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Explain that, Skeptics!!!1!
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It's a screen grab from the latest Grand Theft Auto. :P
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Structure of matter, CERN animation:



It's barely shown, but notice the enormous difference between the size of an atom (electron orbitals) and its nucleus, ~ 104.
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Neutron stars ftw
still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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Something for our gamers:

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There are reports that Mad Scientists have established that antimatter, specifically positrons, also only travel through one slit of the two slit experiment when you try to measure them, but then appear to act as a wave creating interference patterns when you leave them alone like other "particles/waves" because, "fuck you, that's why."

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Fucking positrons. How do those goddamned things work?
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Just like electrons. :HoppingMad:
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Why then, when an electron and positron merge, do they instantly turn their mass into energy?

Hey? Smart guy???? :)
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Because it is the will of Allah. :Muhammad:
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Spoiler:
Magnus effect:
German physicist, Magnus, described the effect in 1852. However, in 1672, Isaac Newton had described it and correctly inferred the cause after observing tennis players in his Cambridge college. In 1742, Benjamin Robins, a British mathematician, ballistics researcher, and military engineer, explained deviations in the trajectories of musket balls in terms of the Magnus effect.


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You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
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Witness wrote: Mon May 06, 2019 1:39 am Something for our gamers […]
Discovered that something similar actually exists (and it's a Rogue-like, which could even please Abdul, also he's notoriously difficult to please…):



Source & download: https://zenorogue.itch.io/hyperrogue.

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Maybe after I finally beat NetHack. 8)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed May 08, 2019 11:42 am Maybe after I finally beat NetHack. 8)
Hoarding the Amulet of Yendor©?



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Coolest dinosaur evar!
New species of bat-wing dinosaur discovered



The rare fossil find from China is the best preserved example yet of this very odd dinosaur group.

Ambopteryx is now the best known fossil of a scansoriopterygid (scan-soary-OP-teh-rigid), an oddball group of nonavian dinosaurs that includes Yi qi, the first dinosaur ever found with bat-like wings. That fossil find—announced in 2015 by study coauthor Xing Xu, the IVPP's deputy director—reshaped how scientists understood the evolution of flight.

“Before the discovery of Yi qi, every flying dinosaur we found, we tried to fit on one evolutionary lineage toward birds,” says study coauthor Jingmai O'Connor, an IVPP paleontologist who specializes in ancient birds. “Yi qi really just shattered that idea.” (O'Connor also helped describe the first bird fossil found with an egg inside.)
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