Reality Checks: The Fourth Dimension, Men Defining Rape, Weigh-In Protest, and GOP vs. Science, Round A Million

Reality Checks: The Fourth Dimension, Men Defining Rape, Weigh-In Protest, and GOP vs. Science, Round A Million

XKCD’s Randall Munroe explains dimensions with comics. (via Wired) The history of men defining rape. (via Mother Jones) A junior high school student was sent to the principal’s office for refusing to be weighed. (via Huffington Post) House Republicans just passed a bill that prohibits scientists from advising the EPA on their own research. (via Salon) Featured image credit: Doc Searls ... »

DBT Skills: This Feels Awful

DBT Skills: This Feels Awful

Holy moly guys, we have finished emotion regulation made it to the last DBT module, distress tolerance! Props for keeping up. Distress tolerance is a wonderful set of skills to have when your brainparts are still forming and your hormones are a little wonky, because it’s what keeps you from doing unintelligent things when you’re feeling too much. There are times when it’s really ... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 120: Very Specific Heat

The Physics Philes, lesson 120: Very Specific Heat

Brrrr…it’s cold outside. Frigid, even. There’s a dusting of snow outside my window as I type. One might be forgiven for thinking that there isn’t as much heat outside as there is in the summer. But that’s not quite right, as least in the wonderful world of physics. Temperature and heat are distinct things. Heat is an energy transfer that takes place because of a tempe... »

Reality Checks: Climate Change Lightning, Unicorns, Obamacare Contraception, and Feminism

Reality Checks: Climate Change Lightning, Unicorns, Obamacare Contraception, and Feminism

Another effect of climate change: more common lightning strikes. (via NPR) The un-natural history of unicorns. (via io9) A US court of appeals has said that no, religious group’s rights are not violated by the Obamacare contraception compromise. (via Reuters) Time has apologized for including “feminist” in a poll on words to be banned. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Ro... »

Depending on What you Mean by Love

Depending on What you Mean by Love

There’s a great line in Madama Butterfly, after Pinkerton is asked if he actually loves his newly purchased (literally, for 100 yen) Japanese wife, and he replies “Well, it depends on what you mean by love.”   Of course, the point is to continue to illustrate what a truly terrible person Pinkerton is, but it’s actually a point to keep in mind.  What it means to love can var... »

Reality Checks: Comet Landing, Abortion Lies, Climate Deal, and Dirty Mattresses

Reality Checks: Comet Landing, Abortion Lies, Climate Deal, and Dirty Mattresses

Everything you need to know about the comet landing. (via Bad Astronomy) Abortion lies enshrined in law. (via Think Progress) The United States and China have reached a climate deal. Will it matter? (via Discovery News) Columbia is charging rape protestor for cleaning dirty mattresses. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Nattu via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

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