Politics

Laws, Porn, and Human Trafficking

Oh, state of Georgia.  I live here. I just learned of House Bill 509. From Facebook.   Text reads ***To All My GA Friends*** There is a bill that we are trying to pass…The Human Trafficking Prevention Act. If passed, in 2019, all computers and cell phones will have porn blocked. …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Dimming Tabby’s Star, Pennybags from Monopoly, 60 Years of Sputnik, and Childbirth in Tanzania

Tabby’s Star probably not dimming because of aliens.  Damn. (via Ars Technica) Pennybags from Monopoly attends equifax hearing. (via theMarySue) It is 60 years since Sputnik. (via Popsci) Childbirth in Tanzania. (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Pete Jeliffe via flickr

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Reality Checks: Smart Tattoos, Gaming and Learning, From Russia, with Latency, and Fact-Checking Moisturizers

Smart tattoos!  (via the Harvard Gazette) Gamers may have an advantage in learning(via RUB Press Release) Russia is helping N Korea against US DDOSing. (via Ars Technica) Fact-checking moisturizer claims. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Angel Robledano via flickr

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Reality Checks: Protest Acceptable to White People, Tweeting While President, Border Wall Prototypes, and Pretty Pretty Pictures

How to protest without offending white people. (via the Root) Twitter explains why Trump can violate Twitter’s terms of service.  (via Ars Technica) Prototypes for Trump’s wall. (via NPR) Not news, but pretty pictures of the northern lights from the space station. (via Evening Standard) Featured image credit:Tim Green via …

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Reality Checks: Neo Nazis with Icelandic Addresses, the Katherine Johnson Facility, the New End of the World, and Crustacean Eating Dinosaurs

Iceland authorities unsure what to do as Daily Stormer gets .is address. (via Ars Technica) NASA opens Katherine G Johnson Computational Facility. (via The Mary Sue) After the world failed to end on Sept 23, we learned it was really going to end on Oct 15 all along. (via Newsweek) …

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Reality Checks: The Role of Chance in Evolution, Being Black and Jewish, #SWisAGirlThingToo, and the End of the World

Chance and evolution. (via Ars Technica) Being black and Jewish. (via NPR) Fighting fan sexism about Star Wars on Twitter. (via TheMarySue) The world is ending on Saturday.  Well, damn.  (via Sputniknews) Featured image credit: Charles Hutchins via flickr

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Reality Checks: Historians Against White Supremacy, Failure for SpaceX, Clogging Toilets with Money, and Drawing While Black

A bibliography for combating white supremacists’ historical clams. (via Sarahemilybond.com) Failure is always an option for SpaceX, and they have the blooper reel to prove it.  (via Ars Technica) The Swiss toilets that are clogged with money.  (via NPR) #Drawing while black. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Chris Griffith …

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Reality Checks: Coffee Endangered by Climate Change, Rape in Textbooks, Singapore’s New Head of State, and Space Bacteria

Climate change vs coffee. (via Ars Technica) The textbook example of rape. (via The Mary Sue) Singapore to get a female head of state.  Still waiting on the U.S. (via NYTimes) Bacteria in space change shape in response to antibiotics. (via Phys.org) Featured image credit:Michael Allen Smith via flickr

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