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The Qur’an: a Readthrough. Juz 1 and Surah 2, Verses 73-113

Continued from here. I struggle with this series. Religious texts are so boring. Back when I was a good Christian girl I thought I was being a terrible Christian because I couldn’t muster any excitement or emotions for reading the Bible or attending services because it was all terribly dull. …

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Reality Checks: Vaccinating After Outbreaks, Measuring Medicine, Ballet History, and Cockroaches for Valentine’s

People start vaccinating in face of measles outbreak. (via Ars Technica) Measuring medicine for young children. (via NPR) First Hispanic principal ballerina in the US. (via ABC) A zoo will name a cockroach after your ex and feed it to a meerkat on live tv for valentine’s day. (via CBS News) …

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Reality Checks: Rembrandt’s Paint, Depression and Anger, Moon Base Building, and New Antarctic Dinosaur

Rembrandt’s paint recipe. (via Ars Technica) Anger and irritability as depression symptoms. (via NPR) Moon base building difficulty. (via BBC) Antarctic king dinosaur found. (via Business Insider) Featured image credit:Enrique A Sanabria

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Reality Checks: Gender of Pain, Terrorist White Supremacist, Least Efficient Coffee Bean Roasting with Space, and Farming Rice in Climate Change

People take girls’ pain less seriously than boys’ pain. (via Science Daily) White supremacist convicted as a terrorist. (via Law and Crime) Coffee roasting using space technology!  Because I guess we can?  (via Ars Technica) Farming rice in climate change. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Satanslaundromat via flickr

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Reality Checks: Historical Children’s Books, Internet Access in Tonga, Auroras, and Diets for Planets or People

Free archive of 6000 historical children’s books. (via openculture) Tonga loses internet access because of undersea cable damage. (via Ars Technica) Auroras are different in the north and south of Earth. (via Space.com) Dieting for the health of the planet. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Billy Idle via flickr

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Reality Checks: Super Blood Wolf Moon, Neanderthal Extinction, Homicide Rate in Mexico, and Bomb Threat Scammers

Pretty pictures of the super blood wolf moon. (via The Washington Post) Questioning neanderthal extinction. (via Ancient Origins) Highest ever homicide rate for Mexico in 2018. (via NPR) Godaddy weaknesses and bomb threat scammers. (via Ars Technica) Featured image credit: leted via flickr

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Reality Checks: Correcting Swift, LGBT Medical Training, Audience Q&As, and Galaga the Prehistoric Shark

Correcting the scaling in Gulliver’s Travels. (via Ars Technica) The need for more LGBT medical training. (via NPR) The terribleness of audience QAs. (via TheMarySue) New prehistoric shark Galaga. (via Polygon) Featured image credit: Jan Tik via flickr

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Toxins, Dioxins, and Tampons

Lately my targeted ads have featured serious women with signs saying the ages at which they learned what was in their tampons. Clicking on the ads leads me to companies offering me organic tampons with a healthy side of fear mongering about other tampons.  What exactly we are fearmongering about …

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