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Ribonucleic acids of unusual size? I don't think they exist (SCIENCE)

DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited November 2009 in Social Entropy++
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So it turns out that unusually small RNAs (labelled usRNAs) that were long thought to be junk RNA that didn't serve any function are actually stable molecules that may play important roles in cellular function.

So let's talk about science!

No Randall's allowed.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Only silly people would think they had no function just because we hadn't figured out what it was yet

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    whoa whoa whoa
    how come they suddenly find "small" RNAs and name them after the US?
    what are they trying to imply?

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    potatoe wrote: »
    whoa whoa whoa
    how come they suddenly find "small" RNAs and name them after the US?
    what are they trying to imply?

    Amurrica!

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    potatoe wrote: »
    whoa whoa whoa
    how come they suddenly find "small" RNAs and name them after the US?
    what are they trying to imply?

    Oh god your sig. He actually said that. That is.. special.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    haha good job on saving that for posterity taters

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Artreus wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    whoa whoa whoa
    how come they suddenly find "small" RNAs and name them after the US?
    what are they trying to imply?

    Oh god your sig. He actually said that. That is.. special.

    Oh jesus

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Did they find tachyons yet

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    his midichlorians are off the charts!

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    so you guys heard of this newton guy

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    LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited October 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    Only silly people would think they had no function just because we hadn't figured out what it was yet

    why can't I just assume they're just tiny cellular versions of my appendix

    it's not fair

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    the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    something something RNAse III something something micro RNAs something something systemic inflammation something something death

    booyah

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Larlar wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    Only silly people would think they had no function just because we hadn't figured out what it was yet

    why can't I just assume they're just tiny cellular versions of my appendix

    it's not fair

    Hey when we're forced to eat nothing but leaves again the appendix is going to come in handy

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Are alternate dimensions still just theoretical?

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    the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Are alternate dimensions still just theoretical?

    I consider all dimensions beyond length to be theoretical

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    the wook wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Are alternate dimensions still just theoretical?

    I consider all dimensions beyond length to be theoretical

    What about width?

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Are alternate dimensions still just theoretical?

    I consider all dimensions beyond length to be theoretical

    What about width?

    what about girth?

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    the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Are alternate dimensions still just theoretical?

    I consider all dimensions beyond length to be theoretical

    What about width?

    propaganda spread by the diet-food industry

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    the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    the cheat wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Are alternate dimensions still just theoretical?

    I consider all dimensions beyond length to be theoretical

    What about width?

    what about girth?

    not technically a dimension, even in the theoretical sense

    doesn't stop me from putting it on my business card

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    No, not dimensions of scale or whatever, the AWESOME ones that have alternate versions of us

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
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    ?

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    No Randall's allowed.

    heh.....guess this ain't the grammar thread

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Seriously someone update me on alternate dimensional research and our attempts to make contact.

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Dru... <3 new thread title.

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Fallout wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    No Randall's allowed.

    heh.....guess this ain't the grammar thread

    OH Druhim. Oh no oh no

    Not you.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Seriously someone update me on alternate dimensional research and our attempts to make contact.

    You're asking whether scientists have actually found alternate versions of us and this was like little known news that no one paid attention to?

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Seriously someone update me on alternate dimensional research and our attempts to make contact.

    Why the fuck would we try to make contact with alternate universes?

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Seriously someone update me on alternate dimensional research and our attempts to make contact.

    You're asking whether scientists have actually found alternate versions of us and this was like little known news that no one paid attention to?

    yes.

    Tell me of them

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Trent, you're a sweetheart.


    But if you don't knock this nonsense off, I will hit you with Druhim's dick.

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    sarukun wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Seriously someone update me on alternate dimensional research and our attempts to make contact.

    Why the fuck would we try to make contact with alternate universes?

    For sexy reasons

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    trent stop trolling

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah we all found alternate version of ourselves last year, where have you been?
    I routinely go out with my alternate dimension self to see movies my wife doesn't like
    Also we play connect four sometimes when it rains in his dimension

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    Yeah we all found alternate version of ourselves last year, where have you been?
    I routinely go out with my alternate dimension self to see movies my wife doesn't like
    Also we play connect four sometimes when it rains in his dimension

    Connect for is the kind of game you play with aliens, not dopplegangers.



    With dopplegangers, you play Battleship.

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I like to think about other dimensions a lot.

    I just bought Transdimensional TMNT the role-playing game at a bookstore for 10 bucks. Sweet find.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I don't know if you understand what "dimensions" means.

    I think maybe that you don't.

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    sarukun wrote: »
    I don't know if you understand what "dimensions" means.

    I think maybe that you don't.

    Not the scientific term "dimensions", the popular culture version of dimensions.

    You know, the multi-verse.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Did you guys know that silver nanoparticles exhibit antibacterial and antiviral properties?

    it's true!

    I'm involved in a project that utilizes these properties. In that I am a lab drone who makes the stuff that the guy with the PhD tells me to.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    trentsteel wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    I don't know if you understand what "dimensions" means.

    I think maybe that you don't.

    Not the scientific term "dimensions", the popular culture version of dimensions.

    You know, the multi-verse.

    Yeah, "universe" is the word you want.


    Your idea of "dimensions" hasn't been part of Popular Culture since like, 1950.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Tam wrote: »
    Did you guys know that silver nanoparticles have antibacterial and antiviral properties?

    it's true!

    I'm involved in a project that utilizes these properties. In that I am a lab drone who makes the stuff that the guy with the PhD tells me to.

    Are you going to make people look like the Silver Surfer?


    Would.... would you make ME look like the Silver Surfer?

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    sarukun wrote: »

    Your idea of "dimensions" hasn't been part of Popular Culture since like, 1950.

    but but but

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    trent you can experience alternate dimensions if you got enough money

    by which i mean kill a dude and take his face like in face/off
    and then bang his hot wife and be inappropriate with his even hotter daughter

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