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Reality Checks: Non-Consensual Nudes, Illegal Measles, the Origins of the Orion Nebula, and the Math of Snow Removal

Reality Checks: Non-Consensual Nudes, Illegal Measles, the Origins of the Orion Nebula, and the Math of Snow Removal

Reddit bans non-consensual nudes from the site, even though it will me hard to enforce. (via Jezebel) The CDC says that the measles outbreak in the United States is not linked to illegal immigration. (via The Guardian) The origins of the Orion Nebula. (via Scientific American) The math behind snow removal. (via Wired) Featured image credit: NASA ,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute... »

Reality Checks: Unorthodox Snow Removal, Superheroines, Corrupt Climate Change Denier, and Being Racism Bline

Reality Checks: Unorthodox Snow Removal, Superheroines, Corrupt Climate Change Denier, and Being Racism Bline

Unorthodox snow removal methods. (via What If?) Eleven year old girl schools DC Comics on how terrible their female superheros are. (via io9) Climate change denying scientists is even more corrupt than we thought. (via ImaGeo) Why so many Americans deny racism exists despite the evidence. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Extra Zebra via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us ... »

Reality Checks: The Real Paleo Diet, the Usefulness of Standardized Tests, Effective Senators, and Dr. Pauli Murray

Reality Checks: The Real Paleo Diet, the Usefulness of Standardized Tests, Effective Senators, and Dr. Pauli Murray

What the paleo diet really looked like. (via io9) Are standardized tests useful? (via JSTOR Daily) Women in the Senate get stuff done. (via Jezebel) Dr. Pauli Murray, one of the most important the black, queer, feminist you never heard of. (via Salon) Featured image credit: Alberto G. via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Safe Sex, Nigerian Women in Science, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, and Erasing Muslims

Reality Checks: Safe Sex, Nigerian Women in Science, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, and Erasing Muslims

New Hampshire teens are pushing for their school to provide free condoms. (via Think Progress) The rise of women in science in Nigeria. (via NPR) Why doesn’t English have a good gender-neutral pronoun? (via io9) On erasing Muslims and ex-Muslims. (via The Burning Bush) Featured image credit: Morgan via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

The Physics Philes, lesson 130: It’s Just a Phase

The Physics Philes, lesson 130: It’s Just a Phase

We’re at the end our our discussion of the thermal properties of matter. So far we’ve been talking about the simplest molecular viewpoint, ideal gases. In analyzing ideal gases, we can ignore the interactions between molecules. That certainly makes things simpler, but it’s these interactions that cause gases to condense into liquids and solids. Looking at the theoretical basis fo... »

Reality Checks: Gluten and Placebos, Interplanetary Submarine, the Bible on Slavery, and Your Brain on Magic

Reality Checks: Gluten and Placebos, Interplanetary Submarine, the Bible on Slavery, and Your Brain on Magic

Do you have gluten sensitivity, or are you just responding to the placebo effect? (via fivethirtyeight) NASA wants to send a submarine to Titan. (via Discovery News) What the Bible says about slavery. (via Raw Story) This is your brain on magic. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Teen Girls and IUDs, Mistaken for Janitors, Marriage Equality is Coming, and Atheism and Islamophobia

Reality Checks: Teen Girls and IUDs, Mistaken for Janitors, Marriage Equality is Coming, and Atheism and Islamophobia

Why teenage girls aren’t using IUDs. (via The Atlantic) Women of color working in STEM fields are often confused for janitors. (via Bitch Magazine) Notorious RBG thinks American are ready for marriage equality. (via Bloomberg) It’s time to atheists to confront Islamophobia in our ranks. (via Raw Story) Featured image credit: Obama-Biden Transition Project via Flickr Got a link you thin... »

Reality Checks: Teen Choice, Juice Cleanse, Agent Carter Talks Sexism, and Lady Spies

Reality Checks: Teen Choice, Juice Cleanse, Agent Carter Talks Sexism, and Lady Spies

We need to stop talking about a teen’s reproductive choice in such a paternalistic way. (via RH Reality Check) Stop that juice cleanse. (via Slate) Hayley Atwell, the actress who plays the title character in Agent Carter, talks sexism. (via HitFix) Real life female spies that deserve their own movies. (via io9) Featured image credit: bertholf via Flickr Got a link you think we should know ab... »

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