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Classical electromagnetism, but still fun:

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Man, where did they find an individual who hadn't washed in years?

It's kinda cool to think there's a rainforest in my belly button.

Anyway, came to post about this:

Lab-made primordial soup yields RNA bases

This is kinda a holy grail. Something they've been trying to do under sterile lab conditions for a long time without much success beyond a few of the most basic building blocks like amino acids.
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↑ Interesting, but seems a bit ad hoc. On the other hand, when you have hundreds of millions of years and a planet-sized lab to tinker with molecules…

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Wait long enough and the most improbable things will happen.
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But did they find any RNA transcriptase?

Huh?

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They will. Soon as she has that little bugger surgically removed by AutoDoc(tm).
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More magnets black magic:

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Who needs reality? (But enable Javascipt.)

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Maybe this should be in politics, but ...


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Image

To see it, scroll (and perhaps get a bit away from your screen).

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Amazing.

Took my glasses off and the image of Ronald Reagan just pops out.
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A woman's face. She's smiling. With left hand against her left cheek.

How ever did this get managed?
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On my phone I could sort of see a face, but I can't identify whose face it is.

On my desktop computer, which is much larger, it just looks like a checker board and it isn't pleasant to look at.
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Applied aerodynamics:

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how the fuck?

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Magnets. Goddamned magnets. :)
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Aliens. :p
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