Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: More Confederate Monuments Gone, Not Doing Business with Nazis, Info on People Visiting Anti Trump Website, and Plant Based Polio Vaccines

UT Austin removes confederate statues. (via Nytimes) Ars Technica has a write up of why it is legal for tech companies to avoid doing business with Nazis. (via Ars Technica) The US Dept of Justice wants the IPs of visitors to an anti-Trump website (via The Hill) Making a polio …

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Politics

Defunct Confederate Monument in Baltimore

Cross Posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered I saw a monument to Confederate Generals Lee and Jackson in Baltimore, and according to the NYTimes this has now been removed, which is at least a nice gesture though I have my doubts that it will be accompanied by meaningful change. The inscription read …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Face Value, Faster TB Tests, Sexy Spiders, and No Diversity Meeting at Google

Taking things at face value, and why that isn’t a good idea. (via Ars Technica) Development of a faster TB test. (via NPR) Tolkien’s giant spider gets sexied up. (via theMarySue) Google cancels an all staff diversity meeting (via The BBC) Featured image credit: rjp via flickr

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Voice of Baceprot

There is an all girl metal band in Indonesia, who, according to NPR have been told that playing metal is wrong and they should stop.  Nonetheless, they persist and sing about protecting the environment. Featured image credit:Jill Robidoux via flickr

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Reality Checks: Rome Ga, and the Trail of Tears, Eclipse Bollocks, Sexual Assault in K-12, and Funding for Anti-Abortion in El Salvador

The Cherokee expulsion from a small Georgia town. (via Southern Spaces) Eclipse conspiracy theories. (via Ars Technica) Sexual assault investigations for k-12 schools are on the rise. (via NPR) El Salvador’s anti abortion stance, which forces women to die rather than receive abortions, gets funding from a US group. (via …

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Reality Checks: Giant Robots, Giant Robot Spiders, No Fucks in Washington DC, and Drunk Hobbits

Cathedral puts a GIANT ROBOT SPIDER on their roof and can’t understand why people object.  You want a robot apocalypse?  This is how you get a robot apocalypse. (via NCRonline) The giant robot duel I have been waiting for my whole life is delayed. Again. (via engadget) People tweeting in …

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Reality Checks: Ethical Food Labor, Sonic Guns vs Smart Devices, the Inadvisability of Makeup Sponges as Menstrual Products, and Making a Better World via the Hunt for ET

Farm to table and food labor practices. (via NPR) Attacking smart devices with sonic guns. (via Black Hat) Don’t stick makup sponges up your vagina.  Why is this even a conversation we need to have>(via Dr Jen Gunter) Looking for aliens is good for society. (via space.com) Featured image credit: …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Incorrectly Eyewitnessing, Bread in Space, Alternatives to MS Paint, and the Donut Like Earth

Why eyewitnesses are often wrong. (via Ars Technica) Space Bread!  (via NPR) Popular Science recommends some alternatives to the doomed Ms Paint. Sniff.  Rip. (via Popular Science) When the earth maybe looked like a donut. (via Science News) Featured image credit: Sylvar via flickr

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