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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

lazy genes Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

Unfortunately, there needs to be a profit made somewhere for it to work in our economic system. We will have to wait for an 8 year old to make a How to survive an Ebola outbreak video.

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

lazy genes Understanding Climate is The Key (228 comments)

The reason we fear Climate change is because we have a limited understanding of weather. The current weather forecasting techniques are missing an important variable. I know what is missing and will help for one billion dollars.

about a week ago
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Z Machine Makes Progress Toward Nuclear Fusion

lazy genes Re:Gotta be a downside somewhere (151 comments)

All the free energy will be spent cleaning up the waste from the last free energy error.

about two weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

lazy genes Re:Makes perfect sense, sort of, ... (423 comments)

The heat comes from the carbon that falls into the ocean. The carbon stays near the surface and is warmed by photons. Usually a photon will penetrate the surface and release its energy 3 meters below the surface. The warm surface moves to the poles and drags the warm upper atmosphere with it. The warm atmosphere moves to the arctic and disrupts the polar vortex and jetstream. Last winter was a prime example of warm air from the pacific moving into the arctic.

about two weeks ago
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Fukushima Radiation Still Poisoning Insects

lazy genes Re:A steaming pile of unscientific fearmongering (119 comments)

We need more nuclear plants? Our only hope is that reincarnation is not possible. The current cost of cleaning up the waste from a nuclear plant costs 100x the amount of energy than they produced.

about a month ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

lazy genes Re:Most rational people never believe in AGW (207 comments)

Sea surface temperatures will increase relative to the amount of carbon that falls on the sea surface. It all moves to the poles and disrupts the upper atmosphere. Just try and imagine what the climate would be like if we filled the pacific ocean with blacktop.

about a month ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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Particle Physics To Aid Nuclear Cleanup

lazy genes Re:Found additional fuel (35 comments)

Reserchers found missing fuel rods, more at 11

about 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago

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Brute Force Method Fails Again

lazy genes lazy genes writes  |  more than 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 http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/57646/#ixzz0zWPV74b3"

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