Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Unconstitutionality of Social Media Bans, Hackers and Girl Scouts, Special Election Lengths, and the New Art Darlings

The unconstitutionality of blocking social media. (via Ars Technica) The next generation of hackers and the girl scouts. (via Vice) Georgia special election is longer than some national elections. (via NPR) The new darlings of the art world are older women, not younger men. (via artsy) Featured image credit: H2Woah via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Cats, Guinea Pigs, Human Sacrifice, and Cooking in District 6

The spread of cats (via The Atlantic) Naming guinea pigs with neural networks.  (via Lewis and Quark) The diet of human sacrifice victims. (via Ars Technica) Cookbooks of District 6. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Ava Babili via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Maternal Mortality is Bigger in Texas, Interracial Marriages post Loving, No Black Panther Spinoff, and Trumping Julius Caesar

In the entire developed world, Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate. (via Bust) Pushback against miscegenation, 50 years post Loving v Virginia. (via NPR) Black panther spin off cancelled. (via Root) Funding pulled for Trumpified Julius Caesar.  Funding was not a problem for an Obamified Julius Caesar. (via Washington Post) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Summoning the Devil, Extinction and the Law, Puerto Rican Statehood, and the Fight Against Manspreading

Charles Babbage, father of computing, once tried to summon the devil. (via Ars Technica) Legal implications of reviving extinct species (via Ars Technica) Puerto Rico votes for statehood in nonbinding referendum. (via PBS) Madrid is fighting manspreading on public transport. (via Washington Post) Featured image credit: Benjamin Lehet via flickt

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Opera vs Trump

Opera Politico has some Rossini for Trump   Featured image credit: katch via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Body Cam Footage and Police Bias, Looking too Much Like a Boy, Recycling into Swiss Army Knives, and Books with Female warriors

First major study of body-cam footage concludes police show bias towards black people.  (via Ars Technica) Girl barred from soccer tournament because she looked to much like a boy. (via NPR) Recycling coffee pods into swiss army knives. (via The Geek) 12 Books with female warriors.  Disclosure:  I LOVE the Hero …

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Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: Wonder Woman

cross posted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered I went in to Wonder Woman with low expectations.  All I wanted was for it to pass the Bechdel test, but I was pleasantly surprised that not only did it pass the Bechdel test in the first 5 minutes or so, it is one of the …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Photos from the Antarctic, Uber Engineering and Sexual Harassment, Self-Copulation and the Price of Epipens, and the Efficacy of Abstinence-only Education

Recovering negatives from an antarctic expedition. (via Abandoned Spaces) An engineer describes working at uber (via Susan J Fowler) Anyone criticizing pricing practicies of pharmaceutical companies should go copulate with themselves. Or so a CEO tells us.(via Ars Technica) Abstinence only programs may be contributing to teen pregnancies.  You don’t …

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