Reality Checks: Judges who Don’t Need to be Psychiatrists to Diagnose Mental Illness, Representation in Video Games, Better Batteries for All, and Albino Discrimination
- After a woman fatally poisoned her son, the judge helpfully diagnosed her with a mental illness and sentenced accordingly even though the defendant had never been diagnosed by real psychiatrists and none of the lawyers on either side had brought up mental illness. (via NYT)
- A fierce twelve year old girl notices a lack of girl default characters in games, does the math to confirm her impression isn’t sample bias, and takes on the industry. (via WP)
- Researchers at Stanford want to replace lithium batteries with aluminum. Their prototype sounds fabulous. (via Al Jazeera)
- Albinos in Tanzania continue be discriminated against and to live in fear of being killed so their body parts can be used in magic potions. (via Business Insider)
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