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Do You Have a 2-Body Problem? Yes, You Do [Poll Results]

Credit: Jen Christiansen

Physics students learn about the so-called two-body problem early in their training, a classical mechanics scenario that can be used to describe the motion of binary stars or a planet orbiting a star. But any romantic couple knows that they too must solve this problem, at least metaphorically, when it comes to deciding between partner [...]

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“Climate Change” Or “Global Warming?” Two New Polls Suggest Language Matters.


On Friday, a new Yale-Associated Press-NORC poll on environmental attitudes reported that just 56 percent of Americans believe global warming is happening. This seems a bit low to me given our UT Energy Poll data on climate change over the past three years looks like this: [Click for larger] But then I thought about language. [...]

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