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April 21st, 2017 at 3:13:16 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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You do have the phenomenon of "jaded senses" that can be woken up with drugs. "Jaded" anything can be a drag and pretty much is a curse of ordinary life. I have decided the price is too high, to use drugs to ward the condition off. YMMV but I doubt it.
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April 21st, 2017 at 7:16:29 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Sensory crosstalk must be fun, a rich way to experience life. Surfaces that have depth and texture not just a plain wall. Connections, new neural network type stuff, drugs can enlighten or destroy. Its all chemistry? Well, thats like saying a beautiful woman is 98 percent water... we all are, but that doesn't stop you from enjoying the surface tension. Brains can be receptive to different stimulus patterns. Look at our AI systems: Deep Learning Neural Nets that outperform experienced doctors, but can not tell us how they achieve this feat, can not produce algoritms, just stimulus patterns.

Jaded senses must be the ultimate in solitary confinement.
April 24th, 2017 at 12:13:37 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote:
Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic.
Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical bonds of plastic in a similar way to digesting beeswax.
Each year, about 80 million tonnes of the plastic polyethylene are produced around the world.


http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39694553
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April 24th, 2017 at 12:32:01 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Unfortunately bee hives are fast disappearing.
May 13th, 2017 at 1:04:09 PM permalink
rxwine
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If you ever wondered if imagined sketches of dinosaurs were accurate take a look at this specimen. The dinosaur was preserved to "sculpture" status. That's not a plaster reproduction -- all fossilized.



http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/
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May 14th, 2017 at 7:48:51 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
If you ever wondered if imagined sketches of dinosaurs were accurate take a look at this specimen. The dinosaur was preserved to "sculpture" status. That's not a plaster reproduction -- all fossilized.


But what could you get for it on Ebay.
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May 15th, 2017 at 6:07:22 AM permalink
pew
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Quote: rxwine
If you ever wondered if imagined sketches of dinosaurs were accurate take a look at this specimen. The dinosaur was preserved to "sculpture" status. That's not a plaster reproduction -- all fossilized.



http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/
More fake news from National Geographic. Don't trust them.
May 16th, 2017 at 2:44:52 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Quote: pew
fake news from National Geographic. Don't trust them.


Actually they did fall for a notorious hoax in 1999, a faked fossil of a 'missing link' type. It showed a feathered dinosaur, but turned out to be a composite of two fossils. They put a picture of it on the cover and did a big article.

The wikipedia article says there were doubts about authenticity all along that were ignored. Definitely considered a hoax later, the article is really critical of NG. Amongst other things, the fake fossil is also an illegal export.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeoraptor
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May 16th, 2017 at 11:10:28 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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I believe NG was sold and the new owners fired all those who had made the channel what it is and are basically mining the inventory.
May 17th, 2017 at 9:49:48 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote:
(CNN) A 3-D printed ovary allowed an infertile mouse to naturally mate and go on to give birth to two pups of their own, according to new research published Tuesday in Nature Communications


http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/16/health/3-d-printed-ovary/
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