Reality Checks: Gender Quotas, Black Cap, and Sexual Harassment

Reality Checks: Gender Quotas, Black Cap, and Sexual Harassment

Gender quotas might work better in so-called “tight” cultures. (via Phys.org) Surprise! It’s basically impossible for women not to be judged on their sexuality. (via Think Progress) More changes at Marvel: Captain America will be a black man! (via The Verge) Sexual harassment is a big problem in science. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Marvel Got a link you think we should know ... »

Reality Checks: Iron Meteorite, Math in the Queue, Student Loan Scams, and New Thor

Reality Checks: Iron Meteorite, Math in the Queue, Student Loan Scams, and New Thor

Curiosity has found an iron meteorite on Mars. (via Discovery News) Math works against you when you get in line. (via Wired) Illinois becomes the first state to sue over student loan scams. (via Think Progress) Thor is a lady. But don’t think we’ll stop pushing for a Black Widow movie. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Xiaojun Deng via Flickr Got a link you think we should know abou... »

Bi-erasure: Constantine

Bi-erasure: Constantine

Content description: Discusses bi-phobia and bi-sexuality. Mentions smoking. Excessive use of sarcasm. So there has been some sad, but none too surprising news recently, NBC’s new show Constantine which I’ve been looking forward to, is bi-phobic. As this new adaptation of the Hellraiser comics portrays Constantine, a canonically bi-sexual character as straight (I can scent the doucheba... »

DBT Skills: Mindfulness “How”

DBT Skills: Mindfulness “How”

This is the third part in a series. Read parts 1 and 2. Last week we looked at the “what” skills of mindfulness. These are the things that you can actually practice in your day to day life to help you be more present. This week, we’ll go over the “how” skills. You can use the mindfulness how skills in just about any part of your life, while you’re doing anything... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 106: The Sound of Physics

The Physics Philes, lesson 106: The Sound of Physics

We’ve just spent basically forever getting our hands dirty with mechanical waves. Now it’s time to get our hands even dirtier with a specific type of mechanical wave: the sound wave. Sound waves are something most of us are familiar with. The general definition of sound is actually quite simple. Sound is just a longitudinal wave in a medium. Sound waves can travel though anything ̵... »

Reality Checks: HIV, Autism, Women in STEM, and Women Bishops

Reality Checks: HIV, Autism, Women in STEM, and Women Bishops

Why are some forms of HIV more transmittable than others? (via NPR) The sexual politics of autism. (via Only Human) Women and black people with advanced STEM degrees are more likely to work outside their field than men and other racial groups. (via Think Progress) The Church of England might be ready to allow female bishops. Finally. (via AFP) Featured image credit: US Army RDECOM via Flickr Got a... »

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