Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Shyness, Genetically Modifying Food and Babies, and the Radiation of Going to Mars

Science of shyness.  (via BBC) US continues to ban genetically modified babies. (via NPR) The struggle for better nutrition via GMO. (via Ars Technica) The dangers of radiation and going to Mars. (via Extreme Tech ) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Chernobyl, Lab Octopi, Mandatory Password Changes, Lab Grown Bug Meat

Photos from Chernobyl. (via The Atlantic) Lab rat octopi. (via NPR) Microsoft no longer advises mandatory password changes. Bout damn time.  (via Ars Technica) Lab grown bug meat. (via Wired ) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Ammonium and Life, Anita Hill on the Election, Gaming for Everyone, and CRISPR for babies

Ammonium and early terrestrial life. (via phys.org) An interview with Anita Hill.  (via NPR) Microsoft: Gaming is for everyone. Bout damn time.  (via Ars Technica) Genetically modifying babies with CRISPR (via CNBC ) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Women who Support Patriarchy, Roman Banquets, Moving Planets, and Adorable Robots

Why so many women support patriarchy in the US. (via Eudaimonia) The lavish Roman banquet. (via NPR) Wandering earth: could we move our whole planet? (via Ars Technica) Adorable little robot from stanford.  (via The Verge ) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Ireland Bans Hate Missionary, Gossip Times and Health, Reopening the Case vs Assange, and Strippers at Funerals

Ireland bans Steven Anderson!! YAY! (via CNN) We gossip on avg 52 minutes per day. (via NPR) Sweden wants to extradite Assange. (via Ars Technica) China cracks down on strippers at funerals. (via The Independent ) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Cutie Pie Batlike Dinosaurs, Obesity stereotypes in Urban and Rural America, Men’s Emotional Demands of Women, and Discriminating against Pregnant Women

Utterly adorable dinosaur may have flown with bat like wings. (via Gizmodo) Urban and rural lifestyles in the US, in terms of obesity. (via NPR) Amazon discriminates against pregnant women. (via Ars Technica) Relying on the emotional labor of women. (via Harper’s Bazaar) featured image credit Min Wang, Institute of …

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Reality Checks: Old Human Footprints, Talking with Mothers, Ghost Genetic Apes, and NASA Scammed with Faulty Aluminum

Oldest known human footprint in Americas might be this in Chile. (via Livescience) Things we don’t talk about with our mothers, a book.  (via NPR) Ghost ape lives on genetically. (via Ars Technica) NASA and the aluminum scam.  (via CNET) featured image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Syphilis, Measles, Moby Dick the Spy, and Blocking Abortion Access for Rape Victims

Syphilis is winning in rural US. (via Salon) Adults can benefit from measles boosters given the epidemic. (via NPR) A white whale has been found with a harness for a Go Pro and it is a Russian black ops operation most likely!  FROM HELL’S HEART I SPY ON THEE! (via …

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