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Brentai

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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #80 on: October 28, 2008, 03:19:08 PM »

 :thad:

...aww, pagebreak killed that dialogue.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2008, 03:20:59 PM »

god damn it pagebreak kills everything


I miss being able to set posts-per-page to something higher...not that it ensured a consistent view for all users. :nyoro~n:
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #82 on: November 03, 2008, 08:24:19 PM »

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/106040/Air-Cars:-A-New-Wind-for-America's-Roads

Compressed air?  Seriously?  Well, it's got plenty better MPG than the smart car, at least.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #83 on: November 04, 2008, 05:22:29 AM »

It looks like I could lift that thing on my shoulders.  I'm not surprised it's got good mileage.  I guarantee it'll never make the US market, as it's missing about 500 lbs of safety and emissions gear.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2008, 10:37:42 PM »

BBC: German researchers claim to have cured a man of AIDS with a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a genetic resistance.  Still way too early to verify that this is in fact the case, let alone see if it can be duplicated, but obviously this could have some pretty big ramifications.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #85 on: November 12, 2008, 11:02:33 PM »

I haven't even heard of people having genetic resistances before.  Is this rare?
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #86 on: November 12, 2008, 11:13:33 PM »

Quote from: TFA
About one in 1,000 Europeans and Americans have a resistance to HIV
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2008, 01:09:03 AM »

:want: Time to find out if I was born lucky!
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #88 on: November 13, 2008, 07:23:38 AM »

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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2008, 10:35:47 AM »

:want: Time to find out if I was born lucky!

UPDATE:
Classic's one lotto ticket did not pan out. This was bad.
On the other hand, he has not yet gotten struck by lightning! This was good!
On the yet another hand, he got dumped by his girlfriend. He's ambivalent about that one, but it still kind of hurts.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2008, 11:20:06 AM »

Supposedly the European resistance to HIV has something to do with survivors of the black plague. I wonder if it has anything to do with my theory regarding the battle-penis phenotype.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #91 on: November 13, 2008, 12:08:40 PM »

Would you stop repeatedly thrusting your black-penis phenotype into places it doesn't belong?

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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #92 on: November 13, 2008, 12:30:23 PM »

I haven't even heard of people having genetic resistances before.  Is this rare?

There are prostitutes woldwide who are immune (seemingly) to HIV. They sleep with customers who are known to be under the effects of AIDS, and their value is high because people also can't catch it from them. The virus dies out with no host body. These girls are commonly known to be "clean*" from HIV permanently.

*Meaning they have meningitus, herpes, viral warts and sapphire lizard-tailed tuberculosis crabs, but not HIV.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #93 on: November 14, 2008, 04:28:59 PM »

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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #94 on: November 19, 2008, 12:45:32 AM »

Humans and kangaroos closely related.

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Scientists have mapped the genetic code of the Australian marsupials for the first time and found large chunks of DNA are the same.

'There are a few differences, we have a few more of this, a few less of that, but they are the same genes and a lot of them are in the same order,'  said Jenny Graves, director of the Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics.

'We thought they'd be completely scrambled, but they're not. There is great chunks of the human genome which is sitting right there in the kangaroo genome,' she added.

Humans and kangaroos last shared an ancestor 150million years ago, the researchers found, while mice and humans diverged from one another 70 million years ago.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #95 on: November 19, 2008, 01:10:03 AM »

A few marine life clicks later:
Caught short on camera: Whale shark's underwater waste yields 'scientific gold'

Which was kind of neat, because I like whale sharks. But the real kicker:

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'So by cross-referencing its signal with Google Earth, I was able to track its progress


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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #97 on: November 19, 2008, 02:08:29 AM »

Who pays for people to study shark poop? Can't we put these researchers to work looking for cold fusion?
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #98 on: November 19, 2008, 02:34:00 AM »

1) They weren't studying shark poop. They just got an exhibitionist and it's a first for the field.

2) No, they're freaking marine biologists. They're like... They're like the McDonalds trap monkeys of scientists.


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... That's a little unfair, I suppose they might be an auto/body shop employee.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #99 on: November 19, 2008, 06:23:00 AM »

 :facepalm:

Poop teaches you a lot about an animal's diet. Peripherally you also learn a shit-ton about their territorial habits, migration, internal biology, and a half-dozen other things.
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