Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Space Peppers, Slavery and Seafood, Mysterious Paralyzing Illness, and Fighting for Abortion in Honduras

Growing peppers on the ISS.  (via Science Alert) Fighting slavery in seafood. (via NPR) Mysterious paralyzing illness affecting US children. The hypothesis that this may be related to polio is giving me nightmares. (via Ars Technica) Fighting Honduras abortion ban. (via Al Jazeera ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Church Blocks Service Animal, the AMA Sues over Laws Requiring Doctors Lie, Neanderthal Glue, and Bronze Age Palace Discovered

A blind man’s service dog is blocked from entering a church, because religious entities don’t have to comply with title III of the ADA. WTF.  (via WTOC) The AMA is suing over abortion rules that require them to lie to patients. (via NPR) Neanderthals used glue! (via Ars Technica) Drought …

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Reality Checks: AI for Cat Prey, AI for Privacy Violating Nudes, Smile Science, and Heavy Metal Geography

An AI to prevent cats from entering with prey. (via The Verge) The Science of Smiles. (via NPR) Disgusting app that virtually undresses women pulled. (via Ars Technica) If you would like to study the geography of heavy metal culture, there is a scholarship for you.  (via Consequenceofsound.net ) Featured Image …

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Reality Checks: Mummified Yacht Captain, Zombie Cicadas, Re purposed Nazi Sub Bases, and Ancient Bluebirds

Mummified captain found drifting at sea. (via Express) Fungus infected zombie cicadas. (via CBS Pittsburgh Nazi submarine base becomes data center. (via Ars Technica) World’s oldest bluebird. (via National Geographic ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: E Jean Carroll, Ravelry’s Trump Ban, Ancient Peruvian Engineering, and Safe Abortions

E Jean Carroll’s accusations against Trump. (via Vox) Ravelry bans Trump things.  (via NPR) Ancient Peruvian engineering. (via Ars Technica) UN calls on US to provide access to safe abortions. (via Reuters ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Shotguns in Space, Sandy Hook Parent wins again Fake News, Physics of Bubbles, and the Murder of Black Transgender Women

Soviet cosmonauts used to carry shotguns into space. For bears. (via Business Insider) Sandy Hook parent wins legal battle on defamation. (via NPR) Physics of Foam (via Ars Technica) The epidemic of murdered black transgender women. (via Washington Post ) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Malala’s Father, Replacing Plastic with Bacteria, Robot Pizza Deliveries, and Quebec Bans Religious Symbols

Feminism and Malala’s father. (via Time) Replacing plastic. (via NPR) Robot pizza deliveries. (via Ars Technica) Quebec bans some religious symbols from public servants. (via Al Jazeera ) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Pro Life Kills Women, Southern Baptist Abuse Accountability, Bat Longevity, and Siberian Wolves

The dead women of the ‘pro-life’ world.  (via Harper’s Bazaar) Southern baptists vote for more accountability on abuse. (via NPR) Adjusting for size, bats are some of the longest lived mammals. (via Ars Technica) Ancient Siberian wolf’s head! (via USA Today ) Featured image via flickr

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