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@Punk, that is indeed one gorgeous photograph...long live the Hubble Telescope!
@Getkin, I watched that video on another site just a little while ago...it is a really cool one. I marvel at the fact that on every day when there is a clear (or semi-clear) sky, I can put my hands up to this giant star that exists in outer space and feel the warmth of it on my skin here on tiny planet Earth. It's a beautiful thing to behold.

Here's a short, and very interesting/fun article worth checking out: "Some of the most amazing extinct species" - http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/some … t-species/

If Gigantopithicus was indeed bipedal, then no doubt he should earn the title of "the original Bigfoot".

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Oh yes getken, our Star is insanely badass,

And The Creature, they say we're made of stars and I believe them. Probably why they have so much effect on us. big_smile

And woah that link is cool.

I'm sure I was a Pterodactyl back then. I'm a Vampire now so they're part of the family these guys. lol

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@Ken-
Vamps watched that video with me, and I mentioned that the filament was 200,000 miles long.  So then she had me looking up all kinds of things for 30 minutes- how much larger is the sun to Earth, how much larger is Antares, what's the mass of the central Milky Way black hole, etc.  She eventually gave and concluded, "We're just specks of dust in the universe."  I reply, "True, but we have monkeys." 

Moral of the story- monkeys trump coronal mass ejections.

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^^^
Mwahahaha lol

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Wow, that's an amazing pict. Weird how lighting search for a good spot to strike down, always found this impressive. Saw a show a while back talking about this. Cool stuff. smile

http://25.media.tumblr.com/46aae76dca55f15b180c9c6800499c01/tumblr_mvcah9OlEP1qhejy8o2_1280.jpg

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Here's another wild science-y question I have (Azzy, you may want to go pop an aspirin before reading this - or maybe not, you're used to the weird science stuff). So here's the scenario: Imagine that intelligent lifeforms have evolved on an Earth-like planet whom have very impressive senses of sight. These lifeforms can see along the entire electromagnetic spectrum without becoming overwhelmed with information and aesthetic wonder (because they've evolved a brain able to handle it). They can perceive not only what we are able to perceive ("visible light"), but can also perceive objects in much higher and lower frequencies - including gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, infrared, microwaves, and radio. Now, I'm not at all very knowledgeable on these waves, but I can imagine that being capable of perceiving reality with all of these layers of perception intact would be something quite incredible.

What would life be like with the ability to have a sense of vision fitting the entire EM spectrum? What would be the advantages for those capable of this vision? Would there be disadvantages, or would a culture/society of these intelligent, seemingly "all-seeing" lifeforms be a more naturally honest type of group (being that it's difficult to hide anything in the physical)? And are there other physiological implications of sensing the EM range other than that of sight? Just looking for thoughts so that I can get a better understanding...

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These guys have a very interesting view about it:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum … ic=44537.0

But personaly, it seems to me that it's a part of our brain that we still haven't developped. Just like why people like me can feel more paranormal stuff i.e. Ghosts, Entities and the like while others can't. Guess it's all about developping more our machine brain.

Now of course it'd change our society and I'm sure it'd make it more cool to live in than the crap we're actually living in.

That's about the most I can give you about it. Now I need to go sniff some Aspirin. lol

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^ Awesome. Thanks for the link/contribution, Punk. smile

I bookmarked the link so that I can read it in-full a bit later. I need to drink some coffee or something so I can wake up. Or sniff some aspirin, perhaps.
Keep on snufflin'-smufflin', my friend. tongue

edit - and now that I've stopped to think about it, I suppose you can't really "see" radio waves can you? lol At least I think that would rely on the sense of hearing only. See how much I know?

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^^^
You COULD I'm sure. But it's just like I said, we can't now because we haven't learned how to do that.

Where can I find a course online to use my brain at it's fullest???
I don't care about that Lumosity crap but this would be awesome. Hahaha

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^ I've no idea. This place is pretty cool though (but I've bet you've already visited it): http://www.openculture.com/philosophy_free_courses

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^^^
No I didn't know about that place. And all I can say is:

WOOOW THANKS MAN!!!

This looks very cool.

Foundations of American Cyber-Culture

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^ Always happy to assist a fellow cyber-punk. smile

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Cyber-Punkness OWNZ ALL!!! Hahaha lol

That's what I got for Cyber-Punk and I like it. Click for full size.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4hm6iiQFT1qav3uso1_1280.jpg

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Simpsons and Maths...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/2 … 74181.html

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c1/98/17/c19817be316efd1a5023a6c9b6c7d348.jpg

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Kraken existed??? Woah, badass...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/0 … 83643.html

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1438480/thumbs/n-KRAKEN-EVIDENCE-large570.jpg?7

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Between a rock and a hard place...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/06 … t_thought/

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^^^
Wow, that's freaking MAD!!! O_O

And here goes the ISS' waste and crap. smile

http://www.space.com/23479-space-statio … pid=555129

http://i.space.com/images/i/000/034/138/i02/atv4-space-station-cargo-ship-reentry-photos-9.jpg?1383688354

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^^
I guess monkeys don't have a monopoly on throwing poo, eh?  big_smile

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^ Lots of wild, interesting articles being posted as of late (not that that's a break in this thread's awesome content).

Posted this opinion on the U.S.'s space budget on facebook about a month back, thought I should share it here smile :

"NASA's budget is composed of merely 0.5 of 1% of the federal budget. For all of our country's most glorious space explorations and studies of the universe, this budget currently consists of a very minimal fraction of our tax dollars. Yet there are still a large portion of people that I have had conversations with who believe that the "space budget" is gigantic, and that it is all a waste of time. In an educated and civilized society, the desire to progress in human knowledge and forward-thinking should be the leading paradigms of human thought and locomotion. To begin setting these trends in a more consequential way, I think it would be wise to increase NASA's budget that extra 0.5%. The results of this, I think, would be a great thing to behold - especially if the masses would take interest in this progress of knowledge and understand its importance (but that's another thing)."
Along with my mini-speech I included "The Neil deGrasse Tyson Effect" for good measure: http://thespacereview.com/article/2382/ … 0.facebook

Also just discovered a neurology study news website...I'll be checking that out tonight.

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^^
Oh noes, you've been hit by the Cut-Off Monster!

I wish I had more time to look around for neat science articles.  I feel like I have no time, any time; just running from one task to the next constantly.

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Yeah azathoth humans throw much more shit than monkeys. big_smile

And The Creature, I've read this one before. Damn man, I defy you to find something with deGrasse I never seen. lol

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Enjoy this folks, I fucking did and still do everytime I watch it. Great effects too. smile

QUANTUM MECHANICS EXPLAINED OR QUANTUM THEORY FOR DUMMIES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STF0moww_zQ

A freaking awesome one truely. Enjoy buddies. big_smile

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Just got one thing to say...

ENTANGLEMENT RULES ALL!!! big_smile

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The most awesome picture of Saturn ever!!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom … kovic.html

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@Punk, finding a deGrasse Tyson video you haven't seen should be difficult to do, I'd imagine. I've watched damn near all of his stuff, too. The only new stuff I get to watch/listen to regularly is  his "Star Talk" podcast, which is pretty awesome.

Summary article on some scientists who are finding conclusive proof that brain deterioration during the ageing process is largely effected and determined by our genes: http://neurosciencenews.com/neurogeneti … aging-569/

The article isn't too in-depth (and not all that revolutionary), but it's got me thinking.