Reality Checks: The Real Paleo Diet, the Usefulness of Standardized Tests, Effective Senators, and Dr. Pauli Murray

Reality Checks: The Real Paleo Diet, the Usefulness of Standardized Tests, Effective Senators, and Dr. Pauli Murray

What the paleo diet really looked like. (via io9) Are standardized tests useful? (via JSTOR Daily) Women in the Senate get stuff done. (via Jezebel) Dr. Pauli Murray, one of the most important the black, queer, feminist you never heard of. (via Salon) Featured image credit: Alberto G. via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Safe Sex, Nigerian Women in Science, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, and Erasing Muslims

Reality Checks: Safe Sex, Nigerian Women in Science, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, and Erasing Muslims

New Hampshire teens are pushing for their school to provide free condoms. (via Think Progress) The rise of women in science in Nigeria. (via NPR) Why doesn’t English have a good gender-neutral pronoun? (via io9) On erasing Muslims and ex-Muslims. (via The Burning Bush) Featured image credit: Morgan via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

The Physics Philes, lesson 130: It’s Just a Phase

The Physics Philes, lesson 130: It’s Just a Phase

We’re at the end our our discussion of the thermal properties of matter. So far we’ve been talking about the simplest molecular viewpoint, ideal gases. In analyzing ideal gases, we can ignore the interactions between molecules. That certainly makes things simpler, but it’s these interactions that cause gases to condense into liquids and solids. Looking at the theoretical basis fo... »

Reality Checks: Gluten and Placebos, Interplanetary Submarine, the Bible on Slavery, and Your Brain on Magic

Reality Checks: Gluten and Placebos, Interplanetary Submarine, the Bible on Slavery, and Your Brain on Magic

Do you have gluten sensitivity, or are you just responding to the placebo effect? (via fivethirtyeight) NASA wants to send a submarine to Titan. (via Discovery News) What the Bible says about slavery. (via Raw Story) This is your brain on magic. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

50 shades of fail chapter 4 : Where friends are bad friends and stalking is somehow romantic.

50 shades of fail chapter 4 : Where friends are bad friends and stalking is somehow romantic.

Content Warning: This post has a fairly graphic description of sexual harassment within it and as usual is discussing 50 Shades of Grey which is rife with abusive behaviour including stalking. The last time I wrote I left you with the breathtakingly romantic image of Ana clutched in Grey’s arms after nearly being run over by a cyclist. In the arms of Grey, their faces inches apart and she st... »

Reality Checks: Teen Girls and IUDs, Mistaken for Janitors, Marriage Equality is Coming, and Atheism and Islamophobia

Reality Checks: Teen Girls and IUDs, Mistaken for Janitors, Marriage Equality is Coming, and Atheism and Islamophobia

Why teenage girls aren’t using IUDs. (via The Atlantic) Women of color working in STEM fields are often confused for janitors. (via Bitch Magazine) Notorious RBG thinks American are ready for marriage equality. (via Bloomberg) It’s time to atheists to confront Islamophobia in our ranks. (via Raw Story) Featured image credit: Obama-Biden Transition Project via Flickr Got a link you thin... »

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