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Post by azriel on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:29 pm

The Zeppelin article was interesting Halfy Smile I like looking at days gone by


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:58 pm

Most of this vid the science is dodgy, or not full, or misrepresented, but there is an amazing bit starting at 21.46
They are inside the Great Pyramid at Giza and a group is in the Queens Chamber chanting 'oommmm's'
I dont know about the theory that the Pyramid is some sort of harmonic resonator- but the sound is amazing and it interestingly, given Egypts love of them, got the attention of and held it off all three of my cats!
Anyway the sound bit starts at 21.46


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Post by azriel on Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:49 pm

That was thoroughly engrossing Petty ! Held my attention ! really interesting, I loved it. I could utterly sense the atmosphere in there, made my tummy tingle !

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Post by halfwise on Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:04 pm

I've been in the Queen's chamber. Takes a lot of imagination to be in that nondescript stone room and realize you've got a whole pyramid on top of you. Felt no vibes at all. Crying or Very sad

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:05 pm

Should have tried going 'Ommmmm' Nod

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:32 am

SCIENTISTS ARE TRYING TO BRING A 30,000-YEAR-OLD VIRUS BACK TO LIFE. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

In what’s arguably the worst idea ever conceived, top science boffins are currently working tirelessly to bring back to life a virus that’s been frozen in the Siberian ice for 30,000 years.
http://fyp-science.com/post/128797553531/scientists-are-trying-to-bring-a-30000-year-old-virus

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Post by azriel on Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:34 am

Interesting idea, as long as they know how to contain it it might lead to vaccines ? cures ? or, something ultra shocking that scientists hadnt thought off ?

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Post by halfwise on Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:19 pm

Viruses are pretty specific since they have to take over cell operation to multiply.  Kind of rare to jump between species, avian flu and the like being a rare exception.

"If we have learned anything from Hollywood..." slap laugh    Oh that's rich.

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Post by azriel on Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:23 pm

Yeah, that one line sealed it really Laughing Where's "John Mc'Clane" when you need him ?

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Post by malickfan on Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:22 pm

I sometimes get the impression as clever as scientists may be, they might be lacking in common sense Shocked , why experiment with dead viruses...haven't they read The Stand?

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Post by azriel on Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:37 pm

FOOK ! affraid




Goats do this every day, leaping about in high places pale
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:45 pm

Always respect the goats!

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Post by halfwise on Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:33 pm

I'm glad they're doing something more interesting than building skyscrapers! I want to go.

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Post by chris63 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:40 am

Spider shedding skin. Spiders have no inner skeleton, in order to grow they must shed their rigid external skin. During the moulting process the spider is in great danger from predators, as the soft body means it cannot move.


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Post by azriel on Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:52 am

that was repulsively fascinating Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:03 pm

Nature - amazing and disgusting at the same time Nod

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Post by halfwise on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:36 pm

I suppose most people associate sex with nature. Pretty amazing so long as you don't stop to think about what you're doing.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:16 am

I think this counts as an oddity of history:

According to this month's National Geographic (that's MLA isn't it? Underlining periodicals??), China has used more cement since 2012 than the U.S. has since 1900. 
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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:53 pm

Shocked  say whaaaaaa?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:17 pm

Well they do have a lot of dissidents!

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:19 am

oh concrete boots. Shocked and bridges No

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:17 am

Rolling Eyes

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But yeah, pretty crazy statistic. I think something like 20 million Chinese people move from the countryside to the city every year as well. 
That's more in a single year than the "Rustification" program or whatever moved Chinese youth from the city to the countryside over twelve years from 1962-1978 (18 million estimated).

Ironically China is only urbanizing this fast because the government is encouraging it so strongly.

Like 26% of Chinese lived in cities in 1990, and now it's almost 60%. 
I mean that's just in my life time! More than twice as much a percentage of the population in China living in cities!

Here's what must be the downtown stretch of Shenzhen, China. First image is 1990, the second is 2010. 


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