Reality Checks: Silicon Valley Sausage Fest, America’s Greatest Athlete, Unstable Science Funding, and “Tampon Run”

Reality Checks: Silicon Valley Sausage Fest, America’s Greatest Athlete, Unstable Science Funding, and “Tampon Run”

“Silicon Valley’s biggest sausage fest” is better than last year, but it’s still a sausage fest. (via Mother Jones) Serena Williams is America’s greatest athlete. (via The New Yorker) U.S. science suffers from booms and busts in funding. (via NPR) Teens invent a game aimed at de-stigmatizing periods. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Boss Tweed via Flickr Got a lin... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 114: We Got da Beats

The Physics Philes, lesson 114: We Got da Beats

Remember last week we learned all about wave interference. As I mentioned at the end of that post, we stuck to waves that have the same frequency. But that’s not always how things work out in the real world. Something slightly different happens when we have two waves overlap that have slightly different frequencies, and all we have to do is apply some concepts we already know and love. Let&#... »

DBT Skills: The Calm Yo Tits Edition

DBT Skills: The Calm Yo Tits Edition

Sorry for the slight break in the series friends. I’ve been in the process of moving to Ireland, starting a Master’s program, deciding I hated everything about it, and then making the decision to move home again, which has taken up a bit of my time and mental energy. But we’re back now! If you’ll recall, the last post explained “DEAR MAN”, skills for how to make a request o... »

Reality Checks: The Fappening is Gone, CDC on Vaccinations, and Coral Currents

Reality Checks: The Fappening is Gone, CDC on Vaccinations, and Coral Currents

The subreddit on which the latest spate of celebrity nude photos were leaked has been taken down, but not for the reason you think. (via Jezebel) A CDC report shows what happens when people refuse to vaccinate their kids. (via io9) Coral engineer their own tiny currents. (via Inkfish) How teens are driving the technology of the future. (via Wired) Featured image credit: Neville Wootton via Flickr ... »

The Not So Beautiful Game Step 4: In Which our Narrator Talks about Himself

The Not So Beautiful Game Step 4: In Which our Narrator Talks about Himself

Step 4: Disarm the Obstacles.  Nothing has happened in these 50 pages, so we can all go home early today.  What’s the point of having a book structured in 12 steps if there isn’t enough content for so many sections?  Our filler fluff is surprisingly self-aggrandizing, since it’s all about how all the “gurus” of the pick up movement are now all competing to have Style.... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! A Glorious Dawn Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! A Glorious Dawn Edition

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m sure you have a lot of amazing plans for the weekend, but for right now let’s live in the music. This week we have a relative oldie but goodie. It’s one of the very first Symphony of Science videos, and my personal favorite. Every time I listen to it I’m just filled with wonder and awe at the universe. Sometimes, when life gets you down, that jus... »

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