The Not So Beautiful Game Step 3: In Which Our Narrator Gets Close to Thinking of Women as People, but Veers Off Very Expectedly into Rapiness

The Not So Beautiful Game Step 3: In Which Our Narrator Gets Close to Thinking of Women as People, but Veers Off Very Expectedly into Rapiness

We have reached a need for content warnings, I think.  No actual rape, but very rapey attitudes and opinions are expressed. On a tangential, but unrelated note, I was in Austin, TX, recently, and apparently many famous movie stars live there, including but not limited to Sandra Bullock.  I was informed of this by a gentleman, expressing disbelief that a person such as her ex (who was described in ... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! #Ferguson Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! #Ferguson Edition

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the turmoil in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. Protests erupted after a police officer shot and killed Mike Brown, a black youth. That alone is tragic enough, but since then things escalated, in no small part because of a confluence of race tensions and police militarization. Luckily, things seem to be calming down. However, it’s important to ... »

Reality Checks: Lost Lemur Continent, Satire, Free College, and a First Amendment-Free Zone

Reality Checks: Lost Lemur Continent, Satire, Free College, and a First Amendment-Free Zone

Everything you need to know about the fake continent of Lemuria. (via io9) Has the Internet killed satire? (via The Guardian) Why community college should be free. (via Scientific American) The fight against the First Amendment in Ferguson. (via Politico) Featured image credit: Andrey via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: CD Rot, Unconfronted Biases, the Cycle of Arctic Sea Ice Loss, and Those Dang, Dirty Millennials

Reality Checks: CD Rot, Unconfronted Biases, the Cycle of Arctic Sea Ice Loss, and Those Dang, Dirty Millennials

In outdated tech news: CDs might not last as long as we thought. (via NPR) How our unconfronted personal biases affect the lives of others. (via Scientific American) Loss of Arctic sea ice could cause the loss of more Arctic sea ice. (via Raw Story) The New York Times doesn’t understand millennials. (via Gawker) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Got a link you think we ... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 111: The Legend of Kundt’s Tube

The Physics Philes, lesson 111: The Legend of Kundt’s Tube

So far in our discussion of waves, we’ve learned about nodes, antinodes, and standing waves. However, we’ve really only seen what these looks like with respect to transverse waves on a string. But sound waves are longitudinal waves. How do these concepts apply? As it turns out, much the same way as with transverse waves. Rather than a string, let’s think about a longitudinal wave... »

Reality Checks: Police Accountability, Modern ‘White Flight’, and a Nightmare Worm

Reality Checks: Police Accountability, Modern ‘White Flight’, and a Nightmare Worm

What role does trust play in science. (via Neuroskeptic) Three high school students developed an app to hold cops accountable. (via Think Progress) “White flight” is still a thing. (via Phys.org) Here’s the worm of your nightmares. (via io9) Featured image credit: Wikipedia Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

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