Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Wiwaxia, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

  2. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    In other, mildly interesting news.

    That's sure an attention-grabbing number in the title.
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  3. raydelblau

    raydelblau the giant rat who makes all of the rules

    if anyone here keeps up with science drama and statistical malfeasance, big news: niels birbauer, one of the big name neuroscientists working on brain computer interface communication tools for patients who are completely paralyzed, committed serious academic misconduct (two links). the way his team analyzed the data, their results all but had to be statistically significant.

    so that's a huge disappointment for BCI communication research, but not the end of the world, since amazing studies like this one, in which adrien owen's team uses fMRI to demonstrate conscious awareness in someone assumed to be in a vegetative state, still seem to hold up. check out owen's work if you haven't already. it's astounding.
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  4. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    My favorite science fun fact because I was reminded recently: The researchers who discovered the cannabinoid neurotransmitter Anandamide named it that from the Sanskrit word for happiness because that's what they felt when they discovered and confirmed it and if that's not absolutely the cutest shit ever I don't know what is.
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  5. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

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  6. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

  7. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    The BBC Eyewitness series is apparently available on Youtube. I... I suppose that isn't really science news, but those tapes were my JAM as a kid.

    Sadly some of the videos seemed to be blocked... by the BBC. Despite being posted by the BBC.
    Oh, U-tub.
  8. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

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  9. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    Elon Musk, way back in 2017, Did His Thing, thus necessitating someone else (in this case no Perdue university and no less than Buzz Aldrin) do some very interesting feasibility studies.
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