Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:43 am

I've been meaning to create a thread on this for a while, but never seem to get around to it. I was reading the NYT today and finally got inspired.

Check out this article on slime molds. On the surface, they seem completely uninteresting, but they are actually pretty crazy.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/scien ... ef=science
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Soren » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:15 am

I was hoping that would be the first post
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:38 pm

Lions and crocodiles and water buffalo, OH MY!!!

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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:39 pm

Soren wrote:I was hoping that would be the first post



lol
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby BigEd76 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:24 am



alien #$!&@ here
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:33 pm

I think I dated her once. I recognize the teeth.
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby jerseyhoya » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:31 pm



This is pretty #$!&@ neat
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby CalvinBall » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:27 pm

amazing. freaking science.
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Bucky » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:27 pm

CalvinBall wrote:amazing. freaking science. HOW DOES IT WORK


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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby SK790 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:20 am

As an aside, dry ice is pretty much the best stuff ever. We used to #$!&@ around with it all the time in labs in college. I'm like a cat with one of those little mouse toys when I'm around it. All I do is bat it everywhere. Glad I was never around it drunk or I bet I'd have some frostbite by now.
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby SK790 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:21 am

Here are some pictures of neatass clouds:

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-unusual-b ... ations.php
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby CalvinBall » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:24 am

as i looked through that and read each one, i kept thinking, "wow this one is awesome looking, it might end up being the best one." then i would scroll to the next one and then think the same thing.
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Phan In Phlorida » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:27 pm

A post in another thread reminded me I have some Michio Kaku stuff bookmarked.

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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Soren » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:06 am

I had a meeting at the Pentagon with lots of generals. They were like from a movie. Better looking than Tom Cruise & stronger.
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:28 am




I think I posted something about epigenetics at some point in another thread. The really amazing thing is that DNA may remember what our parents and grandparents did in childhood. This information then gets passsed on and can actually influence our health beyond what is normally passed down genetically. For example, diabetes may be at least partially influenced by how much access to food our grandparents had as children.

The 19th century is sometimes referred to as the century of chemistry, and the 20th century as the century of physics. The 21st century will be the century of biology. I'll post a movie tonight if I can find it. It's called "What Darwin Never Knew." The first half of the movie just recants his life and the evolution (see what I did there) of his theory, but the second half talks about some cutting edge stuff in terms of how we are formed. All that DNA that people used to think didn't do much, it turns out, does do stuff, important stuff.
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby jamiethekiller » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:54 am

SO, thats how the BORG started
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby jamiethekiller » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:54 am

now i want to be a Trill
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Re: Rolling Science and Nature Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:02 pm

here it is. If you have a little under 2 hours and are into such things, it's a really interesting overview of where we are and how we got here. This is the first part. Like I said, it starts out with an overview of Darwin and how he came to believe what he believed, and then it switches gears and reviews what we now know about the development of species diversity.

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