Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Internet Fragility, Dinosaur Imaging, How the West was Gender Swapped, and Cannibalism

Amazon’s problems in one data center take down much of the web. (via Ars Technica) What dinosaurs really looked like. (via BBC) Re-Western is an exhibition that gender swaps iconic US Western characters.(via Felicehouse Gallery) Cannibalism: it’s natural.  or something. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Majinbro 2002 via flickr

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Reality Checks: Operatic Leaks, Going Back to the Moon, Online Safety for Teens that Does not Consult teens, and Wikipedia Battle Bots

SpaceX claims it will send people to the moon in 2018 (via Ars Technica) Online safety apps for teens by and large do not involve teens as end users. (via NPR) Battle of the wikipedia bots.  (via Popular Science) There is a Chelsea Manning-Wikileaks opera!  (via NYT) Featured image credit: Magic …

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Reality Checks: Women Making in Kuwait, Screening 1984, Terrifying Prehistoric Worm Monsters, and the Fate of Space Things

The female engineers of Kuwait’s maker faire. (via Makezine) Screening 1984 as an an act of resistance. (via The Mary Sue) 400 million years ago, a giant worm creature with big snapping jaws roamed the seas.  (via Techtimes) Space exploration, like everything else humans do, generates lots of trash. (via The …

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Reality Checks: the FDA Redefines Healthy, Education for Jehovah’s Witnesses, Uncomfortable Airline Passengers, and the Father of Neuroscience

Redefining healthy, the FDA wants your opinion. (via Ars Technica) Jehovah’s Witnesses suffer from lack of education.  (via NPR) Airline passengers get someone kicked off a plane because they are uncomfortable. (via theMarySue) Sketches from the father of neuroscience. (via NYT) Featured image credit: Thomas Haynie from flickr

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Reality Checks: Timeline to Mars, Oklahoma and Bodily Autonomy, Kim Jong Un’s Late Half Brother, and Record-Breaking Satellite Launch

The UAE has a realistic timeline for going to Mars. (via Ars Technica) Oklahoma’s misogynistic abortion bill. Bodily autonomy is not for women in this proposed legislation.(via The Mary Sue) Kim Jong Un’s half brother dead in Malaysia. (via NPR) India launches 104 satellites on a single rocket (via Space) …

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Reality Checks: Sequins, Malarial Tastes, Legitimacy of AI, and Pollution in the Trenches

History of sequins.  (via The Dreamstress) People with malaria taste good (to mosquitoes carrying malaria). (via Ars Technica) Tennessee legislatures want to do away with automatically granting children conceived through AI legitimacy.  Because reasons that have nothing to do with teh gays.  Really.  (via ABC) Even the Mariana Trench is …

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Reality Checks: Surviving Venus, Robot Progression, Fish Scaled Geckos, and Space Trash

A computer that can survive Venus. (via Ars Technica) 500 years of robots. (via Chicago Sun Times) New species of gecko discovered. (via nytimes) Space clean up mission failed, so our space is still full of trash.  Like our planet. (via techtimes) Featured image credit: Lindsey Bleda via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Drug Resistant Malaria, Lost Continent under Mauritius, Peer Review by Gender, Brain Computer Interfaces for Locked-in Patients

Part of a continent got stuck under Mauritius.  (via Techtimes) Drug resistant malaria.  We’re screwed.  (via NPR) Gender and peer review. (via Ars Technica) Communicating with locked in patients via a brain computer interface.  This would be more heartwarming if it didn’t start with an anecdote about a man refusing …

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