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Survivors' Blood Holds Promise, But Draws Critics, As Ebola Treatment

lazy genes Re:Hasty blood transfusions in Africa. (55 comments)

The Big Pharma Dilemma. The problem of getting the blood from the survivors without having to pay them.

about two weeks ago

CPU's Heat Output to Amplify DNA Could Make Drastically Cheaper Tests

lazy genes Re:Obligatory XKCD (27 comments)

They are trying to find an excuse to mine bitcoins in the lab. They will probably end up with a new altcoin called CPUCOIN.

about two weeks ago

Particle Physics To Aid Nuclear Cleanup

lazy genes Re:Found additional fuel (35 comments)

Reserchers found missing fuel rods, more at 11

about two weeks ago

Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

lazy genes Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (465 comments)

What precisely happens to that heat in all of the complex thermal systems on Earth is still not well understood. This is what happens. The sea surface temp rises and rushes to the poles, warm air will follow because its the path of least resistance, the warm air slices through the upper atmosphere jet stream and causes the polor vortex to drop over Northern Minnesota and freeze my balls off.

about three weeks ago

If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

lazy genes Re: Fusion Confusion (305 comments)

The cleanup cost of the current system is about 100x the energy than it produced. What could go wrong?

about a month ago

The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

lazy genes Re:You get nothing. Good day, sir! (174 comments)

The energy gets transferred to the sea surface and moves towards the poles. Warmer air moves in the direction of the path of least resistance which is toward the poles. The warm air displaces the cold arctic air and the polar vortex is now over the North America. Can you see the similarities in last winters weather patterns? Welcome to the new ice age.

about a month ago

Fukushima's Biological Legacy

lazy genes Re:Over the next days, we will be flooded! (116 comments)

Mutations, Cut off your right index finger and try and call that a good mutation. The odds of getting any good mutations from a nuke accident is zero.

about a month ago

The Benefits of Inequality

lazy genes Re:This is not evidence; this highly simplified mo (254 comments)

The bigger picture suggests that we do not have a choice and that things move in cycles. Capitalism ends when all the resources are used up and then there is a small period of cannibalism and then it turns into communism.

about a month ago

Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans

lazy genes Re:Least green logo ever (141 comments)

I live in a neighborhood that is totally republican. I named the local groundhog Cheney. It's difficult for the neighbors because when a raven flies by they want to say something but can't find the words.

about a month ago

Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

lazy genes Re:Advanced? (95 comments)

Industrial pollution at the levels we emit, may not be a sign of intelligent life. It may be a sign of a life form with huge egos that are about to go extinct.

about 2 months ago

Researchers Successfully Cut HIV DNA Out of Human Cells

lazy genes Re:Delivery method (64 comments)

I bet the next time they invent a virus, they will add more proline and glycine.

about 2 months ago

Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

lazy genes Dare to Imagine (147 comments)

To understand this universe you must try and imagine how things must be like in another universe with different universal laws. String theory will eventually fail, but it is a path that we must follow to get to where we want to go. I have been to the end of that path and realized that the answer I was looking for was right at the beginning (three body systems).

about 2 months ago

The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting

lazy genes Predicting the future (63 comments)

The only missing variable may be that human intelligence is relative to the size of the population. It may explain why we have no empathy towards this planet. The impossible situations that we face today may someday be solved as long as we keep increasing the population. Otherwise, we are surely doomed.

about 2 months ago

Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

lazy genes Re:but i thought we are all equal? (157 comments)

All humans have autism, some just try harder to cover it up than others.

about 2 months ago

Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

lazy genes Re:What is life? What is a virus? (158 comments)

Great questions, I have come to believe that a virus is not a life form. Its only role is to transfer segments of DNA from one life form to another. It is how information is sent without individual contact.Is very important part of evolution because it saves time.

about 2 months ago

Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

lazy genes Re:Climate Change on Slashdot? Bring on the fun! (389 comments)

The only problem with nuke fuel is that we have no current technology to store nuke waste. With our current technology it cost 100x the amount of energy to safely store the nuke waste than it produced. We will end up using all the fossil fuels just to store nuke waste.

about 2 months ago

Study: Whales Are Ecosystem "Engineers"

lazy genes What if (64 comments)

What if whale calls were actually farts.

about 2 months ago

What Came First, Black Holes Or Galaxies?

lazy genes Exotic Matter (76 comments)

Blackholes have been here since day one. They are simply matter that came from our neighboring universes. They follow different quantum laws than the matter in our universe. Our universe is a stream and it is flowing in one direction. The big bang is only an allusion. If the Andromeda galaxy was moving away from us, we would see that the universe was shrinking instead of expanding.

about 2 months ago



Brute Force Method Fails Again

lazy genes lazy genes writes  |  about 4 years ago

lazy genes (741633) writes "Are we in denial about the state of drug discovery? This is a question I recently asked a room full of leading thinkers from the pharmaceutical, academic, and nonprofit worlds assembled for a Wellcome Trust meeting on precompetitive boundaries in drug discovery. At the time, I certainly thought so. The current system for drug discovery is unsustainable, but I expected that the experts assembled here would rather ignore the facts than admit that the entire system is in need of major disruptive innovation.

Read more: I wondered if the crisis were enough to shock people into agreeing to revolutionize the system of drug discovery with changes that will disrupt some of its very foundations.

Read more: Crowdsourcing Drug Discovery — The Scientist — Magazine of the Life Sciences"


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