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24-07-2015, 07:19 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
It was only a matter of time Smile


A Fossil Snake With Four Legs
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/...11282067=1

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24-07-2015, 07:35 AM
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(24-07-2015 07:19 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  It was only a matter of time Smile


A Fossil Snake With Four Legs
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/...11282067=1

Oh shit!

If it also has vocal chords, we're going to have do a major re-think about the garden of Eden.

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24-07-2015, 07:40 AM
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(24-07-2015 07:35 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(24-07-2015 07:19 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  It was only a matter of time Smile


A Fossil Snake With Four Legs
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/...11282067=1

Oh shit!

If it also has vocal chords, we're going to have do a major re-think about the garden of Eden.

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Not to worry. They all have vestigial legs (I think).

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29-07-2015, 03:38 PM
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As someone pointed out online - "If god took away the snakes ability to walk, then the skeleton shouldn't have legs..." Unless god was being his usual sloppy self again Dodgy

"Researchers have artificially engineered a complete ribosome—the cell-based machine that translates mRNA into proteins—in the laboratory. The ability to engineer the ribosome not only could help scientists understand how the protein-maker works, but it also could endow the ribosome with new functions. For drug discovery and basic research, engineered ribosomes could create nonnatural proteins or even nonprotein polymers that would be difficult or impossible for native ribosomes to make.

Ribosomes have two independent parts, small and large subunits, which come together in cells to form a complete structure when protein translation is needed. Small ribosomal subunits that make a specific protein have been prepared by genetic engineering before, but not the entire ribosome.

Mankin, Jewett, and coworkers made Ribo-T by engineering ribosomal RNAs, the main components of the small and large subunits, into a single hybrid gene that included two short polyadenine RNA linkers to connect the RNAs. Then the team introduced the modified gene into bacteria. The bacterial cells transcribed the gene into tethered ribosomal RNAs, which then joined with ribosomal proteins made by the cells to form the complete ribosome.

Ribo-T can replace all of a bacterium’s natural ribosomes, can express all native proteins in the bacterial genome, and works nearly half as fast as native ribosomes—fast enough to sustain norm

“It’s an impressive body of work that will enable the directed or random evolution of ribosomes with modifications that allow synthetic amino acids to be more efficiently incorporated, or even to expand the genetic code."

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14-08-2015, 08:01 PM
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Our Lord and Savior has been found on the ocean bottom Shocking

'Spaghetti Monster'? Deep-Sea Critter Has Pasta-Like Appendages

http://www.livescience.com/51854-spaghet...2015-08-14

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19-08-2015, 05:44 PM
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The Magnus Effect...cool beans.



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19-08-2015, 06:18 PM
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I don't know if this clip or something like this has been posted prior, probably has.

https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/B6mHdEKIAAAaabZ.mp4

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22-08-2015, 12:26 PM
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(18-11-2011 11:33 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I wanted to start a thread where we could post some videos about the beauty of science and nature. There are two videos I want to start off with. Video 1 is simply cool. The second video is a Ted talk that you may recognize as being used in the first video. This is a talk from 2008 by Brian cox about the Large Hadron Collider.

My favorite moments in these videos are 1) The quotes about the universe being composed of 12 particles and 4 forces of nature and 2) the Scientific Creation story that Brian Cox paints. It is beautiful elegant and simple. It nearly brings a tear to my eye when thinking about it.

I must admit to being very emotional at the elegant story that science can tell us about our universe and how we fit in it. I NEVER got this emotional when hearing the biblical story of creation nor the biblical explanations of life, but the beauty of science leaves me in tears.

Really good videos. The second video must have been from before the discovery of the Higgs Boson, based on the equation he spoke about.

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25-08-2015, 09:02 AM
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Quote:As the empirical data underscoring the fact that world farming is not facing a beemageddon has strengthened, anti-pesticide activists have attempted to shift public focus away from commercial bees, which are more than holding their own, to wild bees. It’s an issue that resonates with concerned citizens: because our food supply is so dependent on bee pollination, by the activists’ own admission, the disappearance of wild bees would necessarily have an impact on our crop production. No wild bees, no food. This transfigured narrative also offers its purveyors a unique ideological benefit: there are no reliable counts for wild bees populations, so any claim of imminent danger can stand unchallenged by the facts.

But that narrative does not survive scrutiny either. In a groundbreaking study published in June in Nature Communications, 58 scientists from around the world found that the vast majority of wild bee species that they examined are prospering.

http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/20...wild-bees/

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25-08-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Cool! (And I feel a lot better, now.)

Beemageddon. Funny!

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