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 Post subject: Science is amazing
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:16 pm 
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Long read but incredibly interesting writing about perhaps the greatest fossil find ever that records the end of the dinosaurs and rise of mammals.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019 ... saurs-died

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:40 am 
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Fogghorn wrote:
Long read but incredibly interesting writing about perhaps the greatest fossil find ever that records the end of the dinosaurs and rise of mammals.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019 ... saurs-died


Saw your title and figured it was this piece. Started reading it last night but haven't finished. Incredible. The computer simulation of what happened...man.

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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Bosc wrote:
Fogghorn wrote:
Long read but incredibly interesting writing about perhaps the greatest fossil find ever that records the end of the dinosaurs and rise of mammals.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019 ... saurs-died


Saw your title and figured it was this piece. Started reading it last night but haven't finished. Incredible. The computer simulation of what happened...man.


All of it is interesting, the detective work, the protagnist biography, the politics of academia, the cataclysm and the science behind understanding. It's great science but also great human interest read. But yeah its long.....lol

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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A college student has accomplished something incredible--he's decoded the data recorded in ancient Inca khipus, a bookkeeping method of knots on strings the civilization used.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the- ... ket-newtab


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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:06 pm 
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A college student has accomplished something incredible--he's decoded the data recorded in ancient Inca khipus, a bookkeeping method of knots on strings the civilization used.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the- ... ket-newtab


saw it a few months ago. More interesting is your use of getpocket to find it. Love it, thank god its not Google run though.

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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Fogghorn wrote:
saw it a few months ago. More interesting is your use of getpocket to find it. Love it, thank god its not Google run though.


Yeah it just kinda came with Firefox (Chrome was annoying the shit outta me so I ditched it) and it really serves up some interesting articles.


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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Fogghorn wrote:
saw it a few months ago. More interesting is your use of getpocket to find it. Love it, thank god its not Google run though.


Yeah it just kinda came with Firefox (Chrome was annoying the shit outta me so I ditched it) and it really serves up some interesting articles.


They track your interests and customize the articles you receive, but unlike Chrome/Google, Firefox doesn't share the tracking with others so its really handy and not selling my interests off.

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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They track your interests and customize the articles you receive, but unlike Chrome/Google, Firefox doesn't share the tracking with others so its really handy and not selling my interests off.


Good to know. I'll be going with Firefox from here on out on all machines.


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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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Wonderful article. Thanks for sharing.

I love stuff like this....makes me run off down the hole for hours.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_crater

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deccan_Traps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Interior_Seaway

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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A new state of matter has been discovered!

Solid
Liquid
Gas
Plasma

and now...

Topological Superconductivity

Just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

https://www.popularmechanics.com/scienc ... iscovered/

This is expected to have some impact on the still-nascent science behind quantum computing.


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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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Pokecheque wrote:
A new state of matter has been discovered!

Solid
Liquid
Gas
Plasma

and now...

Topological Superconductivity

Just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

https://www.popularmechanics.com/scienc ... iscovered/

This is expected to have some impact on the still-nascent science behind quantum computing.


Still not peer reviewed and published, so it has a ways to go before being confirmed as a new state of matter

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
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Bill Nye explaining solar sails, although its more engineering than science but we don't have an engineering is amazing thread so here it lands.

http://digg.com/video/bill-nye-explains-solar-sailing

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 Post subject: Re: Science is amazing
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:12 am 
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Pokecheque wrote:
A new state of matter has been discovered!

Solid
Liquid
Gas
Plasma

and now...

Topological Superconductivity

Just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

https://www.popularmechanics.com/scienc ... iscovered/

This is expected to have some impact on the still-nascent science behind quantum computing.


A few other states of matter I have never heard of.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/scienc ... ket-newtab

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