She Blinded Me With [Science] Thread

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »
    The protein involved in the growth of digits is called Sonic hedgehog and a modification in the SHH gene results in altered limbs

    Not kidding

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    Robotnikinin
    A potential inhibitor of the Hedgehog signaling pathway has been found and dubbed "Robotnikinin", in honour of Sonic the Hedgehog's nemesis, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.[82]

    Controversy surrounding name
    The gene has been linked to a condition known as holoprosencephaly, which can result in severe brain, skull and facial defects, causing clinicians and scientists to criticize the name on the grounds of it sounding too frivolous. It has been noted that mention of a mutation in a sonic hedgehog gene might not be well received in a discussion of a serious disorder with a patient or their family.[13][83][84]



    ...huh.

    Fruit fly geneticists loooove the smell of their own farts.

    Rude! Did one of us kill your dog or something?

    Jedoc
  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Anyway, the actual answer for why so many genes discovered in flies have stupid names is that fly geneticists are huge idiots and we all have the same sense of humor as small children.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Tynnan wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »
    The protein involved in the growth of digits is called Sonic hedgehog and a modification in the SHH gene results in altered limbs

    Not kidding

    MgdsOtW.jpg
    text:
    Robotnikinin
    A potential inhibitor of the Hedgehog signaling pathway has been found and dubbed "Robotnikinin", in honour of Sonic the Hedgehog's nemesis, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.[82]

    Controversy surrounding name
    The gene has been linked to a condition known as holoprosencephaly, which can result in severe brain, skull and facial defects, causing clinicians and scientists to criticize the name on the grounds of it sounding too frivolous. It has been noted that mention of a mutation in a sonic hedgehog gene might not be well received in a discussion of a serious disorder with a patient or their family.[13][83][84]



    ...huh.

    Fruit fly geneticists loooove the smell of their own farts.

    Rude! Did one of us kill your dog or something?

    Search your feelings. You know it to be true :)

  • JedocJedoc Once to start a new life and once just to start a fireRegistered User regular
    edited June 28
    I don't know, did you mistake my dog for a fruit fly and engineer eyes on his butt? You monster?

    I mean, my dog had eyes on his butt to begin with, I'm honestly just looking for someone to blame.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I don't know, did you mistake my dog for a fruit fly and engineer eyes on his butt? You monster?

    It was one time. One time!

  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Other disciplines also get stuck with silly names, physics has "big bang" and "black hole"

  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Huh I guess that is dirty

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    Other disciplines also get stuck with silly names, physics has "big bang" and "black hole"

    Hell you don't even have to be involved in the hard sciences, plenty of trades deal with sick filth like "cocks", "flanges", "rods", and other things too disgusting to mention in polite conversation.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I had a student with three fingers and a thumb on each hand. All correctly proportioned like a cartoon character. It was kinda neat. Didn’t stop her at all.

    That would be so hard to really notice at first glance and I would not stop being fascinated by it after I discovered it.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    I had a student with three fingers and a thumb on each hand. All correctly proportioned like a cartoon character. It was kinda neat. Didn’t stop her at all.

    That would be so hard to really notice at first glance and I would not stop being fascinated by it after I discovered it.

    For a while I was slightly startled every time I noticed. Like my brain refused to process it.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    Other disciplines also get stuck with silly names, physics has "big bang" and "black hole"

    yeah but those are incredibly straightforward because astrophysicists are not clever, but they are precise

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
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    tag urself im strange bottom

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    There's Tau but no Chaos, Orks, or 'Nids?

    No sale.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    There's Tau but no Chaos, Orks, or 'Nids?

    No sale.

    tau are now called t'au

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    There's Tau but no Chaos, Orks, or 'Nids?

    No sale.

    tau are now called t'au

    t'lady

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    elementary particles are basically magic, change my mind

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »
    Other disciplines also get stuck with silly names, physics has "big bang" and "black hole"

    yeah but those are incredibly straightforward because astrophysicists are not clever, but they are precise

    Within an order of magnitude anyway

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    elementary particles are basically magic, change my mind

    What are they made of

  • JedocJedoc Once to start a new life and once just to start a fireRegistered User regular
    Whovilles, I think.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Quarks are made of blurks and sub-blurks

  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    Quarks are made of blurks and sub-blurks

    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    elementary particles are basically magic, change my mind

    What are they made of

    Current theory is energy

    Put enough energy together in a small enough spot and boom, you got yourself a quark. With enough rejiggering you've got yourself a proton, neutron, or electron. With enough rejiggering of that and you've got yourself Hydrogen.

    Smash that together with some heat and pressure and boom, you've got helium, then carbon and oxygen, then get really explodey and you can make everything else.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Quantum field theory describes particles as excitations of their respective fields, so the electron would be an excitation of the electron field

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  • JedocJedoc Once to start a new life and once just to start a fireRegistered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    Quantum field theory describes particles as excitations of their respective fields, so the electron would be an excitation of the electron field

    I kind of hate this. Back in my day, stuff was made out of very tiny stuff, and that's the way we liked it.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    What are fields made of

    Also “excitations” sounds like something a good Christian would steer clear of

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  • JedocJedoc Once to start a new life and once just to start a fireRegistered User regular
    What are fields made of

    Also “excitations” sounds like something a good Christian would steer clear of

    Experienced medium-strong nocturnal excitations last night. I suspect the stubble-goose I indulged in to celebrate Mikelmas. Will dedicate the next fortnight to fasting and bloodletting to settle my sanguine humours.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Fields are ooooold news

    Also physical reality seems to ultimately arise out of the vacuum but that's like "what happened at the Big Bang" stuff

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    What are fields made of

    Also “excitations” sounds like something a good Christian would steer clear of

    Experienced medium-strong nocturnal excitations last night. I suspect the stubble-goose I indulged in to celebrate Mikelmas. Will dedicate the next fortnight to fasting and bloodletting to settle my sanguine humours.

    You know how to party.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    Fields are ooooold news

    Also physical reality seems to ultimately arise out of the vacuum but that's like "what happened at the Big Bang" stuff

    A wizard did it?

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    Fields are ooooold news

    Also physical reality seems to ultimately arise out of the vacuum but that's like "what happened at the Big Bang" stuff

    A wizard did it?

    Oh, that must be why there's so many fucking shotguns everywhere...

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited June 29
    timelapse video of the sun, a picture every hour for 10 years

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    I think that video may be the ultimate time lapse.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    That would be a cool screensaver

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    so i was wondering what the rotational period is for the sun (25 days at the equator apparently fyi) and it led me to google how long a solar revolution around the galactic core or whatever takes and i feel very small and finite now.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    man I always forget how big the sun is

    dang, it is so big and it's not even the biggest kind of sun.

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    man I always forget how big the sun is

    dang, it is so big and it's not even the biggest kind of sun.

    it's mindblowing that there's enough hydrogen present that it has sustained fusion for billions of years, and will continue for a few more near around 10 billion, and the the next sequence in our star will last about 10 times as long as that

    And that there is trillions of stars just like it doing the same thing right now

    and that the universe will probably exist for countless billions of years too

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    man I always forget how big the sun is

    dang, it is so big and it's not even the biggest kind of sun.

    The sun isn’t even close

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R136a1

    It is both the brightest and most massive at more than 300 M

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    Stars are really interesting because they are fairly simple. They only really have a few parameters, their mass, how much nonhydrogen is in their cores, and stuff like their spinspeed.

    And that makes into an incredible array of emergent properties, some counter intuitive.
    Heavier stars burn bright and and die young, not because they run out fuel, but because the fuel doesn't reach the core.
    Small stars have far more convection and burn more of their hydrogen.
    And the difference in outcome is dramatic, a factor of 10000 or more. If we make it out of the solar system there is a good chance that eventually we migrate to tinier and tinier stars, closer and closer to a smaller candles that burns nearly forever.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    The stars that have gone red dwarf will last so god damned long that they're a good place to set up shop. And they warm up new planets that once were dead. Earth is around a relatively young star in a relatively young universe, which gives me hope that the rest of our galaxy supports some kind of life.

    The craziest thing is we're basically stardust that's trying to make sense of the universe. What's crazier is we've pushed electricity through rocks and glass to make it think too.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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