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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 (377 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.

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

lazy genes Re: Fusion Confusion (304 comments)

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

3 days ago
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

lazy genes Re:You get nothing. Good day, sir! (173 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.

4 days 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 a week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 a month 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 1 month 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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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Study: Whales Are Ecosystem "Engineers"

lazy genes What if (64 comments)

What if whale calls were actually farts.

about a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

lazy genes Know thyself (333 comments)

I can do thought experiments that last for months. When I am awake, I do research and when I am asleep, I dream about the problem and find alternatives. I can stay awake for days and sleep for days. The only way to do this is to know thyself so it does not interfere with your thought process.

about a month and a half ago
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Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Ancient Human

lazy genes Weather Prediction Gene (133 comments)

I win sports handicapping contests by using only weather variables to predict if a home team is going to win or lose. I have been doing this for several years. I won the NFL contest the last 2 years in a row, beating over 200 other contestants for the $1000 prize and I am the top MLB handicapper for the last three contests that I have entered. I believe that there is a gene that hunter gatherers depended on to warn them of poor weather conditions. I find certain weather conditions make the home team preform differently than the away team. So if bad weather is in the area the home team is not as productive (lazy and tired) and lose more often. This would help the hunter gatherer by subconsciously keeping him home if bad weather was coming in the near future and it would make the away team more alert so they could have the energy to get shelter.

about a month and a half ago
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How Did Those STAP Stem Cell Papers Get Accepted In the First Place?

lazy genes World is Addicted to Hopeium (109 comments)

Everybody wants to believe in miracles.

about a month and a half ago

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Brute Force Method Fails Again

lazy genes lazy genes writes  |  more than 3 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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