### Like a Girl

This one’s a little personal. I’ve been growing my hair out on and off since I was about thirteen years old. Normal enough for a teenager, especially given my inclination towards metal music, you might think. Yet it was only when I got broad and tall-ish and got stubble that …

### Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Science Riot Grrls Edition

OK, so I’ve been a bit busy since school got out for the summer so I’m just now running across this song. However, it’s so amazing that I must feature it for Awesome Sauce Music Friday. There is nothing I love more than seeing young people getting excited about science. …

### The Physics Philes, lesson 101: Wave Energy and Intensity

Over the past several weeks we’ve learned a lot about waves. We’ve learned what waves are, we’ve learned about wave functions, and we’ve learned how to find the velocity and acceleration of particles in a wave. But, if you’re like me, you may be wondering about the energy of a …

### The Physics Philes, lesson 100: Need for Wave Speed II

Oh my goodness. Has it been a week already? Let’s see, where were we? Oh that’s right. Last week we started talking about how to find the speed of a transverse wave on a string. The first method was fairly straight forward. Now it’s time to move on to the …

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### On the Nonexistence of Anything Creepy: Network Edition

Content warning: Mentions of rape, sarcasm about rape culture.   I am moving out of my current apartment, and internet service ended yesterday.  Like any young lady with an extreme sense of entitlement about the internet and a sometimes shaky sense of ethics, I started scanning for unprotected wireless from …

### The Physics Philes, lesson 99: I Have a Need. A Need for Wave Speed!

Over the past several weeks we’ve been learning about mechanical waves in all they’re wavy wonder. Today we’ll look a little more in depth at one key property of a wave: the wave speed. We’ll start off easy with the propagation of a transverse wave on a string. Don’t worry …

### The Physics Philes, lesson 98: The Most Important Equation in All of Physics

After a week hiatus for finals, I’m back with more physic-y goodness. Now…let’s see. Where did we leave off? Ah, here we go. It’s time to talk about particle velocity and acceleration, and, in doing so, we’ll find one of the most important equations in physics. So let’s get started. …

### Treating Depression is Not Medicalizing Sadness

Cross posted from We Got So Far To Go One of the criticisms I often see leveled at therapy and medication is that it’s turning basic human emotion into an illness. There was a huge outcry of this when the DSM V took out the grief clause from the diagnosis …