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This Week in Science, Feb 4-10.

 
This Week in Science, Feb 4-10.. I know that someone, somewhere already posted this. But I decided to post it here. Links: Original: hplusmagazine.com/2013/02/1

I know that someone, somewhere already posted this. But I decided to post it here. Links:

Original: hplusmagazine.com/2013/02/10/this-week-in-science-4-10-february-2013/

➤ Hole on Mars: is.gd/Gv8jOi
➤ Artificial Bone: is.gd/dHCDFr
➤ Largest Prime Number: is.gd/myc7Fr
➤ Dinosaurs’ Extinction: is.gd/Gqt3iM
➤ Earth-Like Planets: is.gd/UW2rPZ
➤ Bacterial Gold: is.gd/T983hd
➤ Needle-Free Vaccine: is.gd/Ysfmo9
➤ Mammal Tree of Life: is.gd/s7jMbk

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#21 - rummler
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(02/12/2013) [-]
I thought we were ******
#64 to #21 - chinesehandcuffs
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(02/13/2013) [-]
**chinesehandcuffs rolled a random image posted in comment #86 at The shadows of his past ** can't wait for the next doomsday prediction
#208 to #21 - skrynox
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(02/13/2013) [-]
I know right? As soon as I saw the Pterodactyl, I knew we were in deep ****.
#22 to #21 - falanvaul
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(02/13/2013) [-]
I know. I read that first time and thought it said "Scientists fix date for Extinction."   
   
But it's okay, Keep Calm and Praise the Sun.
I know. I read that first time and thought it said "Scientists fix date for Extinction."

But it's okay, Keep Calm and Praise the Sun.
#187 - BobbyMcFerrin
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(02/13/2013) [-]
This week in religion:    
   
Old man yells at clouds.   
   
then quits
This week in religion:

Old man yells at clouds.

then quits
#82 - spheals
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(02/13/2013) [-]
but can they see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch?
#120 to #82 - iamphoenix
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(02/13/2013) [-]
Damn it man, they're scientists, not miracle workers!
#188 to #120 - siridontcare
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(02/13/2013) [-]
naw see, it got dem senimen swarls in eviry bight
#14 - psykobear
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(02/12/2013) [-]
Bacteria turning Ion into Gold?
Perhaps Iron?
Also, Transmutation spell.
#15 to #14 - anon
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(02/12/2013) [-]
just Ions. I bet they just found bacteria who reduce Au+ to Au.. whats the **** about dinosaurs btw?
#18 to #15 - fivewordminimum [OP] **User deleted account**
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#16 to #15 - psykobear
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I dunno. Guess they figured out exactly what month, year, and day the dinos blew up
#23 to #14 - Helle ONLINE
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(02/13/2013) [-]
werent there some russian that made gold from tin or somthing like that? But it was like massively radioactive for about 100's of years
#32 to #23 - retris
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(02/13/2013) [-]
The only way atoms can change is through nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, or a supernova
#55 to #32 - pacoseago
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(02/13/2013) [-]
This isn't true. They can change for the better after having life changing experiences, or epiphanies.
#57 to #55 - retris
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(02/13/2013) [-]
you got me there
you got me there
#148 to #14 - rowdymatt
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(02/13/2013) [-]
artificial bone = automail. now we need to invent the philosopher stone, perhaps Guantanamo bay could be the prison next to laboratory 5?
#211 to #14 - BeaverBalls
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(02/13/2013) [-]
IT TURNS THE IRON INTO SILVER FIRST AND THEN SILVER INTO GOLD LEARN YOUR SPELLS YOU GODDAMN BRUTE
#240 to #211 - psykobear
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(02/13/2013) [-]
But... but... I'm still right... especially while dual casting.
You turn food into mush and then into ****, but are you not still turning food into ****?
Faithless imperial...
#160 - pitvipertacos **User deleted account**
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#209 to #160 - skrynox
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(02/13/2013) [-]
I've been sharing my needles for too long...
#217 to #160 - paintplayer
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(02/13/2013) [-]
It bugs me how offset his head/neck are in this picture. Like his right shoulder is almost twice as wide as his left.
#43 - freesixty
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(02/13/2013) [-]
And in the face of all of this overwhelming evidence, the Pope resigns.
#46 to #43 - BrotherDeath
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(02/13/2013) [-]
...Overwhelming evidence of what, exactly?
#47 to #46 - freesixty
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(02/13/2013) [-]
science making more sense than religion?
#48 to #47 - BrotherDeath
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(02/13/2013) [-]
I don't think the Church has ever (or at least recently) officially denied that Science makes more sense than they do; if what religion says was accompanied by evidence and fact, then the value of faith, which Christianity builds a great deal of it's religion around, would be zero.
#65 to #48 - yuukiii
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(02/13/2013) [-]
funny thing i learned the other day, The Vatican announced (few years ago) that other life forms are real.
also that it wont interfere with the belief of God
what do you think of that?
(just wondering not trying to "troll" or anything)
#235 to #65 - BrotherDeath
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Well, that sounds to me like progress, and I'm actually kinda impressed that the Church is prepared to take that kind of stand. However, it could well be a tad soon for them to say that; I'm not sure if scientists have actually found any definite extra-terrestrial life.

I can understand why many people might think that alien life would cancel out the possibility of the existence of God, but it simply wouldn't (at least from my viewpoint); it's perfectly possible for God, or some other creator of life, to have created more than one planet's worth of it.

Hope that answers your question.
#238 to #235 - yuukiii
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(02/13/2013) [-]
yea same here people dont have to be forced to forget their god just because something else is there.

thanks for tasking the time to answer :3
#50 to #48 - freesixty
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(02/13/2013) [-]
Damnit man it was a quick joke. I used some stereotypes and recent events.
#51 to #50 - BrotherDeath
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Ok, ok, I'll drop it ^^

I'm just kinda tired of the whole Science vs. Religion thing that goes on every time either is mentioned.
#52 to #51 - freesixty
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Hmm that probably sounded more harsh than I wanted it to. Your argument was fair. Just for the event lined up quite nicely this time. Sorry.
#53 to #52 - BrotherDeath
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It's a once-in-like-ten-years-or-something event. It was low-hanging fruit, I can't possibly blame you for trying for it.
#56 to #53 - Greatangelsfury
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Eve tried low-hanging fruit once. Look where that got us.
#239 to #56 - yuukiii
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(02/13/2013) [-]
low hanging fruit means its ripe for the taking
the most "sinful" food are the ones that are most sweet <3
#70 to #43 - stcronin
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(02/13/2013) [-]
But the church supports science
#94 to #70 - SenatorSnowe
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(02/13/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#101 to #94 - stcronin
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(02/13/2013) [-]
Then we have the Pontifical academy

"The Academy has an international membership which includes British physicist Stephen Hawking, the astronomer royal Martin Rees and Nobel laureates such as U.S. physicist Charles Hard Townes."
#97 to #94 - stcronin
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(02/13/2013) [-]
I like this quote a lot too,
"Methodical research in all branches of knowledge, provided it is carried out in a truly scientific manner and does not override moral laws, can never conflict with the faith, because the things of the world and the things the of the faith derive from the same God. The humble and persevering investigator of the secrets of nature is being led, as it were, by the hand of God in spite of himself, for it is God, the conserver of all things, who made them what they are"
#95 to #94 - stcronin
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Here is just one example, and there are hundreds more where the church supports modern science

"The Big Bang model, or theory, is now the prevailing cosmological theory of the early development of the universe and was first proposed by Belgian priest Georges Lemaitre, astronomer and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain. Lemaître was a pioneer in applying Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity to cosmology. Lemaitre theorized in the 1920s that the universe began as a geometrical point which he called a "primeval atom", which exploded out and has been moving apart ever since. The idea became established theory only decades later with the discovery of cosmic background radiation by American scientists."
#127 to #95 - anon
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Woah, thanks for sticking up for the church :D. Also in 1996 Pope John Paul II recognised the theory of evolution during a speech at the pontifical academy is a point I like to point out during scienc/religious debates.
#130 to #127 - stcronin
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(02/13/2013) [-]
I am a scientist and Catholic and I get really tired of the stereotypes and assumptions people make. Atheistic egotism and narrow mindedness is growing but thankfully most of them aren't that way, and I just want to fight those misconceptions the best I can :)
#179 - iktpq
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(02/13/2013) [-]
**iktpq rolled a random image posted in comment #104 at Terry Pratchett on God ** I ******* love science & New Inventions, Modern Technology And Interesting Facts of 21st Century
#96 - Flammenwerfer
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(02/13/2013) [-]
How can there be a largest prime number? That defeats the whole concept of infinity.
#98 to #96 - Flammenwerfer
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(02/13/2013) [-]
Or maybe not... **** you OP I didn't want to think anymore today
#102 to #98 - localbees
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#174 to #96 - anonomoz
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(02/13/2013) [-]
largest ever, so far
#104 to #96 - spamalope
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(02/13/2013) [-]
The largest KNOWN prime number
#81 - classyfish
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#72 - runsliketurtle
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(02/13/2013) [-]
billions of earth like planets?
I could see a couple being found but billions?
#110 to #72 - misticalz
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(02/13/2013) [-]
There are billions of red dwarf stars. Much like our sun. Some of them are even older than ours. Could you imagine how many Earth like planets there could be? A lot.
#123 to #110 - runsliketurtle
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(02/13/2013) [-]
I realize how big the universe is, its infinite. but it says billions are near us which i find hard to believe
#135 to #123 - misticalz
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(02/13/2013) [-]
Near us, think universe size. 50 Lightyears away is pretty close.
#138 to #135 - runsliketurtle
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(02/13/2013) [-]
the universe may be huge but a billion is a big number, but what do i know im just a stoned teenager arguing with people on the internet
#116 to #72 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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(02/13/2013) [-]
you dont seem to grasp the pure size of the universe my friend