Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Opposing GMOs without Understanding them, RIP RPCV in Nairobi Attacks, Filth vs Oysters, and Dead Space Plants

Fiercest opponents to GMOs understand the least. (via Ars Technica) Returned Peace Corps Volunteer killed in Nairobi attack. (via NPR) Cleaning NY Harbor with oysters. (via cnn) Rest in peace, space plants. (via space.com) Featured image credit:dotpolka via flickr

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Reality Checks: Climate Data not Distorted, Opioids vs Car Fatalities, CRISPR, and Screens vs Potatoes

No evidence climate data was distorted. Shocking.  (via Ars Technica) More USians killed by opioids than cars. (via The NPR) Screens are as bad for children as potatoes. (via Wired) CRISPR is revolutionizing medicine. (via Financial Times) Featured image credit: Tim Gee via flickr

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Reality Checks: Fatburgs, Rising CO2 Emissions, Fake Bones of Clay, and Making High Risk Decisions

Fatburgs in England.(via Ars Technica) Carbon dioxide emissions rising in the US. (via NPR) Fake bones made for an icthyosaur. (via livescience) Why people make high risk decisions. (via Medical Xpress) Featured image credit:Miguel M Almeida via flickr

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Reality Checks: London Medieval Murder Map,Mailing Medicines in Extreme Temperatures, Galactice Collisions, and Spicy Tomatoes

The murder map of London. (via Ars Technica) Climate change and mailing medicines. (via NPR) The Milky Way will be crashing into the LMC. Welp.  (via Livescience) Engineering a spicy tomato. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Farzana Ahmad

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Reality Checks: Urban Agriculture, Psilocybin, Crowdfunding Alternative Medicines, and Winter is Shrinking

The ineffectiveness of typical urban agriculture. (via Ars Technica) The active ingredient of magic mushrooms approved for depression trials. (via Newsweek) Medical crowdfunding for alternative “medicines” (via NPR) Winter isn’t really so much coming anymore. (via LA Times) Featured image credit: D. C. Atty

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Reality Checks: Ear Damage in Ancient Pearl Divers, Lunar Eclipse to Bring Apocalypse, RIP Nancy Grace Roman, and “Seeing” Dark Matter

Skulls of ancient pearl divers. (via Ars Technica) Due to lunar eclipse, there will be lots of earthquakes and governments will fall. Welp. (via BreakingIsraelNews) Mother of Hubble, Nancy Grace Roman, passes away. (via NPR) “Seeing” dark matter.  (via DigitalTrends) Featured image credit: Nasa via flickr

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Eternal Things and Dwarves

‘Tis the time of year for my grandmother to send me a very pointed message about her god. Since I deconverted this has been our only communication.  Let’s see if it is effective in bringing me back to the ranks of Christianity. This year I just got an email, the …

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Reality Checks: 2023 Enters Public Domain, RIP Raven Wilkinson, “Legal” Hacking challenged, and Japanese Whaling

For the first time in 20 years, copyrighted works enter public domain.  (via Smithsonian Magazine) Raven Wilkinson, a black ballerina who danced in the segregated south, is dead at 83.   (via NYT) ACLU wants protocols governing hacking. (via Ars Technica) Japan resumes whaling. (via NPR) Featured image credit:Cyrille Humbert via flickr

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