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Ducklings and abstract thought
What I want to know is which of the models was a better parent…
Interesting  weird  science  braaaaaains  animals 
august 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child
tl;dr? Doesn't work, messes them up.
It's an old article, but one that seems worth sharing
science  children  old-link  braaaaaains  psychology  culture 
january 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why
A rather good explaination of a big question, and some of the possible answers.
Interesting  aliens  life  science  space 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Farscape creator Officially Confirms FARSCAPE Movie
Fuck yes. Or maybe Frell yes. Either way, awesome.
… edit - dammit, a year old article
Awesome  TV  science  Farscape  old-news-gone-viral 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
#Shirtgate / #Shirtstorm - a bunch of people being disappointed and saying "That's inappropriate", not a feminist lynch mob
Assuming this is an accurate representation (I've not searched myself), the guy in the stupid shirt hasn't been 'hounded', he's just very visibly worn an inappropriate shirt, thus had quite a few people react (fairly mildly) to it.
culture  sex  sexism  image  science  space  spaaaaace 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Lives of Sociable Spiders - NYTimes.com
It's about spiders, but no photos (one non-autoplaying video though). Some are bold hunters, some timid nurturers. The latter 'eventually liquefy their own bodies to nourish the next generation', so they're hardcore childminders!
Interesting  Warning:SPIDER(S)  science  insects  biology  psychology  culture 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
PHD Comics: Cosmic Inflation Explained
A rather good visual explanation of stuff to do with Cosmic inflation and gravitational waves
Awesome  science  Interesting  the-dawn-of-time  webcomics  clever 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
What are gravitational waves?
'What does the apparent discovery of gravitational waves by the Bicep telescope say about inflation and the big bang?'
Interesting  science  physics 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why sugar helped remove Victoria Line concrete flood - Telegraph
To stop the concrete they poured the sugar, to stop the sugar they poured the…
amusing  Interesting  science  SCIENCE!!!  chemistry  London  transport  TFL  tube 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Life 'originated from space' claim scientists - Telegraph
'...sending a balloon high into the stratosphere. On its return they found organisms that were too large to have originated from Earth.'
life  posttofacebook  interesting  space  aliens  exciting-science-not-yet-published-in-a-peer-reviewed-journal  science 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds | Society | The Guardian
'Experiments show microbes from thin or fat people's intestines can cause mice to lose or gain weight'
posttofacebook  via-James-Graham  poo  interesting  health  biology  science 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scientists forget to turn off equipment… and make ‘impossible material’ Upsalite
Human error solves problem of how to produce world’s most efficient water absorber more cheaply
SCIENCE!!!  awesome  posttofacebook  science  interesting 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Carry on camping - can a week under canvas reset our body clocks?
May be of interest to all the people I know who spend three to five weeks or more a year camping for LARP
braaaaaains  posttofacebook  camping  interesting  sleep  biology  culture  science 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
World's slowest-moving drop caught on camera at last : Nature News & Comment
'Once-forgotten 'tar pitch' experiment yields results after seven decades.' Like watching paint dry TIMES A MILLION
history  SCIENCE!!!  posttofacebook  awesome  science 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A study of the Galaxy Song by Eric Idle
"And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space ..."
music  posttofacebook  amusing  Monty-Pythons  interesting  science 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Solar Impulse plane lands in Phoenix
A plane powered only by the Sun has completed the first leg of a journey that aims to cross the US.
awesome  clever  environment  science  solar  technology  interesting 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Train Loop - What If? - XKCD
'i will diminish, and go into the west, and remain a train'
SCIENCE!!!  speed  transport  awesome  amusing  interesting  trains  science 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Russell's teapot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
'an analogy first coined... to illustrate that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon a person making scientifically unfalsifiable claims'
religion  belief  philosophy  clever  science 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Scale of the Universe
Rather awesome little flash thing showing everything from the universe to quantum foam
posttofacebook  dude!  awesome  clever  science 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Chocolate and agar recipe can halve the fat
'Chemists have found a new way to halve the fat of chocolate using liquids which does not change the "mouthfeel".'
chocolate  posttofacebook  sweets  food  interesting  health  science 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
This Man Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again | VICE United Kingdom
'wouldn't you rather just ingest a tasteless form of sustenance for the rest of your life and never have to go through that tedious rigmarole of opening and eating a pre-made sandwich or enjoying a huge hungover fry-up ever again?'
SCIENCE!!!  posttofacebook  living-in-the-future  amusing  food  wtf  weird  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Antibiotics resistance 'as big a risk as terrorism' - medical chief
If anything, the risk seems rather larger than terrorism, in the UK at least.
health  medicine  news  posttofacebook  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct | The Raw Story
'there are not two distinct genders, but instead there are linear gradations of variables associated with sex, such as masculinity or intimacy, all of which are continuous.'
sex  psychology  gender  interesting  culture  biology  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
E.U. to Ban Cosmetics With Animal-Tested Ingredients - NYTimes.com
'expected to announce Monday a ban on the import and sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals and to pledge more efforts to push other parts of the world, like China, to accept alternatives.'
animals  ethics  cruelty  image  beauty  interesting  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The BBC Will Make You Sick | The Quackometer Blog
'How media reports of electrosensitivity may be responsible for electrosensitivity.'
posttofacebook  belief  pseudoscience  interesting  health  media  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Fox News expert on solar energy: Germany gets "a lot more sun than we do." [VIDEO]
('virtually the entirety of the continental United States gets more sun than even the sunniest part of Germany')
posttofacebook  Fox-News  fail  amusing  science 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Quantum biology: Do weird physics effects abound in nature?
"These three things... have dispelled the idea that quantum mechanics had nothing to say about biology."
SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future  interesting  weird  biology  quantum-physics  science 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
World's oldest digital computer restored to former glory | bit-tech.net
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley park has announced the switching on of the world's oldest working digital computer, the Harwell Dekatron, following the successful completion of a three-year restoration project.
programming  awesome  history  computers  technology  science  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Michael Geist - Supreme Court Voids Viagra Patent as Insufficient Disclosure Means It Fails the "Patent Bargain"
'patents represent a quid pro quo bargain of public disclosure of inventions in return for a time limited monopoly in the invention'
sex  science  intellectual-property  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Who What Why: What is blood rain?
Doom. Doooooooooooooom. Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom. The end of days! The time is now!
weather  weird  science  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Weapon Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies) | Cracked.com
Turns out real war looks nothing like the movies, and for the most part, it's just a bunch of quiet people concentrating really hard until it's time to push a button.
interesting  amusing  cracked  science  war  military  technology 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
tongodeon: Vote NO on CA Prop 37: Mandatory GMO Food Labeling
I doubt if anyone reading this actually gets a vote on this, but it's still an interesting and well argued set of points on genetically modified food.
information  culture  fear  science  food  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Homeopathy: there's nothing in it | The 10:23 Campaign | #ten23
'The 10:23 Campaign aims to raise awareness about the reality of homeopathy. This site will tell you how we know there is nothing in it, why the claims made by homeopaths are impossible, and why you should care.'
posttofacebook  relates-to-another-of-today's-links  medicine  science  health  homeopathy  activism  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Does Homeopathy Work?
A useful, informative and comprehensive summation.
amusing  science  homeopathy 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
World's biggest geoengineering experiment 'violates' UN rules | Environment | guardian.co.uk
'Controversial US businessman's iron fertilisation off west coast of Canada contravenes two UN conventions'
environment  fail  money  science  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cardboard Bicycles
'a new, revolutionary and green concept that produces bicycles which are made of durable recycled cardboard'
posttofacebook  invention  clever  science  technology  awesome  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal | Ben Goldacre | Business | The Guardian
'The doctors prescribing the drugs don't know they don't do what they're meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they're not telling.'
posttofacebook  health  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  business  corruption  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck  science  medicine  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive
'Dr. White and his colleagues don't just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they've already started the work to create one.'
posttofacebook  space  technology  Star-Trek  via-#maelfroth  science  SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future  awesome 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Pupil dilation reveals sexual orientation in new study
'For the first time, researchers at Cornell University used a specialized infrared lens to measure pupillary changes to participants watching erotic videos. Pupils were highly telling: they widened most to videos of people who participants found attractive, thereby revealing where they were on the sexual spectrum from heterosexual to homosexual.'
science  braaaaaains  sex  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary
'The pioneering scientist was, a statement from Sally Ride Science announced, survived by "Tam O'Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years."'
USA  posttofacebook  space  history  science  LGBT  gender  awesome  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
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