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Science in the News

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:26 am
by UncleBob

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:02 am
by DepartedLight
... and even octopuses
arg! It's octopi

*sigh*

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:42 am
by Rainman498
DepartedLight wrote:
... and even octopuses
arg! It's octopi

*sigh*
You'd think a science article could get that one right, but I suppose that proper grammar really is too much to ask.

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:55 am
by ChildOfGod
Did anyone tell that fish to cut it out, since tool use differentiates humans from all other animals? :wink:

I don't know if you heard that when you were a kid, but it was the pervasive scientific/anthropologic thinking of my childhood days - now every time I turn around there's some newly found tool use among 'lower' species.

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:58 am
by DepartedLight
My ex-wife is a lower species and she's definitely a tool.

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:32 pm
by Thoth

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:12 pm
by Thunktank

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:25 pm
by Thunktank
One of these days people will figure out that eating what God made, closest to the way God made it, in moderation and with sufficient variety is the best we can do.

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:57 pm
by wosbald
+JMJ+
Bad news for the Just Discovered, Miracle, Tropical Super-Berry Industry.

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:00 pm
by Murf
DepartedLight wrote:My ex-wife is a lower species and she's definitely a tool.
:lol:

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:00 pm
by colton
wosbald wrote:+JMJ+
Bad news for the Just Discovered, Miracle, Tropical Super-Berry Industry.
:lol:

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:39 pm
by Onyx
colton wrote:
wosbald wrote:+JMJ+
Bad news for the Just Discovered, Miracle, Tropical Super-Berry Industry.
:lol:
Oh yeah. This stuff is fantastic. I recommend the book Bad Science if you want a good laugh at all the fashionable science fads.

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:40 pm
by SimeonTurner
DepartedLight wrote:My ex-wife is a lower species and she's definitely a tool.
+infinity

Well played, sir. :)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:44 pm
by infidel
Tree of Life may have a fourth branch... or not

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/ ... th-domain/

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:00 pm
by Thunktank

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:29 pm
by UncleBob

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:36 pm
by UncleBob

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:29 pm
by Rusty
An Anti-Hovannes Camera - Tiny!

No lens & fixed focus too.
It's 1/2 a mm long/wide and 1/100 of a mm thick.

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:17 am
by UncleBob

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:19 am
by gaining_age
UncleBob wrote:TOAST
Bread expert Dr Dom Lane, a consultant food researcher, spent one week toasting and tasting a staggering 2,000 slices for his research, in his bid to assist the nation's toast eaters.
Rumors have it Jenny Craig will be contacting Dr Lane in the next few weeks.