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Old 03-25-2018, 01:38 AM
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Woman befriends flightless queen bumblebee
The Dodo "I made a garden for her," Presly said. Fiona Presly

Since the bee, now formally named Bee, would have to walk from flower to flower to feed, Presly built her a private floral buffet. Using some netting, she built Bee an enclosure full of blossoms where her winged counterparts couldn't reach to deplete the pollen...

As documented in the woman's own words, this 5 month long relationship with a bee (PDF) as well as a response by an expert. It's fascinating!

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Old 04-14-2018, 08:09 AM
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Arts? Miscellany? Gagarin is always science.

Belgrade's 'tiny head' Gagarin tribute is removed - BBC News
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:29 AM
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter: "In my day, the word "Awesome" was reserved for things like curing Polio and walking on the Moon, not for food or TV shows."

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter: "A multi-paddle, multi-ball, ping pong match between two octopuses would be awesome to watch."
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Oh for the golden years of :ff: when the latter would have become a smiley within 48 hours. :wish:
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That would be awesome.
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Tysoneanly awesome.
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lol that you think this is real

They are mocking you. True fact.

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Hey, it's Jerome! And he's doing stuff!
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:32 AM
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Uranus smells like farts, scientists confirm - CBC
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The topic of this Tweet thrad is Incels. But it got so interestingly sciencey about reproductive systemry I'll put it here:




Like, I had no idea that the human dick was designed in order to plunge out the sperm of the guy immediately before.
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There are quite a lot of animal species in which the male's penis is shaped in such a way as to make it an effective tool for removing any sperm that might already be present in the female's reproductive tract. There are species in which males have a penis that can literally scoop a competitor's sperm out of the female's reproductive tract.

In the case of humans, it seems that the enlarged glans with its flared corona at the base helps to displace any sperm that might be present on the forward stroke, and then pull it out on the back stroke. Some studies have claimed that when couples have sex after a period of separation (when the woman may have had the opportunity to mate with other men while she and her partner were separated), the man is more likely to thrust deeply. Some have speculated that this may be an unconscious behavioral mechanism to help him more effectively remove any competitor's sperm that might be present.


Of course, in some species, males go to greater lengths to try to ensure that a female's eggs are not fertilized by a competitor's sperm. For instance, in some arthropod species, males secrete a glue-like substance after ejaculation, effectively gluing the female's vagina shut and thus preventing her from mating with any other males. In other arthropod species, the male's penis actually breaks off in the female's vagina after he inseminates her, plugging the vagina and ensuring that she will be unable to mate with any other males.
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Detachable penis, indeed. :dancebey:
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Detached penis :sadpenis:
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Via APOD, a NASA production, with more info from Phil Plaitt Coronal rain: Streams of ionized gas rain on Sun after a solar flare.:


Ignore the 30 seconds of titles. The remaining 4 minutes is amazing.
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Things not looking good for the EMDrive.
While a flippant article, it has some good info, NASA€™s EM-drive is a magnetic WTF-thruster | Ars Technica

Basically the latest tests have shown thrust in the same direction even when they flipped the drive around, leading to the belief measurements of thrust are related to the orientation to the earths magnetic field and aren't being produced by the drive at all. I should ad that the rig they did this in was pretty complex, not only did it have gimbals to move the drive while under vacuum, they then physically flipped the drive on the platform and did all the tests again.

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