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Exams, stress and expectations

Content description: Discusses depression in relation to school and examinations. Briefly acknowledges an eating disorder.   I’m currently a first year undergraduate studying zoology, something I have been working towards since secondary school (high school for those in the US). Yet still I find myself hating parts of what I …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 69: Hooke’s Law, Line, and Sinker

The past couple of weeks we’ve discussed the different types of stresses and strains that can act on an object. In that discussion I brought up a concept called Hooke’s law. Remember? If the stress is small enough, the stress and strain will be proportional. Well, I’m finally going to …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 68: Cracking Under the Shear Pressure

Last week we started talking about stress and strain, and I attempted to explain tensile stress and strain. But did you know there are a whole two other types of stress and strain? There are! These stresses and strains are called bulk and shear. Let’s first tackle bulk stress and …

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The Phyisics Philes, lesson 67: I-Beam, You-Beam, We-All-Beam for…Physics!

So far in our discussion of equilibrium and elasticity we’ve focused solely on rigid bodies. But real life isn’t composed of only rigid bodies. There are squishy things and stretchy things. How on Earth are we supposed to deal with those? We need to talk about stress and strain. Stress …

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Dear Sasquatch: Are Alpha Waves Relaxing?

Dear Sasquatch: One of my teachers played music in our class that was supposed to increase the alpha waves in our brains. He said this would relax us and make us more creative. Since we were all lying down while listening, I admit that it was relaxing. I got a …

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