Science

A 16-post collection

Challenge #02431-F241: Elements of Bad Design

The tailbone is virtually useless, a big target near our ass, not to mention the design of our spine is structurally fucked, AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THE FOUR WISDOM TEETHS THAT I NEED TO BE SHATTERED AND EXTRACTED. -- Anon Guest

[AN: Don't get me started on my wisdom teeth. That was a horrorshow.]

If there was ever an argument against intelligent design, it is simply found in vestigial portions of anatomy and the troubles they cause. Just for example: The appendix, tailbone, wisdom teeth, and possibly the tonsils. Much that some doctors adore whipping out the gall bladder, it is still a necessary organ. At least, it is for the portions of the population who still consume animal-sourced foods.

Consider also the Human leg. For a majority of evolution, creatures did not roam around the scenery on two legs. The hip joint itself is a prime example of concatenating disaster chains working together to create a nominally functional joint. Just about every joint in a Human leg was initially for a different purpose and therefore, when applied to bipedal motion, are doomed to fail through lengthy use. See also: dislocated shoulders.

The ball joint is the worst of disaster joints to stick inside of a living being, yet most life on Earth has four of them. Humans, once evolved to brachiate, needed that flexibility, and now that flexibility becomes a literal pain in the anatomy. Then there's the entire mess that is the Human digestive system.

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Challenge #02248-F058: All Hail the Weird Ones

An entire planet seems to be "astronomical at best." -- Anon Guest

Aargus 6F is one of the weirder planets to evolve cogniscent life. Their parental gas giant, Aargus 6, is far out of the 'Goldilocks Zone', yet tidal forces caused by the orbit in combination with a rotating iron core have caused the planet to be warm enough to host life.

The skies are almost always dark on Aargus 5F, when they are not dominated by their parental gas giant, which

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Challenge #02058-E234: Microquest

Dragon Microbiologist. That is all. -- TheDragonsFlame

The beast had been spotted over rivers and streams. Its visits were always brief, but they were methodical. Which was why Sir Valiant had been able to catch it at this point.

"Hold," he demanded, when the dragon lit at this particular point in the river that fed the city its water. "What vile villainy do you have planned, foul beast?"

The dragon turned its mighty head and examined Sir Valiant with each eye. "Pardon?

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Challenge #01546-D085: Proof of Concept

The concept of sound didn't exist until roughly the 1870s, when the gramophone was invented. -- RecklessPrudence

[AN: Which is weird, because Aristotle linked hearing with the element of air. Source. And more than a few attempts were made to record sound. Source2 ]

"A listening engine?" Clara repeated.

"To aid the deaf, I initially thought. Something to translate the noises we make into a visual medium, and thereby aid understanding. Of course, its spelling would be atrocious, but the message should get

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So it looks like trans women being able to bear children is much closer than I thought

cutiequeercris:

sa7suki:

Trans-Uterus speculations

Uterus Transplants have successfully been completed (for cis women) in the last few years:

One (cis) woman has given birth so far from a transplanted uterus

A trans woman has stepped forward to be the first to attempt this proceedure

And finally, science can now grow (cis women) a vagina from their own stem cells

If the transplant people start talking to the stem cell people, this might be viable in my life time!

OH MY GOD! this

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the-goddamazon: lehroi: Materials scientist John Rogers and his firm MC10 have developed flexible electronic circuits that stick directly...

the-goddamazon:

lehroi:

Materials scientist John Rogers and his firm MC10 have developed flexible electronic circuits that stick directly to the skin like temporary tattoos and monitor the wearer’s health. The Biostamp is a thin electronic mesh that stretches with the skin and monitors temperature, hydration and strain.

MC10

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

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stfueverything: xrosiexrichx: lifehackable: More Life Hacks Here yo whaaaat!! Or use a drop of conditioner. Yeah, this is dangerous...

stfueverything:

xrosiexrichx:

lifehackable:

More Life Hacks Here

yo whaaaat!!

Or use a drop of conditioner.

Yeah, this is dangerous because science.

  1. You have bacteria in your eyes

  2. These bacteria also live on your eyelashes

  3. When you use mascara, some bacteria travels on the brush and goes for holidays in your mascara liquid

  4. Once there, they breed like fuck until they get toxic

  5. The toxic shit stays there when it dries out.

DO NOT DO THIS, YOU COULD MAKE YOURSELF BLIND!

Also avoid

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Gut Microbes Linked to Autism-Like Symptoms in Mice - Slashdot

Gut Microbes Linked to Autism-Like Symptoms in Mice - Slashdot

Further evidence for the gut microbe theory of Autism…

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odditiesoflife: The Dino Pet - A Self Sustaining Night Light Designed by Yonder Biology ("The DNA Art Company"), the Dino Pet is a...

odditiesoflife:

The Dino Pet - A Self Sustaining Night Light

Designed by Yonder Biology (“The DNA Art Company”), the Dino Pet is a dinosaur-shaped habitat for a species of bioluminescent marine algae that photosynthesizes during the day and glows at night. “Dino” is actually a play on words, as the actual organisms contained inside the dinosaur-shaped model are called dinoflagellates and are known for their ability to glow when physically agitated (shaken). You might have already seen them in action as they

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signcherie: coolandfroody: dustedsunshine: campdracula5eva: girlinfourcolors: atomstargazer: Teen creates bio-plastic from banana...

signcherie:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.

The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.

“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the

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I freaking called it: LIVE!

I freaking called it: LIVE!

I have mentioned in my stories a product I named Nutri Food™. This was/is a brand name for a chemically derived food product that had not even seen a crop.

Now I find out there’s a person who’s (a) created something astonishingly like it and (b) volunteered his own body to test the dang stuff.

He’s blogging about it, too. Though I don’t think he can get

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