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  1. Estrogen...interesting...I might be trans so this estrogen idea sounds pretty good to me especially if it can extend life. Ok maybe that wasn't a very scientific response but I had to say it.
  2. I just thought I'd open this to a discussion about anybody who knows more details about the subject. So I just found an article from a couple days ago that scientists have found a molecule in the brain that trigger aging. Here is the link - http://www.nature.com/news/molecules-in-the-brain-trigger-ageing-1. Here are some interesting excerpts from the article: "Further tests suggested that NF-κB activity helps to determine when mice display signs of ageing. Animals lived longer than normal when they were injected with a substance that inhibited the activity of NF-κB in immune cells called microglia in the hypothalamus. Mice that received a substance to stimulate the activity of NF-κB died earlier." "Treating middle-aged mice to suppress the production of IKK-β, an enzyme that activates NF-κB, in microglia in the hypothalamus also reduced age-related cognitive and physical declines. Suppressing IKK-β in all areas of the brain increased median lifespan by 23% and maximum lifespan by 20%. The researchers report that NF-κB counteracts the effects of a hormone called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), reducing brain-cell growth and shutting down the mice's reproductive systems. Injecting mice with GnRH slowed down ageing and triggered the growth of new brain cells. That suggests that inflammation and stress are an evolutionary signal to the body to stop reproducing, which triggers the start of the ageing process."
  3. Close your eyes and picture blackness in your mind and your closed eyeballs. Picture that your eyeballs don't exist. Picture that their is no noises or feelings. Picture that the blackness turns into nothing. WTF it's still black unless for some odd reason you decide to picture white instead of black. I say odd because white is something. And you are even more odd if try to picture pure invisibleness of matter and energy. Because... what you must realize is this: Realize your mind is doing the Picturing and your mind is something. So now Picture that you have no mind to Picture no mind. It is impossible to picture no mind because every time you try to picture no mind you are doing SOMETHING: PICTURING WITH YOUR MIND NOW GET A BRAIN SCAN AND SAVE THAT PICTURE CAUSE ITS REALLY SOMETHING.
  4. History + Science Documentary series - What the ancients knew - What the Ancients Knew (TV Series 2005) - IMDb Unearthing Ancient Secrets - Episode Guide : Unearthing Ancient Secrets : Science Channel Any other series or single documentaries that you know of that combine history and science? (not cosmos stuff(since that is history technically))...I've seen plenty of those.
  5. Any scientific articles or scientific documentaries that you have heard of about this subject, especially more current ones? http://www.huffingto..._n_1495791.html http://www.scienceda...20504110504.htm http://www.livescien...ifferences.html http://www.scienceda...00802091205.htm http://www.scienceda...10609084808.htm Examples:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3350010/Dogs-have-a-sense-of-right-and-wrong.html http://englishrussia...cow-stray-dogs/ <---this article is amazing http://www.pbs.org/d...es/dog-science# http://email.eva.mpg...Tomasello05.pdf http://www.pbs.org/w...smart-dogs.html http://articles.cnn....ms?_s=PM:LIVING http://answers.yahoo...04125734AALIao2 <-- I'll have to get a couple more dogs and do this test; I'll probably end being bitten by the control group out of a fit of jealousy:) (http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=128849908)( 26:30) (Not really scientific but fun and funny ...does show dog intelligence though)
  6. Space A question from someone else on Ask.com that I've wondered about.... If vast areas of outer space contain nothing, does that mean those areas contains no atoms either? Best Answer - Chosen by Asker The "vacuum of space" refers to the relative lack of material in space. The Earth's atmosphere doesn't really stop at a certain place and then "space" begins. The air gets thinner as you go up from the surface and the farther from Earth (or the Sun) you get the thinner it is. It gets thinner still if you leave our solar system and even thinner in intergalactic space. But it is always there. In reality, no volume of space can ever be perfectly empty. A perfect vacuum with a gaseous pressure of absolute zero is a philosophical concept that does not exist in nature. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 1a)So the does that mean if you were like at the darkest edge of the galaxy far, far away from any star and I some type of sci-fi apparatus that could see atoms...then every single part of the space would contain atoms? Question 2) Or would there be places that contained no atoms? or is there always atoms everywhere? The reason I brought this up is because of a video I just saw that talked about energy states and orbitals from Khan Academy: He said that the further the electron is from the nucleus then the "energy" is higher and the atom will start to glow(or that is what I thought he meant). If the answer to question 2 is "There is or could be places that contain no atoms": What if we took a single atom to that place in space and then did this: We somehow move the electron furthur and furthur away from the nucleus without it interacting with any other atoms since there is none in this specific place. Would the atom's "energy" continue to increase as long as there is no other atoms around it as the electron moved furthur and furthur away? From Wikipedia ---> Outer space, or simply space, is the void that exists between celestial bodies, including the Earth.[1] It is not completely empty, but consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles: predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium, as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, and neutrinos. Observations and theory suggest that it also contains dark matter and dark energy. The baseline temperature, as set by the background radiation left over from the Big Bang, is only 3 Kelvin (K); in contrast, temperatures in the coronae of stars can reach over a million Kelvin. Plasma with an extremely low density (less than one hydrogen atom per cubic meter) and high temperature (millions of Kelvin) in the space between galaxies accounts for most of the baryonic (ordinary) matter in outer space; local concentrations have condensed into stars and galaxies. Intergalactic space takes up most of the volume of the Universe, but even galaxies and star systems consist almost entirely of empty space. Question 1b)So the does that mean if you were like at the darkest edge of the galaxy far, far away from any star and I some type of sci-fi apparatus that could see atoms...then every single part of the space would still contain hydrogen or helium plasma atoms?
  7. Any videos, articles, ideas, on solar cells or solar panels post here. 1) Any DIY guides, articles, videos, etc. for building of Solar cells?.... 2) Any DIY guides, articles, videos, etc. for building of Solar panels?.... 3) Any guides, articles, videos, etc...on more efficient solar cells/panels?....http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2012/06/breakthroughs-the-revolution-in-3-d-solar-cells/ 4) Any new chemistry/non-chemistry related ideas for the materials used in solar cells?....http://dvice.com/archives/2012/06/navy-designs-sp.php 5) Anything else to do with getting energy from Sol. Thanks!
  8. Any good TV shows, documentaries, or movies you know of. I have seen the universe, NOVA, many good universe type shows on the science, history, and discovery channel, how it's made, modern marvels, stephen hawking shows, a show on the history of chemistry, some interesting chemistry shows, many black hole shows, shows on CERN, social sciences(History, anthropology, psychology, autism, antisocial personality disorder, human geography(good one is guns, germs, and steel), dissociative personality disorder, Schizoid personality disorder, Borderline personality disorder, Histrionic personality disorder, neuroscience, sexuality(I have seen movies about that guy whose name starts with a "h" but I can't think of the name anymore...stupid memory..he did something with the sexuality of honeybees), neuroscience, etc... So any good TV shows, documentaries, or movies you know of? Or maybe a single really good ep of, NOVA, the universe, modern marvels, etc I maybe haven't seen. Just anything. Thanks.
  9. ok maybe that last post negated my point..... after re-edit... Atheists muslims and hindus rejoice Merry Muhammad Ali Jinnah-mas!!! Actually it didn't negate my point :.... atheists, muslims, hindus, christians, jews, wiccans, etc... rejoice!! Merry Muhammad Ali Jinnah-mas and Newton-mas and Christmas!!!
  10. Most certainly not that's why I said I betcha instead of I know:)! http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-06-05/people/28299315_1_vinayak-damodar-savarkar-hindus-and-muslims-common-nation atheists muslims hindu's and christians rejoice!! Merry Muhammad Ali Jinnah-mas!!!!
  11. Merry Ibetchathroughoutthe8,000yearsofhumanhistorytherewasprobablyatleastoneimportantpersonfromeachmajorreligionandnonreligionthatwasbornondec25th-mas! and a Happy New Mayan Apocalypse Digits!
  12. That’s the skepticism that has reached us through the Enlightenment. Those that refuse skepticism in the realm of science then, and denigrate it, and recklessly rely on an “Unquestionable Authority“, they are ultimately placing themselves outside of Science itself, and outside of nearly four hundred years of philosophy if not more. I am skeptical of both god and “absolute nothing" ....that doesn't mean that I don't believe god or "absolute nothing" could exist... Actually it is exactly the opposite..I believe that god and "absolute nothing" could exist... TRUE science(being open to ANY skepticism or falsification) though is the only thing that could possibly prove it… and it has nothing to do with belief. I am a TRUE scientist and a TRUE agnostic and a FALSE believer if know what I am getting at. I believe things but I know that they could be false until they are TRULY scientifically proven.... So what is energy, EXACTLY???? The Bohr–Einstein debates were a series of public disputes about quantum mechanics between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, who were two of its founders. Their debates are remembered because of their importance to the philosophy of science. Einstein was the first physicist to say that Planck's discovery of the quantum (h) would require a rewriting of physics. As though to prove his point, in 1905 he proposed that light sometimes acts as a particle which he called a light quantum (now called the photon). Bohr was one of the most vocal opponents of the photon idea and did not openly embrace it until 1925 Even when studying quantum mechanics and regular physics you have to open to the fact that there could be a flaw in the logic of these extraordinary human beings. Who was right? Einstein or Bohr? Maybe they were both right but maybe you can find something they explained is wrong due to a new discovery in the universe. I am not saying they were wrong on anything they investigated and explained … I am just saying always be open to the possibility AND then you will be a TRUE scientist. You can put the HUMAN beings(Einstein, Bohr) on a pedestal of respect.. but you cannot put SCIENCE on a pedestal …..we must always be skeptical of science(even if it is TRUE) in order for it to be TRUE science. There is only one TRUE science(I mean TRUE “god”, I mean TRUE “absolute nothing”) and I sure as hell don’t think we have found it yet. The next shock came in 1926 when Max Born proposed that the mechanics was to be understood as a probability without any causal explanation. Einstein rejected this interpretation. In a 1926 letter to Max Born, Einstein wrote: "I, at any rate, am convinced that He [God] does not throw dice." < That quote I do not believe is TRUE science…but if it is, it is....TRUE that is...but I will still be skeptical. Sooo....what is energy, EXACTLY? "I, at any rate, am convinced that He [God] does not throw dice."...I do sympathize with Einstein though he probably put in tons and tons of thought to come up with that conclusion. Another quote... "A century later, all of nature had been classified into two great domains: 1)There was energy, the forces that animated objects 2) and there was mass, the physical stuff that made up those objects." If the big bang is real..how did the forces(energy) initially animate mass if they weren't physically real? AKA what is energy, EXACTLY? So I guess to be more specific so somebody doesn't just give me a wiki link(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy), I will ask a more specific question...but it is not the only question.. Is energy(joules, kilo-watt hours...or whatever) a physical thing on the subatomic quantum scale?
  13. Merry Ibetchathroughoutthe8,000yearsofhumanhistorytherewasprobablyatleastoneimportantpersonfromeachmajorreligionandnonreligionthatwasbornondec25th-mas! "Happy holidays" is just getting old
  14. Merry Ibetchathroughoutthe8,000yearsofhumanhistorytherewasanimportantpersonthatwasbornondec25th-mas!
  15. I have searched google for this but cannot find... is there a video chat site that lets you communicate with random people like chatroulette but by subject.... Kind of like a subject based forum like science forums..but once you click on a subject you are sent to a video chat instead of a forum?
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