Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Fighting Cholera in Yemen, Still Puzzled by Voynich, Women in Stock Photos, and Excitement about Price

Going door to door to fight cholera in Yemen. (via NPR) Maybe that Voynich Solution wasn’t really a solution after all. (via Ars Technica) The evolution of women in stock photos. (via NYTimes) Expensive wines excite people more than the exact same wine sold at a lower price. (via Mercury …

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Reality Checks: A Growing Nematode Problem, Churches Against Anti White Supremacy, Landmines For the Rohingya, and Wild Dog Sneezes

The worm that is more common than malaria and becoming drug resistant. (via Ars Technica) The descendant of Robert E Lee who spoke out against confederate statues and white supremacy just resigned from his church because they apparently didn’t like that stance. (via NPR) Myanmar putting landmines down on its …

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Reality Checks: Neanderthal Tar, Caching for Greener Energy, Draon Boogers, and Malala Against the Violence in Myanmar

Neanderthals and tar making. (via Ars Technica) Better caching for more energy efficient data centers. (via Indian Express) Dragon booger of Lost lagoon (via pop sci) Malala continues to be a hero by criticizing Myanmar’s leader over the violence against the Rohingya. (via NPR) Featured image credit: ariari via flickr

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Reality Checks: Google Translate and Mr. Squidward, Health Issues in Houston, Human Trafficking the RPG, and Russian Burger King Crypto Cash

Mr. Squidward and the problems of relying on the kindness of internet strangers. (via Ars Technica) Health issues in Houston. (via NPR) An RPG about human trafficking. (via the Mary Sue) Buger King is using crypto cash in Russia. (via the BBC) Featured image credit:microslervos via flickr

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Reality Checks: Diamonds on Neptune, Twittering about Miscarriage, Bon Voyage Voyager, and Twisting Yarn into Electricity

Diamonds and Neptune. (via Ars Technica) Checking twitter for the zeitgest on miscarriage. (via NPR) Voyager is still going! (via enca.com) Making electricity by twisting yarn. (via Azonano) Featured image credit: Lisa Bruce via flickr

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Reality Checks: Effectiveness of Psycotherapy, Abstinence Only Education is Still Ineffective, the Fate of the Hunley, and Measles vs Anti-Vaxxers

Psycotherapy produces long-term results. (via Ars Technica) Abstinence-only sex education is ineffective and unethical. (via NPR) What really killed the Hunley’s crew. (via CBC) A MEASLES OUTBREAK does not deter antivaxxers. (via WAPO) Featured image credit: lns1122 via flickr

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Reality Checks: More Confederate Monuments Gone, Not Doing Business with Nazis, Info on People Visiting Anti Trump Website, and Plant Based Polio Vaccines

UT Austin removes confederate statues. (via Nytimes) Ars Technica has a write up of why it is legal for tech companies to avoid doing business with Nazis. (via Ars Technica) The US Dept of Justice wants the IPs of visitors to an anti-Trump website (via The Hill) Making a polio …

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Politics

Defunct Confederate Monument in Baltimore

Cross Posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered I saw a monument to Confederate Generals Lee and Jackson in Baltimore, and according to the NYTimes this has now been removed, which is at least a nice gesture though I have my doubts that it will be accompanied by meaningful change. The inscription read …

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