Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Jack the Ripper, Psychosis and Marijuana, the non Luxury of Menstrual Products, and Women and Raises

Jack the Ripper possibly IDed but probably not. (via Ars Technica) Psychosis and marijuana. (via NPR) Maine lawmaker thinks access to menstrual products would make prisons like country clubs. (via Maine Beacon) Women do ask for more money, they just don’t get it. (via The Cut) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Ancient Astrolabe, Fake Thefts, Sensing the Magnetic Field, and Digital Colonialism

Oldest known astrolabe. (via Ars Technica) Famous (fake) painting stolen. (via NPR) Some humans might be able to sense the earth’s magnetic field.(via Gizmodo) Digital Colonialism. (via Al Jazeera) Featured image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Phone Scams, Earplugs, New Snake Discovered, and Fossilized Monkey Teeth

Vishing and smishing makes bank. (via Ars Technica) You need earplugs at concerts. (via NPR) Terrifying danger noodle stabs sideways. (via The Geek) Fossilized monkey teeth in Kenya. (via phys.og)F Featured image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: History of Wifi Security, Republican Women and Sexism, White Women and Conservatism, and Ancient Polynesian Tattoos

History of wifi security protocols. (via Ars Technica) Most republican women don’t consider systemic sexism a big issue. You don’t say.(via TheMarySue) White women and conservatism. (via The Guardian) 2700 year old Polynesian tattoo kit. (via livescience) Featured image credit: Miniyo73 via flickr

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Reality Checks: Under diagnosing Eating Disorders in Men, Cortes’ Scuttled Ships, Falling Soviet Objects, and Male Hormones

More diagnosis of eating disorders in men (via NPR) Looking for Cortes’ ships. (via Ars Technica) Old USSR space probe will be falling down soon. (via NBC) Male hormones beyond testosterone (via Smithsonian Mag) Featured image credit: wikipedia

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Reality Checks: Renewable Energy, Rat Rescue, Plasma from Grapes, and Mental Health and Greenspace

Renewable energy works! (via Ars Technica) Aww! Freeing a fat rat from a manhole cover. (via NPR) Making plasma in the microwave with grapes. (via Livescience) Green space and mental health. (via Scitech) Featured image credit:Stefano Mortellaro via flickr

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Reality Checks: Sex with Hedgehogs, Plain Passwords, Against Clergy Abuse, and Cat Traits

Not new, but apparently a witch doctor has advised sex with hedgehogs for male problems. The hedgehog was fine. (via The Register) Utility companies store passwords in plain text. Ugh. (via Ars Technica) The pope is battling clergy sex abuse but without specifics. (via NPR) Cats mirror personality traits of owners. (via …

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Reality Checks: the Whiteness of Weed, Weird Fish Reproduction, Giant Bees, and Private Facts for Montana

Marijuana industry is very white. (via NPR) The immaculate conception and live birth by a fish that normally lays eggs! (via Livescience) Biggest bee on earth. (via Wired) Legislation would give Montana its own special science. (via Ars Technica) Featured image via flickr

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