Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Climate Data not Distorted, Opioids vs Car Fatalities, CRISPR, and Screens vs Potatoes

No evidence climate data was distorted. Shocking.  (via Ars Technica) More USians killed by opioids than cars. (via The NPR) Screens are as bad for children as potatoes. (via Wired) CRISPR is revolutionizing medicine. (via Financial Times) Featured image credit: Tim Gee via flickr

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Reality Checks: LA Teachers Strike, Food Insecurity in College, a Milestone for Women in Hip-Hop, and Predicting Genocide

LA teachers are going on strike. Here’s why. (via Vox) Food insecurity among college students is real. (via The Atlantic) Missy Elliot will be the first female hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (via Slate) Can we identify when circumstances are ripe for genocide? These …

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Reality Checks: Trashing Joshua Tree, Using Sex to Delegitimize, Unhealthy Sperm, and Teaching the Bible

Joshua Tree National Park – and it’s vulnerable trees- are getting trashed due to the government shutdown. (via Vox) The GOP’s sexualized assault on AOC. (via Dame) Unhealthy sperm can play a role in lost pregnancies. (via Popular Science) A Florida bill would mandate that public schools offer a class …

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Reality Checks: Fatburgs, Rising CO2 Emissions, Fake Bones of Clay, and Making High Risk Decisions

Fatburgs in England.(via Ars Technica) Carbon dioxide emissions rising in the US. (via NPR) Fake bones made for an icthyosaur. (via livescience) Why people make high risk decisions. (via Medical Xpress) Featured image credit:Miguel M Almeida via flickr

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Reality Checks: Women in Power, the Damaging Nature of Purity Pledges, Women-Centered Tech, and Forming Rainbows

Why men find this new class of congresswomen so terrifying. (via Slate) It turns out that those purity pledges didn’t guarantee virginity until marriage and in some cases are really damaging. (via Bust) CES revoked an award it gave to an innovative sex toy, calling the device “immoral.” (via Gizmodo) …

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Reality Checks: London Medieval Murder Map,Mailing Medicines in Extreme Temperatures, Galactice Collisions, and Spicy Tomatoes

The murder map of London. (via Ars Technica) Climate change and mailing medicines. (via NPR) The Milky Way will be crashing into the LMC. Welp.  (via Livescience) Engineering a spicy tomato. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Farzana Ahmad

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Reality Checks: The Shut-Down’s Next Victims, Saving an Endangered Language, America’s First Woman Governor, and Who Gets to Be Serious

The next victims of the government shut-down are America’s poorest families. (via Rolling Stone) Two brothers work to save their native language. (via NPR) The first female governor in the US has been largely forgetting to history, and that’s not an accident. (via OPB) Who gets to be taken seriously? …

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Reality Checks: Chinese Moon Landing, a Less-Christian Congress, Recognition of Shelby Jacobs, and The Firebusters

China lands a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. (via BBC) The new Congress is slightly less Christian, but still pretty religious. (via NPR) Shelby Jacobs, designer of the camera system on Apollo 6, is finally getting the recognition he deserves. (via The Root) An international team of …

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