Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Protecting Nature, Weird Dog Behavior, Keeping Migrant Families Together, and Used Mattresses

Simply expanding nature preserves won’t really protect nature. (via Scientific American) What is “trancing,” or, why is my dog acting so weird? (via Popular Science) There used to be a program that kept migrant families together, free, and compliant with their court dates. Trump shut it down. (via Think Progress) …

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Reality Checks: Discriminatory Testosterone Rule, Springs and Latches, the Panda Family Tree, and “Unconscionable” Family Separation

Caster Semenya will challenge track and field’s new testosterone rule in court. (via The New York Times) How the size of an animal influences its biology. (via Quanta Magazine) A new family line of panda has been discovered. (via D-brief) The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has called Trump’s …

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Reality Checks: Uranium Yarn Harvest, The Best Martians, Gaming Disorder, and Trump’s Space Force

Harvesting uranium with yarn. (via Ars Technica) Best sci fi martians. (via space.com) WHO recognizes gaming disorder as a thing. (via Tech Crunch) Trump wants a “separate but equal” space force.  But why tho? (via NPR) Featured image credit: Emma Jane Hogbin Westby via flickr

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Reality Checks: Three-Parent Babies, Trying to Stop the Trail of Tears, the Face of God, and Road to Change

How can a baby have three parents? (via The Crux) The women who tried to stop Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal campaign. (via JSTOR Daily) This is what God looks like, according to 511 Christians. (via D-brief) Parkland high school students are starting their summer-long voter registration drive. (via Think Progress) …

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Reality Checks: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Bigger Milky Way, Protecting Democracy and Science, and Vaccine Exemption Hot-Spots

Climate change might be contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (via Popular Science) The Milky Way might be bigger than we thought. (via D-brief) To protect the integrity of all science, we need to protect democracy. (via Scientific American) Here are the vaccine exemption hot-spots. (via Washington Post) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Genes and the Bubonic Plague, Psychic Kitties and the World Cup, Gravitational Waves from Wormholes, and Lasers vs Space Junk

4000 year old genomes and bubonic plague. (via Ars Technica) A cat is the psychic animal of the 2018 world cup! (via NPR) Colliding wormholes could be sending gravitational waves out (via Tech Times) Meanwhile in Russia there are apparently plans to build a giant laser to target space junk. …

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Reality Checks: Dying Baobabs, Being Hangry, Harassers are Terrible Scientists, and How Memories Alter the Brain

Climate change is killing one of the Earth’s longest-living organisms. (via The Atlantic) What makes us ‘hangry?’ (via NPR) Harassers who work in STEM are terrible scientists. (via Scientific American) What is a memory? (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Ferdinand Reus from Arnhem, Holland – Two old ones, CC …

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Reality Checks: Pleistocene Mandibles, the Exercise Gap, Owning the Moon, and Legally Defining Consent

The rugged mandibles of early humans. (via Ars Technica) Women, particularly of color, have much lower exercise rates than young men after high school. (via NPR) Woman sues to keep possession of lunar dust. (via Washington Post) About half the US doesn’t have any legal definition of consent. (via Vice) …

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