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Facial Recognition for Astronomy, Fraudulent Genetic Testing, Incompetent IT, and Some Tips for Dealing with Insecurity

Facial recognition tech for astronomy. (via Digital Trends) 35 people arrested in massive genetic testing fraud. (via Reuters) Baltimore city kept ALL of its data on local drives. (via Ars Technica) Tips for dealing with insecurity. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Investigating Environmental Activism as Domestic Terrorism, Setting Fire to the Homeless, FCC Loses in Court, and Impeachment Inquiries Vs Trump

The FBI targeted environmental activists in domestic terror investigations. (via The Guardian) 2 men investigated for setting fire to a homeless encampment, starting a brush fire in California. (via LAtimes) FCC versus the court on how media ownership affects women and minorities. (via Ars Technica) Formal impeachment inquiry against Trump …

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Reality Checks: City of Women Map, Banning Abortion Worldwide, Ebola in Tanzania, and Greta Thunberg on Climate Change

Leaked letter suggests the US wants UN member states to ban abortion. (via The Guardian) Renaming the NYC subway for women (via 6sqft) Tanzania is sketchily denying claims of ebola. (via Ars Technica) Greta Thunberg has harsh words for the world leaders of the UN on climate change.  ( via The NPR)   …

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Reality Checks: Mushrooms for Life, the Sackler Family Continues to be the WORST, Life Supporting Planet (?!) and Rape as First Sexual Experience

Mushrooms could save humanity. (via Business Insider) Sackler Family hiding money to avoid paying settlement in oxycontin suit. I mean, allegedly. (via Ars Technica) Expolanet k2-18b might support life! (via techtimes) 1 in 16 women report first sexual experience as rape. (via NPR) Featured image credit via flickr

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