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19-10-2013, 04:17 PM
The elegant nature of science
How is science a beautiful nature? Science is a instrumental tool that only humans use. Unless what is being said is.... It is elegant how we humans can label things as elegant.
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19-10-2013, 04:38 PM
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(18-10-2013 05:55 AM)Vera Wrote:  The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago has been dealt a blow.

""Skull 5," as the specimen is called has a relatively tiny brain case and a protruding lower jaw – anatomical features reminiscent of Australopithecus, a more primitive human ancestor. And yet, its upper jaw resembles that of a 2.3-million-year-old specimen from Ethiopia, thought to have belonged to H. habilis; its bulky browline bears a strong resemblance to that of H. erectus; and its long, vertically oriented upper face and the overall shape of its braincase are unmistakably Homo. An anatomical chimera, Skull 5 possesses a surprising combination of features that has never before been observed together in an early Homo fossil."


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('Cause if ever there was a thread that needed the kiss of life... Then again, I have this nagging suspicion at the back of my mind, I'm more the kiss of death type, but... Confused )

I heard about this recent discovery!! Clap I'm so excited to see these photos..... *...runs off to find more...* I had no idea they released pics yet!!

The really exciting thing is - and very important thing, as well - they found the different fossils in the same place at different depths, years apart. Thumbsup

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19-10-2013, 06:38 PM
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(19-10-2013 04:38 PM)kim Wrote:  
(18-10-2013 05:55 AM)Vera Wrote:  The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago has been dealt a blow.

""Skull 5," as the specimen is called has a relatively tiny brain case and a protruding lower jaw – anatomical features reminiscent of Australopithecus, a more primitive human ancestor. And yet, its upper jaw resembles that of a 2.3-million-year-old specimen from Ethiopia, thought to have belonged to H. habilis; its bulky browline bears a strong resemblance to that of H. erectus; and its long, vertically oriented upper face and the overall shape of its braincase are unmistakably Homo. An anatomical chimera, Skull 5 possesses a surprising combination of features that has never before been observed together in an early Homo fossil."


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('Cause if ever there was a thread that needed the kiss of life... Then again, I have this nagging suspicion at the back of my mind, I'm more the kiss of death type, but... Confused )

I heard about this recent discovery!! Clap I'm so excited to see these photos..... *...runs off to find more...* I had no idea they released pics yet!!

The really exciting thing is - and very important thing, as well - they found the different fossils in the same place at different depths, years apart. Thumbsup

There are a couple pics here, I put in the Paleo thread.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/scienc...html?_r=1&

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21-10-2013, 07:01 AM (This post was last modified: 21-10-2013 07:13 AM by Vera.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
(19-10-2013 04:38 PM)kim Wrote:  The really exciting thing is - and very important thing, as well - they found the different fossils in the same place at different depths, years apart. Thumbsup

And it's also "the very first evidence of the hominid expansion out of Africa." Really cool, indeed.


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I really, really wanna see the whole three hours of it (as opposed to listening to a boring blonde bimbo blather on the BBC Dodgy )

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26-10-2013, 09:23 AM
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Again with the dark matter...

Quote:Physicists from the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter detector will announce the experiment’s first results on Wednesday, Oct. 30, during an event at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D. Media are welcome to attend this invitation-only event, which also will be webcast live by South Dakota Public Broadcasting. (A link to the webcast will be available on sanfordlab.org.)

http://sanfordlab.org/news/press_release...anford-lab

...there is no dark matter really. Matter of fact, it's all dark...

(OK, I couldn't resist. Big Grin )

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30-10-2013, 02:33 PM
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(26-10-2013 09:23 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  ...there is no dark matter really.

It would appear so, Johnny Tongue

Dark matter no-show puts WIMPs in a bind.

Despite tantalising early hints of a sighting, the most sensitive search yet for dark matter has come up empty. First results from the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector in South Dakota, announced today, failed to confirm previous potential sightings reported by other detectors.

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30-10-2013, 07:37 PM (This post was last modified: 30-10-2013 07:42 PM by houseofcantor.)
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Banknotes featuring scientists and mathematicians. How cool is that? Wink

(Pix too big for this place, I guess... Tongue )

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30-10-2013, 07:47 PM
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(30-10-2013 07:37 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Banknotes featuring scientists and mathematicians. How cool is that? Wink

Very!

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31-10-2013, 08:44 AM
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No dark matter yet at LUX.
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A 300 day detection experiment is soon to begin.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24733131

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31-10-2013, 01:06 PM
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Dogs know a left-sided wag from a right... and in typical, left-bashing vein, left is obviously bad. What else is new Dodgy

"Dogs recognize and respond differently when their fellow canines wag to the right than they do when they wag to the left. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on October 31 show that dogs, like humans, have asymmetrically organized brains, with the left and right sides playing different roles.

The discovery follows earlier work by the same Italian research team, which found that dogs wag to the right when they feel positive emotions (upon seeing their owners, for instance) and to the left when they feel negative emotions (upon seeing an unfriendly dog, for example). That biased tail-wagging behavior reflects what is happening in the dogs' brains. Left-brain activation produces a wag to the right, and right-brain activation produces a wag to the left.

But does that tail-wagging difference mean something to other dogs? Yes it does, the new study shows.

While monitoring their reactions, the researchers showed dogs videos of other dogs with either left- or right-asymmetric tail wagging. When dogs saw another dog wagging to the left, their heart rates picked up and they began to look anxious. When dogs saw another dog wagging to the right, they stayed perfectly relaxed."

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