The Physics Philes, lesson 110: Ring My Decibel

The Physics Philes, lesson 110: Ring My Decibel

OK, friends. Let’s talk about wave intensity. Wave intensity (denoted with an I) is the average rate of time energy is transported per unit area across a surface that is perpendicular to the direction of propagation. So, if we’re talking about a transverse wave on a string, the wave might be propagating right to left. That means that the relevant surface for calculating wave propagatio... »

Reality Checks: Killing the Metric System, Science Against Cyberbullying, “Global Cooling,” and NCAA Justice

Reality Checks: Killing the Metric System, Science Against Cyberbullying, “Global Cooling,” and NCAA Justice

The campaign to kill the metric system in the United States. (via Slate) Teen’s science fair project targets cyberbullying. (via Jezebel) In the scientific community, “global cooling” was never a thing. (via io9) Some NCAA students are entitled to licensing money after their college careers are over, a federal court decided. (via Kansas City Star) Featured image credit: Biking Ni... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Fantasy Elements Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Fantasy Elements Edition

It’s time! Time to get your weekend on! Let’s go. We here at Teen Skepchick have a soft spot for Marian Call. We’ve featured her music a couple of times in this very spot. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in person (though I would not presume to think she remembers) and she’s an absolute delight. She has a new album of cover songs, including the theme from Reading... »

Reality Checks: Student Vaccine Film, Cell Phone Screen for Poor Vision, and Women Coaches in Male Sports

Reality Checks: Student Vaccine Film, Cell Phone Screen for Poor Vision, and Women Coaches in Male Sports

What do vaccine- and GMO-denial have in common? (via Collide-a-Scape) After being suppressed by anti-vaxers, a student-made film about vaccines has been released. (via io9) Researchers have developed a cell phone screen that corrects poor vision. (via Wired) Women coaches still have a hard time breaking into male sports. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Dylan via Flickr Got a link you t... »

50 Shades of Fail

50 Shades of Fail

50 Shades of Grey is once again rearing it’s damn head again and holy crap haven’t we heard, I dare say, too much about this series? Well no, as the newly released trailer is blinking across the internet with tag lines such as ‘tantalisingly sexy‘ and ‘hold on to your hand cuffs!’. It seems despite the chorus of angry voices that have been debunking this story a... »

Reality Checks: Marvel’s Excuses, Sex Ed, Bisexuality, and BMI

Reality Checks: Marvel’s Excuses, Sex Ed, Bisexuality, and BMI

Marvel is running out of excuses for not making a movie with a female lead. (via Slate) Sex ed should really focus on kids ages 10-14, according to a new study. (via Jezebel) Simple visibility can help dispel myths of bisexuality. (via The Daily Beast) BMI doesn’t say anything about your health. (via Obesity Panacea) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should... »

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