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Misguided activism - Frankenbug hysteria gets debunked

TaeKwonDood Re:Editors: is this Astroturf? (3 comments)

I am not sure what astroturf is but if you think science you happen not to like must be shills for Monsanto or generally unethical people getting paid, I have to wonder about your credibility. Do you work for an advocacy group? Why would you call science 'evil' because you don't like it?

about 2 years ago
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Conference Board Admits Plagiarism, Pulls Copyright Report

TaeKwonDood Now that's irony (60 comments)

They hate plagiarizers. But they are plagiarizers. And they hate irony!

more than 5 years ago
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US Adults Fail Basic Science Literacy

TaeKwonDood Re:Wha? (1038 comments)

approximately write

Fucking facepalm. I can't believe I typoed that. :(

That's what we call irony.

more than 5 years ago
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Engineering DNA to Learn the Rules of Gene Logic

TaeKwonDood Nature is Undersampling the Possibilities (1 comments)

It's nice to see biologists are finally walking toward the light. I can explain 90% of life with thermodynamics and 100% with induction. "Nature is Undersampling the Possibilities" is pretty friggin' profound!

more than 5 years ago

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Best Science Writers of 2014

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  about 1 month ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "How would you try and measure something as subjective as a 'best' writer in a field? If you are a content curator, you crowdsource it, by quantifying based on content engagement. This effort by Real Clear Science led to interesting results, no New York Times or Scientific American, which tend to be rewriting press releases on studies that just came out, and instead groups like Pacific Standard and Vox."
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ATLAS Results: One Or Two Higgs ?

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  about a year and a half ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "An LHC physicist writes:

ATLAS has a very nice signal of H-> in a total of 17.8/fb of collision data. You can make no mistake here: that is a new resonance for sure.Now let us instead turn to the H->ZZ->four lepton decay mode.Here the signal strength is more in agreement with the standard model prediction, but the best-fit mass (123.5 GeV) is significantly lower than the fit 126.5 GeV of the gamma-gamma mode!

What is going on ?"

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America is underinvesting in science education - except it isn't

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  about 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "Every few months a story comes out that American kids are falling behind and they reference an international standardized test score which shows the US in the middle. Then they say we need to invest more in education. With 5,000 PhDs working as janitors that does not seem to make sense. And America is already number two in the world in spending per child."
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Misguided activism - Frankenbug hysteria gets debunked

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  about 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "Detractors of genetics like to put the term "Franken" in front of science they seek to ridicule, and in a July 17th LA Times post, Karin Klein uses that metaphor as well. But it wasn't accurate. It wasn't even science. It was scare journalism and it's doing a lot of harm regarding frank discussions of science policy.

The LA Times prints a rebuttal that details the science behind a mosquito that could save up to 100 million people."

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Just Supposing, How Exactly Could a Squid 'Inseminate' Your Mouth?

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "A quick recap: while eating a parboiled squid, a Korean woman felt pain in her mouth. She went to the hospital, where the doctors extracted twelve squid spermatophores-packages of sperm-from her tongue, cheek, and gums. Ew! Also, ouch!

Here's the biology scoop on how it happened."

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The Secret History Of Pain Killers

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "Illegal drugs get all of the attention but legal ones are a bigger problem. A middle class drug addiction has slowly taken root and its foundation is the best possible one; patients were told to take a more proactive role in their care. Misapplied to pain, it has been a disaster but one a long time in coming."
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American Kids & Science Education: The Exaggerated 'Dismal' Claims

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "We've all seen the stories about how 'dismal' science education in America is. It turns out that it's kind of a straw man. America has long led the world in science but the 'average' score for Americans on standardized tests has never been good. Instead, every 2 years American kids get better but we keep being told things are terrible. Here is why."
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Solar Power Is Booming - Why Do We Want To Kill It?

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "Solar power is booming. Imports from China were a tepid $21 million in 2005 but in 2011 installations totaled nearly $2.7 billion. That’s a huge win. And just as advocates for solar power had hoped, a larger market drove down prices. Solar energy cost has declined by two-thirds in the last four years, meaning it will soon start to close in on fossil fuels.

There's just one problem. Now the government wants to kill it."

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Quantum mechanics and Einstein's general relativit

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "The unification of quantum mechanics and Einstein's general relativity is one of the biggest open issues in modern physics. General relativity, the joint theory of gravity, space and time gives predictions on a cosmic scale while quantum effects are fragile and typically observed on small scales, e.g. when considering single particles and atoms. That is why it is hard to test the interplay between quantum mechanics and general relativity. But the race is on to measure the general relativistic notion of time on a quantum scale."
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Superliminal neutrinos refuted by ICARUS

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "The superluminal neutrinos hysteria has been refuted — by people who know what they are talking about, not kooky theorists. ICARUS, another neutrino experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratories, has looked at the neutrinos shot from CERN since 2010 to verify results in the article recently published by Cohen and Glashow a few weeks ago.

Also, apparently physicists eat a lot of donuts during meetings."

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From Big Bang To Conformal Cyclic Cosmology

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  about 3 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "The motivation to come up with Conformal Cyclic Cosmology(CCC) is founded in the realization that the arrow of time and the very existence of life are all rooted in the fact that the universe started off in an ultra low entropy state. For this state to have such a low entropy it must have been very special and highly ordered. This requires an explanation."
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Australopithecus Afarensis: Lucy Had Foot Arches?

TaeKwonDood TaeKwonDood writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TaeKwonDood (1171129) writes "Arches in human feet have been instrumental in our ability to walk upright and researchers at the University of Missouri and Arizona State University say they have found proof that arches existed in a predecessor to the human species"
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