Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Mushrooms for Life, the Sackler Family Continues to be the WORST, Life Supporting Planet (?!) and Rape as First Sexual Experience

Mushrooms could save humanity. (via Business Insider) Sackler Family hiding money to avoid paying settlement in oxycontin suit. I mean, allegedly. (via Ars Technica) Expolanet k2-18b might support life! (via techtimes) 1 in 16 women report first sexual experience as rape. (via NPR) Featured image credit via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Ancient Rhino Teeth Genes, Mongol Mass Graves, Terrifying Kangaroos, and Money for Disasters.

Extracting genetic info from ancient rhino tooth. (via the independent) Mass grave from mongol invasion of Russia. (via Ars Technica) Horrifying prehistoric kangaroos. (via newsweek) Give money, not stuff, in disasters. (via NPR) Featured image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Explosive Titanic Craters, Biased Algorithms, Thermal Regulations via Holes in Head, and Telepsychiatry for Rural Healthcare

Titan lakes could be explosion craters. (via phys.org) Court algorithms that favor white people. (via Ars Technica) T-Rex’s used holes in their head for thermal regulation. (via weather.com) Telepsychiatry and rural healthcare access. (via NPR) Featured image credit via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Collisions in Space, Cancer in Space, the Genetics of Sexual Orientation, and the Rising Heat that Afflicts the Poor

A SpaceX satellite had a bug that almost caused a satellite collision. (via the Verge) Complex genetics of sexual orientation. (via Ars Technica) Cancer cells in space. (via New Atlas) As with all things, the poor are most affected by rising heat in cities. (via NPR) Featured image credit via …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Toxic Masculinity on the Radio, Forming Political Beliefs, Vibrating Rocks, and Rescuing Animals

Radio host toxics the masculinity by calling a woman selfish for working and  her husband a beta male. (via Right Wing Watch) How political beliefs are formed. (via Ars Technica) Vibrating rocks. (via Wired) Rescuing animals from combat zones. (via NPR) Featured image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Bombing Hurricanes, Marian Anderson, Tidy Dust-free Asteroids, and Mapping the Rainforest Fire Effects

Using nuclear bombs on hurricanes will not help. (via CNN) Remembering Marian Anderson. (via NPR) A dust free asteroid! (via Ars Technica) A map of the carbon monoxide plume from the Amazon fires. We are so screwed. (via Scitechdaily) featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Elephants vs Climate Change, Locust Plagues, Ear Infected Neanderthals, and Facial Recognition Software

The role of elephants in preventing climate change. (via NYT) Plagues of locusts and how to prevent them. (via NPR) Neanderthals and ear infections. (via Ars Technica) Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on use of facial recognition by police. (via The Verge) featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Underground DARPA, Against Addictive Social Media, Nomming Giant Mole Rats, and the Dangers of NULL

NASA robots compete underground. (via JPL) Bill to curb infinite scrolling and auto play. (via NPR) People living at high elevations first ate giant mole rats. Nom. (via Ars Technica) Why NULL license tags are a bad idea. (via Wired) featured image via flickr

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