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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:21 am

columbia wrote:Russians regenerate flowering plant from 30,000-year-old frozen burrow of Ice Age squirrel
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/eur ... story.html


Encino Plant?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:10 pm

I was just going to post that. Not only the same topic, the same article even.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby MelicharSux on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:16 pm



science
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Rylan on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:21 pm

I want a mini-chameleon
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:45 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/type-alien-planet ... 02250.html

Scientists have discovered a new type of alien planet — a steamy waterworld that is larger than Earth but smaller than Uranus.


Posted just for the opening quote.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:03 am

I'm offended! :pop:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Tomas on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:00 pm

Neutrinos apparently don't travel faster than the speed of light. Faulty connector. Bummer...

The OPERA collaboration, which made headlines in September with the revolutionary claim to have clocked neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light, has identified two possible sources of error in its experiment. If true its result would have violated Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, a cornerstone of modern physics.


according to a statement OPERA began circulating today, two possible problems have now been found with its set-up. As many physicists had speculated might be the case, both are related to the experiment’s pioneering use of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals to synchronize atomic clocks at each end of its neutrino beam. First, the passage of time on the clocks between the arrival of the synchronizing signal has to be interpolated and OPERA now says this may not have been done correctly. Second, there was a possible faulty connection between the GPS signal and the OPERA master clock.


http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/02/fa ... rrors.html
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:53 pm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... al-illness

The Neglect of Mental Illness Exacts a Huge Toll, Human and Economic.

I think this is uniquely American.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby bh on Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:36 am

Yeah mental illness is a strange one in this country. People don't want to talk about it.

doublem, did you read about this and see the 60 minutes report? Kinda shocked me. I have some people very close to me on anti-depressants.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:43 am

I think its because it's one of those great unknowns in the medical field. how does it happen? why does it happen? how much of it is a physical problem with the brain and how much of it is just the person themselves? How do you medicate something that's not a physical malfunction if it's the latter of my last question? There are just so many unknowns to be able to fully medicate/treat all the people with mental illness of some sort.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:30 pm

I have read about the anti-depressant placebo theory before. I don't know, I take them, it seems to work for me, but I don't take a large amount or anything like that. I know one thing it's pretty clear mental illness runs in families. It's a shame that no one talks about it, like they do cancer or AIDS, How much better would people be without that stigma attached?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:39 pm

Also it's really hard to figure out what's happening in the brain when you can't really take a look at it.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:03 pm

doublem wrote:Also it's really hard to figure out what's happening in the brain when you can't really take a look at it.


I'll say that, and 2 more things:

1. Psychology isn't considered a concrete science (basically building on what you're saying)

2. People could easily take advantage of a system (like if they put up a welfare type system, I feel a lot of people would try to exploit that)
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:31 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
doublem wrote:Also it's really hard to figure out what's happening in the brain when you can't really take a look at it.


I'll say that, and 2 more things:

1. Psychology isn't considered a concrete science (basically building on what you're saying)

2. People could easily take advantage of a system (like if they put up a welfare type system, I feel a lot of people would try to exploit that)


Well the sad thing is a lot of people with mental illness are homeless or in jail. This upsets so very much.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:09 am

doublem wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
doublem wrote:Also it's really hard to figure out what's happening in the brain when you can't really take a look at it.


I'll say that, and 2 more things:

1. Psychology isn't considered a concrete science (basically building on what you're saying)

2. People could easily take advantage of a system (like if they put up a welfare type system, I feel a lot of people would try to exploit that)


Well the sad thing is a lot of people with mental illness are homeless or in jail. This upsets so very much.


I realize that and it sucks we can't help them because people look down on psychology.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shmenguin on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:11 pm

doublem wrote:Also it's really hard to figure out what's happening in the brain when you can't really take a look at it.


OCD has been identified with brain scans. i don't know if there are any similar results with depression. though the 2 are somewhat linked. they're both treated with drugs like prozac, anyways.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:40 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
doublem wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
doublem wrote:Also it's really hard to figure out what's happening in the brain when you can't really take a look at it.


I'll say that, and 2 more things:

1. Psychology isn't considered a concrete science (basically building on what you're saying)

2. People could easily take advantage of a system (like if they put up a welfare type system, I feel a lot of people would try to exploit that)


Well the sad thing is a lot of people with mental illness are homeless or in jail. This upsets so very much.


I realize that and it sucks we can't help them because people look down on psychology.


We can't help them becasue people don't realize the seriousness of certain illnesses that cause people to do drugs, be homeless and be tossed in jail.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:55 am

love it

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:52 pm

60 Minutes did a really nice segment on Elon Musk and SpaceX, which last year became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft. In a month or so SpaceX will launch a demonstration flight of its Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station. While it will be used only for cargo transfers for now, SpaceX designed the Dragon with the capability to carry human passengers.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50121782n
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Kraftster on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:59 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:12 pm

Kraftster wrote:Awesome awesome.
http://www.htwins.net/scale2/

:thumb: Makes you feel so sort of insignificant, doesn't it?

Spoiler:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:18 pm

Does this mean I can start smoking again and it wont matter?
I'd like that.

Spoiler:
It's been 358 days.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:36 pm

columbia wrote:Does this mean I can start smoking again and it wont matter?
I'd like that.

Spoiler:
It's been 358 days.


Spoiler:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:44 pm

Kraftster wrote:Awesome awesome.

http://www.htwins.net/scale2/


Fantastic.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby joopen on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:52 am

Gaucho wrote:
columbia wrote:Does this mean I can start smoking again and it wont matter?
I'd like that.

Spoiler:
It's been 358 days.


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10,000 (I'm 27)
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