Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Opera vs Trump

Opera Politico has some Rossini for Trump   Featured image credit: katch via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Body Cam Footage and Police Bias, Looking too Much Like a Boy, Recycling into Swiss Army Knives, and Books with Female warriors

First major study of body-cam footage concludes police show bias towards black people.  (via Ars Technica) Girl barred from soccer tournament because she looked to much like a boy. (via NPR) Recycling coffee pods into swiss army knives. (via The Geek) 12 Books with female warriors.  Disclosure:  I LOVE the Hero …

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Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: Wonder Woman

cross posted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered I went in to Wonder Woman with low expectations.  All I wanted was for it to pass the Bechdel test, but I was pleasantly surprised that not only did it pass the Bechdel test in the first 5 minutes or so, it is one of the …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Photos from the Antarctic, Uber Engineering and Sexual Harassment, Self-Copulation and the Price of Epipens, and the Efficacy of Abstinence-only Education

Recovering negatives from an antarctic expedition. (via Abandoned Spaces) An engineer describes working at uber (via Susan J Fowler) Anyone criticizing pricing practicies of pharmaceutical companies should go copulate with themselves. Or so a CEO tells us.(via Ars Technica) Abstinence only programs may be contributing to teen pregnancies.  You don’t …

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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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

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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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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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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