This week in science. 3D Ear huff.to/YGgkTS Bionic hand ind.pn/XneTZn Bio luminescent traps bbc.in/WO1zz5 Hydro thermal vents bbc.in/158oTLq Dolphins Moon Rock  This week in science 3D Ear huff to/YGgkTS Bionic hand ind pn/XneTZn Bio luminescent traps bbc in/WO1zz5 Hydro thermal vents in/158oTLq Dolphins Moon Rock
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This week in science

February
The IFLY Week In Science.
or as
The first bionic hand that allows
the amputee to actually feel what
the hand is teaching was
scheduled for transplantation
A printer was used to
build an artificial ear out
of living cartilage cells.
The deepest known
hydrothermal vents were
discovered 4, below sea
Dolphins were found to
call for other individuals
level, by name .
A carnivorous plant was found
to have 1: traps
for insect prey, only visible
under UV light.
Traces of water were found
in the oldest known lunar
rock sample.
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#6 - dalokan
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Even plants think you're wrong, vegans
#226 to #6 - lasmamoe
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Here we go again..
#309 to #226 - cubanwhiteman
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(02/26/2013) [-]
I found the vegan!
#333 to #309 - lasmamoe
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(02/26/2013) [-]
"I found the vegan, thumbs please"
"Macs suck, thumbs please"
"Religion is stupid, thumbs please"
"Muslims are all terrorists, thumbs please"
#258 to #6 - McFuckUp
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Apples and oranges. Most humans don't eat humans
#310 to #258 - luidias
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(02/26/2013) [-]
so apparently insects are plants?
#314 to #310 - McFuckUp
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(02/26/2013) [-]
No, but it said "even plants think you're wrong"
For that to make sense there would have to be plants that eat other plants.
I can't think of a better example. I did 9 hour of accounting today and my brain is shot.
#315 to #314 - luidias
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(02/26/2013) [-]
I don't even.
#316 to #315 - McFuckUp
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(02/26/2013) [-]
*roll picture I know. I accidentally logic. I'll just go over here and **** myself
#317 to #316 - McFuckUp
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(02/26/2013) [-]
GOD DAMMIT I ******* RAGE QUIT
#319 to #317 - luidias
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(02/26/2013) [-]
hahaha ******* mondays, huh?
#332 to #319 - McFuckUp
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(02/26/2013) [-]
You have no idea
#73 to #6 - anon
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(02/25/2013) [-]
I wanna stick my dick in that....
#225 to #73 - mattmanhemi
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(02/25/2013) [-]
go for it, the plant eats meat
#241 to #73 - lasmamoe
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Post pictures.
#308 to #73 - carnivorouswalnut
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(02/26/2013) [-]
Call me when you melt your dick in its acid.
#11 - captainfuckitall ONLINE
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(02/25/2013) [-]
I love the idea of carnivorous plants, I really really do

Why?

Because it means that trees, flowers, and other fauna may eventually evolve to eat meat as well

Which means that a tree may very well eventually try to grab you and eat you

Lovely world, isn't it?
#305 to #11 - anon
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(02/26/2013) [-]
Bye bye tree huggers
#13 to #11 - anonemous
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(02/25/2013) [-]
probably happen in Australia first......
#32 to #13 - jellybaby
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(02/25/2013) [-]
The spiders will take care of them.
#17 to #13 - evilanakie
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(02/25/2013) [-]
honestly all we have is some cheap rocky beaches
some bush land with the locals raping everyone
and the wild life is no where to be found
oh and kinder surprises
#19 to #17 - Deanoss
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(02/25/2013) [-]
dont know what part of australia your basing that assumption off but out here in gatton you literally cannot escape the local flora and fauna
#21 to #19 - evilanakie
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(02/25/2013) [-]
all we have are people trying to steal your change/smokes/electronics
and SPC baked beans and spaghetti
oh and concreete cows
#22 to #21 - Deanoss
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(02/25/2013) [-]
mmmmmm... SPC baked beans
#26 to #22 - evilanakie
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(02/25/2013) [-]
You need to login to view this link
and here is the willy wanka spc **** factory
you can get a crate of 20 cans for 2$
#25 to #22 - evilanakie
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(02/25/2013) [-]
we also have a street that was called "HITLER" street
untill 2 years back when the council changed it to HILLER
#24 to #22 - evilanakie
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(02/25/2013) [-]
as soon as you drive down archer street the pong of canned fruit and ardmona **** fumes also we have a giant KFC bucket
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proof
rotate till you see it
#20 to #19 - evilanakie
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(02/25/2013) [-]
shepparton
#104 to #13 - mattyjay
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Then they would apologise profusely.
#282 to #104 - greenthegunstar
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(02/25/2013) [-]
That's Canada...not Australia.
#337 to #282 - mattyjay
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(02/26/2013) [-]
****. Err. My bad.
#339 to #338 - mattyjay
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(02/26/2013) [-]
I felt really great at the time.....
#53 - wetpantslol
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(02/25/2013) [-]
#99 to #53 - wetpantslol
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(02/25/2013) [-]
MFW people assume I'm correlating the two.

Carry on though...
#158 to #99 - coolcalx
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(02/25/2013) [-]
>main post is about science
>makes an implied derogatory comment towards religion
>is surprised that people think he's correlating science and religion
what the hell is going on in your head, dude?
#183 to #158 - wetpantslol
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(02/25/2013) [-]
>makes an implied derogatory comment towards religion

no.
#240 to #183 - coolcalx
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(02/25/2013) [-]
#199 to #53 - dashdashdash
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(02/25/2013) [-]
oboi
#153 to #53 - trojanmannn
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#80 to #53 - CreepyNeighbor
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Seeing Religion vs Science debates really annoys me.
The opposite of religion is atheism, not science.
#260 to #80 - rieskimo
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Completely agree, one of the big thing that annoys me that the radical atheists(sounds weird don't it?) say is that science and religion can never be in the same room. My grandma has been a scientist for decades and she is quite active in our church.
#67 to #53 - dinkcool
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(02/25/2013) [-]
You know that in 3 days the pope will leave his post. That is a pretty big religion thing this week.
#95 to #53 - coolcalx
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(02/25/2013) [-]
>implying religion and science are in opposition

theology does not refute science, and science does not refute theology.

also, be careful. it's dangerous to run with that many edges.
#85 to #53 - ragnarfag ONLINE
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(02/25/2013) [-]
2edgy4me
#103 - osirusrising
Reply +54
(02/25/2013) [-]
Mother ******* Dolphins.

I honestly would not be surprised if they found some underwater utopia completely inhabited by Dolphins.
#119 to #103 - asterael
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Dolphins have rape caves underwater.
google it if you don't believe me
#290 to #119 - greenthegunstar
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Dolphins are a lot more evil than I thought they were. I knew they killed people just 'cuz, but I didn't know they raped people.
#42 - vikingpizza
Reply +51
(02/25/2013) [-]
Well it's about ******* time that hand showed up
Well it's about ******* time that hand showed up
#177 - englman
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Numbers one and two.. That gave me some serious feels.. I don't personally know anyone that's missing a body-part and I'm not missing one either. But in my opinion, that is what Science is all about, improving peoples' lives. The pursuit of knowledge is a great thing by itself, but if it can be used to completely change someones life?.. That's why I love Science.. It's inspirational.
Numbers one and two.. That gave me some serious feels.. I don't personally know anyone that's missing a body-part and I'm not missing one either. But in my opinion, that is what Science is all about, improving peoples' lives. The pursuit of knowledge is a great thing by itself, but if it can be used to completely change someones life?.. That's why I love Science.. It's inspirational.
#244 to #177 - bakedbread
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(02/25/2013) [-]
if ya want to read some really inspirational scienctific stuff read up on ray kurzweil and immortality, and dmitry itskov also, its all about how science is supposed to give us all eternal life, thats inspirational if anything is, im athiest though raised catholic and the thought of how much science is supposed to accomplish in the next 30 years gives me the same feeling that thinking about god did when i was a youngin'
#334 to #244 - englman
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(02/26/2013) [-]
Project Avatar?
#336 to #334 - bakedbread
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(02/26/2013) [-]
yup
#340 to #336 - englman
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(02/27/2013) [-]
Yeah, I'm very curious to see how that will turn out. I have problems with the whole idea, but if my predictions are incorrect, it will be freaking incredible.
#341 to #340 - bakedbread
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(02/27/2013) [-]
what problems do you have with it? and incredible doesnt even begin to describe it, it would undoubtedly be the most pivotal moment since the creation of life itself
#342 to #341 - englman
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(02/28/2013) [-]
The idea is to essentially cut up your brain and load it into a computer, correct? (I realize that's pretty over-simplified) Well first of all, it sounds like something that would be INSANELY expensive and incredibly risky. But assume that money wasn't a problem and the procedure was a success. Now my problems with it.. Your brain is now a program that works very similarly to the real thing, if not exactly, but that just means your brain is a program.. My curiosity is this: Will you be immortal and everything be great? Or will "you" be dead, and your brain just continues to live on (a computer program that acts like, thinks like, and truly believes it's "you", but it's just a complex program.)
Also, how would you deal with hardware damage, memory storage, etc. etc.? I'd imagine it would be very difficult and dangerous to try to move around/repair/protect memory etc. Also, people could just "rewrite" you if they really wanted to? Would we create memories the same, behave the same, function at all without all of our senses as they are? What of our Biology too? No more DNA? No more genetics? How would "new" people come to exist? Would manufacturers of your parts literally own you in some ways? There's a billion questions I have and it looks like it could be really cool, however, I think there will be serious complications and some bad results.. (Not trying to put a damper on your parade or anything, you just asked.)
#344 to #342 - bakedbread
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(03/03/2013) [-]
i have an answer to most of that but your gunna have to ask one at a time if ya waanna hear em i dont want to waste an hour typing responses to all of those questions
#345 to #344 - englman
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(03/03/2013) [-]
I guess the main question I have is; Will you really be "you", or will the procedure just create a computer program that thinks and acts exactly like you do, even believes it is you, but it's just a very complicated program that, in a sense, mimics you perfectly.
#346 to #345 - bakedbread
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(03/04/2013) [-]
well theoretically to you once the procedure is completed it would feel like your were just waking up, only you would have a completely new body, there really isnt a "you" to begin with, what you percieve as "you" is still only a function of the brain and once replicated there wouldnt be any way to distinguish between the "old" conciousness, and the "new" conciousness, both would believe themselves the original and in a way, they both are, instead of thinking of the "new" conciousness as being new think of it as being split from its original body and given a new body to expand itself in, kind of how our cells divide, there was one, and one became two, yet niether is considered to be more real than the other, but in the case of our conciousness the "old" conciousness held in our organic brain would cease to exist (or just be stored as a back-up) and we would take over in our "new conciousness" yet we would still us, while philosophically you could consider it not "you" conciousness is just the result of the configeration of our brain and how it connects within itself, even if replicated with electronic components if everything completes the same job and is uploaded with all the information as in the organic counterpart the developed conciousness is equal, another way to think about it is what makes "you" the same "you" as you were a week ago? conciousness doesnt rely on what does the processing whether it be nuerons or transistors, so the fact the your brain is made up of the same atoms is unrelated when determining if you are still "you", your brain is constantly updating itself as new information is processed, the human conciousness is constanly in present sense
#347 to #346 - bakedbread
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(03/04/2013) [-]
(cont.) by that i mean that since counciousness is dependant on information brought in by our sensory organs, processed in our brain, and related to other stored information; you were no more "you" last week than you will be when your conciousness is transplanted into a new body, and "you" wont be any more "you" in a new, immortal body than you would be in your original mortal one in the future
#348 to #347 - englman
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(03/04/2013) [-]
Woah.. I had never thought of the mind/self in that way before. You make some excellent points, I have a lot to think about now. It's always nice meeting people like you on here. I thank you for the conversation friend:)
Woah.. I had never thought of the mind/self in that way before. You make some excellent points, I have a lot to think about now. It's always nice meeting people like you on here. I thank you for the conversation friend:)
#349 to #348 - bakedbread
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(03/04/2013) [-]
and i appreciate finding another open-minded intellectual as myself (not to float my own boat) it truly is awe-inspiring to think of how plausible it is for humanity to transcend mortal life in the near future, another aspect of this is not only surpassing our mortal limits but as result of such is becoming, for lack of a better word, hyper-sentient beings, with literally endless time to explore ourselves and the universe around us each and every human being will become what i suppose i could call a "vessel of unlimited knowledge" and while it make take a great amount of time its inconsequential as we would eventually lose our perception of time, this and other things would basically transform us into living gods, and as crazy as "science will one day make us gods" may sound, scientifically its completely rational
#350 to #349 - englman
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(03/04/2013) [-]
Yeah, strangely enough, it may be so.
#351 to #350 - bakedbread
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(03/05/2013) [-]
i see you like ponies also? just pointing out im a fellow brony haha
i see you like ponies also? just pointing out im a fellow brony haha
#352 to #351 - englman
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(03/05/2013) [-]
Awesome! Lol always nice to meet a fellow brony:D
Awesome! Lol always nice to meet a fellow brony:D
#212 to #177 - ScottP
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Automail?
#216 to #212 - englman
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Lol yeah!
#193 to #177 - infinitereaper
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Yeah, but there are two sides to the coin. Science is great and all but I worry about what new found disasters it's going to bring. It's only a matter of time.
#297 to #193 - Xepheros
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Knowledge has no morality, nor can science be held responsible for what the scientist does. Your statement is not related to knowledge in itself, but rather, individual responsibility and the moral decay of a society.
#197 to #193 - englman
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(02/25/2013) [-]
I partially agree, but it all comes down to what people do with the knowledge. Science alone just looks for answers and explanations. People then intervene and create a good outcome, or a bad:)
#202 to #197 - infinitereaper
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Science isn't free from being good or bad, especially considering what exactly it's trying to figure out at the moment... but of course, human beings are the reason for just about everything.
#209 to #202 - englman
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(02/25/2013) [-]
I'm curious, and this is off-topic so please forgive me, but may I ask what exactly you think "good" and "bad" are? I'll clear up what I mean by saying this:
Does "right" and "wrong" truly exist, or just "culturally acceptable" and "culturally unacceptable?"

Let the record show that I do believe in a "right and wrong", I just question if I believe in it because my culture/environment taught me to.
#213 to #209 - infinitereaper
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Well I think there are things that are "good" and "bad" but a ******** of things that society judges and it's completely stupid.

Going deeper, I suppose good and bad could be illusions and that slaughtering a bunch of poeple for no reason really doesn't matter, but I think we're built to think otherwise.

Basically all of it exits, and you need common sense and an open mind to tell the difference. For example I don't have a problem dating younger girls, but at my age society would probably frown upon it. Even though, technically speaking in evolutionary terms an animal is pretty much an adult that leaves the nest when it is able to reproduce.
#266 to #213 - rafjar
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(02/25/2013) [-]
well, if you kill a bunch of people a lot of people like family will get hurt. they will get sad, some of them will struggle for existense, their lifes will turn worse in general. if you ask me, this is bad. just sayin.
#215 to #213 - englman
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Interesting, we think a lot alike. Thank you for taking time to answer:)
#175 - simplescience
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(02/25/2013) [-]
A post about accomplishments in science without a flamewar about religion?

Funnyjunk, I am proud.

(Now I jinxed it)
#259 to #175 - Laddie
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(02/25/2013) [-]
Comment #239
#270 to #259 - simplescience
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(02/25/2013) [-]
We made it to 23 hours of this being up...

Damn it.
#239 - thebritishguy
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(02/25/2013) [-]
this week in religion: 50 people died in a Muslim riot because a film was made claiming Muslims weren't peaceful.
#254 to #239 - anon
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(02/25/2013) [-]
This is why I can't take Atheism seriously anymore.
#75 - Siphus
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(02/25/2013) [-]
I saw a special on PBS that showed dolphin trainers teaching dolphins tricks.

One of them involved a hand signal that told the dolphin to make up their own trick (basically, anything they weren't directly taught how to do). So one of them did some crazy turny-flip thing that nobody had seen before.

Well, as cool as that is, they then tried an experiment where they did the same hand gesture to 2 dolphins at the same time. They both went under the water, made a few clicks and squeals, and came up and did another brand new trick in unison.