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You keep using that physics word. I do not think it means what you think it means. http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/you-keep-using-that-physics-word …
I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Here are the 30 mammal species most likely to kill their own kind. #1 might surprise you. http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/humans-are-unusually-violent-mammals-but-averagely-violent-primates/501935/ …
A new study looks at rates of lethal violence across a thousand species to better understand the evolutionary origins of humanity’s own inhumanity.
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I was a bit surprised by number 7, the first non-primate.
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It Would Cost a Whole Lot To Live on the Moon for One Year http://gizmodo.com/it-would-cost-a-whole-lot-to-live-on-the-moon-for-one-y-1787207629 …
This week Elon Musk announced plans to plans to build a “self-sustaining city” on Mars. It’s a thrilling notion, although folks were quick to point out not just the technical challenges of accomplishing such a feat, but also the tremendous cost. Even living on the Moon for a year would be pretty pricey, as a new video makes clear.
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On the other hand the view is just priceless.
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Cocktail Party Physics: Physics Week in Review: September 24, 2016 http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2016/09/physics-week-in-review-september-24-2016.html …
Jen-Luc Piquant took a week off from compiling cool physics links, but she's back now! A breakthrough quantum "cat state" experiment with iodine molecules, a new distance record for quantum teleportation, and how Moneyball's basic strategy could help researchers better...
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How Venomous Creatures Can Kill You--Or One Day Save Your Life http://gizmodo.com/how-venomous-creatures-can-kill-you-or-one-day-save-yo-1786126072 …
If you’ve ever been stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean, you know firsthand the pain that a venomous creature can inflict, even if it doesn’t outright kill you. But scientists studying the chemical properties of venom might one day be able to develop therapeutic drugs that could save lives.
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What Ötzi the Iceman's Voice Sounded Like http://gizmodo.com/what-otzi-the-icemans-voice-sounded-like-1786963868 …
Ötzi the Iceman, the world’s favorite prehistoric mummy, has been subjected to every scientific test imaginable, since his remains were discovered poking out of a glacier high in the Italian Alps in 1991. Now, a team of Italian researchers has reconstructed Ötzi’s vocal cords and used it to reproduce what his voice may have sounded like.
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How Crazy Is Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars? http://gizmodo.com/how-crazy-is-elon-musk-s-mission-to-mars-1787146369
Yesterday, billionaire tech entrepreneur and noted late guy Elon Musk unveiled his hotly-anticipated plan to send humans to live—and die—on Mars. And not just a few humans: a lot of them. In a talk that wavered between overreaching science fair presentation and straight-up science fiction, Musk described sending fleets of spacecraft, each packed hundreds of colonists, to live on a dusty, airless wasteland that we’re apparently going to fix up wit...
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Noted late guy - lol
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How many years have we been coming to the shore? How many trips? Why do we keep coming back… the air in the sky? The sand? The water? So f...
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Well, half a million dollars worth of off-the-shelf lenses...
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Another Psychological Study Fails the Reproducibility Test http://gizmodo.com/another-psychological-study-fails-the-reproducibility-t-1786176044 …
The field of psychology is currently in the midst of a kind of civil war, with one side claiming a widespread reproducibility crisis, and the other just as loudly proclaiming that concerns are greatly exaggerated. There’s certainly evidence for the former. Last year, a University of Virginia initiative called the Reproducibility Project repeated 100 experiments and failed to replicate fully one-third of them.
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Without a library of Platonic forms, evolution couldn’t work – https://aeon.co/essays/without-a-library-of-platonic-forms-evolution-couldn-t-work … 
It seemed Darwin had banished biological essences – yet evolution would fail without nature’s library of Platonic forms
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+Colm Buckley For those not familiar with Colm's reference:
http://anathem.wikia.com/wiki/Hylaean_Theoric_World
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Those Used Coffee Grounds Could Get the Lead Out of Your Water http://gizmodo.com/those-used-coffee-grounds-could-get-the-lead-out-of-you-1787005134 …
Those used coffee grounds you dump into the trash every morning might just help remove lead and mercury from drinking water one day, according to a new study by a team of Italian scientists.
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Senior science editor, Gizmdo
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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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