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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 ... »

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... »

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. »

Reality Checks: Man-Eating Snake, Higgs Hullabaloo, Take Back Pink, and High School Cliques

Reality Checks: Man-Eating Snake, Higgs Hullabaloo, Take Back Pink, and High School Cliques

Hey Discovery Channel, showing a man getting eaten alive by a snake doesn’t pass for science television. (via Slate) It’s possible we haven’t found the Higgs boson. (via SGU) Is it time to reappropriate pink? (via NPR) Why cliques form in some high schools and not others. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: AForestFrolic via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about?... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 119: Turn Up the Heat

The Physics Philes, lesson 119: Turn Up the Heat

Wow. It’s been three weeks since I last wrote about physics. Three whole weeks. Life, man. You know how it is. But I have not forgotten. Let me pick up where I left off. Let’s see…*flips through notes*…aha! It’s time to talk about thermal expansion. Thermal expansion is pretty much what it sounds like. When most materials are heated, they expand. We can see this in ev... »

Reality Checks: Menstruation Celebration, Losing Our Religion, Harold Camping After Doomsday, and Debunked Fad Diets

Reality Checks: Menstruation Celebration, Losing Our Religion, Harold Camping After Doomsday, and Debunked Fad Diets

Why don’t we celebrate a young woman’s first period? (via The Guardian) Will religion really be gone in another generation? Not likely. (via The Daily Beast) What has come of doomsday profit Harold Camping? (via Vice) 10 fad diets, debunked. (via io9) Featured image credit: ellyjonez via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Planet Birth, Flash Injury, More Marriage Equality, and Fighting Harassment on Social Media

Reality Checks: Planet Birth, Flash Injury, More Marriage Equality, and Fighting Harassment on Social Media

Here’s a cool picture of planets being born. (via Wired) Maybe it’s not so great to be rescued by the Flash. (via Physics Special Topics) SCOTUS can’t avoid marriage equality anymore. (via Think Progress) A nonprofit takes on harassment on social media. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

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