Science Sunday

Science Sunday: Introducing Advanced LIGO, the Future of Gravitational Astronomy

On Tuesday, the LIGO Laboratory announced the completion of the Advanced LIGO detector array, which may finally be able to detect elusive gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a consequence of Einstein’s General Relativity. They operate similar to other kinds of waves, and are thought to carry gravitational energy. Even though all objects with …

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Millennials Don’t Vote, And For Good Reason

So I want to talk about this article in Mother Jones, and how awful it is. Basically, it blames millennials for the Democrats losing so many elections. If only young people voted en masse, the article says, we could have won! It doesn’t matter how bad the candidates were, or …

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You’ll Agree With Me When You’re Older

Recently (and by recently I mean a month ago) I was in an online argument with someone when they decided to use, as an argument, that I was young and that when I got to be older I would change my mind and come around to my opponent’s point of view. Needless …

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Science Sunday: Does the Sum of All Natural Numbers Equal -1/12?

They say not to write a post with a question if the answer is “no” but I’m going to do it anyway. You may have seen this video floating around the intertubes that claims to show that summing all the natural numbers (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + …

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Science Sunday: Falling Through the Earth

Now that Mindy’s teaching everyone about gravity, I thought it would be fun to show the classic gravitational problem, “What happens if you fall though the center of the Earth?” It’s a very common problem, and the math isn’t too difficult. So let’s run through it, shall we? (If you …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 10.3

Curiosity finds water on Mars! (Via RPI News) Other Mars rovers find ancient supervolcano! (Via ComputerWorld) Physics World chooses top five scientific discoveries for its 25th anniversary issue. (Via BBC News) What freedom and liberty look like from the liberal perspective. (Via Demos) Featured Image Credit: Wikipedia Got a link you think we should know …

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Science Sunday: Bohemian Gravity Explained, or, What is String Theory?

Unless you live under a rock that doesn’t have wifi for some reason, you’ve seen the scientific musical masterpiece that is Bohemian Gravity. Perhaps, after watching that glorious mix of harmonies and science, you were left admiring the beauty of the song, but wondering what, exactly, it was about. Well, …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 9.19

Google creates new company dedicated to solving death. (Via Google) Yesterday’s Google Doodle dedicated to awesome scientist Leon Foucault. (Via Los Angeles Times) Comet impacts increase the chances for life elsewhere in the solar system. (Via The Guardian) Artist creates beautiful charts showing frequency of color usage in books. (Via …

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