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Reality Checks: Uptalk Shame, Vagina Beauty, Bigfoot, and Science’s Sharing Problem

Reality Checks: Uptalk Shame, Vagina Beauty, Bigfoot, and Science’s Sharing Problem

Don’t be ashamed of your uptalk! (via Slate) Six things the beauty-industrial complex says you need to do to fix your vagina. (via Mother Jones) Overall Bigfoot sightings are down. (via CityLab) Scientists have a sharing problem. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

The Physics Philes, lesson 123: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Oh My!

The Physics Philes, lesson 123: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Oh My!

You know, we’ve been talking a lot lately about energy transfer, aka heat. But we haven’t talked much about how that happens. Let’s fix that now. There are three ways heat can move from one place to another: conduction, convection, and radiation. First, let’s start with conduction. Say you heat one end of a metal rod. Soon, the cold part you are holding will start to heat u... »

Reality Checks: Evaluation Discrimination, A Plea to White Males, Gendered Toy Aisle, and Martian Lakes

Reality Checks: Evaluation Discrimination, A Plea to White Males, Gendered Toy Aisle, and Martian Lakes

A new study shows that students rate male professors higher than female professors. (via Slate) A plea to white male friends. (via Salon) Toys are more segregated by gender than ever. (via The Atlantic) New data suggests that Mars may have once had massive lakes. (via NPR) Featured image credit: John Lustig via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: 1911 Sexist Trolls, Growing Up Gender Non-Conforming, It’s OK to Be Childless, and Future Archeology

Reality Checks: 1911 Sexist Trolls, Growing Up Gender Non-Conforming, It’s OK to Be Childless, and Future Archeology

Einstein told Marie Curie to ignore the haters. (via Raw Story) Growing up gender non-conforming. (via NPR) It’s totally normal to not want children. (via The Atlantic) If future archeologists find our civilization, this is what it might look like. (via Wired) Featured image credit: John Talbot via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Food Fear-Mongering, Facebook Hoaxes, Chimpanzee Rights, and Millennials in Several Charts

Reality Checks: Food Fear-Mongering, Facebook Hoaxes, Chimpanzee Rights, and Millennials in Several Charts

Is Food Babe just a glorified fear-monger? (via NPR) Facebook could help combat the proliferation of hoaxes if it wanted to. (via Slate) The case for chimpanzee rights has been rejected by the appeals court. (via Wired) How Millennials compare to previous generations. (via io9) Featured image credit: William Warby via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: “New Puberty,” Believing Shia LaBeouf, Calorie Counts, and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”

Reality Checks: “New Puberty,” Believing Shia LaBeouf, Calorie Counts, and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”

Girls are going through puberty earlier than previous generations. What does this mean? (via NPR) Why it’s important to believe Shia LaBeouf. (via The Guardian) Putting calorie counts on food probably won’t hit its target. (via The Atlantic) “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” is bigger than Ferguson. (via Vice Sports) Featured image credit: Shawn Semmler via Flickr Got a link yo... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 122: Heat of the Sublime

The Physics Philes, lesson 122: Heat of the Sublime

WE are elbow deep in heat. We’ve been talking about what heat is and quantities of heat or how heat is measured. But we haven’t talked much about what the addition or subtraction of heat from a system actually means. How does heat effect different materials? The addition or subtraction of heat can obvious lead to a change in temperature. It can also lead to something called a phase cha... »

Reality Checks: Sexual Assault on Campus, Anonymous Trolls, Textbook Sex Fight, and the “Stockman Effect”

Reality Checks: Sexual Assault on Campus, Anonymous Trolls, Textbook Sex Fight, and the “Stockman Effect”

A history of campus sexual assault. (via NPR) An argument against anonymous Internet comments. (via Slate) Arizona is having a textbook fight over sex education. (via The New York Times) Climate change denialist Congressperson names climate change denial theory after himself. (via io9) Featured image credit: Cali4beach via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

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