Awesome Sauce Music Friday! It’s a Big Universe and We’re Not Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! It’s a Big Universe and We’re Not Edition

What’s that, calendar? Today is a boring, ol’ Friday? Wrong! It’s an awesome sauce music Friday! I’m a sucker for songs about space and the universe. (You may have guessed from past posts.) I’m also a sucker for Marian Call, a stellar (see what I did, there?) singer/songwriter from Alaska. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Call has released an album of cover songs, some... »

Reality Checks: Internet Safe Space, Atheist Awe, Lesbian Lizards, and Silence on Ferguson

Reality Checks: Internet Safe Space, Atheist Awe, Lesbian Lizards, and Silence on Ferguson

Will the Internet ever be safe for women? (via The Daily Beast) Atheists feel awe, too. (via NPR) The “lesbian-lizard” kiss from the latest Doctor Who will not be investigated by a media regulator. (via The Guardian) An Illinois school district has been told to not discuss Ferguson in class. (via The Root) Featured image credit: photosteve101 via Flickr Got a link you think we should k... »

50 Shades of Fail: Chapter 2 yeah uh, I totally love DIY, yeah ha ha ha, this isn’t wildly inappropriate at all.

50 Shades of Fail: Chapter 2 yeah uh, I totally love DIY, yeah ha ha ha, this isn’t wildly inappropriate at all.

Yes it’s that time again. *sings* Come with me and you’ll see a world of poorly written, abusive eroticaaaaa.  Chapter two: yeah uh, I totally love DIY, yeah ha ha ha, this isn’t wildly inappropriate at all ha ha ha ANA IS FREE! Hurrah, she has escaped the subtly constructed penis building, without falling over! I feel like giving the poor girl a hug already. Oh I may have spoken... »

Reality Checks: Condom Surprise, Anti-Vax Herd Mentality, Disappearing MOOCs, and Revenge of Ebola

Reality Checks: Condom Surprise, Anti-Vax Herd Mentality, Disappearing MOOCs, and Revenge of Ebola

 An atheist congressional candidate responds to an anti-abortion group…with condoms. (via Raw Story) The herd mentality of the anti-vax movement. (via io9) What happened to MOOCs? (via Wired) Ebola turns your own immune system against you. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Courtney Walker via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

The Physics Philes, lesson 112: Sea Shell Resonance

The Physics Philes, lesson 112: Sea Shell Resonance

I know last week I said that we’d look at how standing sound waves applied to musical instruments, but as I was preparing I realized that it doesn’t really illuminate anything, so I’m moving on resonance and sound. Sound good to you? Great. Remember that a normal mode is when all the particles in the oscillating system move sinusoidally with the same frequency. If we can get the ... »

Reality Checks: Back-to-School, Exploding Rockets, and Notorious RBG’s Thoughts on Race

Reality Checks: Back-to-School, Exploding Rockets, and Notorious RBG’s Thoughts on Race

Obligatory beginning-of-the-school-year study tips. (via NPR) It’s not just you. School does start too early. (via Scientific American) An anomaly caused a SpaceX reusable rocket prototype to explode over Texas. (via Discovery News) Notorious RBG wants the Supreme Court to address the country’s racial problems. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: English106 via Flickr Got a lin... »

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