Skepchick Sundaylies! Ideal Gases, Digital Footprints, and a Defense of Going Gluten Free
Sunday Funny: Gut Fauna (via xkcd)
The Physics Philes, lesson 126: Kinetic-Molecular Model of Ideal Gases, Part 1
Mindy learns how to apply Newton’s laws of motion to a bunch of gas molecules.
On the Market II: Digital Footprints
Dan is skeptical of advice suggesting that academics consolidate and curate their online presence.
In Defense of Gluten Free
Jenny makes some good points when talking to people who are choosing to avoid gluten, whether it’s based on celiac disease or a perceived sensitivity. From her article, “If you stop eating gluten, and physical symptoms improve, have you proven some significant scientific correlation? Of course not. But let’s be realistic. If you’re suffering from something for which doctors have given you no cure, and you find something that seems to work, why wouldn’t you just stick with it? At some point it becomes obnoxious to demand to see the scientific evidence behind every lifestyle choice an individual makes. None of us live in some sort of perfect evidence-based world. Sometimes we all wing it.”
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