Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Underground DARPA, Against Addictive Social Media, Nomming Giant Mole Rats, and the Dangers of NULL

NASA robots compete underground. (via JPL) Bill to curb infinite scrolling and auto play. (via NPR) People living at high elevations first ate giant mole rats. Nom. (via Ars Technica) Why NULL license tags are a bad idea. (via Wired) featured image via flickr

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Melting Antarctic, Experimental Ebola Drugs, Youtube and Toxic Video Recommendations, and Racism and Narcissism in the US

West Antarctica is melting and it is our fault. (via Nat Geo) Experimental drugs vs Ebola. (via NPR) The badness of youtubes recommendations. (via Ars Technica) Racism and Narcissism in the US. (via Al Jazeera ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Fires for Fertilizer, Border Wall Playing, CBD Oil Regulations, and Gamma rays from the Crab nebula

Fire in Africa fertilizes the Amazon. (via phys.org) Border wall see-saws (via NPR) CBD oil claims versus regulation. (via Ars Technica) Crab nebula hits earth with gamma rays. (via Cnet ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Capital Punishment in the US, Gene Editing for Sickle Cell, Forging Judge’s Signatures, and Bizarre Religious Assertions on Homosexuality

The US govt is resuming capital punishment. (via ABCNews) Gene editing study for sickle cell anemia. (via NPR) Forged judges signatures used for real takedowns. (via Ars Technica) Bishop: women enjoying anal sex makes fetuses gay. (via Cyprus Mail ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Mice Hallucinations, Abortion in Arkansas, Testosterone and Moral Decisions, and Police Fired for Joking about Shooting AOC

Triggering hallucinations in mice. (via NYT) Arkansas judge temporarily blocks abortion restrictions. (via NPR) Testosterone doesn’t seem to influence moral decisions. (via Ars Technica) Police who wanted to shoot a member of congress fired. (via BBC ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Bioluminescent Sharks, School Lunch Debt, Artificial Muscles, and GMOs for Feeding People

Tiny glow in the dark sharks. (via CNN) School lunch debt, which is a thing because the US is a dystopia, is inspiring one school district to threaten removal of children from parents. (via NPR) Artificial muscles! (via Ars Technica) Feeding 10 billion people. We need GMOs. (via Bloomberg ) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Intersectional Feminism, Relocating Farm Research, Measles vs Ebola, and Getting Back to the Moon

Centering women with disabilities is essential for intersectional feminism.  (via The Body is Not an Apology) Farm researchers in the US must relocate. Many are unwilling. (via NPR) Measles is killing more people than ebola in the DRC. (via Ars Technica) Why we haven’t been back to the moon in …

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Reality Checks: Space Peppers, Slavery and Seafood, Mysterious Paralyzing Illness, and Fighting for Abortion in Honduras

Growing peppers on the ISS.  (via Science Alert) Fighting slavery in seafood. (via NPR) Mysterious paralyzing illness affecting US children. The hypothesis that this may be related to polio is giving me nightmares. (via Ars Technica) Fighting Honduras abortion ban. (via Al Jazeera ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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