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Reality Checks: Stopping Clocks, Bringing Ball Ballgames, Torvalds Learns Empathy, and Dismissing Deaths in Puerto Rico

Trump is turning off federal radio stations that broadcast the time. (via Voa News) Bringing back a pre-columbian ballgame. (via NPR) Linux adopts a code of conduct and Torvalds is taking time off to learn empathy. (via Ars Technica) The head of FEMA is blaming spousal abuse for deaths in …

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Reality Checks: Against BC, Maxwell’s Demon, Sharing Evolutionarily, and Cheese for Health

The president of Tanzania tells women not to use birth control. (via CNN) Building Maxwell’s Demon, a quantum version. (via Ars Technica) Evolutionary roots of sharing. (via NPR) New findings on dairy diets. (via nbcnews) Featured image credit: Like_the_grand_canyon via flickr

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Reality Checks: Superluminal Motion, Infectious Alzheimers, Sex with Aliens, and Terrifying Little Girls in MtG

“Superluminal” motion, an explanation.  (via Ars Technica) Infectious theories of Alzheimers (via NPR) Porn from a galaxy far, far away. (via Vice) Little girls as terrifying cosmic forces. (via Wizards.com) Featured image credit: Christopher Wallace via flickr

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The Qur’an: a Readthrough. Juz 1, Sura 1 and part of 2.

I have a copy of the Qur’an, translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali  A billboard near my home was offering them for free, so I filled out a form and got one.  The letter I received with it very politely asked me to treat it with respect, so I am going …

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Reality Checks: Goop Fined, Prize for Pulsars, Alternatives to Opioids for Pain, and Controlling Men to Reduce Mass Shootings

Goop fined for making health claims unsupported by known medical science.  About damn time. (via Sccgov) Jocelyn Bell Burnell gets prize for pulsar discovery. (via Ars Technica) Seeking non addictive options for pain treatment. (via NPR) Man control for gun control. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Steve Jurvetson …

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Reality Checks: Dessert Glass, Museum Fires, Spirk, and get Rich Quick by Turning CO2 into Glucose

Glass palaces in the desert. (via Ars Technica) Horrific loss of knowledge in Brazil’s museum fire. (via NPR) Spock/Kirk and the rise of slash fiction with LGBTQIA+ themes. (via The Mary Sue) If you can turn CO2 into glucose, NASA has 1million US money for you. (via Fortune) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: How Competitive is Define, Low Metabolic Benefits, Sex Doll Brothels, and Fossilized Wasp Parasites

In the US, the FCC can define markets with only one ISP as competitive. (via Ars Technica) The benefits of a low metabolism. (via NPR) Toronto’s sex doll brothel. (via Vice) Fossilized wasp parasites. (via Science Alert) Featured image credit: Natural England via flickr

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Reality Checks: Homeopathic Products Recall, Air Guitar World Championships, Women Harrassed While Jogging, and Hating Women Drivers

Massive recall of homeopathic kids products.  (via Ars Technica) Air guitarist world championships. (via NPR) CNN is startled that women are harassed while jogging. (via The Mary Sue) Man allegedly shot women drivers because he hates women and doesn’t think they should drive. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: shellac via flickr

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