Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Southern Suffragists, Elephant Sleep, Finding Unity in Hate, and What Illegal Immigration Really Looks Like

How World’s Fairs helped train suffragists from the South…but excluded others. (via JSTOR Daily) Elephants hardly sleep. (via Inkfish) It freaking sucks when people from across the political spectrum gang up on trans* people. (via The Mary Sue) What illegal immigration in the United States really looks like. (via NPR) …

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Reality Checks: Skeletons in the Attic, Plastic Alcohol Ban, Copyright Trolls Caught in Fraud, and Buying Coffee from Women

Skeletal remains found in a house’s attic. This is why you get houses inspected before buying them. (via Jezebel) Tanzania bans alcohol sold in plastic sachets. (via Face2faceafrica) Copyright trolls Prenda WERE PRODUCING AND UPLOADING TO THE PIRATE BAY the porn they were then suing people for having.  WTF?  (via …

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Reality Checks: Women on Strike, Necessary Smart Phones, Fighting the Endangered Species Act, and Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment

Schools close for a Day Without Women. (via Jezebel) In modern society, iPhones aren’t a luxury item. (via Wired) States go after the Endangered Species Act. (via Scientific American) Sexual harassment in the tech sector. (via Feministing) Featured image credit: Sean MacEntee via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Computer vs Poker, Diverse Audiences at the Opera, Compulsory Heels, and Free Software from Nasa

Computer wins at poker!  So cool. (via Ars Technica) Opera should not just be for white people. (via NPR) Legal struggles against forced high heels. (via NYTimes) Nasa is releasing a lot of its code!  (via CBR) Featured image credit: Viri G via flickr

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Reality Checks: Asteroid Pool, Death of a Sea, Poverty Brain, and Fighting the Global Gag Rule

The physics of knocking an asteroid into the Sun. (via Wired) The death of the Aral Sea. (via JSTOR Daily) How poverty effects the brain. (via Scientific American) Millions of dollars has been promised by other countries to combat the global gag rule at the “She Decides” conference. (via The …

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Reality Checks: NASA Women Minifigs, Die Astronautin, Women of Color in STEM, and Human-Caused Minerals

Women of NASA are getting LEGO minifigs. (via NPR) Germany is looking to put their its first woman in space. (via Gizmodo) The power of seeing the faces of women of color in science. (via Absolutely Maybe) Minerals rekindle the debate of whether the Anthropocene is a thing or not. …

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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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