Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Insects and Gravity, Old Stardust, Trying to end Vaccine exemptions, and Consequences of Racist Housing

Insects vs Gravity. (via Cosmos) 7 Billion year old stardust. (via Gizmodo) Pro Vaccine bill fails in NJ. (via Ars Technica) Racist housing practices lead to hotter neighborhoods. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Frog Robots, Fertility, Minimum Wages vs Suicide, and 10 Most Popular NYPL Books

Building robots from frog stem cells. (via Guardian) Historic low in US fertility. (via Vox) Higher minimum wage linked to reduced suicide rate. (via Ars Technica) Top 10 most checked out books at the NYPL. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Trump, Trust, and War, a Circular Economy, and Testing Wifi Gear

Trump seems to be refraining from further military conflict with Iran, thank reason. (via NYT) Building a circular economy. (via Vox) How to test wifi gear (via Ars Technica) Much of the world distrusts Trump. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: NATO Reviewing Iraq Mission, Howler Monkey Testicals, Where there is no GPS, and Weinstein Trial

NATO reviewing Iraq mission following killing of Soleimani. (via al Jazeera) Testical size and volume of calls are inversely proportional in howler monkeys. Researchers warn against anthropomophizing results. (via Vice) Navigation pre GPS. (via Ars Technica) Harvey Weinstein goes to trial. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Religion and Spirituality

A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam: A Review and some Embryology

Recently I went to Egypt (!!) which was a joy and a delight, and outside several mosques people were distributing literature about Islam. Since I normally spend my time making fun of Christian Tracts, let’s have a change of pace and critique Muslim tracts instead. We will start with A Brief …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: New Dark Energy Theory, Fossil Parenting, the Apollo 11 Control Room, and Book Recap of 2019

New theory of Dark Energy. (via ScitechDaily) Fossil evidence that appears to show postnatal care. (via phys.org) Guide to the Apollo 11 control room. (via Ars Technica) NPR’s best books of 2019. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Measles Reappearance, Short Hours for Winter Gloom, Cereal Motion, Preserving Jewish Culture via Food

First measles cases in 2 decades in Austin, TX. (via NBC) We should work shorter hours in winter. (via Wired ) The science of cheerio motion. (via Ars Technica) Secret Jewish culture via recipes. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks:Cheops Software Issues, Revisiting FOSTA/SESTA, Taking Cryptocurrency to the Grave, and Mass Graves of Tulsa

Software problem delays cheops launch. (via CNET) Helping sex workers after hurting them with FOSTA/SESTA (via Vox ) Exhuming a dead cryptocurrencier because reasons. (via Ars Technica) Possible mass graves from 1921 Tulsa massacre. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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