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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Taking the pee out of physics

It’s time to take the pee out of physics, argues a group of Australian scientists. Starting physics courses by studying projectile motion advantages boys, they believe.

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Girls tend to do worse than their male classmates on questions about projectile motion, their research shows. They attribute that to “playful urination practices – from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal).”

Physics courses should start by studying energy conservation rather than projectile motion, they write. That way girls won’t start out at a disadvantage.

Berlin officials may require public toilets to include urinals for females. Because . . . equality? stupidity?

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