Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Photos of Climate Change, Persistent Segregation, VAWA Expiration, and Charcoal Vulva Masks

These photos illustrate the price we are already paying for climate change. (via Buzzfeed News) What House Hunters can tell us about why housing is still so segregated. (via CityLab) The Violence Against Women Act expired due to the government shutdown. (via NPR) In case it needs to be said, …

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Reality Checks: CRISPR Explained, Opposing Citizenship Questions, Old Boys, and the Fake Internet

Everything you should know about CRISPR. (via Vox) Some Japanese-Americans who were imprisoned in interment camps during World War II oppose asking about citizenship in the census, for fear that census information could be misused again. (via NPR) 2018 was the year of the Old Boy. (via Slate) A bunch …

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Reality Checks: Ellen Swallow Richards, the Ambiguous Threat of Asbestos Baby Powder, Troll Patrol Report, and Devaluing Femininity

Meet Ellen Swallow Richards, the chemist and public health advocate who was the first woman to be a student at MIT 150 years ago. (via Smithsonian Magazine) How freaked out should we be about asbestos in baby powder? (via Slate) Amnesty International released a report and interactive website documenting the …

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Reality Checks: Online Masculinity, Pterosaur Feathers, Eating Raw Cookie Dough, and New Worlds

How the internet effects masculinity. (via JSTOR Daily) What pterosaur feathers say about evolution. (via Dead Things) What are the risks in eating raw cookie dough? (via The Crux) Check out these worlds in the making. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Marco Verch via Flickr

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Reality Checks: First Amendment Milestone, Men Who are Too Easily Flattered, Being Allergic to Meat, and Serena’s Catsuit

Fifty-three years ago yesterday, students were suspended for protesting the Vietnam War. This spawned the Supreme Court case that extended First Amendment rights to the classroom. (via Zinn Education Project) That middle-aged men are so easily flattered by young women is becoming a threat to national security. (via Salon) What …

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Reality Checks: Assault on Science, Meteor Math, QGP, and the Dark Night Sky

A new report details an assault on science at the Department of the Interior. (via LA Times) How far away can you see a meteor? (via Bad Astronomy) Scientists have learned something new about the quark-gluon plasma. (via D-brief) Why is the night sky black? (via Popular Science) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Goodbye Voyager 2, Missing Monarchs, Interrupting Pelosi, and Involuntary Breathing

Voyager 2 is out of the solar system. (via NPR) We’ve seen a 97% decrease in Monarch butterflies this year. (via The Guardian) Even the post powerful woman in American politics isn’t immune to manterruption. (via The Atlantic) Why don’t we have to think about breathing? (via Popular Science) Featured …

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Reality Checks: The Complexity of Gender and Race Bias in Academia, Easing School Lunch Health Guidelines, the Environmental Cost of Cigarettes, and How Banning Adult Content Harms Youth

The sexual assault and harassment allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson shows the complexity of academic inequality. (via Scientific American) School lunches are about to get a little less healthy. (via NPR) Smoking cigarettes is bad for you, but it’s also bad for the environment. (via JSTOR Daily) Tumblr’s ban on …

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