Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Facial Recognition for Astronomy, Fraudulent Genetic Testing, Incompetent IT, and Some Tips for Dealing with Insecurity

Facial recognition tech for astronomy. (via Digital Trends) 35 people arrested in massive genetic testing fraud. (via Reuters) Baltimore city kept ALL of its data on local drives. (via Ars Technica) Tips for dealing with insecurity. (via NPR) Featured image credit: flickr

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Reality Checks: Investigating Environmental Activism as Domestic Terrorism, Setting Fire to the Homeless, FCC Loses in Court, and Impeachment Inquiries Vs Trump

The FBI targeted environmental activists in domestic terror investigations. (via The Guardian) 2 men investigated for setting fire to a homeless encampment, starting a brush fire in California. (via LAtimes) FCC versus the court on how media ownership affects women and minorities. (via Ars Technica) Formal impeachment inquiry against Trump …

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Reality Checks: City of Women Map, Banning Abortion Worldwide, Ebola in Tanzania, and Greta Thunberg on Climate Change

Leaked letter suggests the US wants UN member states to ban abortion. (via The Guardian) Renaming the NYC subway for women (via 6sqft) Tanzania is sketchily denying claims of ebola. (via Ars Technica) Greta Thunberg has harsh words for the world leaders of the UN on climate change.  ( via The NPR)   …

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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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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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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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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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