Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Power Dynamics and Sexism in Tech, Traditional Amputation, Space Fungus, and Unconstitutional Twitter Blockage

Sexism and power dynamics in tech. (via the Mary Sue) Amputation kits from the revolutionary war.  For the next time someone espouses the value of traditional healing. (via Ars Technica) Fungus in outer space.  I feel like I’ve read many trashy science fiction scenarios about this. (via Gizmodo)  Suing the US president for …

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Reality Checks: US Threats over Used Clothing, Informing Your Rapist about your Abortion, Equals Signs, and Come Home, Cardinal Pell

Rwanda is banning used clothing imports.  About time. (via this is Africa) Arkansas wants pregnant women to consult the man who impregnated them prior to abortions. (via the Mary Sue) The equals sign, a history. (via Ars Tehnica) Cardinal Pell is going home! (via NPR) Featured image credit: Sarah R via flickr

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Reality Checks: Hobby Lobby Smuggling, Medicaid for Mental Health Care, Odd Soviet Findings on Venus, and Stars Like Fireworks

Hobby Lobby has been smuggling artifacts out of Iraq and will be forfeiting them.  I am confused and have questions.  (via NYTimes) For a lot of people in the US, medicaid is the only option for mental health care. (via NPR) Revisiting Soviet data on Venus’ atmosphere. (via Ars Tehnica) …

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Reality Checks: Antarctica’s Ice Mass, Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A, Unknown Climate Consensus, and Donald Snubbed

Is Antarctica gaining or losing ice mass? (via Scientific American) Chick-fil-A is still funding anti-LGBT groups. (via Think Progress) Ninety percent of Americans don’t know there is a scientific consensus on climate change. Yikes. (via Vox) Watch Donald Trump get snubbed by the First Lady of Poland. (via Jezebel) Featured …

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Reality Checks: No Visas for Gambian Robotics, Lunar Robotic Tests, Elevated Bus Scam, and Ancient Roman Concrete

The Gambia’s robotics team denied visas to the US. (via Al Jazeera) Police in China say that the elevated bus is a scam. (via Ars Technica) Lunar robot is being tested on Mt Etna (via NYTimes) Ancient Rome and the best concrete in the world.  (via Washington Post) Featured image credit: k3anan via flickr

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Reality Checks: No Visas for Afghan Robotics, Wikipedia Adventures, Selfie Tech, Eyeball Research, and What to the Slave is the Fourth of July

Afghanistan’s robotics team, composed entirely of women, denied visas to the US.  (via Washington Post) Wikipedia: the text adventure (via Ars Technica) The amazing tech behind selfies. (via The Mary Sue) Large collection of animal eyeballs will help vision research. (via NPR) What to the slave is the fourth of July is …

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Reality Checks: Liar President, Juristic Persons, All-Time Low Teen Birth Rate, and Science is Patriotic

All the President’s lies. (via Wired) Will giving the Ganges River rights help protect it? (via NPR) The teen birth rate in the US is at an all-time low. (via Jezebel) Science is patriotic. (via Scientific American) Featured image credit: Ajay Goel via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Slave Children of Mars, In-Demand Radio Band, Intimate Female Friendships, and Climate Kids v. Trump

NASA denies running a child slave colony on Mars, which seems like something that doesn’t need debunked. (But maybe a pretty good short story prompt.) (via The Daily Beast) All of our smart devices are having an effect on radio astronomy. (via Wired) How women “crushed” on each other back …

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