Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Crocodiles in Florida, Mail Redirection, Inflatable Space Habitats, and Rejected Princesses

Nile Crocodiles in Florida (via Orlando weekly) Mail redirection and doing more to protect abuse victims. (via Herald Sun) Testing out inflatable space habitats. (via Ars Technica) Rejected princesses is a cool project I just found. (via Rejected Princesses) Featured image credit: Nemodus photos via flickr

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Reality Checks: Getting to Know One Another through Food, Latinos and Georgia (US) Economy, Engineer vs Empire, and a More Diverse Opera

Refugees and Germans have a Meet and Eat (via Al Jazeera) Latinos importance to the economy of Georgia despite the discrimination they face. (via Atlanta Journal Constitution) Engineering vs the Ottoman Empire (via Ars Technica) Opera Creole is attempting to break the white male stranglehold on the operatic canon. (via NPR) …

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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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

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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SoftwareTechnology

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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