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The Physics Philes, lesson 62: Spin Cycle

I guess I should start out The Physics Philes this week by eating a little crow. (Or maybe, since I’m a vegetarian, I’ll just eat some mycoprotein crow replacement?) I did not write a post last week, and I’m so ashamed! I didn’t even post a video or anything. You …

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Even Teens are Paying Attention to Gluten, Nowadays

For the last three weeks, I lived in a college dorm with other teenage girls, and for a building where the main source of trash was massive numbers of snack food wrappers, there was certainly a good deal of discussion about dieting and nutrition. Which was rather concerning. Adolescents are …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 61: Don’t Be So Rigid

Up off your bums, boys and girls. It’s physics time. Last week we started a more in depth discussion of angular momentum. This week, as promised, we will dive into angular momentum of a rigid body. Remember when we figured out the angular momentum of a particle equals the product …

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On Vaccinations

It seems like many preventable childhood illnesses, such as measles and pertussis, have been making an unfortunate comeback recently. From January to March 2013 alone, over 500 measles cases have been recorded in England (compare this to the 2011 figures from the whole of the UK- 334). In all of …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 59: Work and Power, Torque Style

I’ve been rambling on and on for the last several weeks about rotational and translational motion. This week we’re…not changing the subject, exactly. Instead, it’s time to bring the concepts of work and power into the mix. In real life, we can do work on a rotating object. Like when …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 58: More on Yo-Yos

We’ve been talking for the past several weeks on the combination of translational and rotational motion. Now we’re going to check out the dynamics of what happens in this situation. Let’s go! First, a little review. We’ve learned that for a body with a total mass M, the acceleration of …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 7.4

Technology to detect moving objects through walls inspires obligatory X-ray vision analogy. (via MIT News) Prince Charles reveals his love for Doctor Who, proving once and for all that homeopaths are people too. (via BBC News) Self-consciousness reaches a physiological peak in adolescence. Nobody is surprised. (via Science Daily) Crocodiles have very …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 55: SkepchickCon Vacation, Part 1

Guys, I am very full of fail this week. And I will probably be full of fail next week, too. Why? SkepchickCon, that’s why. It turns out, I have a butt-load-ton (that’s metric) of stuff to do before I head off. And I’ll probably have some kind of con crud …

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