Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Capital Punishment in the US, Gene Editing for Sickle Cell, Forging Judge’s Signatures, and Bizarre Religious Assertions on Homosexuality

The US govt is resuming capital punishment. (via ABCNews) Gene editing study for sickle cell anemia. (via NPR) Forged judges signatures used for real takedowns. (via Ars Technica) Bishop: women enjoying anal sex makes fetuses gay. (via Cyprus Mail ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Mice Hallucinations, Abortion in Arkansas, Testosterone and Moral Decisions, and Police Fired for Joking about Shooting AOC

Triggering hallucinations in mice. (via NYT) Arkansas judge temporarily blocks abortion restrictions. (via NPR) Testosterone doesn’t seem to influence moral decisions. (via Ars Technica) Police who wanted to shoot a member of congress fired. (via BBC ) Featured Image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Bioluminescent Sharks, School Lunch Debt, Artificial Muscles, and GMOs for Feeding People

Tiny glow in the dark sharks. (via CNN) School lunch debt, which is a thing because the US is a dystopia, is inspiring one school district to threaten removal of children from parents. (via NPR) Artificial muscles! (via Ars Technica) Feeding 10 billion people. We need GMOs. (via Bloomberg ) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Intersectional Feminism, Relocating Farm Research, Measles vs Ebola, and Getting Back to the Moon

Centering women with disabilities is essential for intersectional feminism.  (via The Body is Not an Apology) Farm researchers in the US must relocate. Many are unwilling. (via NPR) Measles is killing more people than ebola in the DRC. (via Ars Technica) Why we haven’t been back to the moon in …

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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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