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    ^haha, a little marginal note.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2014
     
    Yeah- given that the procedure already straight up kills 90+% of the input cells under optimal conditions, when they say:
    "he number of surviving cells was sensitive to the age of donor mice and was low under the treatment conditions above when adult spleens were used."
    we can read that as: "every single cell dies when we use adult mice"Troglodytarum is latin for troll
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    What kind of job can i get with a PhD in synthetic chemistry that's not a postdoc or a wet lab position? anyone have experience with scientific publication, policy or patent law, etc.

    In all likelihood I'll be looking for a postdoc in polymer or material science/engineering, but I'm looking for other options.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthoreburgers
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2014
     
    1) Stop watching the donkey porn.
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    Who's that? You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    Consulting? Project management (science-related)?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2014
     
    @pawl: i knows abouts patents lawlz.
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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2014 edited
     
    boeing making big strides in viable biofuelssomebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2014
     
    ^that article was written by a 5 year old. i can't read it. what's their supposed stride? or are you just posting marketing docs? because that's lame.
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    The Dangerous Professor

    Science news focus about David Nutt.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    This should be interesting....



    Can get info here.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2014
     
    You misspelled "stupid".We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    joeyfresh:You misspelled "stupid".


    lulz. But no, I did mean interesting. Specifically, I'm interested in seeing how Bill Nye interacts and responds with Ken Ham and v.v.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2014
     
    WHY?
    Mike Tyson (circa 1988) is going to nicely pummel Corky from Life Goes On into oblivion and then Corky is going to smugly proclaim himself the winner. No minds will be changed.
    For someone of Bill Nye's stature to pretend that anything this idiot has to say is worth responding to with something other than a laugh just gives him credit he doesn't deserve.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    An embarrassment to the name of ham!i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    joeyfresh:WHY?
    Mike Tyson (circa 1988) is going to nicely pummel Corky from Life Goes On into oblivion and then Corky is going to smugly proclaim himself the winner. No minds will be changed.
    For someone of Bill Nye's stature to pretend that anything this idiot has to say is worth responding to with something other than a laugh just gives him credit he doesn't deserve.


    Funny you mention the whole providing credit re response aspect. Was actually discussing this with my co-workers. Agreed, I'm surprised Nye didn't consider this when agreeing to the debate (definitely not the best word for what this will be).

    Still, I'm interested in the response. Ham is never going to concede that creationism is a bunch of bologna (even if it's clear that it is). Maybe I'm looking forward to it because it's like watching a train wreck? Dunno. Part of this may be due to interactions I had with folks in undergrad and in seminary. It was really something.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2014
     
    This is hard to watch. So much stupid."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthortinyhonkshus
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2014 edited
     
    I mean, didja SEE Stybar?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2014
     
    "Also pill-using women showed a reduced preference for faster cyclists." SCIENCE y'all. Lolz."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2014
     
    SUP TEAM SLOW BIKEWe'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    So this is one of those problems that feels like you would sit down and complain about it to your mom and she'd be like "Well, why don't you try X?" and you're super shamed because the answer was so obvious. Plz help me brainstorm:

    I need to harvest some fly eggs. Standard procedure is make a little jello plate, smear some yeast past on it, and put it over the top of a bottle of flies. They lay on the jello, and you rinse them off with dilute bleach, and run em through a sieve so any yeast that got washed off goes through and the eggs stay in. The problem is, it's a new species of fly, and they don't lay their eggs on the surface, they sort of inject them into the jello, so they can't just be rinsed off. They will not lay on a surface that's too hard to inject an egg into. So I need to come up with a way to get them out of the jello enmasse. They can't be heated. Does anyone have any genius ideas?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    Knowing nothing about this my suggestion is:

    Slim down the jello thickness until you have a minimum but the flys will still lay eggs. After egging, agitate the whole pad of jello in water or some other solution to bust up the gel but keep the eggs intact, recover eggs by filtering, etc.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2014 edited
     
    How fragile are the eggs? Could you blend/shake the jello to turn it into liquid and then sieve the eggs?
    I'm thinking about how I got pineapple chunks out of jello cups: Scoop, swish it between your teeth, swallow liquid jello, eat pineapple.
    Maybe that's not helpful.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2014
     
    i can check josh's mattress, i think there are lots of fly eggs there
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    You guys (except Alex...) are thinking the way I'm thinking. The eggs aren't fragile, but blending would destroy them I think. It's actually agarose, not gelatin, so I don't think it will break up easily (if you've ever had Japanese jello cup things, you know you can't swish it between your teeth like real jello). I actually just had the idea to use pectin, which I'm pretty sure will just dissolve in water, but now that you mention it, it does seem like jello would too...thanks team!i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2014 edited
     
    You need to reliquify the gelatin somehow. Maybe use a gelatin that has a very narrow temperature range of stability, where both liquid and solid states are inside the viability range for the eggs.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a scientist, but I did grow up in the midwest, Jell-o capital of the world.

    Edit: My other idea was to add more water to dissolve the gelatin.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    I'm actually thinking that if it's not possible to reliquify the goo, I will scoop it into a centrifuge tube and see if I can bring the eggs down by spinning. I failed to mention that another part of the problem is that whatever substance I use needs to be solid enough to be upside down for 20ish hours at room temp :(

    I just want to know if solid pectin gel or solid gelatin gel will just dissolve if I stir it in water for a while. The internet cares not for my wants.i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2014
     
    What about introducing an enzyme that breaks down pectins but doesn't affect the eggs?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    fux wit' the pH?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthortinyhonkshus
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2014 edited
     
    Well, I have made a batch of jello plates and a batch of pectin plates, nearly burning down the lab in the process of the latter. Tomorrow testing shall commence.

    eta: The enzyme idea is a good one, but it would take fairly intensive testing to convince myself that it doesn't mess with the eggs, so I'm hoping to avoid it. In a lot of cases you can just google for that type of thing, but apparently nobody has ever tried to do this before...maybe I should take better notes...i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    Notes are for scrotesYou said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    I made a thing:

    dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1888You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    Fuck yeah dude! I didn't know you ACTUALLY worked with buckminsterfullerene?! I thought that was just something that chemists said for lulz. Also that seems like a legitimately high-impact paper, none of this "sphincter7 regulates butthole methylation" shit that I work on. Congrats! And take to the accomplishments thread!i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2014
     
    (w)hoop there it is
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    Dude, rad. Congrats on that.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    Obo:Sounds great, but vague, legit?

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Groundbreaking-discovery-could-pave-way-for-routine-use-of-stem-cells-in-medicine/articleshow/29559517.cms

    The bump reminded me, we talked about this briefly in lab meeting last week. As I understand it, nobody that wasn't involved in the papers has really been able to replicate this. And I heard that one of the authors has another paper deemed sketchy.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2014
     
    What did y'all think of Cosmos?"Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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    Currently listening to the Slate Culturefest talk about it.

    I fell asleep, but only because I was really really tired. What I saw, I was into even though it was a little cheesy/kitsch-y, but I think that was in the spirit of the original.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    I only saw/heard the hype during/afterwards.i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2014
     
    I had never seen original but thought the new one was kind of corny but the 2nd half of the show was better. We'll see where the series goes. I'm glad I watched it on my friend's DVR, the CHI commercials were endless."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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    So like you guys probably heard about the BICEP2 joint, evidence for the post-big bang inflation and all that. Here is a Nature video explaining it.


    But what I really came here to post is the video of one of the scientists surprising Andrei Linde, one of the main authors of the inflationary theory, with the news.
    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    Cloaking paint in development at MichiganYou said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthorpaul jameson
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2014 edited
     
    Classic three-interlocked-gears blunder in this abstract image.



    gets me every time.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    DQ: if you're Chinese and your name is Chengdu, is that like being American and being named Savannah?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
    • CommentAuthorObo
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2014
     
    WAIT. WHAT. NO? WHAT JUST HAPPENED? EXPLAIN SOMETHING. THIS DUDE IS NOT SURPRISED ENOUGH. Posted day before april fools... grrrr
    surprisefries:Wow, Michigan is winning science right now.
    I ONLY WEAR CAMPY CONDOMS WITH WHITE WRAPS - joeyfresh
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    We scientists are surprised by nothing.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    ^^uploaded to youtube on 3/31, but posted on the umich website on 4/1somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2014
     
    Cambridge Science Festival is happening all weekend, with the Cambridge Science Carnival happening today at the Cambridge Public Library from 12-4pm, featuring a ROBOT ZOO.

    I will be there shortly, petting all the robots.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus