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  1. #751
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    Frankly, I expected it to be blacker than that.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    w000t! Shep Doeleman 86

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    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Buster, you know Shep? I worked at CfA before moving out west (I'm not an astrophysicist, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bjenny View Post
    Buster, you know Shep? I worked at CfA before moving out west (I'm not an astrophysicist, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn).
    Only as an alumnus of Reed.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    the dude had the math right over a hundred yrs ago, wow, bravo, again..

    visionary vision is scary-em

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    Rocket launching out of Virginia this afternoon. Some of you may be able to see it go up.

    https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/wmsc/?fbc...EQYce8so#/home
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    Presence of helium hydride confirmed 40 years after it was predicted: https://gizmodo.com/a-modified-747-h...-fi-1834112434

    #justatheory

    Extra cool part is it was done using a telescope flying on a 747.

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    Pig brains partially revived four hours after death.
    The study, published in the journal Nature, showed a reduction in brain cell death, the restoration of blood vessels and some brain activity.

    The researchers found working synapses - the connections between brain cells that allow them to communicate.

    The brains also showed a normal response to medication and used up the same amount of oxygen as a normal brain.

    This was all 10 hours after the pigs were decapitated.


    On a totally unrelated note, researchers encourage wrapping your head around the idea of donating your body to science.

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    First Marsquake detection
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...rst-marsquake/

    First observation of two-neutrino double electron capture has been made. First theorized in 1995 #justatheory
    https://gizmodo.com/dark-matter-dete...vat-1834270148

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    Put this in the Notre Dame fire thread, but I heard about this stuff on a podcast a few weeks ago.

    It's atomic oxygen that only forms in space (It's just 0, not 02), and it's used to clean soot and other natural stains off of paintings. Pretty rad stuff.

    https://www.nasa.gov/topics/technolo...ic_oxygen.html

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    Cool Science thread

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    Light sucking nano tubes

    https://apple.news/ACFndis9MT3WNTmiWpCC47Q

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    Some interesting stuff regarding the Navy and UFO sightings by pilots

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.ea1694191748

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    Thoughts to Speech.

    WWHSHS? (WhatWouldHadStephenHawkingsSpoken?)

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1119-1

    The floggings will continue until morale improves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meathelmet View Post
    Thoughts to Speech.

    WWHSHS? (WhatWouldHadStephenHawkingsSpoken?)

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1119-1
    Missed this one. That's the kind of thing that makes me think Kurzweil is right.


    1.5 million year-old blue whale fossil found: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...D=ansmsnnews11

    Exercise, epigenetics and brain function: https://www.inverse.com/article/5512...s-on-the-brain
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    160,000 y.o. jawbone found in Tibet in 1980 identified as Denisovian. First Denisovian remains identified outside of Siberia. Also pushes Homo habitation of Tibet back 4x compared to the earliest previously known remains.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...nd-roof-world/

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    Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.



    Astronomers have put together the largest and most comprehensive "history book" of galaxies into one single image, using 16 years' worth of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

    The deep-sky mosaic, created from nearly 7,500 individual exposures, provides a wide portrait of the distant universe, containing 265,000 galaxies that stretch back through 13.3 billion years of time to just 500 million years after the big bang. The faintest and farthest galaxies are just one ten-billionth the brightness of what the human eye can see. The universe's evolutionary history is also chronicled in this one sweeping view. The portrait shows how galaxies change over time, building themselves up to become the giant galaxies seen in the nearby universe.

    This ambitious endeavor, called the Hubble Legacy Field, also combines observations taken by several Hubble deep-field surveys, including the eXtreme Deep Field (XDF), the deepest view of the universe. The wavelength range stretches from ultraviolet to near-infrared light, capturing the key features of galaxy assembly over time.

    The video begins with a view of the thousands of galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field and slowly zooms out to reveal the larger Hubble Legacy Field, containing 265,000 galaxies.
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    Falkirk Wheel


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    Washington becomes the first state to legalize human composting.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48359571


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    Meteorite fragments recovered from Costa Rica are from the first carbonaceous chondrite known to have reached Earth since 1969.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/a-rare-ext...-a-small-town/

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    Head of NOAA says 5G deployment could set weather forecasting accuracy back 40 years.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weath...try-denies-it/

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    Spotted this today, pretty cool study!

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019...l-reef-paradox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Some interesting stuff regarding the Navy and UFO sightings by pilots

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.ea1694191748
    In yesterday's NYTimes (with video): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/u...gtype=Homepage

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    Pretty interesting story today about a RA drug Pfizer makes and Alzheimer's: https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...ec0_story.html

    Of course, the main takeaway would seem not to be "Take Enbrel," but rather that Alhzeimer's is caused or enhanced by chronic brain inflammation so you should really, really try to eat healthy and otherwise make lifestyle choices that reduce your body's level of chronic systemic inflammation. Jives pretty well with some other studies that show that chronic hyperglycemia (i.e., insulin resistance and diabetes, which creates TONS of systemic inflammation) is a huge risk factor for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Pretty interesting story today about a RA drug Pfizer makes and Alzheimer's: https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...ec0_story.html

    Of course, the main takeaway would seem not to be "Take Enbrel," but rather that Alhzeimer's is caused or enhanced by chronic brain inflammation so you should really, really try to eat healthy and otherwise make lifestyle choices that reduce your body's level of chronic systemic inflammation. Jives pretty well with some other studies that show that chronic hyperglycemia (i.e., insulin resistance and diabetes, which creates TONS of systemic inflammation) is a huge risk factor for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
    There is nothing that would prevent indpendent researchers from conducting clinical trials with Enbrel for off label use for Alzheimer's. The size and cost of such a trial would be much smaller than the cost of an FDA-compliant trial to make Alzheimer's a labeled indication. As far as the eating healthy shit, you do realize that TGR is the all-bacon diet headquarters. (But good advice.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    There is nothing that would prevent indpendent researchers from conducting clinical trials with Enbrel for off label use for Alzheimer's. The size and cost of such a trial would be much smaller than the cost of an FDA-compliant trial to make Alzheimer's a labeled indication.
    You would know better than me. Pretty funny to see Pfizer try to claim it was a science-based decision when it was clearly a business decision. You don't want to dump money into a drug that is nearing the end of it's profitable life, that's fine, just own it you weasels.

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