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Neanderoids…

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That’s what scientists are calling the little Neanderthal brains in petri dishes which they will eventually  place inside crab-like robots.  They will then compare them to human-brained robots in a science fiction-like battle of the cyborgs.

The study hopes to learn how  Neanderthal minds  worked.  What I find truly interesting is that the researchers wish to discover if those ancient brains had any of the defects which in modern brains produce autism.  That’s relevant,  because science believes modern brains have evolved to be better at socialization.

 

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June 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm

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Pizza!!!

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The Army has  finally delivered  on an old promise to make a pizza MRE.    It looks like it will be available by year-end.   Here’s hoping the soldiers enjoy this new food which is made with a new method.

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June 3, 2018 at 2:42 pm

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Life from nothing…

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I can’t quite decide whether to applaud or run for cover  over this.   It is potentially a huge step towards human cloning,  and if you believe scientists and researchers will restrain themselves,  you don’t understand human nature very well.

 

 

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May 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Spider invasion…

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The  tarantula invasion  was nearly three years ago,  but I still would not care to visit Maningrida,  Australia.  I had relatively little damage after being bitten by a brown recluse spider,  but that was enough to last a lifetime,  thank you!

 

 

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April 28, 2018 at 2:59 pm

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If bottles could talk…

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this one  would have quite the tale to tell,  wouldn’t it?

 

 

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March 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

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Linking photons for light…

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Scientists do some perfectly amazing things.   Even if you don’t know what the heck photons are,  you can appreciate that a group of physicists coaxed individual photons to cozy up to each other and link,  thereby producing a  new form  of light.  For me,  the most appealing aspect is that they don’t know exactly why it works.

 

 

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February 26, 2018 at 3:22 pm

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Watermelon snow…

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Yeah,  it is real snow,  and  it is pink,  and it really does smell just a trifle like the delicious summertime fruit,  but you don’t want to eat it because it is hosting a form of algae which speeds up the melting process.

 

 

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February 5, 2018 at 2:58 pm

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