Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Pelosi vs Trump, Hagfish Slime, Airport Security, and Health Outcome Disparities

Nancy Pelosi is exploiting Trump’s sexism. (via Salon) Hagfish slime is surprisingly fascinating. (via The Atlantic) Why can’t the TSA just go on strike. (via JSTOR Daily) How your socioeconomic status effects the likelihood that you’ll survive cancer. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Senate Democrats via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Super Blood Wolf Moon, Neanderthal Extinction, Homicide Rate in Mexico, and Bomb Threat Scammers

Pretty pictures of the super blood wolf moon. (via The Washington Post) Questioning neanderthal extinction. (via Ancient Origins) Highest ever homicide rate for Mexico in 2018. (via NPR) Godaddy weaknesses and bomb threat scammers. (via Ars Technica) Featured image credit: leted via flickr

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Reality Checks: Restrictions on Trans Troops, Attacking Toxic Masculinity, Voronoi Tessellations, and Erasing Women

The Supreme Court allows Trump’s restrictions on trans people in the military to go into effect. (via The Washington Post) Society is pushing back against toxic masculinity, and that’s a good thing. (via Vox) The ubiquity of Voronoi tessellations. (via Scientific American) How the anti-choice movement erases women. (via Jezebel) …

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Reality Checks: Correcting Swift, LGBT Medical Training, Audience Q&As, and Galaga the Prehistoric Shark

Correcting the scaling in Gulliver’s Travels. (via Ars Technica) The need for more LGBT medical training. (via NPR) The terribleness of audience QAs. (via TheMarySue) New prehistoric shark Galaga. (via Polygon) Featured image credit: Jan Tik via flickr

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Reality Checks: Fight for the ERA, Melting Glaciers, Chaos in the Early Solar System, and Why Pain Hurts

The fight for the ERA is back. (via The Atlantic) North America is losing 12 billion tons of glacier ice per year. (via Scientific American) The formation of our solar system was probably messier than you think. (via The Crux) Scientists are one step closer to figuring out what part …

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Reality Checks: The Efficacy of CBC, Saturn’s Young Rings, Matchmaking Frogs, and Hairless, Sweaty Primates

What’s the deal with CBD? (via Vox) Saturn hasn’t always had its signature rings. (via D-brief) Romeo, the Bolivian Sehuencas water frog that was thought to be the last of its kind, now has a mate. (via NPR) Why aren’t humans hairy like chimps and gorillas? (via The Crux) Featured …

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Reality Checks: Opposing GMOs without Understanding them, RIP RPCV in Nairobi Attacks, Filth vs Oysters, and Dead Space Plants

Fiercest opponents to GMOs understand the least. (via Ars Technica) Returned Peace Corps Volunteer killed in Nairobi attack. (via NPR) Cleaning NY Harbor with oysters. (via cnn) Rest in peace, space plants. (via space.com) Featured image credit:dotpolka via flickr

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Reality Checks: Imperiled Government Research, Talking Rationally About Pot, Kids Using Tech, and Men Mad at Razors

The partial government shutdown is delaying important scientific research. (via Mother Jones) What a new book gets wrong about marijuana. (via Vox) It turns out, using tech might not have much effect on teens. (via Scientific American) Some men are really mad about that Gillette ad. (via Jezebel) Featured image …

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