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Topic: What's Going on in Science? (Read 542 times)

  • Mr. Tennessee
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What's Going on in Science?
Well, many things, of course. You might find this of interest.
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/shadows-two-failed-searches-loom-over-physics

  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in Science?
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Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1
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Moreover, the seven planets have equilibrium temperatures low enough to make possible the presence of liquid water on their surfaces.

  • Barulheira
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Seven planets
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Here one can choose a set of names for those seven planets.
  • Last Edit: 2017-02-23, 14:25:24 by Barulheira

  • Mr. Tennessee
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Reply #27
How about Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy and Grumpy.

  • ensbb3
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Are they dwarf planets? :P

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #29
They're too far away for us to know... But they're intriguing, aren't they? :)
BTW: Only three of the seven likely have liquid water... But Dems think that's a majority! :)
  • Last Edit: 2017-03-02, 06:40:19 by OakdaleFTL
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • ersi
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Reply #30
Oakdale managed to link the newly found planets to Dems. Next up should be krake tying them to Iraq war.

  • krake
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Don't worry ersi. I'd rather link you to a tragic product of the cold war. :D

  • ersi
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Hundreds of North American bee species face extinction: study

"It's a quiet but staggering crisis unfolding right under our noses that illuminates the unacceptably high cost of our careless addiction to pesticides and monoculture farming," its author, Kelsey Kopec, said in a statement.

Habitat loss, along with heavy pesticide use, climate change and increasing urbanization are the main causes for declining bee populations, the study found.
Jax would of course say that bees can be kept in cities just fine, perhaps even better than in the countryside.

  • Frenzie
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Reply #33
Jax would of course say that bees can be kept in cities just fine, perhaps even better than in the countryside.
If cities have less pesticide, that may potentially be less crazy than it sounds. :P

  • ersi
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Sure. Or if city bees are effectively a different species with ferocious adaptive capacity like city pigeons and rats are.

  • Belfrager
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Chinese solved the problem, miilions were turned into human bees polinizing trees.
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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Could fast radio bursts really be powering alien space ships?

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Are alien radio beams causing one of the most mysterious signals from space? A new study by Manasvi Lingam and Avi Loeb at Harvard says that fast radio bursts (FRBs) could come from extraterrestrial radio beams being used as beacons or to power alien light sails.

  • Barulheira
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Astrology
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UFOs? I prefer another explanation: that's how astrology works. Finally, Science's found out that astrologers were right all the time. Radio bursts. :left:

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #38
That's why "science" has faultered...
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • OakdaleFTL
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Where science intersects government policy, doesn't the science need to be robust?
Nah! In the real world, politics is the realm of discourse. Who thinks that's the sensible way to go?

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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • krake
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Reply #40
The Earth is flat - according to Shaquille O'Neal at least.