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Rumor Mill Heats Up Again for Discovery of Gravitational Waves. "The signal is real, and it's 'spectacular.'" http://gizmodo.com/rumor-mill-heats-up-again-for-discovery-of-gravitationa-1757513741 …
Hey, remember when we told you about those rumors that physicists may have finally found gravitational waves? It’s been pretty quiet since then, but yesterday fresh rumors surfaced that yes, the discovery is real. And we could have an official announcement by February 11.
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An extra +1 for the Seinfeld reference.
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Flat disk-like stones thrown at shallow angle skip well across water, but elastic spheres are good skippers, too. http://fuckyeahfluiddynamics.tumblr.com/post/138733648733/skipping-a-stone-on-water-requires-a-flat …
Skipping a stone on water requires a flat, disk-like stone thrown at a shallow angle, but elastic spheres are remarkable skippers, too, even at higher impact angles. Researchers at the Splash Lab have...
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How to Edit Your Math Pessimism. These are excellent. Negative self-talk only worsens math phobia. http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2016/02/03/how-to-edit-your-math-pessimism/ …
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thnk you
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Why Are So Many Newborns Still Being Denied Pain Relief? http://gizmodo.com/why-are-so-many-newborns-still-being-denied-pain-relief-1755495866 …
In 1985, a premature baby was born in Maryland who needed surgery to tie off a dangerous blood vessel near his heart. The newborn, Jeffrey, died weeks after the procedure. His family learned afterwards that none of the procedures had been performed with analgesics; the only drug administered was a muscle relaxant.
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+Windy Sawczyn A fetus in the first trimester doesn't have the neural structure to "feel" pain. Those parts of the brain aren't developed yet. Most late term "abortions" are of a fetus that has severe developmental damage. Again the neural structures involved are absent or poisoned by toxins from poorly developed kidneys and liver. 
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What Siri Can Learn from Your Brain About Tuning Out Noise in a Crowded Room http://gizmodo.com/what-siri-can-learn-from-your-brain-about-tuning-out-no-1756148382 …
Walk into a roomful of people, and your first impression is just noise. Within seconds, you start to pick out words, phrases, and fragments of conversations. Soon you’ll be merrily chatting with friends, oblivious to the din around you. But most of us never stop to think about exactly how our brain manages to pick out one conversational thread amid the noisy background in a crowded room.
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By the time the tip came in, five long years had passed since the night Derrick Comrie was killed. The 20-year-old from Hartford County, Connecticut, h ...
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The Most Exciting Poem Ever Written is the Beaufort Wind Scale. http://the-toast.net/2016/02/05/the-most-exciting-poem-ever-written-is-the-beaufort-wind-scale/ …
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You're right!  I'd been thinking it was  Bowditch's American Practical Navigator all this time!
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The Best Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairings, Tested http://gizmodo.com/the-best-girl-scout-cookie-wine-pairings-tested-1756719276 …
‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies, and everyone’s buzzing about a new guide from the folks behind the Vivino wine app, suggesting 12 wines to pair with 12 different types of Girl Scout cookies. Really? We were skeptical, so Gizmodo actually drank wine with Thin Mints and Trefoils. For you.
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Skip the cookies; drink the wine!😎
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Big Data, Quantum Solutions: Applying quantum computing to topological data analysis. http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2016/02/big-data-quantum-solutions.html …
Modern computers, like the one you're probably reading this on, are capable of performing the kind of calculations that, in the early days of computing, it would have taken a room-filling apparatus to do. Supercomputers, the modern incarnation of those room-fillers, can execute something close ...
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That's very good, here's a free copy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA6Zk6G1wV0
lots of people thought of it
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=truespace+5+-%227.6%22&view=detail&mid=E454E60B5917FF702E9FE454E60B5917FF702E9F&FORM=VIRE1
here we are
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByDrSbqJ5rLDZVZBSUxTQndUcHc/view?usp=sharing
I've been all through it, it was just botched, he needed three programs to make it. Today, we will make it exactly how he envisioned it to be constructed, 1000 to a million times faster, almost like what you see.
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Physics Explains Why FALLOUT's Nuka-Cola Quantum Glows Blue http://nerdist.com/physics-explains-why-fallouts-nuka-cola-quantum-glows-blue/ …
Hey, did you know that when Coca-Cola first launched, its two main ingredients were caffeine and cocaine? Yep. Party hard. "Coca" came from the coca leaf, where you get cocaine, and "Cola" came from the kola nut, where you get caffeine (the "K" changed to a "C" for marketing purposes). Similarly, the most popular drink in the wasteland of Fallout is Nuka-Cola because it's made with caffeine and the products of nuclear reactions. We've talked abou...
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It is a beautiful tribute to beautiful functions. As a complex analysis and hyperbolic geometry fangirl, I am contractually required to get a little misty-eyed when I think about Möbius transformations. I thought “Möbius transformations revealed” was the pinnacle of Möbius transformation-related ...
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I'm a science writer and now a senior science editor at Gizmodo. I am also the author of several popular science books for general readers. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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Married to +Sean Carroll (affectionately known as the Time Lord). Black belt in jujitsu (although I no longer practice). Ran a program for two years matching scientists with writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, for the National Academy of Sciences. Dedicated to stamping out the notion of "two cultures": science is as much a part of creative human endeavor as the arts. I make a mean pad thai. Also orange/cranberry scones. Quite possibly first and only person to utter the phrase "negative index of refraction" on late-night TV (Craig Ferguson).
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