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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Doctor X » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:11 am

Is there proof it will not give The Children the Autism?!

Clearly, we need to delay this for further studies.

Why have we not researched all natural homeopathic remedies?

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:45 pm

Florida oranges are cloned mutants. :o
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:54 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Southern Gardens Citrus has engineered a version of the Citrus tristeza virus to attack the bacterium

Let's hope they know what they are doing:
Wikipedia wrote:Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) is a viral species of the Closterovirus genus that causes the most economically damaging disease to its namesake plant genus, Citrus. The disease has led to the death of millions of Citrus trees all over the world and has rendered other millions useless for production.
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Importance

CTV is the most economically important and damaging virus of citrus trees. It can be spread quickly and do damage not only by killing trees with sour orange rootstock, but also by stem pitting normal citrus trees. It has killed more than 80 million trees worldwide, mainly in South Africa since 1910, Argentina (10 million) and Brazil (6 million) since 1970, and the U.S. (3 million) since 1950. With the spreading of T. citricida the severity and impact has increased dramatically in Central America and the U.S. In Spain there has been a progressive decline in production from over 40 million sweet orange and mandarin trees.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:46 pm

Cells with lab-made DNA produce a new kind of protein, a ‘holy grail’ for synthetic biology

Scientists in San Diego have achieved a major goal in the effort to craft artificial organisms: A microbe whose genetic material included some lab-made instructions was able to live, reproduce and synthesize proteins that included molecules never before used by life.

The development, described Wednesday in a paper in the journal Nature, is a step toward a world in which scientists can engineer organisms capable of producing highly specialized proteins that may be used to improve medicines, construct new materials and perhaps even change the functions of cells.
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:00 am

And war :coolspecs:
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:03 am

You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:26 am

Science Daily wrote:Twisted sex allows mirror-image snails to mate face-to-face, research finds

Dr Davison said: "We were surprised to find that different-coiled individual Euhadra snails can sometimes mate, against expectations, and that there is evidence for this in their DNA. It was previously supposed that face-to-face mating was impossible between mirror image snails. We showed that while mating -- and the movement of genes -- between the two types is certainly a rare event, it occurs sufficiently often that the two types should properly be considered a single species. It turns out that the mating problem is mainly behavioural, requiring a twisting of the genitals, rather than a physical incompatibility."
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171121123518.htm

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:06 pm

Mating face to face? Humanality.

Even snails can be pervs. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:12 am



... In maturity it smells like putrid flesh. ...
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:24 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
... In maturity it smells like putrid flesh. ...

What did you expect from this horror? :roll:

Plants relying on bees & butterflies have perfumed flowers, and some mushrooms try to attract beetles, flies & vertebrates of the carrion-loving persuasion. (Sad to say, most truffles stink.) But there are exceptions like Amorphophallus Wilhelma (something like Wilhelma's limp dick):

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Wikipedia wrote:Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers, are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh. Carrion flowers attract mostly scavenging flies and beetles as pollinators. Some species may trap the insects temporarily to ensure the gathering and transfer of pollen.


And for Bruce:
The sources of the flowers' unique scent are not fully identified, partly due to the extremely low concentration of the compounds (5 to 10 parts per billion). Dimethyl sulfides, including disulfide and trisulfide have been detected in Amorphophallus.


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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:14 pm

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:39 am

Bubble sort illustrated (yes, it's slow):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=160&v=lyZQPjUT5B4

Other types of sort if you follow to YT. :mrgreen:

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Re: Amusing Science

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Spoiler:
Fluid flow around a starfish larva. Research article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys3981

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:32 am

Impeaching Trump, hm? I found this amusing, so I put it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikax0Y0NJsY

Every Bible wielder is ipso facto competent to criticize what is "just a theory" (and contradicts his beliefs). :roll:

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:16 pm

Too painful, couldn't watch all of that tripe. Pence: The new Dan Quayle. Dumb as a sack of wet hammers.

It is NOT just a theory Mr. VP. 10,000 years of plant and animal domestication proves it. You dumb sumbitch.

This is the guy who can't have dinner with any woman other than wifey 'cause he might get himself a boner... Apologies to wet hammers everywhere, I do a disservice to them by comparing them with Pence.
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby gnome » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:26 pm

Witness wrote:

Spoiler:
Fluid flow around a starfish larva. Research article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys3981


Side note: I have seen many attempts to animate Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting. They have all been unsatisfying because they don't look like this, which is what my head sees.
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby gnome » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:28 pm

Witness wrote:


Is that gyroscoping off the kinetic energy of trying to move it? I wouldn't have thought it would work so well.
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