Amusing Science

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:13 am
I never made a big deal of it because I was already the weird kid and I wanted to fit in.
I would venture everybody here was "the weird kid".
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robinson wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:01 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:13 am
I never made a big deal of it because I was already the weird kid and I wanted to fit in.
I would venture everybody here was "the weird kid".
Not counting 'bots.
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Bots are what happens when the weird kid doesn't want to "fit in"with the talking monkeys
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robinson wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Bots are what happens when the weird kid doesn't want to "fit in"with the talking monkeys
Kudos to Robinson, robinson just passed the Robinson test.

That's where the AI itself figures out what the deal is. 8)
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Instant aging.

So negative G's should make you look younger, right?
Such potential!

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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X-ray of hand dipped in iodine.

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This guy kinda sounds like the Swedish Chef to me.

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Crew sleeping on the ISS. (I just wonder why the lights are on – for the video?)

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Witness wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:01 am
Crew sleeping on the ISS. (I just wonder why the lights are on – for the video?)
It does seem pretty bright. Could it be a low-light camera or something?
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They all look uncomfortable.

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"Science and Mother Nature are in a marriage where Science is always surprised to come home and find Mother Nature blowing the neighbor."

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Spoiler:
Corn starch + water.

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Could you run across a lake of it?
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↑ Sure, if you have enough faith. :P





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Sodium lamp & sodium chloride flame:


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Spoiler:
MRI facial scans.

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Those are creepy looking.
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The Death of a Prominent Scientist Can Actually Help Their Field

Prominent scientists can be guiding beacons for an entire field. Their work can define research for years to come, and sets a precedent for successive generations.

The life of an eminent researcher is obviously a boon to science. But, says a new study, their death might be important as well.

Now researchers discover the death of a science superstar also has a major impact on research. Reporting in the August issue of the American Economic Review, scientists find that research actually picks up after a scientific heavyweight dies. It’s an indication of the pitfalls of intellectual dominance, and a lesson for scientists worldwide.

“The fact that if you’re successful, you get to set the intellectual agenda of your field, that is part of the incentive system of science, and people do extraordinary positive things in the hope of getting to that position,” said Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Pierre Azoulay, who led the new research, in a press release.

“It’s just that, once they get there, over time, maybe they tend to discount ‘foreign’ ideas too quickly and for too long.”
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sc ... heir-field for the (not very surprising) details.