Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Poor People Deserve Slow Internet, Later School Starts, Dying with your Boots on in the 14th Century, and Michael Cohen Sentenced

US ISPs believe providing equal service to the poor would just be unfair. (via the Register) School starting later is good for teens.(via NPR) Dying with your boots on in the Thames. (via Ars Technica) Trump’s former lawyer goes to prison. (via Al Jazeera) Featured image credit: feck_ARt_post via flickr

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Reality Checks: Uncompensated Labor and the Wage Gap, Slavery Bibles, Baggage Handling Laws, and the Difficulties of Driving as an AI (or Human)

Gender pay equality and the uncompensated labor gap. (via theMarySue) Slave Bible from the 1800s was edited to avoid inciting possible rebellion. (via NPR) Tammy Duckworth gets a law passed requiring airlines to reveal baggage handling problems. (via Chicago Business) Driving is a hard problem. (via Ars Technica) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Ocasio-Cortez on Staff Salaries, Medieval Plague Travels, Senators Convinced of Saudi Prince’s Guilt, and Forced Hugging

Ocasio-Cortez, with whom I am falling madly in love, criticizes congress for employing unpaid interns. (via Business Insider) Mapping plague bacteria. (via Ars Technica) US Senators convinced Saudi Prince behind journalist murder. (via NPR) Forced hugging: it is a thing in corporations. Somehow. (via themarysue) Featured image credit:NIAID via flickr

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Reality Checks: Influential Films, Presidential Funerals, the Brightness of the Observable Universe, and a Database of Fugitive Slave Ads

Wizard of Oz is the most influential film of all time. (via Ars Technica) Presidential funerals, an overview. (via NPR) Measuring the brightness of the universe. (via Engadget) A database of fugitive slave ads from Cornell.  (via hyperallergic) featured image credit:Hades2k via flickr

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Reality Checks: Genetics of ADHD, Abortion in Pakistan, Student Evaluations Hurt Everyone, and the Renovations Necessary to Accommodate Women in Congress

Genetics of ADHD. (via Ars Technica) Abortion rates in Pakistan. (via NPR) The terribleness of student evaluations. (via Chronicle of Higher education) Congress is not logistically prepared for women. (via Politico) Featured image credit: PlusLexia.com via flickr

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Reality Checks: Sick Ant Behavior, Blaming Women for Maternal Mortality, Founders of Philosophy, and Trial Begins in Charlottesville

Sick ants quarantine themselves. (via Ars Technica) The US way of blaming pregnant women for their deaths. (via NYTimes) The non European women who founded philosophy. (via Aeon) Trial begins for man who allegedly ran his car deliberately into a crowd in Charlottesville. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Mick Talbot …

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Reality Checks: More Gun Violence, US Election Turnout, FGM Law Unconstitional, and Flying without Moving Parts

A girl who wrote an essay on gun violence is killed by a stray bullet. (via NYTimes) US election turnout was highest in 104 years. (via BBC) Federal judge says law prohibiting FGM is unconstitutional. (via NPR) Solid state propulsion! (via Ars Technica) Featured image credit: Conservationdrones.org via flickr

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Reality Checks: Ritualistic Baboon Fondling, Suing the State of Ga Over Elections, Ratifying the ERA, and Forest Raking

Why male Guinea baboons fondle one another. (via Ars Technica) In my home state, a lawsuit is in the works to sue the state over election issues. Bout damn time. (via AJC) Virginia could be the state to ratify and pass the ERA for us. (via NPR) The Finnish President …

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