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On hammerhead sharks and their oddly located eyes (Science!)

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited November 2009
    pistol shrimp crank it up to 11

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Weaver wrote: »

    nice analemma!

    I remember doing this for our grade school physical science class, though I think we only took nine or ten photos

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Fruit fly sperm makes lazy bitches get off their asses.
    Both male and female fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) – commonly seen hovering around rotting fruit and vegetables - are active at dawn and dusk, and have a deep sleep at night. They also exhibit a marked ‘resting state’ during the afternoon, which Professor Isaac likens to a siesta that conserves the fly’s energy and reduces damaging exposure to the sun during hot afternoons.

    “However, we noted that after mating, females still slept deeply at night, but ditched the usual siesta in favour of extra foraging and searching for places to lay her eggs,” he says. “This behaviour lasts for around eight days – and our research findings suggest that this change is not by choice. Females who mated with males that produced sperm without the sex peptide continued to take their siesta. So we’re certain that this change of behaviour is chemically induced by the male.”

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Hammerhead sharks are cool I guess

    Almost as cool as Macropinna microstoma

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    But really the coolest fish is Mola mola

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Hammerhead sharks are cool I guess

    Almost as cool as Macropinna microstoma

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    this looks like a pretty chill fish

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  • General NemoGeneral Nemo The Mighty Shame Church for DogsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Langly wrote: »
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Hammerhead sharks are cool I guess

    Almost as cool as Macropinna microstoma

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    this looks like a pretty chill fish

    'Sup dawg? Wanna see my eye parts?
    No? That's p. cool.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    Food wrote: »
    I don't really get that quantum observation thingy at all. I used to think it was just because any method you use to observe electrons is going to disrupt their movement in some way, but now I learn it's just magic. It pisses me off.

    no, it's not magic
    we just don't understand why it happens that way yet

    Kind of like

    magic

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    page 2 tropical fish derail

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Khavall wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Food wrote: »
    I don't really get that quantum observation thingy at all. I used to think it was just because any method you use to observe electrons is going to disrupt their movement in some way, but now I learn it's just magic. It pisses me off.

    no, it's not magic
    we just don't understand why it happens that way yet

    Kind of like

    magic

    no
    gravity wasn't magic just because we didn't understand what was happening and then suddenly become physics once we understood

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Food wrote: »
    I don't really get that quantum observation thingy at all. I used to think it was just because any method you use to observe electrons is going to disrupt their movement in some way, but now I learn it's just magic. It pisses me off.

    no, it's not magic
    we just don't understand why it happens that way yet

    Kind of like

    magic

    no
    gravity wasn't magic just because we didn't understand what was happening and then suddenly become physics once we understood

    baromancy

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Food wrote: »
    I don't really get that quantum observation thingy at all. I used to think it was just because any method you use to observe electrons is going to disrupt their movement in some way, but now I learn it's just magic. It pisses me off.

    no, it's not magic
    we just don't understand why it happens that way yet

    Kind of like

    magic

    no
    gravity wasn't magic just because we didn't understand what was happening and then suddenly become physics once we understood

    I'll take your word for it since you were there.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Gravity is definitely magic

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    you're thinking of Graviga

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  • NebulousQNebulousQ Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Gravity is highly magical. Magic and voodoo. Hoodoo and magicks.

    Gravity is basically explained with by saying mass attracts other mass. Then you ask why, then they say because. If you press it they start talking about curves and depression in space and you are into magic territory. But then others go on and on about waves or particles, and some-else mentions gravitrons and then everyone is confused. Also ~dark energy~. I'm telling you, its just magic. A wizard did it.

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    It really depends on whether you define magic as unexplained phenomenon or unexplainable phenomenon.

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Gravity is highly magical. Magic and voodoo. Hoodoo and magicks.

    Gravity is basically explained with by saying mass attracts other mass. Then you ask why, then they say because. If you press it they start talking about curves and depression in space and you are into magic territory. But then others go on and on about waves or particles, and some-else mentions gravitrons and then everyone is confused. Also ~dark energy~. I'm telling you, its just magic. A wizard did it.

    you not understanding what they're talking about doesn't make it magic

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  • NebulousQNebulousQ Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    A wizard doing it definitely makes it magic. That's practically a scientific definition.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    ive always been partial to the thought that the quantum physics thing being changed due to observation was really just a limit on the human mind to perceive what is happening.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Every little thing she does is magic.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Everything she does just turns me on

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Gravity is highly magical. Magic and voodoo. Hoodoo and magicks.

    Gravity is basically explained with by saying mass attracts other mass. Then you ask why, then they say because. If you press it they start talking about curves and depression in space and you are into magic territory. But then others go on and on about waves or particles, and some-else mentions gravitrons and then everyone is confused. Also ~dark energy~. I'm telling you, its just magic. A wizard did it.

    I could be wrong but I think Einstein's relativity said that gravity isn't mass attracting other mass.

    I don't really know though I'm not a scientist and in fact I am terrible with science. What I know comes from 100 level astronomy classes and shit on the History channel.

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  • NebulousQNebulousQ Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Man, who knows. It's magic.

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  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Man, who knows. It's magic.

    I like you. Let's be friends.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Gravity is highly magical. Magic and voodoo. Hoodoo and magicks.

    Gravity is basically explained with by saying mass attracts other mass. Then you ask why, then they say because. If you press it they start talking about curves and depression in space and you are into magic territory. But then others go on and on about waves or particles, and some-else mentions gravitrons and then everyone is confused. Also ~dark energy~. I'm telling you, its just magic. A wizard did it.

    I could be wrong but I think Einstein's relativity said that gravity isn't mass attracting other mass.

    I don't really know though I'm not a scientist and in fact I am terrible with science. What I know comes from 100 level astronomy classes and shit on the History channel.

    relativity says it's curves in spacetime
    quantum mechanics doesn't quite agree (at the moment)

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    AMP'd wrote: »
    Waka Laka wrote: »

    But really the coolest fish is Mola mola

    Mola what now?

    Mola-mola7.jpg

    Oh right those things. Yeah they're pretty cool.

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Man what the Hell is magic then
    Just something that doesn't exist?
    Then nothing is magic
    It's one of those words I find the meaning all sorts of bizarre
    Like supernatural
    If it's happening
    It is part of the natural world
    So anything that actually happens isn't supernatural

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Mola Molas are pretty gross. i mean, from a distance they look cool because they're humongous, but up close they're basically transoceanic parasite farms. it's like a cruise ship for worms.

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  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited November 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    Man what the Hell is magic then
    Just something that doesn't exist?
    Then nothing is magic
    It's one of those words I find the meaning all sorts of bizarre
    Like supernatural
    If it's happening
    It is part of the natural world
    So anything that actually happens isn't supernatural

    "whoa" - neil, the matrix, 1999

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    AMP'd wrote: »
    Waka Laka wrote: »

    But really the coolest fish is Mola mola

    Mola what now?

    Mola-mola7.jpg

    Oh right those things. Yeah they're pretty cool.

    there's no way sunfish are cooler than this
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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    Man what the Hell is magic then
    Just something that doesn't exist?
    Then nothing is magic
    It's one of those words I find the meaning all sorts of bizarre
    Like supernatural
    If it's happening
    It is part of the natural world
    So anything that actually happens isn't supernatural

    well yeah, they're stupid terms that stupid people use when they don't understand something
    not understanding how it happened doesn't make it magic or supernatural, it just means you don't understand

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Sunfish are the coolest bony fish, then

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Hey science thread

    what do you know about chaos theory?

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Nature will find a way

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Veretas wrote: »
    Hey science thread

    what do you know about chaos theory?

    oh no you don't, you're not derailing this into a Jurassic Park thread no way no how!

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I actually don't mean this to become a jurassic park thread. But I'm pretty interested in it as a whole...the chaos theory anyway.

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    oh ok that's cool.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    bahahaa that's great.

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Veretas wrote: »
    Hey science thread

    what do you know about chaos theory?
    something something paramilitary corporations something encryption yadda yadda SAM FISHER

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