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The Physics Philes, lesson 109: Speed of Sound Part 2
Mindy is still trying to figure out how fast sound travels.

50 Shades of Fail
Floating manatee is putting her peace of mind at risk and reading ’50 Shades of Grey’ and is blogging about its awfulness.

Mad Art Lab

Artist, Feminist, Atheist, Activist
We have added Kim Rippere of Secular Woman to Mad Art Lab!

If We Can’t Laugh at Jazz Satire, Jazz is More Fragile Than We Thought
Ashley argues that the jazz community needs to loosen up.

Logophile Tuesday – Contronyms
Ryan provides your weekly dose of word nourishment.


Bios: Annie Jump Cannon (en español)
In this month’s bio, Silvia tells us about Annie Jump Cannon and her star classification system.

School of Doubt

A Schema for Science Literacy
Nicole wonders what we mean when we talk about science literacy.

Can Evolution and God Coexist? Yes.
Is the relationship between science and religion something that should be addressed in the classroom?

Pop Quiz: Be Prepared!
What are the skills students should master before going to college?

Grounded Parents

Parenting While Divorced
Jay gives excellent advice on co-parenting through an acrimonious divorce.

The Ideology of Skepticism
Chris discusses organized skepticism and the perils of an “us vs them” attitude.

Losing our religion? ‘Not fast enough’, says UN.
Shane talks about the role of the Catholic church in The Irish education system

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Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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  1. Fifty shades of reinforcing the worst possible cultural memes. Crushing passivity, venality, incapacity to own one’s sexuality, ‘surrender’ to others as a supposed path to ‘liberation.’

    The worst of it is that WOMEN are buying this shit. Boys all around the world are being taught ‘what women want’ by this kind of dreck. I wish that ‘James’ might be isolated on desert island with one of the PUA/MRA creeps who are the other side of the same coin.

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