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Reality Checks: Satellite Trickery, Captain America, Green Republicans, and the “Science of Naturalism”

Reality Checks: Satellite Trickery, Captain America, Green Republicans, and the “Science of Naturalism”

Why we’re tricked by satellite images. (via Discovery News) Captain America’s shield, explained by science. (via The Mary Sue) Ken Ham thinks the Smithsonian is promoting the “science of naturalism.” (via io9) Green Republicans are between a rock and a hard place. (via NPR) Featured image credit: JD Hancock Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Adulthood: Mourning the Past

Adulthood: Mourning the Past

Cross posted from We Got So Far To Go I’ve been having a lot of ennui about being an adult lately. This is not uncommon. Twenty somethings excel at ennui and not wanting to be adult. But there appears to be more to this ennui than simply being overwhelmed or not really wanting to take responsibility. Accepting adulthood doesn’t just mean taking on new responsibilities and learning how ... »

Calorie Counting: Yay or Nay?

Calorie Counting: Yay or Nay?

CN: Diet and weight loss The best way to lose weight is to eat less calories and burn more calories, so counting calories just makes sense, right? So many people have used calorie counting, it must work. The government is demanding calorie labels on everything, so it’s probably something we should all take into account right? Well, maybe not. Many people assume that calories are simple, but ... »

Reality Checks: Renata Kallosh, Nigh Vision Contacts, and Captain America’s Shield

Reality Checks: Renata Kallosh, Nigh Vision Contacts, and Captain America’s Shield

As we’re celebrating the validation of “chaotic inflation,” let’s not forget the contributions of another theoretical physicist, Renata Kallosh, Andrei Linde’s wife. (via Medium) New sensor could pave the way for night vision contacts? (via D-brief) Fred Phelps is dead. (via NPR) Using physics to determine the weight of Captain America’s shield. (via Dot Physics... »

What Do Gravitational Waves and Towels Have in Common?

What Do Gravitational Waves and Towels Have in Common?

You’ve probably heard by now of the discovery of gravitational waves from the very early universe that lend credence to the idea that in the first fraction of a fraction of a second the universe expanded at an alarming rate. It’s kind of a big deal. Like, Higgs boson big deal. But what the heck are gravitational waves? How can gravity make waves? This video from New Scientist provides ... »

Exams, stress and expectations

Exams, stress and expectations

Content description: Discusses depression in relation to school and examinations. Briefly acknowledges an eating disorder.   I’m currently a first year undergraduate studying zoology, something I have been working towards since secondary school (high school for those in the US). Yet still I find myself hating parts of what I do,namely exams and namely what exams do to my mental health. ... »

Thanks For Proving Our Point

Thanks For Proving Our Point

In light of the recent DDoS attack, I’d like to say something, something that’s always on my mind when feminists are targeted like this. Guys, whoever you are trying to take down these sites, including this one, you’re proving our point. This goes far beyond DDoS. Every time you threaten feminists with rape, or say that they should die for speaking out, you prove our point. And t... »

Medication: Remember to Ask Questions

Medication: Remember to Ask Questions

This weekend I had a rather harrowing experience. I woke up on Saturday morning…well that’s not quite correct. I tried to wake up about five times on Saturday morning, couldn’t open my eyes, sort of fell out of bed and dragged myself into the living room and realized that I felt like absolute poo (still mostly asleep). I tried to stand up and found myself dizzy, light headed, wea... »

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