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    Science Chat Thread

    Hey, I thought we could have a general chat thread about science since we don't actually have a science subforum.

    I'll start the conversation. So I'm studying for my Quantum Mechanics class and reading the textbook is a little boring, so I've been listening/watching some videos offered by Stanford that show some of their lectures. It's a little helpful, it doesn't coincide exactly with what my own professor teachers, but I'm sure after a couple of lectures I'll still have a better understanding of the subject that may even prove useful in my class. I understand MIT is a good one too.

    Btw, feel free to post some science articles or new discoveries or whatever too, I'd really like that since I don't have time to read a newspaper anymore lol.

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    A bad scientist just reads his textbook.
    A decent scientist reads his textbook and the sources used for that textbook.
    a good scientist experimentally tests his textbook.
    a great scientist realizes that his textbook and experiments have flaws.
    the greatest scientist rewrites the textbook for the next generation of scientists.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzall View Post
    A bad scientist just reads his textbook.
    A decent scientist reads his textbook and the sources used for that textbook.
    a good scientist experimentally tests his textbook.
    a great scientist realizes that his textbook and experiments have flaws.
    the greatest scientist rewrites the textbook for the next generation of scientists.
    Wow, I must truly be shitty then.

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    For anyone not subscribed to sci-show, shame on you!



    And this ones more interesting still: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6df_SExVw

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    Excellent, this thread is excellent.

    Antarctic Research Station Walks Across Ice:
    http://news.discovery.com/autos/futu...mkcpgn=rssnws1

    Automated Breast Density Test Identifies Women at High Cancer Risk
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...le+Feedfetcher

    NASA's SDO Provides First Sightings of How a CME Forms
    http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-r...ow-a-CME-forms
    Just some news and stuff.

    Also, Anakso, SciShow rocks!
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    "Then we have found, as it seems, that the many beliefs of the many about what's fair and about the other things roll around somewhere between not-being and being purely and simply." - Plato: Republic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakso View Post
    For anyone not subscribed to sci-show, shame on you!

    And this ones more interesting still: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6df_SExVw
    Does being subscribed to a science blog count? I'm an io9 reader.

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    just watched Brian Cox: a night with stars is brilliant for quantum physics or any space based science. It's on youtube as well. i dont study it it's more of a hobby to keep my brain active.

    I feel something so right doing the wrong thing,I feel something so wrong doing the right thing,I could lie, coudn't I, could lie,Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.

    Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep dreaming about the things that we could be

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    Every single one of these is amazing.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/27-sc...nce-facts-in-2

    So...we might be the first generation to live to see 200 if they keep that stuff up!

    Also I love Brian Cox. I think if I were gay he'd be all over my walls.

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    He is awesome and he explains things not for dumb people but for people who have a moderate science knowledge.
    I feel something so right doing the wrong thing,I feel something so wrong doing the right thing,I could lie, coudn't I, could lie,Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.

    Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep dreaming about the things that we could be

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    I'll read more when I have more time.

    I'm applying to some REUs and picking them out is fucking stressful.

    I'm also supposed to be going to this physics conference in March and lol...making the plans for hotels and registering and shit is ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzall View Post
    a great scientist realizes that his textbook and experiments have flaws.
    So does the worst "scientists", though.

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    Bill Nye the Science Guy.



    BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL!
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    Hey, as a transabled, transethnic, non-binary, genderqueer, neo-communist, indoor-capable republican otherkin I am offended by your callous display of ignorance.
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    I wouldn't expect someone who thinks science provides proof to know that.

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    It's a list of cool science websites/youtube channels.

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    I've seen Brian Cox's shows on the SCIENCE channel plenty of times. Fascinating I must say. Michio Kaku peaks my interest as well. I have a couple of his books plus some from other authors like Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, and Leonard Susskind. Kind of wanted to learn physics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    Does being subscribed to a science blog count? I'm an io9 reader.
    Not in this case, unfortunately. io9 is generally a terrible place to read about science.

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    You should see this TED video on a Thorium Salt reactor, its amazing we dont use these ones yet!!!! we can get nuclear power with a lot less risk and with reactors which are soooo tiny. This is the 10 minutes video,for the interested ones, the second one is 1 hour 40 minutes....


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    Wow. I should definitely read up on this more.

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    Check this out, could lead to a new theory on how the moon was actually formed:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...le+Feedfetcher
    "Then we have found, as it seems, that the many beliefs of the many about what's fair and about the other things roll around somewhere between not-being and being purely and simply." - Plato: Republic

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    Woahz. I'm applying for a NASA internship for the summer, wish me luck guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueobelisk View Post
    Woahz. I'm applying for a NASA internship for the summer, wish me luck guys.
    Good luck! What field if I may ask?
    "Then we have found, as it seems, that the many beliefs of the many about what's fair and about the other things roll around somewhere between not-being and being purely and simply." - Plato: Republic

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