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  1. 'Less than a second after the Big Bang, the universe suddenly blew up from nothing to a hot, dense sea of neutrons and electrons stretching across billions of lightyears. And, 13.8 billion years later, the universe is still expanding, albeit at a much slower rate. The prevailing theory, known as the isotropy hypothesis, argues that the universe is not only expanding but doing so at the same rate in all directions. But a new study suggests that may not be the case after all.' https://www.inverse.com/science/universe-expanding-theory A map showing the rate of the expansion of the Universe in different directions across the sky.K. Migkas et al. 2020, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  2. Not sure if this is relevant but... The factory I worked in opened a plant in America, they sent one of our plant managers over for a year to oversee it. He was stunned at their working conditions. We worked 8 hours a day, 5 days a week with 35 days paid holiday. For the same money, they were working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, every day they would be asking for overtime. They got 9 days unpaid holiday which most of them couldn't afford to take. 4 years might sound like a lot of time, but if your working 12 hours a day with no holidays then when are you going to find the time to get your i.d. I imagine the cost would be a problem too, there doesn't seem to be much of a safety net in America. Those few dollars you need to spend getting there makes a huge difference if your already short of money. But this really shouldn't be a problem in the worlds most technologically advanced nation should it. It's tragic really, I feel sorry for them.
  3. I disagree with this. To me knowing death is unavoidable helps me put things in perspective, what's important and what's not. It makes me curious about life, makes me ask questions. It's a motivator to do something with your life, to not waste it. Knowing the people you love will one day not be there brings you closer together I think. As I get older the thought of my mother dying is quite humbling to me, it stops me from taking her for granted.
  4. Never said it was. There's more than one way to prove you're I.d. you know what I meant. When I needed photo I.d. I filled in a form, sent a copy of my birth certificate and some utility bills and 3 days later my i.d. arrived. Took me 10 minutes, never left my sofa. Only in America would something so simple be so difficult.
  5. I know you said no guesses or speculations but I think this is relevant; Car manufacturer Jaguar had to stop production for a week a while ago due to not being able to source batteries. https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-7987123/Jaguar-halts-production-electric-Pace-shortage-batteries.html That's very specific, i don't think there are any people on this forum who work with management in the auto industry I'm afraid. My round, What you drinking?🍺 🙂
  6. In U.K. we just use birth certificates, passports or bills etc for i.d. Why can't you do the same in the U.S.? Seems like a simple thing. There's also this internet thing I keep hearing about, could you not just order one off it? not everyone has access to internet but most people do. Seems abit over complicated to me, unless that's the point. Already happening. I'd be up for it, would save a lot of time and hassle. https://www.allure.com/story/rfdi-microchip-implant-in-skin
  7. Opinionated- yes Cryptic- yes Arsehole- nah, you're cool bro. 😎
  8. You mean arseholes like the disabled, elderly etc.. looking at the current situation, I'd say having robots doing work for us would be an positive not a negative.
  9. I'm getting out of my depth here, but where do our views about what sexuality is come from and have they always the same throughout history. If this was the time of the Greeks I'm sure we'd have a different opinion about sexuality, would we even view homosexuality as being different to 'normal' sexual orientation. Note- I'm going to leave further comments to people more educated in these matters for now. It is a very interesting subject though. +1
  10. I think a lot of men lie due to social pressures. Even today saying your attracted to the same sex will result in a lot of negative responses. Maybe it's not so much men's porn, but more a natural response to seeing sex, a primeval desire within us. Edit- cross posted. Dagl1 says it much better than me.
  11. Find them sexually attractive, but not necessarily want to have sex with them. I feel that way about some of the women I know (one of my Cousins if I'm being honest, but that's another thread). I don't see why it people couldn't feel the same about the same sex.
  12. Wouldn't surprise me at all. Not sure about full on sexual attraction but definitely an appreciation for the other sex, if that makes sense. I think if there was no stigma attached, a lot of people who describe themselves as heterosexual would be more open to bisexual relationships. Think of the Greeks or Romans. Homosexuality hasn't always been frowned upon. Seems like it comes and goes depending on the type of society we live in.
  13. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=khan+academy+physics+and+cosmology
  14. Fresh fruit and veg is my biggest waste, especially bananas. I'll buy some, eat 2 then never feel in the mood to eat the rest. Do it all the time. Different now though. Not wasting anything.
  15. Does this help? https://www.answers.com/Q/Why_are_membranes_described_as_proteins_in_a_sea_of_lipids
  16. How could we test it, Wouldn't we be able to detect this with our own star?
  17. Bye bye job 😡. F**k you corona. Could be worse, but still...

    1. druS

      druS

      All the best CL. You're not on your own though. Wish you the best.

    2. Curious layman

      Curious layman

      Appreciated, thank you. 

      Take care.

    3. Phi for All

      Phi for All

      Remember that thing you were talking about doing, but you didn't have the time because of work? You know, the thing? Now you can do it. Take your time, and do it well. Let us know how it turns out. We're pulling for you.

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  18. I'm no expert, but you should be taking this very seriously. Gloves, masks, regular washing of hands, social distancing should all be adhered too. Granted, it's easier to say than it is to do, do you even has access to face masks and gloves? I don't nor can I get any. The moderator Charon Y is a good person to follow on this subject. Very knowledgeable and informative. Try reading through the corona virus mega thread. Take care. Stay safe. 🙏🏻
  19. 'Antibacterial and antiviral activity are lower if no water is present'. Sorry, i misinterpreted the above statement, thought it meant more water made it less effective.
  20. 'Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts' Sure glad I don't live in America right now. This guys an idiot. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/trump-says-he-may-soon-push-businesses-to-reopen-defying-the-advice-of-coronavirus-experts/ar-BB11BYiB?li=BBoPWjQ What should you use to dilute it instead of water?
  21. I'm not sure about the magical properties of Moscovium. It's seems more like science fiction rather than science fact. And if Bob Lazar says he's worked with a stable form then I don't trust him. it is fascinating though, I'd never heard of the 'island of stability' before. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Materials_science_in_science_fiction#Moscovium
  22. Looks like the same thing. They found Ribose, a type of sugar found in RNA. Doesn't mention it in my link. Found another story that mentions it and also says; https://www.poandpo.com/in-the-meantime/first-extraterrestrial-protein-found-inside-meteorite-232020498/
  23. Fuck, that's fascinating and slightly terrifying at the same time.
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