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  • TNT666

    Well Boris, I think you're gonna have a hard time :)
    Lots of armchair scientists everywhere though.
    After my B.Sc. in biology I went on to my M.Sc. in zoology, but due to personal circumstance, I did not defend my thesis, I am therefore a "frustrated" biologist, as most interesting employment in biology requires graduate degrees. So I teach science, and work in a cross of paleo and tourism.
    As for dating... I've 100% given up! Not enough people with a science education around, and it's probably the only kind of person I could  truly happily date. I'd like to disagree with myself, but having a higher education in a real science seems to be a real nutbreaker feature for getting along with people!
    Many scientists are pretty independantly minded people, and with the soon to be 8 billion on the planet, I see no justification in pairing up.

    But I wish you every luck :)

  • Steven Paul Leiva

    Ruth -- Great poster!  Thanks for posting it. I 'm going to post it on my Facebook page.

  • TNT666

    Newest book that looks worth reading, from one of my favourites, Ben Goldacre: Bad Pharma.

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  • Idaho Spud

    Until today, I didn't know that fresh water in the lungs does more damage than salt water.

    http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/a/Drowning-In-Freshwat...

  • TNT666

    So after reading that about.com web page, I went and did some hunting. Unfortunately, about.com, as per their usual, slightly misrepresent this situation. The speed of drowning is the same whether or not in salt or fresh water. And from the paramedic perspective, there are no stats indicating a difference in rescussitation success between near drownings in fresh vs salt water. A very large number of "fresh water" drownings, are unsupervised children in pools and bathtubs, mostly at home. So what my lungs look like after I'm drowned is not really a great concern to me! This is one of the reasons science is not always the best model for creating social guidelines, sometimes, even when the science is true, it is not relevant in the way we assume it to be.

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    Science Tattoo Emporium shows a nice range of science-related tattoos. Sample

  • Sean Murphy

    Fresh water vs salt water drowning obviously makes no diffeence if you die. but if you are rescued and revived, that is when it makes a huge difference. Salt waster near-drowning victims usually survive, fresh water near-drowning victims often die despite being revived and seeming to be okay initially. Or at least, this is what was being taught in Junior Ambulance Corps back in the 1980s...

  • TNT666

    Well in the world of ressussitation, the 80s is a very very long time ;P
    --the Heimlick manoeuvre is out
    --ventilating is out in single person CPR
    --pulling on a broken leg, etc etc.
    If the survivability statement were true... I would have found reliable statistics... and I could find none. I've also had valid rescue/1st-aid/CPR /lifeguard training uninterrupted up until today. I'm thinking the only relevance is from a forensics perspective, in being able to tell where a person drowned.

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    A tornado of solar plasma

  • AgeOfAtheists14

    oh schnap... Umbutu's got comp.!
    http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/landing.html
    @250.oo non apple nor windows.. shux..

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  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    World's smallest periodic table, etched on a human hair.

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  • AgeOfAtheists14

    sick sh!t:
    Six scientists and a government official receive 6-year prison sentences; Prosecutors say they provided "incomplete and contradictory information" to residents; The 2009 earthquake killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila; Seismologists say the ruling sets a ...

  • AgeOfAtheists14

    !!!!!!!! the duel was wow!

  • Idaho Spud

    The Beluga whale speaking is interesting.

    The Brain controlled Quadrotor is amazing.

    The scientist put in prison sounds horrible.

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  • AgeOfAtheists14

    @1:05 the tech'porn hits wow!

  • TNT666

    Sexy!

  • A Former Member

    Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

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  • Idaho Spud

    Thanks for the Microbe World vid.  One thing I needed to be reminded of is that 250 degrees F is needed to kill every kind of bacteria.  Boiling without pressurizing only kills most.

  • Chris G

    Informative video Dallas. Others from that source are good too.

  • AgeOfAtheists14

    dallas dropped a bad ass

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  • AgeOfAtheists14

    ~!

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  • Idaho Spud

    We have white light and white noise.  Can we make white odor?

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22514-white-smell-the-olfacto...|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news

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  • Tom Sarbeck

    I like the pic. Thanx, GC.

    How do I edit it to show another Dark Age starting in the early 1980s? That was when President Reagan invited the xians to join the Repub Party.

  • Thomas Ledbetter

    Sorry but that is quite Western oriented;  it leaves out the significant advances made by the Arabian empire (Algebra, anyone?) as well as the Chinese.  The "Dark Ages" only affected Europe.

  • Joan Denoo

  • Joan Denoo

    @Tom Sarbeck, I have had the same thoughts about the changes that took place during and since Reagan's administration. One way a clever person might be able to do it is by using Gapminder, but I am not able to make it work. I wrote Hans Roslin the creator of this program to see if I could figure out a way to do it. But got nowhere. Are you good at these kinds of things? 


    @ Loren Miller, perhaps you could figure it out. 

    I am sure someone can create a graph such as Grinning Cat posted with her graph.



  • Idaho Spud

    Interesting video Joan.  It sounds like those nasal cells work like stem cells, changing to the type of cell needed to get the dog walking again.

  • Joan Denoo

    Throughout history, nations rise and fall based on their philosophical foundations. Nations that support flourishing of its architects, artists, commerce, engineers, mathematicians, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and writers flourish.
    It is when investigation overrules revelation that innovation can occur. Unfortunately, as Islam returned to revelation for their philosophical foundation and reverted back to Bronze Age mentality, so, too, is USA. 

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson - The Islamic Golden Age: Naming Rights.

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the decline of Islam.

    America's Science Decline - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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  • TNT666

    Though the message is entirely true, I have about had it with the abuse of the fake drawing hand software. Ready to move on !
    The true definition of altruism is to help others... not to help oneself, but modern altruism has become a way of making oneself feel good, could we call it societal narcissistic altruism? :)

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  • AgeOfAtheists14

    ha.. Dawkins hace un espani' pon the RDF site i think... gato del sol

  • AgeOfAtheists14

    shux accidentally deleted vid TNT was txtn about.. cartoon etc..sry!

  • Joan Denoo

    Guitarzeroh Tubes, Thanks for the video on benzene. 

    Ouroboros.'My end is my beginning' sayeth the Serpent. 

  • AgeOfAtheists14

    remote control model jet with vidcam pilot opt:
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3bd_1356778885

  • TNT666

    This is what happens when people do blind love, or unconditional love, no matter how rational the object of this love is:

    7 people per day in the USA get incorrect limb replacements! (among several other small oops which happens in hospitals)

    It's facts like this that make "science lovers" look bad, because science lovers discard such happenings as "very few" compared to the number of proper corrections... except this argument is BS... is the same type of argument by capital punishment pushers... the few errors are worth the better... nope. Hospitals cause WAY more deaths than woo treatments.
    Link is only a transcript... try to catch it on TV:
    http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1206/09/se.01.html