Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Open Offices, Ancient Henges, Ghost Particles, and Conjoined Celestial Objects

Open offices reduce interaction and creativity (via Ars Technica) Drought reveals outline of ancient henge in Ireland. (via NPR) Ghost particles! (via Bustle) The moon and venus were conjoined on July 15. (via space.com) Featured image credit:NASA/Getty

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Reality Checks: Clippy for Classified Data, Old Colors, Old Coloring of Photos, and Poisonous Books

The DoD want a clippy tool to help classify stuff.  (via Ars Technica) Oldest coloring implement is pink.  Or lightish red. (via Smithsonian) Oldest photo coloring done with potatoes. (via The Independant) Poisonous Renaissance manuscripts. (via Livescience) Featured image credit: Ryan Baumann via flickr

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Reality Checks: USA vs Breastfeeding, Black Choreographers, Sarin Gas, and Novichok

The US is now against breastfeeding. (via Ars Technica) Preserving the work of black choreographers. (via NPR) Leader of the doomsday cult behind the Tokyo subway sarin gas attacks executed.  (via the Mary Sue) Speaking of nerve agents, a woman in the UK is confirmed to have died of novichok. (via …

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Reality Checks: Formation of Milky Way from Collision, Bypassing Europa for Enceladus, Dystopian Fiction Realness, and Psychic World Cup Animals

Ancient galaxy collisions. (via Science Alert) Enceladus vs Europa. (via Ars Technica) Teens like dystopian fiction because it seems real. (via NPR) Psychic World Cup animals. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: NASA via flickr

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Reality Checks: Weird Comets, Crows and Tools, Space Grease, and Better Flu Drugs for the US

Weird interstellar object may be weird comet. (via sputniknews.com) Crows are good at making tools. (via Gizmodo) Milky way is full of space grease. (via CNN) New better flu drug could be approved. (via Ars Technica) Featured image credit:Iliazd via flickr

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Reality Checks: Security with the NSA, Polio vs Cancer, Pharmacists and Religion, and the Bigness of Early Life on Earth

Security education from the NSA (via Ars Technica). Genetically modifying polio to fight cancer. (via NPR) Pharmacist refuses to do job because pharmacist’s religious beliefs trump customer’s religious beliefs.  Or something. (via TheMarySue) The largeness of early earth life. (via Phys.org) Featured image credit:Mariana Cuajao via flickr

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Reality Checks: Uranium Yarn Harvest, The Best Martians, Gaming Disorder, and Trump’s Space Force

Harvesting uranium with yarn. (via Ars Technica) Best sci fi martians. (via space.com) WHO recognizes gaming disorder as a thing. (via Tech Crunch) Trump wants a “separate but equal” space force.  But why tho? (via NPR) Featured image credit: Emma Jane Hogbin Westby via flickr

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Reality Checks: Genes and the Bubonic Plague, Psychic Kitties and the World Cup, Gravitational Waves from Wormholes, and Lasers vs Space Junk

4000 year old genomes and bubonic plague. (via Ars Technica) A cat is the psychic animal of the 2018 world cup! (via NPR) Colliding wormholes could be sending gravitational waves out (via Tech Times) Meanwhile in Russia there are apparently plans to build a giant laser to target space junk. …

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