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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Tue May 25, 2010 11:19 am

That is awesome.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby JarkkoVision on Thu May 27, 2010 9:11 am

Fish with hands?!?!

And Jolie lips!

2012 may be the end.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu May 27, 2010 9:24 am

handfish :scared:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Three Stars on Thu May 27, 2010 9:59 am



Pfft. Joe Thornton discovered this years ago.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu May 27, 2010 10:01 am

Three Stars wrote:


Pfft. Joe Thornton discovered this years ago.


lulz :fist:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby JarkkoVision on Thu May 27, 2010 10:04 am

count2infinity wrote:
Three Stars wrote:


Pfft. Joe Thornton discovered this years ago.


lulz :fist:


and :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Thu May 27, 2010 12:03 pm

:fist: :D :fist:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Thu May 27, 2010 8:44 pm

Snails yield drug addiction clue

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_ ... 172214.stm

These drugs of abuse produce very persistent memories," explained Dr Sorg. "It's a learning process - drug addiction is learning unwittingly.

"All of these visual, environmental and odour cues are being paired with the drug.

So addicts might be able to kick their habit in a treatment centre, but when they return to their old haunts, all those cues trigger craving and relapse."


hmmmmm.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby the wicked child on Thu May 27, 2010 9:00 pm

Three Stars wrote:


Pfft. Joe Thornton discovered this years ago.


:fist:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Fri May 28, 2010 8:54 pm

Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have been studying how the mind works.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

Not something that shocking it's been an area of discussion for decades.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sat May 29, 2010 10:38 am

Comparing income with peers causes unhappiness

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10182993.stm
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby the HockeyGod on Sat May 29, 2010 12:09 pm

doublem wrote:Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have been studying how the mind works.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

Not something that shocking it's been an area of discussion for decades.


Ha! This reminds me of a poster I saw when I was a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, in one of the animation studios.
It said: " Dementia is like creativity, only without the expense of art supplies ".

I always joke with people, when the subject of art comes up, that people would be horrified if they could see what's actually floating around in my brain. At least I thought it was a joke. Maybe we creative types really are a bit mad. :shock:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby bh on Sat May 29, 2010 2:20 pm

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 06,00.html

When the results are confirmed, "ununseptium" will get a catchier moniker and occupy the square between 116 and 118--elements that also await proper names from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.


I used to hate chemistry... now that I have to "deal" with it at my job, it's actually quite fascinating. The basis for everything.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sat May 29, 2010 2:55 pm

the HockeyGod wrote:
doublem wrote:Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have been studying how the mind works.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

Not something that shocking it's been an area of discussion for decades.


Ha! This reminds me of a poster I saw when I was a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, in one of the animation studios.
It said: " Dementia is like creativity, only without the expense of art supplies ".

I always joke with people, when the subject of art comes up, that people would be horrified if they could see what's actually floating around in my brain. At least I thought it was a joke. Maybe we creative types really are a bit mad. :shock:


It's true, if you look at the number of artists that have some type of mental illness it's way higher than the normal population, also the drug use if much higher as well, of course that is just a way to self medicate. Creativity is a blessing and a curse.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:50 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100603/sc_space/planettripleplaysaturnmarsandvenusappeartogether

Very cool....Venus, Mars, and Saturn will be rapidly moving closer to each other until they are only 7 degrees apart in early August. That's an extremely small area for three different planets to occupy in the sky.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:00 pm

doublem wrote:Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have been studying how the mind works.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

Not something that shocking it's been an area of discussion for decades.


*puts pants on head and starts dancing the Charleston*
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby wallflower on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:25 pm

Corvidae wrote:
doublem wrote:Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have been studying how the mind works.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

Not something that shocking it's been an area of discussion for decades.


*puts pants on head and starts dancing the Charleston*

So...a normal Thursday?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:31 pm

wallflower wrote:So...a normal Thursday?


Nah, today I'm wearing underwear.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby wallflower on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:32 pm

Corvidae wrote:
wallflower wrote:So...a normal Thursday?


Nah, today I'm wearing underwear.

Ah, mixing it up a bit. Sneaky.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:42 pm

OK. I am going to put this HERE. This is the "Science Thread", afterall.

Is it true turtles breathe through their butts?

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2325/is-it-true-turtles-breathe-through-their-butts
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:50 pm

Scientist feel that, since their equations for the shape of the universe and the leading theory for how it began are a little off, that there must be some "dark" and mysterious substance that makes them correct. I personally find that a little arrogant.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby wallflower on Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:19 pm

Corvidae wrote:Scientist feel that, since their equations for the shape of the universe and the leading theory for how it began are a little off, that there must be some "dark" and mysterious substance that makes them correct. I personally find that a little arrogant.

I agree. :thumb:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Dan H on Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:23 pm

Corvidae wrote:Scientist feel that, since their equations for the shape of the universe and the leading theory for how it began are a little off, that there must be some "dark" and mysterious substance that makes them correct. I personally find that a little arrogant.

Among other rebuttals to your criticism, we know about plenty of dark matter. You're standing on 6000000000000000000000 tons of it right now (the Earth is not luminous). The supposition of the existence of dark matter and dark energy isn't based solely on quantitative discrepancy.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:25 pm

Dan H wrote:
Corvidae wrote:Scientist feel that, since their equations for the shape of the universe and the leading theory for how it began are a little off, that there must be some "dark" and mysterious substance that makes them correct. I personally find that a little arrogant.

Among other rebuttals to your criticism, we know about plenty of dark matter. You're standing on 6000000000000000000000 tons of it right now (the Earth is not luminous). The supposition of the existence of dark matter and dark energy isn't based solely on quantitative discrepancy.


I was hoping you'd pop up! I wasn't aware that dark matter was considered "regular matter" at all. Also, I was more referring to "dark energy," which according to current book I'm reading (circa 2006), is believed to be 70% of the matter/energy in the universe?
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