Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Aftermath of Child Slavery, Leggings on Airplanes, History for Critical Thinking, and Examining the Role of Black Women in Horror

Rescuing child slaves. (via Al Jazeera) Girls in leggings are inappropriately dressed for airplanes. (via Boing Boing) History and combatting epistemologically unwarranted ideas. (via Ars Technica) Black women in horror. (via Graveyardshiftsisters) Featured image credit: whateleydude via flickr

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Reality Checks: Origami Robots, Bathroom Stampedes, Damage to the Mars Rover, and Honoring Attenborough

Exploration via tiny folding adorable robots. (via Space.com) Injuries in Chinese School stampede (via NYPost) Damage to Mars Rover treads. (via Phys.org) David Attenborough gets ancient arthropod named in his honor.  I’m jealous. (via LA Times)   Featured image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Reality Checks: Browsing Data Sensitivity, Dress Codes, Terrible Sex Writing, and Denying Visas

ISPs: browsing data is not sensitive. (via Ars Technica) Terrible sex writing, a compendium. (via Nothing in the Rule Book ) Afghan women fight restrictive dress codes. (via NPR) In Donald Trump’s America attendees to a global Africa conference get their visas denied because they are from Africa. (via The Mary …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: CIA Games, Spider Appreciation, Algae, and Waiting Periods for Viagra

Board games the CIA plays. (via Ars Technica) Spider appreciation: they eat between 400-800m metric tons of other bugs every year.  (via Guardian) The origins of algae, (via Christian Science Monitor) Texas legislator proposes satirical bill to ban male masturbation and impose waiting times for viagra. (via theMarySue) Featured image credit: Jana Jermakova-Zalkovska …

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Reality Checks: Algorithmically Recreating the Silk Road, Lost Orbiters, Boaty McBoatface, and the Non Necessities of Providing Evidence

The Silk Road and algorithms. (via Ars Technica) Boaty McBoatface launches for science!  (via NPR) Ms Conway adds such clarity as can be expected to her claim that surveillance devices might be in microwaves, to whit, that it is not her job to provide evidence. (via NYTimes) NASA just found an …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Skeletons in the Attic, Plastic Alcohol Ban, Copyright Trolls Caught in Fraud, and Buying Coffee from Women

Skeletal remains found in a house’s attic. This is why you get houses inspected before buying them. (via Jezebel) Tanzania bans alcohol sold in plastic sachets. (via Face2faceafrica) Copyright trolls Prenda WERE PRODUCING AND UPLOADING TO THE PIRATE BAY the porn they were then suing people for having.  WTF?  (via …

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Feminism

Investing in Women for Women’s Day

crossposted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered I make microloans via Kiva microfinance Organization on a regular basis, and as part of International Women’s Day, Kiva is sponsoring $3 million (!!!) in free loans to women as a way to empower women, and, by making their lives better, make everyone’s lives better. Go here to …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Computer vs Poker, Diverse Audiences at the Opera, Compulsory Heels, and Free Software from Nasa

Computer wins at poker!  So cool. (via Ars Technica) Opera should not just be for white people. (via NPR) Legal struggles against forced high heels. (via NYTimes) Nasa is releasing a lot of its code!  (via CBR) Featured image credit: Viri G via flickr

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