Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Notorious R.B.G. Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Notorious R.B.G. Edition

Hello, Internet! Welcome to another edition of Awesome Sauce Music Friday! You’ve probably heard by now of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. (If you’re still confused by what went on, I tried to explain it.) While Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion, the medal for SCOTUS BAMF goes to Justice Ginsburg with her scathing diss... »

Reality Checks: Cosmic Inflation, Birth Control, Chimp Communication, and Manatees

Reality Checks: Cosmic Inflation, Birth Control, Chimp Communication, and Manatees

BICEP2 team up with their rivals to prove cosmic inflation. (via BBC) SCOTUS gives a Christian university the OK to opt out of covering birth control. (via Raw Story) Two new studies shed light on the complexities of chimp and bonobo communication. (via Wired) The manatee might be bumped from endangered to threatened. (via Reuters) Featured image credit: United State Fish and Wildlife Service via ... »

Reality Checks: Four-Star Lady, Another Gay Marriage Ban Falls, and Dangerous Acupucture

Reality Checks: Four-Star Lady, Another Gay Marriage Ban Falls, and Dangerous Acupucture

The United States Navy has promoted Adm. Michelle J. Howard to four-star admiral, the first woman to achieve that rank. (via The Washington Post) A federal court said that Kentucky’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. (via USA Today) Elite, male, university scientists don’t hire very many female students to work in their labs. (via Think Progress) A new study indicates that tub... »

Existential crises and epiphanies of the teenage mind

Existential crises and epiphanies of the teenage mind

Firstly I’d like to apologise for my lack of writing all the angry/weird/ranty things this past month, if you didn’t already know I’m a first year university student. It’ s been a busy two months. Between exam stress, sorting out bills for a new flat share (why does nobody teach you these things???), moving back home for the summer and fiercely denying I am in anyway prepar... »

DBT Skills Part 1: Learning Emotional Management

DBT Skills Part 1: Learning Emotional Management

As young people, we spend a lot of time being taught things. We go to school, driver’s ed, sports teams, sex ed, religious classes, classes about “morality”…we have people giving us information (good or bad) about nearly everything. And yet oddly enough, very rarely is “understanding emotions and emotional management” included in our education. Sure, we get it s... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 104: Standing O for Standing Waves

The Physics Philes, lesson 104: Standing O for Standing Waves

Now that we have nodes, antinodes, and standing waves under our belt, it’s time to move on to something called normal modes. But wait. Let’s step back a bit. As we were learning about standing waves, we didn’t care so much about the length of the string or what was happening on the free end of the string. But now we need to think about a string of a finite length that is held fix... »

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