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uncle ebeneezer 03-23-2011 05:09 PM

Space (March) Madness
 
Sci-Fi Brackets

SkepticDoc 03-25-2011 09:11 PM

Ethics and Bioengineering
 
http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_root_w...gineering.html

What if they connect a primate brain to a machine?

Ocean 03-25-2011 10:50 PM

Re: Ethics and Bioengineering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc (Post 202089)
http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_root_w...gineering.html

What if they connect a primate brain to a machine?

As creepy as it gets.

SkepticDoc 03-31-2011 07:41 AM

Re: Ethics and Bioengineering
 
Maybe not too creepy but incredible:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/po...8213BE0712AA2C

Ocean 03-31-2011 07:45 AM

Re: Ethics and Bioengineering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc (Post 202577)
Maybe not too creepy but incredible:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/po...8213BE0712AA2C

Yes, he was interviewed by Jon Stewart a couple of days ago. Here.

SkepticDoc 04-01-2011 05:02 PM

The Pigasus Awards
 
From the JREF:

http://www.randi.org/site/jref-news/1260-pigasus-2011

bjkeefe 04-01-2011 05:27 PM

Re: The Pigasus Awards
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc (Post 202816)

I don't think you obeyed the parenthetical dictum in this thread's title.

Ocean 04-01-2011 05:29 PM

Re: The Pigasus Awards
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 202821)
I don't think you obeyed the parenthetical dictum in this thread's title.

Yes, debunking my tiniest ET is very depressing!

SkepticDoc 04-01-2011 05:35 PM

Re: The Pigasus Awards
 
April Fool? :(

SkepticDoc 04-01-2011 05:40 PM

Re: The Pigasus Awards
 
http://mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html

Ocean 04-01-2011 05:48 PM

Re: The Pigasus Awards
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc (Post 202830)

Heh. It would be a step away from sedentarism. ;)

SkepticDoc 04-01-2011 06:16 PM

Re: The Pigasus Awards
 
The new cat scans:

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/201...ow-me-now.html

SkepticDoc 04-01-2011 07:15 PM

Re: The Pigasus Awards
 
Robotic Paper Plane construction: http://www.geekosystem.com/robotic-surgeon/

SkepticDoc 04-03-2011 02:34 PM

More Mexican Aliens...
 
http://inside.mines.edu/~jspear/pdf/...gy%20%2710.pdf

http://www.mexicoprofundo.org/projec...ctzacaton.html

uncle ebeneezer 04-06-2011 02:13 PM

Re: Some Stellar Imagery!!
 
via Phil Plait

SkepticDoc 04-06-2011 02:58 PM

Re: Some Stellar Imagery!!
 
WOW!!!

Thanks

uncle ebeneezer 04-06-2011 05:48 PM

Re: Cut Baby Cut!!
 
The sad decline of autopsies.

SkepticDoc 04-06-2011 07:30 PM

Re: Cut Baby Cut!!
 
It is Science but not very funny...:)

This is more recent.

SkepticDoc 04-11-2011 06:52 AM

The state of Human-PC interface
 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know...-we-live/8513/

SkepticDoc 04-12-2011 01:28 PM

Yuri's Anniversary
 
http://www.geekosystem.com/gargarin-anniversary/

bjkeefe 04-12-2011 04:13 PM

Let's hope eli doesn't notice this post
 
Quote:

Using data from MRI scans, researchers at the University College London found that self-described liberals have a larger anterior cingulate cortex--a gray matter of the brain associated with understanding complexity. Meanwhile, self-described conservatives are more likely to have a larger amygdala, an almond-shaped area that is associated with fear and anxiety.
[The Ticket via Jack Stuef]

Ocean 04-12-2011 06:07 PM

Re: Let's hope eli doesn't notice this post
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 204051)

Colbert discovered that first! He even organized a rally. He should have called it the amygdala rally, though.

uncle ebeneezer 04-18-2011 03:27 PM

Re: Blinded By Science
 
Interesting piece on bias by Chris Mooney.

SkepticDoc 04-18-2011 06:34 PM

Re: Blinded By Science
 
Thanks, great link!

Ocean 04-18-2011 08:24 PM

Re: Blinded By Science
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer (Post 204626)
Interesting piece on bias by Chris Mooney.

Quote:

The disciples even went so far as to remove brassieres and rip zippers out of their trousers—the metal, they believed, would pose a danger on the spacecraft.
Yeah, rrrright! That's what they said when the parents showed up at the party!

uncle ebeneezer 04-21-2011 01:54 PM

Re: No Worries
 
Interesting piece about worrying and gender. This would be an interesting topic for a diavlog.

Ocean 04-21-2011 06:44 PM

Re: No Worries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer (Post 205083)
Interesting piece about worrying and gender. This would be an interesting topic for a diavlog.

The sexist implications of your remark are already making me nervous. ;)

uncle ebeneezer 04-21-2011 07:19 PM

Re: No Worries
 
And now I'm worried about coming off sexist! ;)

Ocean 04-21-2011 07:36 PM

Re: No Worries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer (Post 205162)
And now I'm worried about coming off sexist! ;)

We could start an Egalitarian Fretting Club.

bjkeefe 04-29-2011 03:25 PM

Progress!
 
Quote:

Appeals Court Overturns Ban; Free Stem Cells For Everyone!
(source | Google News results)

[Added] From the AP:

Quote:

The majority opinion was written by Judge Douglas Ginsburg, nominated to the court by President Ronald Reagan, and supported by Judge Thomas Griffith, a nominee of President George W. Bush. The dissent came from Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, a nominee of President George H.W. Bush.
Fair and balanced activist judges.

SkepticDoc 04-30-2011 12:00 PM

Gut and Brain connection
 
http://www.alternet.org/food/150783/...on_your_brain/

I advise my patients to eat yogurt with active cultures whenever the need antibiotics, I have to wonder if there could be a more specific bacterial "cocktail" since yogurt is mostly Lactobacillus.

stephanie 05-02-2011 12:34 PM

Re: Progress!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 206276)
(source | Google News results)

[Added] From the AP:



Fair and balanced activist judges.

That's the Ginsburg that Reagan tried to appoint to the SC.

bjkeefe 05-02-2011 02:17 PM

Re: Progress!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stephanie (Post 206785)
That's the Ginsburg that Reagan tried to appoint to the SC.

I wondered why the name sounded familiar. Thanks for the reminder.

Remember when smoking pot as a youth was considered so heinous?

SkepticDoc 05-13-2011 09:09 AM

Different kind of Life?
 
http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...level?cmpid=tw

uncle ebeneezer 05-19-2011 04:09 PM

Explore the body!!
 
3D Human Body Map!!!

bjkeefe 05-19-2011 04:30 PM

Re: Explore the body!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer (Post 209653)

What part did you search for first? (Besides the G-spot, I mean.)

uncle ebeneezer 05-19-2011 05:13 PM

Re: Explore the body!!
 
Actually, surprisingly I went straight for the calf/achilles. Then the head/brain.

SkepticDoc 05-22-2011 11:37 PM

Human birth witnessed by a dolphin
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOT49CBWfZQ&sns=em

This may be from Spain, not sure.

Ocean 05-22-2011 11:56 PM

Re: Human birth witnessed by a dolphin
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc (Post 210133)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOT49CBWfZQ&sns=em

This may be from Spain, not sure.

No, French.

SkepticDoc 06-09-2011 10:42 PM

Don't give pistachios to Weiner...
 
Quote:

From International Journal of Impotence Research
Pistachio Diet Improves Erectile Function Parameters and Serum Lipid Profiles in Patients with Erectile Dysfunction

M Aldemir; E Okulu; S Neşelioğlu; O Erel; Ö Kayıgil

Authors and Disclosures

Posted: 03/06/2011; Int J Impot Res. 2011;23(1):32-38. © 2011 Nature Publishing Group

We investigated the effects of Antep pistachio on International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) scores, penile color Doppler ultrasound (PCDU) parameters and serum lipid levels in patients with ED. A total of 17 married male patients with ED for at least 12 months were included in this prospective study. Patients were put on a 100 g pistachio nuts diet for 3 weeks. IIEF and PCDU were evaluated before and after the pistachio diet. In addition, plasma total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglyceride were measured before and after dietary modifications from all subjects. Mean IIEF-15 score was 36±7.5 before the diet and 54.2±4.9 after the diet (P=0.001). Similarly, an increase in all five domains of IIEF was observed after the diet (P<0.05). Mean peak systolic velocity values before and after the pistachio diet were 35.5±15.2 and 43.3±12.4 cm s–1, respectively (P=0.018). After the pistachio diet, TC and LDL levels decreased significantly, whereas HDL level increased (P=0.008, 0.007 and 0.001, respectively). We demonstrated that a pistachio diet improved IIEF scores and PCDU parameters without any associated side effects in patients with ED. Furthermore, the lipid parameters showed statistically significant improvements after this diet

...

Conclusions

We have shown that 3-week pistachio diet applied to patients with ED resulted in a significant improvement in erectile function parameters (PCDU parameters and IIEF scores) with additional improvement in serum lipid parameters without any side effects. Further studies are needed with increased number of patients and longer follow-up evaluating the relationship between pistachio nuts and ED pathogenesis.
he needs to avoid any temptations, or opportunities.


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