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Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 04-02-2010, 03:42 PM
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Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Gene for gullibility found

Alert Nicholas Wade!

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/04/01/scientists-discover-gene-and-part-of-brain-that-make-people-gullible/
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 03-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Blood falls

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/BLOOD_FALLSlg-565x330.jpg

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/45981
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-16-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Fun science literally

The stand-up scientist:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/science/15comic.html?_r=2
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-15-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: Do you think they can count in octal?

Octal! That gave me the giggles.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-19-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
cells communicate with photons?!

cells communicate with photons?!



http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/24425/?a=f
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-10-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
essentialists lose again

Girls can do math:

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/math-gender.html
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-02-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: You no know nano?

I hear you. I run with the geek crowd so I'm usually the dumb guy in the room. I'm ok with that.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-30-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
wikipedia

There are tons of fun science articles on wikipedia. I love the orders of magnitude:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(length)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-

I feel like...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-07-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
new periodic tables

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/24204/

I like Kibler's because the rare earth elements don't pop out and the groups still line up!
...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 08-27-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: First Evidence of Entanglement in Photosynthesis

You should hear what my plants say about you.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 08-27-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
First Evidence of Entanglement in Photosynthesis

Are plants quantum computers?

First Evidence of Entanglement in Photosynthesis
(http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23581/)
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 08-25-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: Quantum Solution to the Arrow-of-Time Dilemma

Aha!

http://focus.aps.org/story/v24/st7

Hey, that links to Sean Carroll. I didn't know he had an Arrow of Time FAQ:

http://preposterousuniverse.com/eternitytohere/faq.html
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 08-25-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Quantum Solution to the Arrow-of-Time Dilemma

Seen at http://delicious.com/cshalizi



http://scitation.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=PRLTAO000103000008080401000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=Yes

I can almost understand this....
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 08-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Are our brains evolving?

In real time???!!!




http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/08/05/on.move
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 08-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

Of course, you're right, but the point is that it was FUN! :)
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 08-07-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

Bacteria make computers look like pocket calculators
Biologists have created a living computer from E. coli bacteria that can solve complex mathematical problems



...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 07-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

Really delightful video of life in the oceans:

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_gallo_shows_underwater_astonishments.html
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-19-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

I had never thought of that before! That's true for anything with a limit in it. Yikes.

This has been another lesson in everything you know is wrong.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-19-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Re: Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

It's going to take me an hour to read through the math on that one. But I take this as a challenge! I'm going to do it. Maybe not today though.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-15-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By claymisher
Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

Origin of life science has had a little growth spurt:




NYT: New Glimpses of Life’s Puzzling Origins (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/science/16orig.html?hp=&pagewanted=all)
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