Reality Checks: The Vaginome, Free the Elephants, Faith Groups and EC, and ‘Rate My Professor’

Reality Checks: The Vaginome, Free the Elephants, Faith Groups and EC, and ‘Rate My Professor’

Enter the vaginome. (via Vice) Ringling Brothers Circus drops elephants. (via New York Times) Faith groups don’t want to provide emergency contraception to raped migrant children. (via Think Progress) Having an accent hurts your ‘Rate My Professor’ score. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Nazim Uddin via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Medical Non-Privacy, One Man War on Anti-Vaxxers, a 1920s Treat to Marriage, and French and Muslim

Reality Checks: Medical Non-Privacy, One Man War on Anti-Vaxxers, a 1920s Treat to Marriage, and French and Muslim

You can’t trust on-campus counseling, apparently. (via The Chronicle of Higher Education) Jimmy Kimmel’s one man war on parents who won’t vaccinate their kids. (via Salon) The treat to traditional marriage, 1920s style. (via JSTOR Daily) Young, French Muslims straddle two worlds. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Alexandre Delbos via Flickr Got a link you think we should know abou... »

Reality Checks: Magical Gender Gap, Net Neutrality, Big Black Hole, and Life on Titan

Reality Checks: Magical Gender Gap, Net Neutrality, Big Black Hole, and Life on Titan

Guess what? The deck is stacked against female magicians, too. (via Wired) A victory for net neutrality. (via Scientific American) Astronomers aren’t sure how this super old black hole got so big so fast. (via NPR) Titan is the new hotness of life in the solar system. (via io9) Featured image credit: Steven Depolo via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 11 and Last: In Which Our Narrator Dispenses Parting Cliches

The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 11 and Last: In Which Our Narrator Dispenses Parting Cliches

As this, “Manage Expectations,” is the final step, one might be tempted to think that a great denouement might loom.  Some things do actually change, but most things don’t.  We open with the various denizens of the mansion in Hollywood holding a housemeeting to mediate between Herbal and Mystery with regard to Katya, Mystery’s ex-wife who is now dating Herbal.   Mystery is ... »

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 ... »

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