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Reality Checks: Non-Existence Black Widow Movie, Human Nature vs. Misogyny, Graviational Waves, and One Fired Bishop

Reality Checks: Non-Existence Black Widow Movie, Human Nature vs. Misogyny, Graviational Waves, and One Fired Bishop

Black Widow almost got her own movie, until the studio axed it. (via io9) Misogyny isn’t just human nature. (via Slate) Evidence for gravitational waves might just be dust. (via Ars Technica) The Pope fires a bishop responsible for promoting a priest accused of abuse. (via Agence France-Presse) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us... »

Reality Checks: Sea Otters, College Rape Prevention, History Censorship, and When Atheists Use Women as Pawns

Reality Checks: Sea Otters, College Rape Prevention, History Censorship, and When Atheists Use Women as Pawns

Happy Sea Otter Awareness Week! (via io9) What college guys think about rape prevention programs. (via Think Progress) Colorado high school students and teachers protest the censorship of AP U.S. history. (via Raw Story) When women are pawns in the religion-bashing game. (via Love, Joy, Feminism) Featured image credit: David J Laporte via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact u... »

Reality Checks: Cost of Climate Denial, Anti-Catcalling, and Deaths from Flu

Reality Checks: Cost of Climate Denial, Anti-Catcalling, and Deaths from Flu

“Climate denial will cost us billions of dollars.” (via Think Progress) Kansas City could pass an anti-catcalling law. (via Jezebel) Last year, 90% of kids who died from the flu were not vaccinated. (via Raw Story) Photographer takes pictures of places that need to be preserved. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Akuppa John Wigham Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Emotion v. Reason, Planetary Protection, Global Population, and NFL DV

Reality Checks: Emotion v. Reason, Planetary Protection, Global Population, and NFL DV

Emotion is not the enemy of reason. (via Only Human) Meet NASA’s only planetary protection officer. (via Scientific American) Contrary to what we thought, the global population likely won’t stabilize this century. (via D-brief) What the NFL scandals can teach us about domestic violence. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Jason Rowe, Kepler Mission Got a link you think we shoul... »

Reality Checks: Tatooine, Delaying Puberty, Wonder Woman, and the Rich Unvaccinated

Reality Checks: Tatooine, Delaying Puberty, Wonder Woman, and the Rich Unvaccinated

A galaxy of Tatooines. (via Bad Astronomy) Delaying puberty might be good for trans* kids. (via Think Progress) The secret history of Wonder Woman. (via Smithsonian) Wealthy L.A. schools have dismal vaccination rates. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: Mike Lacroix via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

The Physics Philes, lesson 115: The Doppler Shift

The Physics Philes, lesson 115: The Doppler Shift

We’ve been talking, over the last several weeks, about sound and sound waves and how those waves interact with each other. Implicit in those discussions is the assumption that everyone is at rest relative to one another. That’s not always how it works. We know, of course, that we can hear things eve if they are moving. It would be a pretty weird world if we couldn’t. But that doe... »

Reality Checks: Math of Ebola, High School Feminism, Video Game Education, and the Return of the Ozone Layer

Reality Checks: Math of Ebola, High School Feminism, Video Game Education, and the Return of the Ozone Layer

What math can tell us about ebola outbreaks. (via Wired) Five reasons to teach feminism in high school. (via ChicagoNow) Are video games the future of education? (via Scientific American) The ozone layer is on track to recovery. (via Science Daily) Featured image credit: Joey via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Cult of Mac Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Cult of Mac Edition

You guys! Did you hear? Apple announced its new products this week. *swoon* I’m fully ready to admit that I’m a bit of an Apple groupie. If I had the disposable income, my apartment would be decked out in Mac. I just can’t get enough of that smooth user interface and App Store! And, even though I’m an analog watch person to the core, that Apple Watch looks awfully pretty. T... »

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