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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Ethics of Crowds, Horses and Facial Expressions, Cotton Candy Organs, and a Mold Problem at NASA

Why crowd sourcing ethical decisions is a bad idea.  Hint: it’s because people are awful.  (via Ars Technica) Horses can differentiate between human facial expressions. (via Science Daily NASA has mold on its suitcases. (via Reuters) Human organs made with a cotton candy machine. (via Tech Times) Featured image credit: Dan Mason via …

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Reality Checks: Calculating the Speed of Light, “Formation” is Not for White People, What Makes Something Dead, and Queering Valentine’s Day

Calculate the speed of light using Jupiter. (via Wired) It doesn’t matter if white people don’t get Beyonce’s “Formation.” (via Feministe) What does “dead” mean? (via Scientific American) Queering Valentine’s Day. (via Feministing) Featured image credit: LadyDragonflyCC via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us …

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Reality Checks: Sexy Sweaters,Tasing and Miranda Rights, and Death by Meteorite

Simon Fraser U is suggesting that saving energy makes female professors more desirable for their male students. (via Inside Higher Ed) Tased suspects are more likely to wave Miranda rights. (via Ars Technica) We have now had possibly the first human death from meteorite. (via The Mary Sue) Australia fires 110 climate …

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Reality Checks: Margaret Chase Smith, Bernie Deals with Berniebros, Your Brain on Google, and Queer Theology

The story of Margaret Chase Smith and her run for president. (via The New Yorker) Bernie Sanders tells Bernibros to cut the crap. (via Think Progress) How Google changes what we remember and how we learn. (via NPR) Queering the Christian experience. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: Phil Roeder …

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Cryptophile: Cerberus

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. I’m back from a self-imposed hiatus after finishing my master’s degree and trying to get my gender issues to be recognised by my country. But all that …

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In Which I am to Organize my Life Around the Possibility of Pregnancy

Like many empty headed ladies who don’t take seriously their inevitable and impending baby making futures, I do not particularly worry that what I consume will damage a future baby.  The CDC has just called me out on this, with its latest recommendation that I should never consume alcohol unless …

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