Category Archives: science

FSM

The Church of the FSM Ah, you’ve probably surfed through this site at one point or another. Regardless, I want this, the best of all possible graphs, sitting in my blog for when I need to look at it.

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Scientists help bodies grow new organs

Scientists help bodies grow new organs. A team of scientists and surgeons at a Melbourne hospital has developed a method of growing new organs within a patient’s body. The article goes on to say that I’m not going to get … Continue reading

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“The most beautiful of all Gibbons’ songs”

Kloss Gibbon – Wikipedia The Kloss Gibbon (Hylobates klossii), also known as the Mentawai Gibbon or the Bilou, is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family…The singing of the Kloss Gibbons is considered the most beautiful of all the … Continue reading

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Man impossible to photograph

On January 6, 2006, Henan Province’s Dahe Daily newspaper reported that the local police department was unable to take an ID photo of Ye Xiangting from Yelou Village in the Yangzhuang Township of Wugang City, Henan Province. No image of … Continue reading

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under glass atop a velvety pedestal

Speaking of turds, dinosaurs produced a lot of them. I’m sure the Smithsonian has drawers-full of coprolites stashed away in their attic. The dinosaurs were prolific coprolite generators because there were no toilets in the Mesozoic era. So every turd … Continue reading

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now that we control electron spin, can hover cars be far behind?

“Scientists’ abilities to control the spin of the electron help determine the properties of the photon, which in turn could have implications for the development of optoelectronics and quantum cryptography. Photons could be encoded with secure information, which could serve … Continue reading

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my new root hero

In my speech class that I’m taking, a requirement to get a good grade for a speech is to cite a “wealth of sources.” My informational speech I’ll be giving concerns how to book the best flight when going on … Continue reading

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Don’t know much about a science book

Here’s a little ditty from yesteryear that I read in a book that I got from my mother-in-law last Christmas, Seeing in the Dark, about stars: Follow the arc to Arcturus, and on to Spica go; Then turn northwest to … Continue reading

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the Sun and the Moon

The Sun and the Moon set astronomy back thousands of years. As the only two things in the heavens that the ancients could look at and see any detail whatsoever, the fact that the Sun is a brilliant, featureless disk, … Continue reading

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a twenty dollar idea

Here’s something that I would be happy to have but I wouldn’t pay good money for: a device that could tell me exactly where to look to see a thing, if other things weren’t in the way. An example of … Continue reading

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