The Physics Philes, lesson 118: Heat, Temperature, and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

The Physics Philes, lesson 118: Heat, Temperature, and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

Most of us have spent our entire lives learning about heat and temperature. We know we have to cook some food to make it safe, or store food in an icebox or refrigerator. We know it hurts to touch things that are too hot or two cold. But these measurements of heat and temperature are subjective and imprecise. That won’t do in physics. We need to figure out a way to talk about heat and temper... »

Reality Checks: Fighting Bad Sex Ed, Irrational Atheism, and the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Reality Checks: Fighting Bad Sex Ed, Irrational Atheism, and the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Teenage girl rips Focus on the Family a new one for their sexist sex education materials. (via Jezebel) These women should win a Nobel Prize in physics. (via Slate) Irrational atheism. (via The Atlantic) Malala Yousafzai is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. (via The New York Times) Featured image credit: Wikimedia Commons Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

DBT Skills: I AM AWESOME

DBT Skills: I AM AWESOME

Welcome back to DBT skills, the part of your week where you learn evidence based ways of being in the world without it sucking a lot! Last week’s skills (PLEASE) seemed incredibly simple, but are actually some of the most necessary skills to keeping your emotions stable and awesomesauce that are out there. This week’s skill is a little more challenging but brings great rewards (like ta... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Astrology, that Junk is Bunk Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Astrology, that Junk is Bunk Edition

Do you hear that? In the distance. The thumping bass. The harmony. It’s…it’s Awesome Sauce Music Friday! I know it’s been a few weeks, but when one of my favorite YouTubers comes out with a new video I just have to share it. Bonus point when the video is a song about how awesome science and skepticism is. The song is a parody of “All About that Bass” by Coma Nid... »

Reality Checks: Social Media Misogyny, Teens and Abortion, Pinkwashing, and Free College in Germany

Reality Checks: Social Media Misogyny, Teens and Abortion, Pinkwashing, and Free College in Germany

How social media turned against women. (via The Atlantic) It’s getting harder and harder for teenage girls to exercise their right to an abortion. (via Mother Jones) Breast cancer awareness finally penetrates Earth’s crust. (via Slate) Germany has gone back to free college tuition. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Brian Turner via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Conta... »

50 shades of fail Chapter 3: where creepy muffin eating occurs and the intimidation is purposeful

50 shades of fail Chapter 3: where creepy muffin eating occurs and the intimidation is purposeful

Off we go again. Together we can defy all reason and continue reading 50 shades of fail. Chapter 3: where creepy muffin eating occurs and the intimidation is purposeful We begin with Kate’s delight that Ana has managed to snag a photo shoot with the elusive Mr Grey.  Kate suggests that Grey’s appearance at the store has to be more than mere coincidence, maybe he came to see Ana specifi... »

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