Amusing Science

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Wow
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↑ Cool! Wikipedia has a ptycography page.
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NSFW: How mermaids are made! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTDNtcRsLZc

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Dolphins are rapey.
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Flow field around a microorganism.
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There is no anime girl humping it so it cannot be safe.

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The blob fish is a lie


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Organic chemistry is hard. Students studying it have alkynes of trouble.
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Witness wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:48 pm
Spoiler:
Re: Leidenfrost effect

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters_(2009_season)#Lead_Plunge
A person can wet his hand and briefly dip it into molten lead without injury.
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Identify bird song with an app: BirdNET.
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robinson wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:33 pm https://twitter.com/amazing_physics/sta ... 45472?s=21
Here's my guess: It's either fake or there is a hidden source of energy that increases the ball's momentum at some point. :dunno:
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:30 pm Dolphins are rapey.
Also jerks.

I and the ex had a "swim with the dolphins" outing some years back.

No reported raping. But between times, the dolphin would nab a fish and then play hackey-sack with it on his snoot. The fish would try to get away from time to time, and the dolphin would nab it by the tail, throw it into the air, and then continue until called by the trainer.

It wasn't hungry (he was fed by the trainer) and he did not eat the fish, he was just amusing himself by terrorizing an innocent passer-by.


And that night, someone kept knocking on the door and trying to break in to the hotel room. I thought it was the same dolphin, but he was wearing a hat and we couldn't prove anything. Clever bastard.
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Land shark?

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The Bizarre Characteristics Of Uranus

No giggling, girls!! :x

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This research won an Ig Nobel:

Why Rhinos Fly Upside Down Over Namibia

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The one in the thumbnail doesn't "actually" fly yet as far as I can tell.
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Trees are not your friend. My little pink butt stayed firmly on the ground. Pretty cool though.
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Fid wrote: Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:58 pmTrees are not your friend.
They emit CO2!

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https://twitter.com/space_lectures/stat ... 12130?s=21
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robinson wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:46 am https://twitter.com/space_lectures/stat ... 12130?s=21
I had never heard that. Hm.

I must meditate on this.
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Does saving Apollo 13 really make up for inflicting Jet Black on the world?

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Doctor X wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:06 pm Does saving Apollo 13 really make up for inflicting Jet Black on the world?

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Fair point. They should have included that in the movie.
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Funny, when I first heard of that as a Wee Spud, the science teacher introduced us to the idea of friction.

Reading the article with the promise of "free" makes me laugh.

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This stuff is kinda mind-blowing to me. I don't know if it's your cup of tea or not:



Of the three, Sabine is easiest for me follow. Maybe because of the limitations of my own monkey brain.

Lee seems like a genius, but I have trouble groking what he's really trying to say. Paul is sort of in-between.

On the question though, it does seem like maybe something very different was happening at the very beginning of the universe, than what we see now.

And I do get what Lee is saying about how you need to explain not just "what are the laws of physics" but eventually, "why are there these laws and not other laws".

But some very smart people nerding out.
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The laws, as we call them, are the set necessary to create us.

Pretty simple really.

If they'd been even slightly different, we wouldn't be here wondering about it.

Wait around long enough and even the impossible will happen.

Our resident right wingers not withstanding. :)
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I am not saying it's aliens . . .



. . . but it's Creationism!

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