Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Vintage Medicine, Vintage Strongwomen, Grays and Depression, and Planetary Health

The soldier who removed his own bladder stone. (via Ars Technica) Eating for planetary health. (via NPR) People with depression have trouble with contrast between white and black. (via Harvard Press) Vintage Strongwomen. (via Vintage News) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Jack the Ripper, Psychosis and Marijuana, the non Luxury of Menstrual Products, and Women and Raises

Jack the Ripper possibly IDed but probably not. (via Ars Technica) Psychosis and marijuana. (via NPR) Maine lawmaker thinks access to menstrual products would make prisons like country clubs. (via Maine Beacon) Women do ask for more money, they just don’t get it. (via The Cut) Featured image via flickr

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Reality Checks: Ancient Astrolabe, Fake Thefts, Sensing the Magnetic Field, and Digital Colonialism

Oldest known astrolabe. (via Ars Technica) Famous (fake) painting stolen. (via NPR) Some humans might be able to sense the earth’s magnetic field.(via Gizmodo) Digital Colonialism. (via Al Jazeera) Featured image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: Phone Scams, Earplugs, New Snake Discovered, and Fossilized Monkey Teeth

Vishing and smishing makes bank. (via Ars Technica) You need earplugs at concerts. (via NPR) Terrifying danger noodle stabs sideways. (via The Geek) Fossilized monkey teeth in Kenya. (via phys.og)F Featured image credit via flickr

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Reality Checks: History of Wifi Security, Republican Women and Sexism, White Women and Conservatism, and Ancient Polynesian Tattoos

History of wifi security protocols. (via Ars Technica) Most republican women don’t consider systemic sexism a big issue. You don’t say.(via TheMarySue) White women and conservatism. (via The Guardian) 2700 year old Polynesian tattoo kit. (via livescience) Featured image credit: Miniyo73 via flickr

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Reality Checks: DST is Good, House Plant Myths, Wrestling While Female, and the Straight Dope on Tetanus

Daylight Savings Time isn’t your enemy. Standard Time is. (via Slate) Sorry, your house plants aren’t making the air in your home cleaner. (via The Atlantic) Colorado high school wrestler is frustrated when boys refuse to wrestle her. (via NPR) Rust doesn’t really have anything to do with tetanus. (via …

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Reality Checks: All-Woman Spacewalking Team, the Weight of a Galaxy, Type D Killer Whales, and Citogenesis

The first all-woman spacewalking team is finally happening! (via Gizmodo) How much does our galaxy weigh? (via D-brief) “Type D” killer whales have been found near Cape Horn. (via NPR) The internet has a “citogenesis” problem. (via Slate) Featured image credit: ESO/S. Brunier

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Reality Checks: Disaster Relief is for the Rich, the Second Person Cured of HIV, FDR’s “Green” New Deal, and Broken Heart Syndrome

How disaster relief favors the rich. (via NPR) The second person has been “effectively cured” of HIV. (via Stat) The original New Deal had a significant “green” component. (via JSTOR Daily) The origin of Takotsubo Syndrome – aka Broken Heart Syndrome – may start in the brain. (via D-brief) Featured …

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