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adgy-san
February 6th, 2013, 05:10 PM
So occasionally in my internets travels I come across articles about how SCIENCE found something cool or discovered that something cures something else that you would have never expected. I don't really have anywhere to share that ****, aside from Facebook, which I don't really care about, and thus this thread is born.

Please feel free to post links to any articles you come across that are crazy ****ing awesome, bat**** insane or whatever. This stuff fascinates me endlessly.

Here, I'll start.

Zebrafish may hold the answer to repairing damaged retinas and returning eyesight to people (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130131121308.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop _science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Science%29)

****in' cool.

adgy-san
February 6th, 2013, 05:13 PM
Saturn Storm Creates Largest and Hottest Vortex Ever Seen in Solar System | Wired Science | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/saturn-largest-hottest-vortex/)


But since May 2011, researchers have been watching two warm spots in Saturn’s clouds using NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and several Earth-based telescopes. Such spots appear periodically and were expected to cool down after a month. Instead, the hotspots merged and produced a colossal cyclone, briefly exceeding even Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot in size and brightness.

mugs
February 6th, 2013, 05:14 PM
This could become my favorite thread

orpheus
February 6th, 2013, 05:32 PM
Herpes can help treat various cancers.

BBC News - Herpes virus used to treat cancer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10817277)

See, haha, the happies aren't so bad. ;)

mrm55
February 6th, 2013, 05:50 PM
Leeches are highly prized as a tool for healing skin grafts or restoring circulation, especially in reconstructive surgery. Now the US Food and Drug Administration has approved an application from French firm Ricarimpex SAS to market leeches for medicinal purposes.

BBC NEWS | Health | The humble leech's medical magic (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3858087.stm)

Dr. Naysay
February 6th, 2013, 05:55 PM
New telescope technology improves view of 'blandest' Uranus (http://www.sen.com/news/new-telescope-tech-improves-view-of-blandest-uranus.html)

THIS is what I will be using this thread for.

adgy-san
February 6th, 2013, 06:18 PM
New telescope technology improves view of 'blandest' Uranus (http://www.sen.com/news/new-telescope-tech-improves-view-of-blandest-uranus.html)

THIS is what I will be using this thread for.

I have no problem with that.

BadIdea
February 6th, 2013, 06:30 PM
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18d7jr9xlmqkhjpg/original.jpg



How do owls twist their heads all the way around without dying? At last we know. (http://io9.com/5980528/how-do-owls-twist-their-heads-all-the-way-around-without-dying-at-last-we-know)

BadIdea
February 6th, 2013, 06:35 PM
http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/files/2013/02/eosinopteryx2.jpg


BBC News - Eosinopteryx feathered dinosaur offers clues on bird evolution (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21181611)

ilovela
February 6th, 2013, 06:36 PM
I thought this was about bill nye :(

Will try and find articles though..

BadIdea
February 6th, 2013, 06:37 PM
One week left: Support the Darwin Day Resolution! | Secular News Daily (http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/2013/02/one-week-left-support-the-darwin-day-resolution/)

BadIdea
February 6th, 2013, 06:40 PM
http://i2.wp.com/www.geeksaresexy.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/prime.png?resize=500%2C300


17 Million Digit Prime Number Sets New Record | Geeks are Sexy Technology News (http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2013/02/06/17-million-digit-prime-number-sets-new-record/)

zebehm
February 6th, 2013, 08:04 PM
This thread shows promise. I will subscribe.

BadIdea
February 7th, 2013, 10:12 AM
What is life? The physicist who sparked a revolution in biology | Matthew Cobb | Science | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/feb/07/wonders-life-physicist-revolution-biology)


http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/2/6/1360176066321/Redeye-tree-frog-010.jpg

adgy-san
February 7th, 2013, 10:39 AM
The Javan Rhino – And then there was one – Phenomena: Laelaps (http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/03/the-javan-rhino-and-then-there-was-one/)


How do we know when a species no longer exists in a given area? The process, as explained by Brian Switek, is grimly fascinating. Scientists used dogs to find piles of rhino poop between October of 2009 and April of 2010. They found 22 dung piles, but DNA analysis showed that 17 of those belonged to a single rhino. After that rhino was killed by poachers, the rhino footprints vanished and no new piles of scat appeared.

adgy-san
February 7th, 2013, 10:45 AM
The Lab Accident That Led to the Discovery of Supertasters - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/the-lab-accident-that-led-to-the-discovery-of-supertasters/272522/)


Supertasters, taste scientists have shown, possess certain gene variants. Supertasters have more of those bumps on their tongues, which are technically called fungiform papillae and contain the taste buds. Not only can supertasters taste some bitter substances that normal (or non-taster, as per the scientific literature) people can't, but many tastes are more intense for them.

adgy-san
February 7th, 2013, 11:08 AM
Venom: The Bite That Heals - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/venom/holland-text)


Ironically, the properties that make venom deadly are also what make it so valuable for medicine. Many venom toxins target the same molecules that need to be controlled to treat diseases. Venom works fast and is highly specific. Its active components—those peptides and proteins, working as toxins and enzymes—target particular molecules, fitting into them like keys into locks. Most medicines work the same way, fitting into and controlling molecular locks to thwart ill effects. It’s a challenge to find the toxin that hits only a certain target, but already top medicines for heart disease and diabetes have been derived from venom. New treatments for autoimmune diseases, cancer, and pain could be available within a decade.

“We aren’t talking just a few novel drugs but entire classes of drugs,” says National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer Zoltan Takacs, a toxinologist and herpetologist. So far, fewer than a thousand toxins have been scrutinized for medicinal value, and a dozen or so major drugs have made it to market. “There could be upwards of 20 million venom toxins out there waiting to be screened,” Takacs says. “It’s huge. Venom has opened up whole new avenues of pharmacology.”

notbob
February 7th, 2013, 12:05 PM
Shark-eating seal among rare and stunning scenes documented off South Africa (http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/50917/shark-eating+seal+among+rare+and+stunning+scenes+documen ted+off+south+africa/)


But during two recent expeditions they captured wildly spectacular scenes that may never have been photographed: that of a voracious cape fur seal boldly snacking on large sharks;

nocturn
February 7th, 2013, 12:53 PM
Great thread idea.

For the BookFace users out there, Like the page "I F***ing Love Science". She posts some pretty good bits daily.

Bill Hicks
February 7th, 2013, 02:02 PM
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18d7jr9xlmqkhjpg/original.jpg



How do owls twist their heads all the way around without dying? At last we know. (http://io9.com/5980528/how-do-owls-twist-their-heads-all-the-way-around-without-dying-at-last-we-know)


Because Owls are Bad Ass

VF
February 7th, 2013, 03:19 PM
The Lab Accident That Led to the Discovery of Supertasters - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/the-lab-accident-that-led-to-the-discovery-of-supertasters/272522/)

That is like the taste version of tetrachromats: The Humans With Super Human Vision | DiscoverMagazine.com (http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jul-aug/06-humans-with-super-human-vision#.URQny2dniM0)

Radiolab on it here (and other sight / color stories): The Perfect Yellow - Radiolab (http://www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/perfect-yellow/)

Salty Dog
February 7th, 2013, 04:05 PM
Giant Asteroid Impact Dated--Precisely--To Dinosaurs' End | Popular Science (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/giant-asteroid-impact-dated-precisely-dinosaurs-end)

ChilledAgua
February 7th, 2013, 05:22 PM
New Theory Provides Alternative to Big Bang (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/cosmology-02c.html)

Royal_Roader
February 7th, 2013, 10:55 PM
I thought this was about bill nye :(

Will try and find articles though..

I thought it was about Thomas Dolby.

Bill Hicks
February 7th, 2013, 11:18 PM
Crows remember faces and hold grudges


Angry Birds: Crows Never Forget Your Face : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/animals/zoo-animals/angry-crows-memory-life-threatening-behavior-110628.htm)

BadIdea
February 8th, 2013, 08:19 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/science/common-ancestor-of-mammals-plucked-from-obscurity.html?_r=0


http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/02/07/science/mammal-render/mammal-render-popup.jpg



In a comprehensive six-year study of the mammalian family tree, scientists have identified and reconstructed what they say is the most likely common ancestor of the many species on the most abundant and diverse branch of that tree ? the branch of creatures that nourish their young in utero through a placenta. The work appears to support the view that in the global extinctions some 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs had to die for mammals to flourish.

jammer06
February 8th, 2013, 09:02 AM
This came out a couple weeks ago, not sure if any of you saw it but I thought it was pretty cool
Shakespeare and Martin Luther King demonstrate potential of DNA storage | Science | The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/23/shakespeare-sonnets-encoded-dna)

RoyalSubject
February 8th, 2013, 10:02 AM
New Theory Provides Alternative to Big Bang (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/cosmology-02c.html)

There's another model for a cyclic universe too.

Universe bounces back from the brink : Nature News (http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070219/full/news070219-4.html)

RoyalSubject
February 8th, 2013, 10:04 AM
This came out a couple weeks ago, not sure if any of you saw it but I thought it was pretty cool
Shakespeare and Martin Luther King demonstrate potential of DNA storage | Science | The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/23/shakespeare-sonnets-encoded-dna)

A friend of mine introduced me to a great talk about this a few days ago.

HuffPost Live (http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/genetic-data-storage/510f33f778c90a22de0003f2)

EshootzEscorez
February 11th, 2013, 03:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFvj6RQOLtM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

BadIdea
February 11th, 2013, 08:40 AM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/841309_412103218881853_1223399627_o.jpg

ChilledAgua
February 11th, 2013, 03:33 PM
Help scientists name Pluto's moons - Cosmic Log (http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/11/16918919-help-scientists-name-plutos-moons?lite)

FBJ
February 11th, 2013, 04:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFvj6RQOLtM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Weight x Arm = Moment

I love simple machines. GREAT vid!!

KFIT
February 11th, 2013, 04:49 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/315bf4506d186e7686c42727a0dd448b/tumblr_inline_mh8rhbQIst1qz4rgp.jpg

santiclaws
February 11th, 2013, 05:53 PM
Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight : Shots - Health News : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/11/171409656/why-even-radiologists-can-miss-a-gorilla-hiding-in-plain-sight)

adgy-san
February 12th, 2013, 01:08 PM
Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight : Shots - Health News : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/11/171409656/why-even-radiologists-can-miss-a-gorilla-hiding-in-plain-sight)

Heard this on the way home yesterday. Very interesting.

adgy-san
February 13th, 2013, 06:01 PM
Life Found Deep Under Antarctic Ice for First Time? (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/02/130205-antarctica-ice-life-moons-science-environment-lakes/#)


The newfound life-forms have little connection to life on the earth’s surface and many apparently survive by “eating rocks,” team member Brent Christner said in an interview from the U.S. McMurdo Station, after spending several weeks working at a remote field site at Lake Whillans.

That may explain how life on other celestial objects—such as on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn—survive in the absence of available carbon.

“The conditions faced by organisms in Lake Whillans are quite parallel to what we think it would be like on those icy moons,” Christner said.

“What we found tells us a lot about extreme life on Earth,” and how similar life beyond Earth might survive.

santiclaws
February 14th, 2013, 01:41 PM
Dogs Understand Human Perspective: Study : animals : NatureWorldNews (http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/651/20130213/dogs-understand-human-perspective-study.htm)


A recent study reveals that dogs are much likely to steal food in the dark when humans cannot notice them, indicating they understand a human's perspective.

notbob
February 14th, 2013, 01:44 PM
Dogs Understand Human Perspective: Study : animals : NatureWorldNews (http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/651/20130213/dogs-understand-human-perspective-study.htm)

does that make them @#$holes for crapping on the floor and tearing up furniture?

adgy-san
February 15th, 2013, 11:34 AM
What Are Dogs Saying When They Bark? | Scientific American (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-are-dogs-saying-when-they-bark)


However, more recent research indicates that there might be more to barking than we first thought. Dogs have fairly plastic vocal cords, or a “modifiable vocal tract.” Dogs might be able to subtly alter their voices to produce a wide variety of different sounds that could have different meanings. Dogs might even be altering their voices in ways that are clear to other dogs but not to humans. When scientists have taken spectrograms, or pictures, of dog barks, it turns out that not all barks are the same—even from the same dog. Depending on the context, a dog’s barks can vary in timing, pitch, and amplitude. Perhaps they have different meanings.

adgy-san
February 15th, 2013, 11:44 AM
Dorion Sagan on the first ejaculation in the history of the world | Brain Pickings (http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/01/25/dorion-sagan-sex/)


Long before humanity, the earliest preserved ejaculation took place among a member of the Rhyniophyta, a phylum that contains the first land plants, which began to diversify some four hundred million years ago.

adgy-san
February 15th, 2013, 11:53 AM
Lab rats with brain implants sense invisible infrared light | BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/02/15/lab-rats-with-brain-implants-s.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Bo ing%29)


Duke University researchers implanted lab rats with a device enabling them to perceive invisible infrared light. Miguel Nicolelis and his colleagues jacked a head-mounted infrared sensor into the rat's brain. It's wired into a region of the brain that processes touch, providing the rodents with a "sixth sense" for infrared. They published their research in the science journal Nature Communications. The possibilities aren't limited to infrared spectrum either. "We could create devices sensitive to any physical energy," Nicolelis says. "It could be magnetic fields, radio waves, or ultrasound. We chose infrared initially because it didn't interfere with our electrophysiological recordings." The technology could someday lead to improved neuroprosthetics to help blind people see.

jammer06
February 15th, 2013, 11:57 AM
Twelve-to 14-month-old infants can predict single-event probability with large set sizes | Stephanie Denison (http://scholar.berkeley.edu/sdenison/publications/twelve-14-month-old-infants-can-predict-single-event-probability-large-set-siz)

This also showed up in the WSJ

Wise Beyond Their Years: What Babies Really Know - WSJ.com (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323511804578298202087733868.html)

As a parent I don't have to tell you how obvious this is, what's really more amazing is how our species survived considering how a baby will consciously do the dumbest thing possible if they only knew what they were doing.

BadIdea
February 17th, 2013, 09:57 AM
Bonobo genome completed: The final great ape to be sequenced (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120613133144.htm)


http://images.sciencedaily.com/2012/06/120613133144.jpg

BadIdea
February 17th, 2013, 01:18 PM
Fossil Foot Shows Evolution of Upright Walking Took Many Different Steps [Video]: Scientific American (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ancestors-fossil-foot-shows-evolution-upright-walking-took-many-different-steps)


http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/inline/ancestors-fossil-foot-shows-evolution-upright-walking-took-many-different-steps_1.jpg

salami
February 17th, 2013, 05:23 PM
Seal Man - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUfo6ZADLtk)

DRice
February 17th, 2013, 10:59 PM
Dogs Cured of Type 1 Diabetes | The Scientist Magazine? (http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34394/title/Dogs-Cured-of-Type-1-Diabetes/)

adgy-san
February 18th, 2013, 04:09 PM
Fish exposed to anxiety medication show altered behavior, study finds - The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fish-exposed-to-anxiety-meds-show-altered-behavior-study-finds/2013/02/14/d7a36a5e-7639-11e2-aa12-e6cf1d31106b_story.html)


“Normally, perch are shy and hunt in schools. This is a known strategy for survival and growth. But those who swam in oxazepam became considerably bolder,” ecologist Tomas Brodin, lead author of the article, explained. They “lost interest in hanging out with the group.”

He said that researchers conducted a “boldness test” on the perch, opening a door that would allow them to swim from a small box into a much larger water tank. The fish with no drugs in their system remained timid and “didn’t come out at all,” he said, while those on oxazepam did.

The researchers said those behaviors, coupled with the tendency to scarf down food faster than normal, could alter the composition of the species and lead to ecological changes in the real world. For example, if they consumed more plankton, it could lead to an increase in algae.

adgy-san
February 18th, 2013, 05:00 PM
4,000-year-old shaman's stones discovered near Boquete, Panama (http://phys.org/news/2013-01-year-old-shaman-stones-boquete-panama.html)

adgy-san
February 19th, 2013, 09:41 AM
Astronaut Chris Hadfield did a Reddit AMA from space.

I Am Astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently orbiting planet Earth. : IAmA (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18pik4/i_am_astronaut_chris_hadfield_currently_orbiting/)

Good stuff.

jammer06
February 19th, 2013, 10:04 AM
Scientists coax bacteria to produce pure gold nuggets | MNN - Mother Nature Network (http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/scientists-coax-bacteria-to-produce-pure-gold-nuggets)

notbob
February 19th, 2013, 12:48 PM
William Shatner sways Pluto moon-naming vote with Trekkie power | Movie Talk - Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/william-shatner-sways-pluto-moon-naming-vote-trekkie-174615597.html)

DRice
February 19th, 2013, 01:32 PM
?Diet? drinks associated with increased risk of Type II diabetes (http://english.inserm.fr/press-area/diet-drinks-associated-with-increased-risk-of-type-ii-diabetes)

notbob
February 19th, 2013, 04:45 PM
Electronic Telekinesis from Temporary Tattoo : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/electronic-telekinesis-from-temporary-tattoo-130219.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1)

adgy-san
February 19th, 2013, 04:46 PM
An appreciation of the Sawfish, one of Earth's most threatened fish | BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/02/19/an-appreciation-of-the-sawfish.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Bo ing%29)

http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/sawfish1.jpeg

adgy-san
February 20th, 2013, 11:42 AM
How Big Business is Stymying Makers' High-Res, Colorful Innovations | Wired Design | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/design/2013/02/3-d-printing-patents/?pid=1994&viewall=true)

Do your 3D printing now, before all these patents kick in!

santiclaws
February 20th, 2013, 03:09 PM
Sponges: Time-lapse of Sponge Cells Recombining | the Shape of Life (http://shapeoflife.org/video/behavior/sponges-time-lapse-sponge-cells-recombining)


Sponges are the only animals that if broken down to the level of their cells, can reassemble themselves.
A sponge is passed through a sieve to break apart its cells. The cells recognize each other and reform into small new sponges.

santiclaws
February 20th, 2013, 03:24 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?pagewanted=all


What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive.

FishMonger
February 20th, 2013, 05:33 PM
This was amazing to me:

A Lantern Powered by Gravity | This Could Be Big - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/lantern-powered-gravity-071039684.html)

Seriously, what resource is more abundant than gravity? Can you even call gravity a 'resource?' Regardless, a great invention that could lead to great things.

adgy-san
February 21st, 2013, 01:55 PM
Graphene supercapacitors could make batteries obsolete | BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/02/21/graphene-supercapacitors-could.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Bo ing%29)


A battery can hold a lot of energy, but it takes a long time to charge it. A capacitor can be charged very quickly, but doesn't hold a comparable amount of energy.

A graphene supercharger is the best of both: it takes just seconds to charge, yet stores a lot of energy. Imagine being able to charge your spent laptop or phone battery in 30 seconds, and your electric car in a few minutes. Also, unlike batteries, Graphene supercapacitors are non-toxic.

The Nobel Prize was awarded to the inventors of Graphene in 2010. Wikipedia defines Graphene as a "substance composed of pure carbon, with atoms arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern similar to graphite, but in a one-atom thick sheet. It is very light, with a 1-square-meter sheet weighing only 0.77 milligrams."

adgy-san
February 21st, 2013, 01:57 PM
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food | NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&)


To get a better feel for their work, I called on Steven Witherly, a food scientist who wrote a fascinating guide for industry insiders titled, “Why Humans Like Junk Food.” I brought him two shopping bags filled with a variety of chips to taste. He zeroed right in on the Cheetos. “This,” Witherly said, “is one of the most marvelously constructed foods on the planet, in terms of pure pleasure.” He ticked off a dozen attributes of the Cheetos that make the brain say more. But the one he focused on most was the puff’s uncanny ability to melt in the mouth. “It’s called vanishing caloric density,” Witherly said. “If something melts down quickly, your brain thinks that there’s no calories in it . . . you can just keep eating it forever.”

jammer06
February 21st, 2013, 02:42 PM
This was amazing to me:

A Lantern Powered by Gravity | This Could Be Big - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/lantern-powered-gravity-071039684.html)

Seriously, what resource is more abundant than gravity? Can you even call gravity a 'resource?' Regardless, a great invention that could lead to great things.

So its like a grandfather clock that emits light instead of winding a clock?

santiclaws
February 21st, 2013, 03:13 PM
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food | NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&)
Three posts above yours. Posted yesterday. You liked it.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnnrwzJG4G1qmn1v5o1_500.jpg

adgy-san
February 21st, 2013, 04:19 PM
Three posts above yours. Posted yesterday. You liked it.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnnrwzJG4G1qmn1v5o1_500.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/adgy/Message%20Board/chris-lloyd.gif

Sorry, my bad. Could have sworn I read that story off a link elsewhere.

adgy-san
February 21st, 2013, 04:49 PM
https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/f5c412016be8dd1ff0c44ab219787d2a/tumblr_mikxmtxYQ31qz4bxgo1_400.jpg


Yesterday it did not exist. Today it is three times wider than the planet Earth.

Goddamn.

RoyalSubject
February 21st, 2013, 05:37 PM
https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/f5c412016be8dd1ff0c44ab219787d2a/tumblr_mikxmtxYQ31qz4bxgo1_400.jpg



Goddamn.

Great, now I get to listen to all my hippie friends on Facebook tomorrow talking about the solar flare throwing their chakras out of alignment and interrupting their ability to manifest more positive intent and joy in their lives. :107smile:

adgy-san
February 21st, 2013, 05:42 PM
Time reversal findings may open doors to the future (http://phys.org/news/2013-02-reversal-doors-future.html)


Imagine a cell phone charger that recharges your phone remotely without even knowing where it is; a device that targets and destroys tumors, wherever they are in the body; or a security field that can disable electronics, even a listening device hiding in a prosthetic toe, without knowing where it is.

RoyalSubject
February 21st, 2013, 08:27 PM
Not quite science but worth a watch...


The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.


http://vimeo.com/55073825#

VF
February 22nd, 2013, 09:14 AM
Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) observes some stunning coronal rain:

NASA - NASA's SDO Shows A Little Rain On the Sun (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/news/coronal-rain.html)

santiclaws
February 22nd, 2013, 01:40 PM
More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World' | Science | ReWire | KCET (http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/science/more-good-news-on-those-carbon-supercapacitors.html)

mark1178
February 23rd, 2013, 01:14 AM
Because Owls are Bad Ass

Batman can do that too.

RoyalSubject
February 23rd, 2013, 01:29 PM
More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World' | Science | ReWire | KCET (http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/science/more-good-news-on-those-carbon-supercapacitors.html)

This is awesome. Can't wait until there's no more risk of a chemical battery blowing up in my face when I'm using my electronic cigarette.

santiclaws
February 23rd, 2013, 08:49 PM
Sweat protects us from dangerous bugs - The Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Sweat-protects-us-from-dangerous-bugs/articleshow/18630178.cms)

BadIdea
February 23rd, 2013, 08:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UR_byRbXxvs

santiclaws
February 25th, 2013, 09:31 AM
Ancient Chompers Were Healthier Than Ours : Shots - Health News : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/24/172688806/ancient-chompers-were-healthier-than-ours)

adgy-san
February 25th, 2013, 04:05 PM
The Subjects (http://thesubjects.anat.org.au/)


Australia's #1 sleep research centre in conjunction with the Aust Network for Arts & Tech put #1 NYT-bestseller Sean Williams in a week-long sleep deprivation study with Maker/TechnoEvangelist Fee Plumley, artist Thom Buchanan and lit author Jennifer Mills to see what happened to their creativity without light cues, under constant surveillance, and subject to strict scientific instruction. The result? We all went a bit crazy (predictably) but made some fabulous art.

adgy-san
February 25th, 2013, 04:11 PM
From Seizure to Surgery: first-person account of what it's like to have a brain tumor | BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/02/22/from-seizure-to-surgery-first.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Bo ing%29)

adgy-san
February 25th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Honey, It's Electric: Bees Sense Charge On Flowers : NPR (http://www.npr.org/2013/02/22/172611866/honey-its-electric-bees-sense-charge-on-flowers?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)


That's right — electric fields. It turns out flowers have a slight negative charge relative to the air around them. Bumblebees have a charge, too.

"When bees are flying through the air, just the friction of the air and the friction of the body parts on one another causes the bee to become positively charged," Sutton says.

It's like shuffling across a carpet in wool socks. When a positively charged bee lands on a flower, the negatively charged pollen grains naturally stick to it. The Bristol team wondered if bees were aware of this electrostatic interaction.

So, they designed an experiment — one described in this week's Science magazine. The researchers built a small arena full of fake flowers. Each flower was simple — a stalk with a small steel dish at the top. Half of the "flowers" held delicious sugar water. The other half held quinine, a substance that bees find bitter and disgusting.

When bumblebees explored this false flower patch, they moved around randomly. They chose to land on sweet flowers just about as often as bitter flowers.

But when the sweet flowers carried a small charge, the bees learned pretty quickly to choose the charged flowers. And when the electric charge was removed? They went back to their random foraging.

adgy-san
February 25th, 2013, 04:16 PM
Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean : Nature News & Comment (http://www.nature.com/news/long-lost-continent-found-under-the-indian-ocean-1.12487)


Jamtveit and his colleagues suggest that rocks containing the wayfaring zircons originated in ancient fragments of continental crust located beneath Mauritius. They propose that geologically recent volcanic eruptions brought shards of the crust to Earth’s surface, where the zircons eroded from their parent rocks to pepper the island’s sands. The team's work is published today in Nature Geoscience.

BadIdea
February 26th, 2013, 10:17 AM
Futurity.org – Lamprey DNA could hold evolution secrets (http://www.futurity.org/science-technology/lamprey-dna-could-hold-evolution-secrets/)

http://www.futurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/lamprey_bite_525.jpg

adgy-san
February 26th, 2013, 11:45 AM
Invisibility Cloak demoed at TED2013 | BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/02/25/invisibility-cloak-demoed-at-t.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Bo ing%29)


I found 31-year-old Zhang in the auditorium, watching other TED Fellows talk. He told me the cloak is made out of two pieces of calcite, or optical crystals - found in nature - that are cemented together. The calcite bends light and suppresses shadows, creating the effect of, well, nothingness. When I asked him what his big plans were with this reality-bending invention, he said it had no purpose. He just created it for fun. He does, however, plan to make it bigger. How big? "As large as possible." The idea came to him in 2010, and today was the first time he's shown it to a live audience.

adgy-san
February 26th, 2013, 11:48 AM
Science and gun violence: why is the research so weak? | BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/02/26/firearms-science-and-the-mis.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Bo ing%29)


If you look at real-world research, Wellford said, the answer is far from consistent. Some research papers would classify his story an example of defensive gun use. Others wouldn’t. And that difference in definitions is part of why we don’t have solid answers to the big questions about gun violence, gun ownership, and the effects of gun laws.

Good read.

adgy-san
February 26th, 2013, 11:50 AM
Body Suit Gives You Real-Life 'Spidey Sense' : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/body-suit-spidey-sense-130222.htm)


The suit is composed of small, robotic arms encased in microphone-equipped modules attached to one’s body. The mics send out and receive ultrasonic reflections from objects within one’s environment. If the ultrasound detects a person or thing moving closer to the mic, the robotic arms respond by putting pressure on the corresponding body section from wherever the “threat” is coming.

JWR
February 26th, 2013, 01:13 PM
Possible comet collision with Mars Oct 19th 2014

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) – a possible collision with Mars | SpaceObs (http://spaceobs.org/en/2013/02/25/comet-c2013-a1-siding-spring-a-possible-collision-with-mars/)

FBJ
February 26th, 2013, 03:05 PM
More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World' | Science | ReWire | KCET (http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/science/more-good-news-on-those-carbon-supercapacitors.html)


http://vimeo.com/51873011

That is incredibly exciting!

adgy-san
February 26th, 2013, 05:12 PM
Nearby ancient star is almost as old as the Universe (http://phys.org/news/2013-02-nearby-ancient-star-universe.html)


A metal-poor star located merely 190 light-years from the Sun is 14.46+-0.80 billion years old, which implies that the star is nearly as old as the Universe! Those results emerged from a new study led by Howard Bond. Such metal-poor stars are (super) important to astronomers because they set an independent lower limit for the age of the Universe, which can be used to corroborate age estimates inferred by other means.

adgy-san
February 26th, 2013, 05:12 PM
Future evidence for extraterrestrial life might come from dying stars (http://phys.org/news/2013-02-future-evidence-extraterrestrial-life-dying.html)


Even dying stars could host planets with life—and if such life exists, we might be able to detect it within the next decade. This encouraging result comes from a new theoretical study of Earth-like planets orbiting white dwarf stars. Researchers found that we could detect oxygen in the atmosphere of a white dwarf's planet much more easily than for an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star.

BadIdea
February 27th, 2013, 07:44 AM
http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/unreasonablefaith/files/2013/02/russell.jpg

LetTigerIn
February 27th, 2013, 10:05 AM
http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/unreasonablefaith/files/2013/02/russell.jpg

Should that be Bertrand Russell?

BadIdea
February 27th, 2013, 10:16 AM
Should that be Bertrand Russell?

It's a successive approximation. :1smile:

LetTigerIn
February 27th, 2013, 10:19 AM
It's a successive approximation. :1smile:

Well done.

Salty Dog
February 28th, 2013, 10:21 AM
Brains of rats connected allowing them to share information via internet | Science | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/28/brains-rats-connected-share-information)


Scientists have connected the brains of a pair of animals and allowed them to share sensory information in a major step towards what the researchers call the world's first "organic computer".

LetTigerIn
February 28th, 2013, 10:33 AM
Brains of rats connected allowing them to share information via internet | Science | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/28/brains-rats-connected-share-information)

Somewhere in my imaginary future:

1) The movie Brainstorm just became closer to possible.

2) The animal-brain network, not Skynet, will trigger Judgment Day.

Yeah, I watch too many movies.

notbob
February 28th, 2013, 10:41 AM
Somewhere in my imaginary future:

1) The movie Brainstorm just became closer to possible.

2) The animal-brain network, not Skynet, will trigger Judgment Day.

Yeah, I watch too many movies.

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

adgy-san
February 28th, 2013, 11:47 AM
There Should Be Grandeur: Basic Science in the Shadow of the Sequester | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/02/27/there-should-be-grandeur-basic-science-in-the-shadow-of-the-sequester/)

jammer06
February 28th, 2013, 12:20 PM
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/bacon.jpg?w=500&h=395

Scientists turn stem cells into pork (http://phys.org/news182779099.html)

adgy-san
February 28th, 2013, 12:26 PM
Science Explains Why the Silent Treatment Works (and Why It's Healthier for You, Too) (http://lifehacker.com/5986087/science-explains-why-the-silent-treatment-works-when-dealing-with-jerks-and-why-its-healthier-for-you-too)

nosoupforyou
February 28th, 2013, 09:31 PM
Black holes rapidly spinning and twisting spacetime ? Light Years - CNN.com Blogs (http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/27/black-holes-rapidly-spinning-and-twisting-spacetime/?hpt=hp_c3)

santiclaws
March 1st, 2013, 10:41 AM
Russians try domesticating silver foxes. Not only do the foxes become domesticated, they start looking more like dogs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot2www2CF3Y

santiclaws
March 1st, 2013, 10:46 AM
One small step for a rat: Researchers reveal groundbreaking treatment that let paralysed animals walk again could begin human trials in two years | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2280405/One-small-step-rat-Researchers-reveal-groundbreaking-treatment-let-paralysed-animals-walk-begin-human-trials-years.html)

santiclaws
March 1st, 2013, 03:09 PM
Tadpole eye transplants reveal neuroplasticity in Tufts lab. (http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/03/01/tadpole_eye_transplants_reveal_neuroplasticity_in_ tufts_lab.html)

Tadpoles can see with eyes implanted on their butts

BadIdea
March 2nd, 2013, 10:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yvDQCa7rleI



Meet Tiktaalik Roseae: When Fins Became Limbs [Video]
Read more at http://www.geeksaresexy.net/#c13qHruFQxWQ4WfI.99

Bogey
March 2nd, 2013, 01:33 PM
Random Scientific Facts Thread

ChilledAgua
March 3rd, 2013, 01:33 AM
Invisibility Cloak demoed at TED2013 | BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/02/25/invisibility-cloak-demoed-at-t.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Bo ing%29)

It's a Nicol prism:

Nicol prism (http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/N/Nicol_prism.html)

santiclaws
March 5th, 2013, 10:48 AM
Insect wings shred bacteria to pieces : Nature News & Comment (http://www.nature.com/news/insect-wings-shred-bacteria-to-pieces-1.12533)

santiclaws
March 5th, 2013, 03:18 PM
So many people have trouble getting enough sleep between eleven at night and seven in the morning because sleeping from eleven to seven isn’t what people were designed to do.

Elizabeth Kolbert: The Science of Sleeplessness : The New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/03/11/130311fa_fact_kolbert?currentPage=all#.UTXRPhu3dEk .reddit)

santiclaws
March 5th, 2013, 04:13 PM
Fragments of Truth: Monkeys Reject Food From People Who Are Mean To Fellow Humans (http://fragments-of-truth.blogspot.com/2013/03/monkeys-reject-food-from-people-who-are.html)

LetTigerIn
March 5th, 2013, 06:27 PM
Elizabeth Kolbert: The Science of Sleeplessness : The New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/03/11/130311fa_fact_kolbert?currentPage=all#.UTXRPhu3dEk .reddit)

I had a mandatory seminar in college about these kinds of sleep studies. One of the things we covered was the sleep cycle, and I've used that information ever since.

adgy-san
March 6th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Good news, everyone!

Europa's Oceans Might Taste Like Earth's Oceans | Wired Science | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/europas-oceans-salt/)


This is according to scientists who mapped the frozen moon in greater detail than ever before and discovered a new salt compound on its surface. Their research suggests that if you could somehow get to the distant, tiny world, survive the deadly radiation at its surface, drill through its 100-km-thick icy shell, and drink the water without dying, the taste would be somewhat familiar.

BadIdea
March 6th, 2013, 04:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j_SjhcdF_J4#!

santiclaws
March 7th, 2013, 10:16 AM
Chinese physicists measure speed of Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’: At least 10,000 times faster than light | ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/150207-chinese-physicists-measure-speed-of-einsteins-spooky-action-at-a-distance-at-least-10000-times-faster-than-light)

LetTigerIn
March 7th, 2013, 11:01 AM
Chinese physicists measure speed of Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’: At least 10,000 times faster than light | ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/150207-chinese-physicists-measure-speed-of-einsteins-spooky-action-at-a-distance-at-least-10000-times-faster-than-light)

As the equipment gets better, is this more likely to become a measure of how good the testing equipment is?

santiclaws
March 7th, 2013, 12:00 PM
Russia finds 'new bacteria' in Antarctic lake (http://phys.org/news/2013-03-russia-bacteria-antarctic-lake.html)

santiclaws
March 8th, 2013, 10:15 AM
New Study Validates Longevity Pathway | HMS (http://hms.harvard.edu/news/new-study-validates-longevity-pathway-3-7-13)


A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.

Homer Simpson
March 8th, 2013, 12:53 PM
So we should drink like animals to live longer?

FishMonger
March 8th, 2013, 01:20 PM
New Study Validates Longevity Pathway | HMS (http://hms.harvard.edu/news/new-study-validates-longevity-pathway-3-7-13)

I'm gonna live forever!

EshootzEscorez
March 8th, 2013, 09:47 PM
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r74/pixelpusher1151/zLGK/2780873102e19676a8c7a558363f38c2_zpsf544812d.jpg

BadIdea
March 9th, 2013, 08:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9i_oJn-9d_0

x-wingcamewest
March 9th, 2013, 11:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9i_oJn-9d_0

so you are saying we all are related directly to mitchrock? I think I may be sick.

BadIdea
March 9th, 2013, 04:06 PM
so you are saying we all are related directly to mitchrock? I think I may be sick.

It's true. Mitchrock's ancestors would stick their dicks in anything.

santiclaws
March 11th, 2013, 09:07 AM
I'm gonna live forever!
I'm gonna learn how to fly
High

BadIdea
March 12th, 2013, 12:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Al5RhaJgxxU#!

santiclaws
March 13th, 2013, 04:20 PM
Planck Satellite Data Provides Baby Photo of the Universe - SPIEGEL ONLINE (http://www.spiegel.de/international/planck-satellite-data-provides-baby-photo-of-the-universe-a-888355.html#.UUCqEARrWN4.reddit)


Europe's "Planck" research satellite has measured the residual radiation from the big bang with greater precision than ever before. The goal of the mission is to solve the mystery of whether the universe truly arose out of nothing.

BadIdea
March 13th, 2013, 05:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pVIVIq4F3x0


No wonder I can never spot these critters when I go diving.

Fropitar
March 13th, 2013, 10:05 PM
Posting this in hopes that it bumps the previously posted video enough that the Carl's Jr ad doesn't overlay half the video.. Damn ipad.

Fropitar
March 13th, 2013, 10:05 PM
... Damn.

BadIdea
March 15th, 2013, 12:09 PM
5-Million-Year-Old Saber-Toothed Cat Fossil Discovered | LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/27928-5-million-year-old-saber-toothed-cat-fossil-discovered.html)


http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/037/824/original/saber-toothed-cat.jpg?1363361303

FBJ
March 15th, 2013, 01:32 PM
Want to join the 62-mile-high club? Not so quick, sex in outer space could be bad for your health, say scientists - Science - News - The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/want-to-join-the-62milehigh-club-not-so-quick-sex-in-outer-space-could-be-bad-for-your-health-say-scientists-8534595.html)

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8534586.ece/ALTERNATES/w460/Moobnvbhnraker-REX.jpg

adgy-san
March 15th, 2013, 03:28 PM
‘Bioconcrete’ Uses Bacteria to Heal Itself | This Big City (http://thisbigcity.net/bioconcrete-uses-bacteria-to-heal-itself/)

https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/07604de0ed2862b10a1255524a5efb7a/tumblr_miingyW1qA1qzlda3o1_500.jpg


No product evokes a sense of solidity and sturdiness the way concrete does. However, the tiniest of cracks in an otherwise colossal slab will inevitably lead to structural degradation, leakages and costly repairs.

It is precisely this problem that two Dutch researchers from Delft Technical University have been working on. Beginning in 2006, Henk Jonkers, a microbiologist, and Eric Schlangen, a specialist in concrete development, sought to develop a self-healing cement [pictured] that would stop cracks from forming in the concrete, thereby extending the life of constructions.

LetTigerIn
March 15th, 2013, 08:34 PM
Want to join the 62-mile-high club? Not so quick, sex in outer space could be bad for your health, say scientists - Science - News - The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/want-to-join-the-62milehigh-club-not-so-quick-sex-in-outer-space-could-be-bad-for-your-health-say-scientists-8534595.html)

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8534586.ece/ALTERNATES/w460/Moobnvbhnraker-REX.jpg

I couldn't quite make sense of the "why."

BadIdea
March 19th, 2013, 07:04 AM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/386178_10151490142598194_1161926580_n.jpg

ChilledAgua
March 19th, 2013, 10:55 AM
To be or knot to be: Century-old vortex loop mystery solved - Science (http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/06/17211111-to-be-or-knot-to-be-century-old-vortex-loop-mystery-solved?lite&lite=obnetwork)

VF
March 21st, 2013, 09:13 AM
Engineered immune cells battle acute leukaemia : Nature News & Comment (http://www.nature.com/news/engineered-immune-cells-battle-acute-leukaemia-1.12643)

I very much hope there comes a day when we look back at chemotherapy and radiation therapy as archaic and barbaric, perhaps as we view the 1800's practice of amputation for gun shot wound now.

santiclaws
March 21st, 2013, 11:29 AM
Shorter-winged swallows evolve around highways | Life | Science News (http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/349028/description/Shorter-winged_swallows_evolve_around_highways)

Swallows evolved shorter wingspans in a matter of 30 years.



Over the last 30 years, the number of cliff swallows killed along roads in southwestern Nebraska has plunged, and the birds’ average wing length has shrunk, researchers report March 18 in Current Biology.

adgy-san
March 21st, 2013, 12:08 PM
Nature Blows My Mind! This 80,000-Year-Old Aspen Grove Clones Itself : TreeHugger (http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-80000-year-old-aspen-grove-clones-itself/)


The oldest living organism in the world is 80,000 years old, and clones itself. Known as Pando, and nicknamed The Trembling Giant, this organism is a single grove of Quaking Aspen trees in Utah.

Simply put, it is essentially one massive root system that began life an estimated 80,000 years ago. The root system currently has somewhere around 47,000 stems that create the grove of trees that keep the root system going.

adgy-san
March 21st, 2013, 12:11 PM
Giant ancient camel remains discovered in Canadian Arctic | Canada | News | National Post (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/05/giant-ancient-camel-remains-discovered-in-canadian-arctic/)


When the scientists put all the pieces together, what emerges is a giant camel about 30 per cent larger than today’s camels, weighing about 900 kilograms and standing about 2.7 metres high at the shoulders.

adgy-san
March 21st, 2013, 12:26 PM
An Energy Coup for Japan: ‘Flammable Ice’ | NYTimes (https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/business/global/japan-says-it-is-first-to-tap-methane-hydrate-deposit.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0)


Japan said Tuesday that it had extracted gas from offshore deposits of methane hydrate — sometimes called “flammable ice” — a breakthrough that officials and experts said could be a step toward tapping a promising but still little-understood energy source.

The gas, whose extraction from the undersea hydrate reservoir was thought to be a world first, could provide an alternative source of energy to known oil and gas reserves.

adgy-san
March 21st, 2013, 12:37 PM
Octopuses Get One Chance at Love [Video] | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/2013/03/12/octopuses-get-one-chance-at-love-video/)


This aquarium keeps giant Pacific octopuses (Enteroctopus dofleini)—one male and one female—for about a year. Once the two are mature and ready to mate, the aquarium prepares a special blind date for them—usually on Valentine’s Day. This year, keepers introduced the female Squirt to the male Rain in front of a live audience (with some red roses and hearts to set the mood).

adgy-san
March 21st, 2013, 12:53 PM
The gel that stops bleeding instantly (http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/11409/the-gel-that-stops-bleeding-instantly/)


"In all of our tests we found we were able to immediately stop bleeding,” says Landolina. “Your skin has this thing called the extracellular matrix,” he explains. “It’s kind of a mesh of molecules and sugars and protein that holds your cells in place.” Landolina synthesises his own extracellular matrix (ECM) using plant polymers, which can form a liquid when broken up into pieces. He says, “So it goes into the wound and the pieces of the synthetic ECM in the gel will recognise the pieces of the real ECM in the wound and they’ll link together. It will re-assemble into something that looks like, feels like and acts like skin."

RoyalSubject
March 21st, 2013, 01:58 PM
Shorter-winged swallows evolve around highways | Life | Science News (http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/349028/description/Shorter-winged_swallows_evolve_around_highways)

Swallows evolved shorter wingspans in a matter of 30 years.

I came here to post that one. You beat me to it.

BadIdea
March 22nd, 2013, 06:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lRJnqJqBfsY#!


The last minute is her asking you to vote for this video in a contest. That contest is now over so don't worry about that part. (unless, of course, you'd like to see an absolutely charming young woman being excited about science and education)

CardiacKid56
March 22nd, 2013, 02:04 PM
Just found this thread...looks like my work day is over. Likes for all.

Ecktore
March 22nd, 2013, 05:30 PM
The gel that stops bleeding instantly (http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/11409/the-gel-that-stops-bleeding-instantly/)


"In all of our tests we found we were able to immediately stop bleeding,” says Landolina. “Your skin has this thing called the extracellular matrix,” he explains. “It’s kind of a mesh of molecules and sugars and protein that holds your cells in place.” Landolina synthesises his own extracellular matrix (ECM) using plant polymers, which can form a liquid when broken up into pieces. He says, “So it goes into the wound and the pieces of the synthetic ECM in the gel will recognise the pieces of the real ECM in the wound and they’ll link together. It will re-assemble into something that looks like, feels like and acts like skin."

THIS is ****ing amazing!

adgy-san
March 25th, 2013, 12:04 PM
Right??

santiclaws
March 25th, 2013, 04:19 PM
Duck successfully fathers a chicken - News - Breaking News - Keep up with Newstalk ZB (http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/2033660312-duck-successfully-fathers-a-chicken)


Scientists plan to use the technique to allow hens to lay the eggs of other birds, with the ultimate goal being to save endangered species, or even bring back extinct ones.

LetTigerIn
March 26th, 2013, 07:09 AM
Duck successfully fathers a chicken - News - Breaking News - Keep up with Newstalk ZB (http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/2033660312-duck-successfully-fathers-a-chicken)

Somewhere, Dr. Moreau is smiling.

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:19 PM
Stretchable Batteries Could Power Devices Embedded In The Body
– ReadWrite (http://readwrite.com/2013/03/01/stretchable-batteries-power-devices-embedded-in-the-body-video)

[video=youtube;Sgf7LSz_JVs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Sgf7LSz_JVs


A report from Bloomberg News about the possible Apple iWatch says that it may take about three years to be able to develop glass flexible enough to curve or even wrap around someone's wrist.

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:21 PM
New Book Suggests Return from Death Possible : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/human/psychology/new-book-suggests-return-from-death-possible-13022.htm)


Parnia’s book, “Erasing Death: The Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death,” was recently featured on the Today show. “The advances in the last 10 years have shown us that it’s only after a person dies that they turn into a corpse, that their brain cells start to die,’’ Parnia told host Savannah Guthrie.

“Although most people think this takes place in only four or five minutes, we now know that actually brain cells are viable for up to eight hours … We now understand that it’s only after a person has turned into a corpse that their cells are undergoing death, and if we therefore manipulate those processes, we can restart the heart and bring a person back to life.”

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:23 PM
World's first process to reuse rare Earth metals extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries for hybrid vehicles (http://phys.org/news/2013-03-world-reuse-rare-earth-metals.html)


"the rare earth metals were extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries collected from 386 Honda hybrid vehicles that were stored prior to being on sale but became unusable by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Further, as soon as a sufficient volume is secured, Honda will begin applying the same process and recycle rare earth metals extracted from used nickel-metal hydride batteries collected by Honda dealers through battery replacement."

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:25 PM
Arctic ice loss amplified Superstorm Sandy violence (http://phys.org/news/2013-03-arctic-ice-loss-amplified-superstorm.html)


Cornell and Rutgers researchers report in the March issue of Oceanography that the severe loss of summertime Arctic sea ice—attributed to greenhouse warming—appears to enhance Northern Hemisphere jet stream meandering, intensify Arctic air mass invasions toward middle latitudes, and increase the frequency of atmospheric blocking events like the one that steered Hurricane Sandy west into the densely populated New York City area.

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:28 PM
MeCam Could Be The Perfect High-Tech Accessory For Narcissists – ReadWrite (http://readwrite.com/2013/03/06/mecam-the-perfect-high-tech-accessory-for-narcissists)


When does social media become pathological narcissism? Maybe when you broadcast your whole day via a tiny voice-controlled personal-surveillance drone that hovers in the air and follows you around.

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:29 PM
Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another solar system (http://phys.org/news/2013-03-astronomers-remote-reconnaissance-solar.html)


The planets surrounding the star of this study, HR 8799, have been imaged in the past. But except for a partial measurement of the outermost planet in the system, the star's bright light overwhelmed previous attempts to study the planets with spectroscopy, a technique that splits the light from an object into its component colors—as a prism spreads sunlight into a rainbow. Because every chemical, such as carbon dioxide, methane, or water, has a unique light signature in the spectrum, this technique is able to reveal the chemical composition of a planet's atmosphere.

"The results are "quite strange," Oppenheimer said. "These warm, red planets are unlike any other known object in our universe. All four planets have different spectra, and all four are peculiar. The theorists have a lot of work to do now."

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:33 PM
Astrobiologists Find Ancient Fossils in Fireball Fragments | MIT Technology Review (http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512381/astrobiologists-find-ancient-fossils-in-fireball-fragments/#.UT43ARdszXI.twitter)


Algae-like structures inside a Sri Lankan meteorite are clear evidence of panspermia, the idea that life exists throughout the universe, say astrobiologists.

They say the stones contain fossilised biological structures fused into the rock matrix and that their tests clearly rule out the possibility of terrestrial contamination.


!!!!

adgy-san
March 26th, 2013, 12:35 PM
Support Cells Found in Human Brain Make Mice Smarter - News Room - University of Rochester Medical Center (http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3770)


“This study indicates that glia are not only essential to neural transmission, but also suggest that the development of human cognition may reflect the evolution of human-specific glial form and function,”

LetTigerIn
March 26th, 2013, 01:33 PM
Now I'm even more sure Dr. Moreau is involved in these stories somehow.

BadIdea
March 27th, 2013, 10:37 AM
: Brain Organization, Not Size, Key to Intelligence | Primate Evolution | LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/28209-brain-organization-key-to-intelligence.html)


http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/018/491/original/dreamstime_s_18465888.jpg?1311963571



Brain organization, not overall size, may be the key evolutionary difference between primate brains, and the key to what gives humans their smarts, new research suggests.

notbob
March 29th, 2013, 09:36 AM
Anyone want to go to Mars?

Wanted: People willing to die on Mars - World - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/16/mars-one-live-die-mars.html)

Did i mention its a one way trip?

santiclaws
March 29th, 2013, 09:17 PM
Commute From Earth To Space Station Just Got Shorter : The Two-Way : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/29/175693743/commute-from-earth-to-space-station-just-got-shorter?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130329)

santiclaws
March 30th, 2013, 04:38 PM
NASA's new ad, to be played before the new Star Trek movie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e7DEw70LVWs

BadIdea
April 1st, 2013, 12:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jIWhzYq16Ro

BadIdea
April 3rd, 2013, 03:13 PM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/901693_10151533223445155_524558408_o.png

notbob
April 9th, 2013, 03:22 PM
Penis size matters, relatively speaking - Technology & Science - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/04/08/science-penis-size-attractiveness.html)

santiclaws
April 10th, 2013, 09:30 AM
NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days ? The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/10/nasa_fusion_engine_fast_mars_trip/)

Ecktore
April 10th, 2013, 09:58 AM
NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days ?€? The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/10/nasa_fusion_engine_fast_mars_trip/)

Sweet! How soon should I put in my vacation request?

BadIdea
April 15th, 2013, 11:52 AM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/555135_580537725300576_809528001_n.jpg

Ecktore
April 17th, 2013, 12:15 PM
Fish DNA Makes Limbs Sprout in Mice (http://news.yahoo.com/fish-dna-makes-limbs-sprout-mice-170846629.html)

Birdman
April 18th, 2013, 05:05 PM
NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days ?€? The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/10/nasa_fusion_engine_fast_mars_trip/)

How long to get to Kepler 62F, 1200 light years away then?

NASA - NASA's Kepler Discovers Its Smallest 'Habitable Zone' Planets to Date (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepler-62-kepler-69.html)

Nevermind, we're screwed. Based on the speed of that "New Propulsion System" we're looking at 12,091,034.48 years.

DRice
April 18th, 2013, 09:18 PM
Patch expected to take pain out of vaccinations (http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/patch-expected-to-take-pain-out-of-vaccinations-20130418-2i2z9.html)

VF
April 19th, 2013, 10:52 AM
Demonstration of water tension on the ISS. The lack of microphone stand is amusing as well:

Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TssbmY-GM&feature=youtu.be)

BadIdea
April 19th, 2013, 10:53 AM
Dinosaurs sat on nests like birds, shells reveal - Science (http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/19/17825933-dinosaurs-sat-on-nests-like-birds-shells-reveal?lite)


http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=bill-m--fink9ED97478-DEDD-1973-CB6C-A242AE3113C8.jpg&width=600

BadIdea
April 24th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Fish fossil from ancient Canada sheds new light on limb evolution in human ancestors | Secular News Daily (http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/2013/04/fish-fossil-from-ancient-canada-sheds-new-light-on-limb-evolution-in-human-ancestors/)


A fossilized fish from ancient Canada is being hailed in a new British study as a rare portal to a key moment in evolution, when humanity’s primitive ancestors were “experimenting” with traits that would become fundamental to the diverse family of vertebrate animals.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/cms/binary/8282827.jpg

BadIdea
April 25th, 2013, 05:37 PM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/403321_585444904809858_1874033979_n.jpg


This counts as science, right? Is says so right at the top.

adgy-san
April 26th, 2013, 08:18 AM
Oy.

BadIdea
April 26th, 2013, 08:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FJeuK1Pl2bQ

nosoupforyou
April 26th, 2013, 01:45 PM
Scientists Launch Swarms Of Microforceps To Sample Tissues : Shots - Health News : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/26/179213090/freaky-friday-autonomous-tissue-grabbers-are-on-their-way?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130426)

ChilledAgua
April 28th, 2013, 11:42 PM
Album: The World's Most Beautiful Equations | Beauty of Math | LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/26681-most-beautiful-mathematical-equations.html)

Shinji2787
May 6th, 2013, 01:17 PM
Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing | TechWench.com (http://www.techwench.com/scientists-invent-oxygen-particle-that-if-injected-allows-you-to-live-without-breathing/)

alexisyque
May 6th, 2013, 04:01 PM
I can't get over this one Meet man who ate his own finger | The Sun |Woman|Real Life (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/real_life/4893362/meet-man-who-ate-his-own-finger.html)

Ecktore
May 7th, 2013, 12:41 PM
I can't get over this one Meet man who ate his own finger | The Sun |Woman|Real Life (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/real_life/4893362/meet-man-who-ate-his-own-finger.html)

:puke:

alexisyque
May 7th, 2013, 03:45 PM
:puke:

I need to know: are you puking at the fact that this dude ate his own finger, or the fact that he is a "bondage furniture maker" by trade? Double vomit for me

Ecktore
May 7th, 2013, 06:31 PM
:puke:

I need to know: are you puking at the fact that this dude ate his own finger, or the fact that he is a "bondage furniture maker" by trade? Double vomit for me

The fact that he ate his own finger that turned black.His trade doesn't bother me. Not my scene, but it doesn't bother.

alexisyque
May 8th, 2013, 10:51 AM
The fact that he ate his own finger that turned black.

You bring up a goood point. It was already black and dead/rotten, and THEN he ate it. I don't even touch pizza that's left out overnight!!! :puke:

Ecktore
May 8th, 2013, 12:05 PM
You bring up a goood point. It was already black and dead/rotten, and THEN he ate it. I don't even touch pizza that's left out overnight!!! :puke:

Well, that's just un-american. And waste of perfectly good pizza.

adgy-san
May 9th, 2013, 02:20 PM
Watch a Continent-Sized Hurricane Whip Around Saturn's North Pole | Wired Science | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/04/video-saturn-hurricane/)


Scientists have gotten their first close-up view of the enormous hurricane that has been churning for years at the North Pole of our solar system’s ringed beauty Saturn.

The whirlwind sits at the center of a large and mysterious structure known as Saturn’s hexagon, a polygon-shaped stream whose each side is larger than the entire Earth. Astronomers used NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to fly right over the hexagon and captured the gigantic hurricane within. The eye of the system alone is 2,000 kilometers across, about half the length of Australia or — as Wolfram Alpha kindly points out — a bit bigger than the distance the Proclaimers would walk, just to be the man that walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door.

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2013/04/744808main_pia14944-full_full.jpg
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2013/04/744828main_pia14946-full_full.jpg

Damn!

adgy-san
May 9th, 2013, 02:22 PM
BBC News - 'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22362831)


Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, US researchers have said.

Today is apparently awesome science news day.

ChilledAgua
May 12th, 2013, 04:30 PM
Quantum network secretly running for 2 years | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/05/08/quantum-network-secretly-running-for-2-years/?intcmp=sem_outloud)

New style encryption architecture may be feasible with current technologies.

CardiacKid56
May 16th, 2013, 01:43 PM
Warp Drive More Possible Than Thought, Scientists Say | Space.com (http://www.space.com/17628-warp-drive-possible-interstellar-spaceflight.html)


HOUSTON ? A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel ? a concept popularized in television's Star Trek ? may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say.
A warp drive (http://www.space.com/6649-star-trek-warp-drive-impossible.html) would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light (http://www.space.com/5725-spaceship-fly-faster-light.html). A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; however, subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy.

CardiacKid56
May 16th, 2013, 01:47 PM
New Rocket Fuel Helps NASA 'Go Green' | Space.com (http://www.space.com/21185-new-rocket-fuel-helps-nasa-go-green.html)

From the rocket launches of the 1970s up to Curiosity Mars Rover last year, spacecraft have used a fuel called hydrazine to propel them through space.
In terms of raw power, hydrazine is highly flammable and throws off an enormous amount of heat. But hydrazine is also highly toxic, both when inhaled and when it makes contact with human skin, and its flammability makes it very difficult to transport and handle.


I :bigheart: space.com

BadIdea
May 17th, 2013, 07:09 AM
Lab yeast make evolutionary leap to multicellularity - life - 23 June 2011 - New Scientist (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028184.300-lab-yeast-make-evolutionary-leap-to-multicellularity.html)


IN JUST a few weeks single-celled yeast have evolved into a multicellular organism, complete with division of labour between cells. This suggests that the evolutionary leap to multicellularity may be a surprisingly small hurdle.

santiclaws
May 20th, 2013, 12:46 PM
Apollo from the Earth to the Moon and back.

http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg


Full size:

http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg

FishMonger
May 21st, 2013, 09:45 AM
Apollo from the Earth to the Moon and back.

http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg


Full size:
http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg

This is clear false advertising. Minimal scrolling was required. Obviously not full size.

Still pretty badass, though.

santiclaws
May 21st, 2013, 10:10 AM
'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time | Wired Science | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/?p=156334)

notbob
May 22nd, 2013, 03:43 PM
Twins Born 87 Days Apart : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/human/life/twins-born-87-days-apart-130502.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1)

KickEm
May 23rd, 2013, 10:12 AM
Synching metronomes:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqFc4wriBvE

When you move the metronome and put on a table that moves multiple metronome that ticks all the metronome sound at the same time as it is known in sync eventually.

Create table test equipment such as works by hanging from the left and right units to put a metronome, the laboratory is Ikeguchi, we have conducted an experiment in sync. In this video 32 metronome ticks sound at the same time.

BadIdea
May 24th, 2013, 11:25 AM
Evolution Saves Cockroaches From Taking The Bait : The Two-Way : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/23/186359665/evolution-saves-cockroaches-from-taking-the-bait)

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2013/05/23/ap13052302644-e49ffc7513452d450f2927e1eb802d3adee3740c-s3.jpg


In a newly published study in the journal , a group of researchers conclude that cockroaches have evolved to avoid sweet-tasting poisons by making a subtle change in their body chemistry that makes the bait taste bitter to them.

EshootzEscorez
May 25th, 2013, 06:59 PM
I think you all will really like this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEke9lZJ-JY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

notbob
June 5th, 2013, 12:45 PM
Domino’s carries out world’s first pizza drone delivery (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/dominos-carries-world-first-pizza-drone-delivery-210123802.html)

alexisyque
June 5th, 2013, 03:23 PM
Apollo from the Earth to the Moon and back.

http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg


Full size:

http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg

Call me immature but I got a perverted giggle out of the shape of this diagram

Ecktore
June 5th, 2013, 09:02 PM
Apollo from the Earth to the Moon and back.

http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg


Full size:

http://i.imgur.com/2JYjREL.jpg

Call me immature but I got a perverted giggle out of the shape of this diagram

Because LGK is the internet standard for maturity? :lol:

I STILL laugh at that photo!

EshootzEscorez
June 9th, 2013, 11:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMByI4s-D-Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

notbob
June 12th, 2013, 02:15 PM
Self-Charging Solar Cells: Better Than Batteries? - Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2013/06/12/self-charging-solar-cells-better-than-batteries/?partner=yahootix)

notbob
June 14th, 2013, 04:46 PM
Astronomers create 3-D map of known universe (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/astronomers-create-3d-map-known-universe-204157522.html)

ChilledAgua
June 15th, 2013, 10:01 AM
http://failblog.cheezburger.com/school/page/7

Visualization of frequency.

RoyalSubject
June 20th, 2013, 02:39 PM
Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet | Popular Science (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06/bacteria-33000-feet)

notbob
June 21st, 2013, 12:56 PM
Photos: The Clearest Lake on Earth | LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/37587-photos-clearest-lake-on-earth.html)

http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/053/969/i02/clear-lakes-9-lakefromabove.jpg

notbob
July 8th, 2013, 12:06 PM
Primeval Underwater Forest Discovered in Gulf of Mexico (http://news.yahoo.com/primeval-underwater-forest-discovered-gulf-mexico-164826663.html)

FishMonger
July 8th, 2013, 01:31 PM
Spinning Tough Spider Silk From Goat Milk - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/CuttingEdge/spinning-tough-spider-silk-goat-milk/storynew?id=98095#.UdshQztQFiM)

Don't recall seeing this. Pretty big breakthrough if it can be mass produced.

Edit: The article is old, and the company in it is actually gone, but a team at University of Utah is said to have 50 goats now. Crazy. Between this and the ridiculously strong, thin carbon molecule things, we could have a materials explosion in the next decade.

Think about it... one-piece hockey sticks that actually stay in one piece!

notbob
July 8th, 2013, 01:37 PM
Tropical Moths Fight Bats With Blasts Of Ultrasound From Their Genitals | Popular Science (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/tropical-moths-defend-against-bats-genital-ultrasound)

notbob
July 8th, 2013, 02:28 PM
Biobot | How To Hijack A Cockroach With A Kinect | Popular Science (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06/watch-cockroach-get-steered-kinect)

alexisyque
July 8th, 2013, 02:39 PM
Physicians group labels obesity a disease - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/health/ama-obesity-disease-change)
Science effed this one up.

empire
July 8th, 2013, 02:46 PM
Photos: The Clearest Lake on Earth | LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/37587-photos-clearest-lake-on-earth.html)

http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/053/969/i02/clear-lakes-9-lakefromabove.jpg

Crikey no fish nor gaters..

FishMonger
July 9th, 2013, 12:54 PM
Physicians group labels obesity a disease - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/health/ama-obesity-disease-change)
Science effed this one up.

I can never remember the exact wording, or who said it, but I really like this quote:
The advancement of science is directly proportionate to its willingness to be proven wrong.

zebehm
July 9th, 2013, 02:15 PM
Physicians group labels obesity a disease - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/health/ama-obesity-disease-change)
Science effed this one up.

"The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy that officially labels obesity as a disease "requiring a range of medical interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention," according to an AMA statement."

That's a fancy way of saying diet and exercise.

notbob
July 9th, 2013, 03:57 PM
Animated: How The West Coast Will Look Under 25 Feet Of Water | Popular Science (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/how-west-coast-will-look-under-25-feet-water)


http://www.popsci.com/files/sanfranciscoatt.gif

santiclaws
July 15th, 2013, 09:42 AM
Fascinating article.

The decline effect and the scientific method : The New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/12/13/101213fa_fact_lehrer)


But now all sorts of well-established, multiply confirmed findings have started to look increasingly uncertain. It?s as if our facts were losing their truth: claims that have been enshrined in textbooks are suddenly unprovable. This phenomenon doesn?t yet have an official name, but it?s occurring across a wide range of fields, from psychology to ecology. In the field of medicine, the phenomenon seems extremely widespread, affecting not only antipsychotics but also therapies ranging from cardiac stents to Vitamin E and antidepressants: Davis has a forthcoming analysis demonstrating that the efficacy of antidepressants has gone down as much as threefold in recent decades.

santiclaws
July 20th, 2013, 09:36 AM
The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements - Paul Offit - The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/07/the-vitamin-myth-why-we-think-we-need-supplements/277947/)


On October 10, 2011, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that women who took supplemental multivitamins died at rates higher than those who didn't. Two days later, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that men who took vitamin E had an increased risk of prostate cancer. "It's been a tough week for vitamins," said Carrie Gann of ABC News.
These findings weren't new. Seven previous studies had already shown that vitamins increased the risk of cancer and heart disease and shortened lives.

notbob
July 22nd, 2013, 02:14 PM
FYI: Could A Human Beat A T. Rex In Arm Wrestling? | Popular Science (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/fyi-could-human-beat-t-rex-arm-wrestling)

http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_large/articles/TRex2.jpg

santiclaws
July 23rd, 2013, 03:33 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Long-Awaited Cosmos Sequel Tells 'Greatest Story Ever Told' | Underwire | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/07/cosmos-tv-show-degrasse-tyson/)

RoyalSubject
July 24th, 2013, 09:56 AM
Death Happens More Slowly Than Thought : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/human/health/death-happens-slower-than-thought-cell-by-cell-130713.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1)

adgy-san
July 26th, 2013, 09:05 AM
Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Long-Awaited Cosmos Sequel Tells 'Greatest Story Ever Told' | Underwire | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/07/cosmos-tv-show-degrasse-tyson/)

I am SO ready to have this in my life.

adgy-san
July 26th, 2013, 11:11 AM
Choose your cutlery carefully: what you eat with changes how food tastes - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2013/06/26/choose-your-cutlery-carefully-what-you-eat-with-changes-how-food-tastes#.UcsPFz6zq98)


In a study published today in the open access journal Flavour, Harrar and Spence show that even something as overlooked as our cutlery can change our perception of foods.

Eating with a heavy spoon made participants feel the yogurt was cheaper, less dense, and generally less likeable, even though they rated it as sweeter. Literally, the feel of a spoonful of yogurt altered how rich the yogurt tasted. The authors suggest that this was in part due to prior expectations: because plastic spoons are usually light, the heavier spoons clashed with expectations, and that mental discontinuity affected the taste of the food itself.

adgy-san
July 26th, 2013, 11:26 AM
BBC News - Mouse cloned from drop of blood (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23068423?)


This week, scientists cloned a mouse from cells found in a drop of mouse blood. That's different from other cloned mice, whose creation relied on more invasive sampling from the liver, bone marrow, and lymph nodes (read: the original animal was euthanized). Cloning mice is valuable for scientific research — it's handy to have your subjects be as alike one another as possible. Now, scientists have a way to do that without having to kill the original mouse.

adgy-san
July 26th, 2013, 11:39 AM
What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon - Atlantic Mobile (http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/what-the-night-sky-would-look-like-if-the-other-planets-were-as-close-as-the-moon/277247/)


Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes them a bit more accessible, showing what they would look like if they were 240,000 miles away -- the approximate distance of the moon from the Earth.

'Dat Jupiter.

adgy-san
July 26th, 2013, 11:42 AM
Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways | The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/27/4466280/brain-eating-amoeba-increasing-with-climate-change)


These "brain-eating amoebas" — known to doctors and scientists as Naegleria fowleri, or N. fowleri — aren’t believed to kill often. In the US, researchers estimate that between three and eight people die from N. fowleri disease, commonly referred to as PAM (primary amebic meningoencephalitis) each year. But that might not be the case for long. In recent years, N. fowleri has popped up in unexpected locations, which some experts suggest is a sign that warmer waters — caused by brutal summer heat waves and rising temperatures across the country — are catalyzing their spread.

adgy-san
July 26th, 2013, 01:55 PM
World’s first telescopic contact lens gives you Superman-like vision | ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/160052-worlds-first-telescopic-contact-lens-gives-you-superman-like-vision)


An international team of researchers have created the first telescopic contact lens; a contact lens that, when it’s equipped, gives you the power to zoom your vision almost three times.

The main breakthrough is that this telescopic contact lens is just 1.17mm thick, allowing it to be comfortably worn. Other attempts at granting telescopic vision have included: a 4.4mm-thick contact lens (too thick for real-world use), telescopic spectacles (cumbersome and ugly), and most recently a telescopic lens implanted into the eye itself. The latter is currently the best option currently available, but it requires surgery and the image quality isn’t excellent.

LetTigerIn
July 26th, 2013, 03:43 PM
World’s first telescopic contact lens gives you Superman-like vision | ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/160052-worlds-first-telescopic-contact-lens-gives-you-superman-like-vision)

Obviously, these scientists don't realize that x-ray vision or heat vision would be much more fun, Superman-wise.

santiclaws
July 31st, 2013, 01:16 PM
Harvard creates brain-to-brain interface, allows humans to control other animals with thoughts alone | ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/162678-harvard-creates-brain-to-brain-interface-allows-humans-to-control-other-animals-with-thoughts-alone)

alexisyque
July 31st, 2013, 03:30 PM
Incan mummies were drunk before death http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/36753/title/Inca-Children-Got-High-Before-Death/

LetTigerIn
July 31st, 2013, 05:27 PM
Incan mummies were drunk before death http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/36753/title/Inca-Children-Got-High-Before-Death/

Early in the article, the reporter writes this:


Three Inca children found mummified in a shrine near the peak of a 6,700-meter Argentinian volcano consumed vast quantities of corn alcohol and coca, the plant from which cocaine is derived…

In the next paragraph, the reporter then writes the following:


… researchers discovered that the children ingested alcohol and cocaine for about a year before their death…

Considering the mummies are from the late 15th to early 16th century, and the process for refinement of cocaine was not invented until the mid-19th century, it is unlikely the children ingested cocaine. The reporter either mistakenly or sensationalistically transmogrified the presence of coca into cocaine. There is a really big difference between natural coca and refined cocaine, although the cocaine is derived from the coca plant; and I have a feeling it's incorrect to transpose them.

Sorry for the rant. For some reason, I'm on a crusade against poor journalism lately most of the time.

JWR
July 31st, 2013, 08:49 PM
A bit of Science History

"Colorized - Solvay Conference 1927. Einstein, Curie, Bohr and more." by Sanna Dullaway | Redbubble (http://www.redbubble.com/people/sannadullaway/works/9326325-colorized-solvay-conference-1927-einstein-curie-bohr-and-more)

santiclaws
August 1st, 2013, 09:08 AM
http://i.imgur.com/LCwt8f1.jpg

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Why is there still no male contraceptive pill? (http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/why-is-there-still-no-pill-for-men/)

Interesting read.

LetTigerIn
August 5th, 2013, 12:30 PM
BBC News - World's first lab-grown burger is eaten in London (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23576143)

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 02:48 PM
Women and sex: the myth-buster | Books | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jul/05/what-do-women-want-daniel-bergner)


"With primatology, science has refused to see that females are the aggressors, the rulers, the initiators of sex. For so long, almost to a humorous extent, we have looked right past the truth; which is that the females are leaving their young, they're objectifying their mates, they're the agents of desire. The psychologist had to keep getting rid of his male monkeys because the females got bored with them!"

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 02:51 PM
Relevant:

Who Owns Omni? - BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/07/09/who-owns-omni.html)


But Omni seems in limbo. Even though Frommer has revealed that he physically possesses the magazine's archives, no one seems to know precisely who owns its brand and its copyrights — whatever rights the entity had in the first place. After scanned, incomplete archives of Omni appeared in the Internet Archive a few years ago, and were mentioned again on BoingBoing in April 2013, I asked myself: who owns Omni?

LetTigerIn
August 5th, 2013, 02:55 PM
Women and sex: the myth-buster | Books | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jul/05/what-do-women-want-daniel-bergner)

So that's why I'm out on the street.



Relevant:

Who Owns Omni? - BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2013/07/09/who-owns-omni.html)

Who own Omni?

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 03:09 PM
Why I Donated My Stool -- NYTimes.com (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/06/why-i-donated-my-stool/?_r=0)


"I delivered my first donation, in Tupperware, and Gene took it into the privacy of his bathroom. I stayed, just in case I was needed, and after about half an hour, he came out and told me, with a look of wonder, that he was feeling better already. Already? We checked with Dr. Shepard, who told us that, indeed, one can feel the effects that quickly."

Oh, yes, you'll want to read that now, won't you?

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 03:11 PM
The New Bronze Age: We're Entering the Era of Tough Ore (http://www.psmag.com/environment/the-new-bronze-age-entering-the-era-of-tough-ore-60868/)


Worries about oil and gas hog the airwaves. But copper is also essential to keep the world running: It threads through your house, your computer, your eco-correct hybrid car. And it’s getting just as difficult, expensive, and environmentally menacing as oil to extract. We have entered the era of tough ore.

notbob
August 5th, 2013, 03:13 PM
Heh my dad used to subscribe to Omni

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 03:18 PM
There’s no good reason to push pink toys on girls -- The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/theres-no-good-reason-to-push-pink-toys-on-girls-15830)


At The Conversation, neuroscientist Melissa Hines talks about what little biological basis there is behind the idea of heavily gender-coded toys for children. It's true that male and female fetuses are exposed to different hormones before birth and that might affect what kinds of toys they're interested in later.

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 03:20 PM
Astronomer discovers Neptune's smallest moon ... on a whim - NBC News.com (http://www.nbcnews.com/science/astronomer-discovers-neptunes-smallest-moon-whim-6C10640770)


An astronomer has discovered Neptune's smallest known moon, a mini-world that eluded detection until it was found almost by accident in years-old imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Neptune's 14th moon, currently known only as S/2004 N 1, is thought to measure no more than 12 miles (20 kilometers) across. It orbits about 65,400 miles (105,250 kilometers) from the ice giant, between the larger Neptunian moons Larissa and Proteus.

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 03:23 PM
Musk to Unveil Designs for ‘Hyperloop’ High-Speed Train -- NYTimes.com (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/elon-musk-to-unveil-designs-for-hyperloop-high-speed-train/?smid=tw-nytimes)


Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Mr. Musk in September as saying that the Hyperloop would be able to take people to San Francisco from Los Angeles in 30 minutes. That’s a speed of almost 800 miles an hour.

Mr. Musk has described the Hyperloop as the “fifth mode of transportation” and says it is a hybrid between a train and a plane.

The proposed cost of the Hyperloop between Los Angeles and San Francisco is $6 billion. California is now working on plans to build a far slower train system between the two cities that is expected to cost $60 billion.

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 03:26 PM
Vampire graveyard found in Poland? - National (http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/141129,Vampire-graveyard-found-in-Poland)


Archaeologists believe that the burials may have been done in such a fashion so as to protect locals from vampire attacks. Another theory is that the skeletons were the victims of cholera epidemic. Further research will be undertaken.

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 03:35 PM
Who Gets More Mosquito Bites - WSJ.com (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324425204578601621658128936.html)


It is peak mosquito season, and while some lucky outdoor venturers seem unperturbed by the tiny insects, others appear to be relentlessly assaulted. Scientists are trying to understand what makes certain humans more attractive to the bugs. One expert, molecular vector biologist L.J. Zwiebel, a professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt University, weighs in.

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 04:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sea9u1ix5UE&feature=youtu.be

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 04:19 PM
Researchers turn off Down’s syndrome genes -- nature.com (http://www.nature.com/news/researchers-turn-off-down-s-syndrome-genes-1.13406)

adgy-san
August 5th, 2013, 04:23 PM
'iKnife' device analyzes surgical smoke to ID cancers - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-iknife-cancer-smoke-20130717,0,7398624.story)


Researchers at Imperial College London have invented an electric surgical knife that comes equipped with a built-in mass spectrometer. Electric knives cauterize wounds as they cut, which produces smoke. The iKnife will be able to analyze the chemistry of that smoke to determine, for instance, whether the tissue that was just cut was cancerous or not — allowing doctors to make decisions in the OR that would, today, require them to take samples, send those samples to a lab, and maybe schedule a second surgery.

notbob
August 6th, 2013, 11:30 AM
Perseid Meteor Shower: August's 'Fireball Champion' Should Dazzle Stargazers (http://news.yahoo.com/perseid-meteor-shower-augusts-fireball-champion-dazzle-stargazers-153015271.html)

notbob
August 6th, 2013, 11:32 AM
Curiosity rover celebrates first anniversary on Mars | Watch the video - Yahoo! Screen (http://screen.yahoo.com/curiosity-rover-celebrates-first-anniversary-233553962-cbs.html)

VF
August 6th, 2013, 11:39 AM
Curiosity rover celebrates first anniversary on Mars | Watch the video - Yahoo! Screen (http://screen.yahoo.com/curiosity-rover-celebrates-first-anniversary-233553962-cbs.html)

Loneliest. Birthday. Ever. It even has to sing to itself:


http://youtu.be/uxVVgBAosqg