Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: the Stigma of Raping, Genetically Engineered Bacteria Art, Recommend some Graphic Novels to NPR, and Dune the Ballet

A convicted rapist gets a very light sentence because the judge believes that the stigma of conviction is enough. (via krctv) The art of genetically engineered bacteria (via Ars Technica) NPR wants YOUR graphic novel recommendations. (via NPR) Dune the Ballet is a thing and IT IS HAPPENING. (via City Paper) …

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Reality Checks: Baking Soda Shortage, Gender Bias with Credential Use, Upgrading the Doomsday Vault, and Freeze-Drying Mouse Sperm

Hospitals are short on sodium bicarbonate. (via Ars Technica) Use of credentials, or lack thereof, reveals gender bias. (via NPR) Upgrading the doomsday vault. (via Livescience) Mice sperm survive being freeze-dried in the space station. (via Space) Featured image credit: Andrew via flickr

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Reality Checks: A History of Octopi in Propaganda, Net Neutrality Support, Trash on Desserted Islands, and the Possibly Lack of Demise of MP3

An overview of the octopus motif in propaganda maps. (via hyperallergic) The FCC vs net neutrality support. (via Ars Technica) There is even trash on an uninhabited island.  (via NPR) MP3 isn’t dead yet. (via CNET) Featured image credit: Luca Barcellona via flickr

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Reality Checks: Net Neutrality Comments Break, Baby Dragons from China, Not Hating Women on the Red Pill Forum, and Retirement for Dictators

DDOSing the Net Neutrality comment system.  (via Ars Technica) Baby dragon from China is a newly discovered dinosaur species. (via Npr) New Hampshire legislator who was active on the misogynistic red pill forum “never hated women.”  We’re so relieved. (via The Mary Sue) Where ousted dictators go (via Washington Post) Featured …

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Trust the Rich People on the Internet

There is a lot of sensitive data on the internet, and we rely on that to do commerce globally and post pictures of cute animals.   This brings up, or should, the issue of how we trust websites to protect our credit card numbers and animal pictures. As with most …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Useless Research, Pseudoscience, Beyond Curie, and an Explanation for Men of When to Explain to Women

Research without utility, worthwhileness of. (via Ars Technica) A guide to pseudoscience (via NPR) A beautifully illustrated guide to women in science. (via beyondcurie) Playboy explains, with a flowchart, when men should explain to women. (via Playboy) Featured image credit: United Soybean Board via flickr

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Reality Checks: Crafting and Math, Pre-Existing Conditions, Zinc vs Lithium Ions, and Feminist Babysitter’s Club

The feminist legacy of the Babysitter’s Club (via New Yorker) According to some lawmakers (who get federal healthcare) if you have a pre-existing condition, it’s your fault. (via nymag) Trying zinc rather than lithium ions for batteries. (via Ars Technica) Knitting and crocheting to math skills. (via brightreads) Featured image …

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Reality Checks: Roman Diets, Fake Death of Dragonflies, Turkey’s Tyrannical Ways, and Lego Moon Landings

What the ancient Romans ate. (via NPR) Female dragonflies fake death to avoid males. How very Shakespeare of them. Although I guess in Shakespeare, Hero faked her own death to attract a man. (via nymag) Turkey purges more employees and blocks wikipedia.  (via Nytimes) Building the moon landing using Lego. …

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