Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Atomic Radios, Amazon Selling Customer Data, Tracking Ivory Smuggling with DNA, and Food Paper Retractions

Atomic Radio (via Ars Technica) Amazon workers accused of selling customer data. (via AJC) Using DNA to track ivory smugglers. (via NPR) Food researcher from Cornell has 6 papers retracted. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Franziska via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Cap, Gown, Vote!, McDonald’s Strike, Space-Faring Tortoises, and Mars P.D.

Meet the group helping young people register to vote. (via Teen Vogue) Women who work at McDonald’s are going on strike to bring attention to rampant sexual harassment. (via Jezebel) The first Earthlings around the moon were Soviet tortoises, worms, and flies. (via The Crux) How will the police solve …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Stopping Clocks, Bringing Ball Ballgames, Torvalds Learns Empathy, and Dismissing Deaths in Puerto Rico

Trump is turning off federal radio stations that broadcast the time. (via Voa News) Bringing back a pre-columbian ballgame. (via NPR) Linux adopts a code of conduct and Torvalds is taking time off to learn empathy. (via Ars Technica) The head of FEMA is blaming spousal abuse for deaths in …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Feminist Power, World’s Oldest Drawing, a New Extinct Tree, and Male Midwives of the 1600s and 1700s

Serena Williams and the Miss America pageant exhibit contrasting illustrations of women’s power. (via Think Progress) Scientists have found the world’s oldest drawing. (via NPR) A new tree has been discovered…and declared extinct. (via Scientific American) How a family of male midwives changed how women give birth. (via JSTOR Daily) …

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Science

Science

Today I Made the World a Better Place

I got a flu shot.  I made it slightly easier for people with compromised immune systems to exist in public spaces.     Featured image credit Yaniv Ben Arie via flickr

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

Foretelling Saturday: Better Randomness and More Options

Fridays keep getting away from me, so I must sacrifice alliteration sometimes just for the sake of getting some post any post up. Last week I tried using an internet site to randomly generate a Bible verse. Not only was the verse about me being able to get a boat to …

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Feminism

FeminismPop CultureTelevision

Doctor Who is being played by a woman; Sci-Fi ruined forever

After 54 years of men exclusively playing the alien known as ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role as the first woman to do so. Predictably this has not gone down well. After the announcement the wave of hateful comments poured in, which is not to say …

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