Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: RIP Evelyn Berezin, Teen Vaping, Tornado Formation, and the Dangers of Moon Missions

Farewell Evelyn Berezin, who should get more recognition. (via Ars Technica) Teen vaping increases. Do you vape? (via NPR) Tornadoes form from the ground up, contrary to what we thought. Huh. (via Phys) Moon dust breathing could be really really toxic. (via Futurism) Featured image credit: NOAA photo library via …

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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: Poor People Deserve Slow Internet, Later School Starts, Dying with your Boots on in the 14th Century, and Michael Cohen Sentenced

US ISPs believe providing equal service to the poor would just be unfair. (via the Register) School starting later is good for teens.(via NPR) Dying with your boots on in the Thames. (via Ars Technica) Trump’s former lawyer goes to prison. (via Al Jazeera) Featured image credit: feck_ARt_post via flickr

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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: Uncompensated Labor and the Wage Gap, Slavery Bibles, Baggage Handling Laws, and the Difficulties of Driving as an AI (or Human)

Gender pay equality and the uncompensated labor gap. (via theMarySue) Slave Bible from the 1800s was edited to avoid inciting possible rebellion. (via NPR) Tammy Duckworth gets a law passed requiring airlines to reveal baggage handling problems. (via Chicago Business) Driving is a hard problem. (via Ars Technica) Featured image …

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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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Reality Checks: Millennials and the Economy, Eels Up Noses, Warm-Blooded Ichthyosaur, and Saturn and Its Oddball Moon

The economy killed Millennials. (via The Atlantic) Eels are being found up monk seals’ noses and no one knows why. (via Atlas Obscura) There is evidence that the ichthyosaur was warm-blooded. (via Dead Things) Saturn’s moons have Earth-like water. Well…most of them. (via D-brief) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space …

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