Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Snake Oil Genetic Therapy, Stripey Enceladus, Regulating ISPS, and Genocide Hearings

Expensive, unproven, genetic therapies for aging. (via MIT Technology Review) Stripey moon. (via Gizmodo ) Bernie Sanders promises he would regulate internet providers as a utility. (via Ars Technica) Genocide hearings against Myanmar in the Hague. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Mosquito Sex, Bee hydrofoiling, Ayahuasca Mental States, and Stopping Child Rape

Studying mosquito sex noises. (via scitechdaily) Bees hydrofoiling. (via phys.org ) EEGs on people under the influence of ayahuasca. (via Ars Technica) Stopping sexual violence against children. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Space Object Names, Physics in the 2010s, the Source of Antivaxx Ads, and Sanitation Work

Space object renamed because of nazis. Damn nazis. They make everything inconvenient. (via Digital Trends) Physics changes in the last decade. (via Gizmodo ) Robert F Kennedy is the leading source of facebook’s antivaxx ads. (via Ars Technica) The hard lives of sanitation workers. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Inequality in US, Satanic Plant Meat, Plastic Waste in Science, and Helium shortages

The US is the most unequal developed nation. (via upi) The satanic plot of…plant based meat alternatives. (via Right Wing Watch ) Science and plastic waste. (via Ars Technica) Running out of helium and why it matters.  (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Racist songs in Music Education, Space Wine, Hacking Mics with Light, and E Jean Carroll Sues

Removing racist songs from children’s music education. (via medium) A startup is sending wine into space. (via techcrunch ) Getting microphones to respond to light rather than sound. (via Ars Technica) E Jean Carroll is suing Trump for defamation. Can we donate to her legal costs? (via NPR) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Cars Seeing around Corners, Cars and Lines, Racist Healthcare Algorithms, and of Course, Cultural Appropriate on Halloween

Using shadows so cars can see around corners. (via techcrunch) Lyft invents…the line! (via jalopnik ) Algorithm on health care offers less care to black people. (via Ars Technica) Cultural appropriate and Halloween. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Out of Botswana, Rat-Driven Cars, Cars on Halloween, and Poverty vs Brains

Modern humans may have come from Botswana. (via BBC) Tiny rats driving tiny cars! For science! (via Engadget ) Dangers to children on halloween: urban legends vs cars. (via Ars Technica) Poverty may be harder on teen brains than trauma. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Check: Lego Fossils, Antarctic Nuclear remnants, Bad Science on High Heels, and Spying Tips

Lego dino fossils! (via Gizmodo) Traces of nuclear tests from the 1950s still detectable in Antarctica. ( via Phys ) Paper on men’s responses to women in high heels retracted. (via Ars Technica) Eateries and espionage (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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