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Reality Checks: Bears Don’t Attack Menstruating Women, Talking Science Like a Normal Human, a Cicada Mystery, and Climate Change Isn’t Leveling Off

It’s a myth that bears are attracted to menstruating women, and this is how that myth developed. (via Jezebel) Tips for talking like a normal human while still being a scientist. (via Scientific American) Why are cicadas are waking up a few years early? (via Vox) Climate change isn’t “leveling …

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Reality Checks: Seth Rich Conspiracy, Don’t Declaw, Likes as Evidence of Hate, and How Whales Got So Big

Why the Seth Rich conspiracy theory just won’t die in some corners of politically conservative media. (via Slate) You really shouldn’t declaw your cat. (via Popular Science) Can a Facebook post be evidence of hate for the purposes of proving a hate crime? (via Wired) A changing climate of the …

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Reality Checks: Mossy Antarctic, Men Explaining Things, Strange Star is Strange, and Ladybug Wings

Antarctica is getting mossy. (via Scientific American) Women share their stories of egregious mansplaining. (via Teen Vogue) A strange star is acting strangely again. (via D-brief) Researchers get a peak at how ladybugs store their wings. (via NPR) Featured image credit: daubiwan via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Prince Rupert’s Drops, Atheism in America, How Conservative Media Covers Trump, and Alternative Medical Charities

Solving the mystery of Prince Rupert’s drops. (via Smithsonian) Atheism may be way more common in the US than we previously thought. (via FiveThirtyEight) How conservative news outlets have been covering Trump scandals. (via Vox) Alternative medical organizations in the UK may lose their charitable status if a new proposal …

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Reality Checks: Hostility Toward the Press, School Lunch Wars, Gay Genocide in Chechnya, and What it Means to ‘Do Science’

Newt Gingrich urges Trump to shut down the White House press room, and frankly this should scare everyone. (via Politico) A brief history of the public school lunch program. (via JSTOR Daily) Chechnya has been accused of genocide against gay people in the International Criminal Court. (via BBC) A public …

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Reality Checks: The Body’s “Finite” Energy, Putting New Mothers at Risk, Final Exam Racial Slur, and the Death of MP3

Add exercise to the list of things that Trump doesn’t understand. (via The Washington Post) A focus on newborn health puts new mothers at risk. (via NPR) A racial slur pops up on a New Mexico high school final exam. (via The Root) The MP3 is dead. (via Gizmodo) Featured …

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Reality Checks: America’s White Male Terrorist Problem, Protecting Fish, Glacier-less National Park, and Fewer Unplanned Pregnancies

The United States has a white male terrorist problem, and we need to address it. (via Teen Vogue) Why don’t we value fish more? (via JSTOR Daily) Thanks to climate change, Glacier National Park will contain no glaciers. (via Think Progress) Unplanned pregnancies are at a 30-year low in the …

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Reality Checks: Gutting the EPA, Fidget Spinner Physics, Young Human Relatives, and Hitting a Wall

The EPA has dismissed half of its scientific review board. (via The Atlantic) The physics of fidget spinners. (via Wired) A member of the Homo genus may be younger than we thought. (via NPR) Could a pill help athletes who have hit a wall? (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: …

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