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(Live Science)   Hey scientists how's that COVID-19 vaccine going? Scientists: Vaccine? We could have sworn you all had asked for bacteria that breathes electricity   (livescience.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Electric charge, Electricity, Oxygen, Bacteria, Microorganism, Electron, Electric current, Microbiology  
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2020-09-18 6:13:07 PM  
Oops. Sorry, that was my request.  I really need it for legitimate gardening purposes.
 
2020-09-18 10:18:01 PM  

Joe USer: Oops. Sorry, that was my request.  I really need it for legitimate gardening purposes.


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2020-09-18 10:24:10 PM  
"Still no covid-19 vaccine" is a bit of a downgrade compared to "still no cure for cancer".
 
2020-09-18 10:25:48 PM  

pup.socket: "Still no covid-19 vaccine" is a bit of a downgrade compared to "still no cure for cancer".


We could have used a cure for pancreatic cancer this year. . .
 
2020-09-18 10:32:37 PM  

Boojum2k: pup.socket: "Still no covid-19 vaccine" is a bit of a downgrade compared to "still no cure for cancer".

We could have used a cure for pancreatic cancer this year. . .


If you're referring obscurely to the death of Ginsburg, maybe it is easier to find a cure for a political system that depends on a single supreme court vote.
 
2020-09-18 10:38:25 PM  

pup.socket: Boojum2k: pup.socket: "Still no covid-19 vaccine" is a bit of a downgrade compared to "still no cure for cancer".

We could have used a cure for pancreatic cancer this year. . .

If you're referring obscurely to the death of Ginsburg, maybe it is easier to find a cure for a political system that depends on a single supreme court vote.


It doesn't, it depends on 5 out of 9. I liked it balanced the way it was. Not that RBG wasn't on the incredibly wrong side in a couple of cases (Kelo particularly) but in the main she was a damn good justice.

Also, pancreatic cancer is one of nastiest cancers out there. More than a single SC justice, a decent treatment for it would prevent a lot of almost-always terminal suffering.
 
2020-09-18 10:46:02 PM  

Boojum2k: It doesn't, it depends on 5 out of 9.


If that was even remotely true, there would not be over 3k "we're farked" wails in that thread.

Boojum2k: Also, pancreatic cancer


Ah, a second thought.
 
2020-09-18 10:55:28 PM  

pup.socket: Boojum2k: It doesn't, it depends on 5 out of 9.

If that was even remotely true, there would not be over 3k "we're farked" wails in that thread.

Boojum2k: Also, pancreatic cancer

Ah, a second thought.


To be fair:
1) Farkers scream "We're farked!" if it drizzles outside.
2) It's a shiatty year and having one of the leading figures on the USSC pass away shortly before a Presidential election increases tensions that are already boiling over and burning up parts of the nation
 
2020-09-18 11:11:49 PM  

Boojum2k: To be fair:
1) Farkers scream "We're farked!" if it drizzles outside.


Well, if that's the fair you go by...

Boojum2k: having one of the leading figures on the USSC pass away shortly before a Presidential election increases tensions that are already boiling over and burning up parts of the nation


Like I said already, you need political system change to deal with that reliably. Cure for cancer can also extend the life of someone whose political stance may cause a lot more harm than their untimely death.
As it happens, both are needed, and they aren't mutually exclusive, either.
 
2020-09-18 11:46:25 PM  
Now infect the death hornets with this stuff to create "lightning bugs" and my 2020 bingo card is full
 
2020-09-19 12:07:18 AM  
Breathes electricity?  Oh, so like my GF's worthless son.
 
2020-09-19 12:16:10 AM  
Midichlorians!
 
2020-09-19 12:26:49 AM  

The Sewer Urchin: Midichlorians!


Use the dielectric force!
 
2020-09-19 12:27:10 AM  
These types of headlines universally piss me off. Scientists in different specialties are not any more interchangeable than say plumbers or electricians, or optometrists or doctors. They study for years, or even decades, to get to the point where they can do useful research in their specialty.
 
2020-09-19 12:34:08 AM  
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2020-09-19 12:41:41 AM  

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2020-09-19 1:45:57 AM  
"You can't exhale 1,000 feet [300 meters] in front of you, can you?" Malvankar said

No, it only smells that way
 
2020-09-19 6:36:00 AM  
Goddam. That website design pisses me off. I try to zoom in on an image but instead it slides to a different article. I hit back to try to return to it and instead it closes the tab because it doesn't treat the new article as a different page.

Basic websites are always better, imo. When you have multiple ways of navigating websites out in the wild, how the hell is the user supposed to guess what is and isn't enabled on your site? I hate the sites that interpret things like pinching or stretching as an instruction to go to the next or previous article. I can't ever get back to the article I was trying to read.

Browsing the internet shouldn't be a game of "read the site designer's mind" to stay on the same page. Where is the Tufte of website development?
 
2020-09-19 7:16:18 AM  

Element65: These types of headlines universally piss me off. Scientists in different specialties are not any more interchangeable than say plumbers or electricians, or optometrists or doctors. They study for years, or even decades, to get to the point where they can do useful research in their specialty.


Think of it as shorthand for complaining about their chosen field or specialty then. Why did you waste 12 years getting your doctorate and doing a post doctorate to make a glowing green pig, when you could have gone into immunology.

Maybe that will take sooner if the sting out.
 
2020-09-19 10:58:25 AM  
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2020-09-19 11:01:01 AM  

Element65: These types of headlines universally piss me off. Scientists in different specialties are not any more interchangeable than say plumbers or electricians, or optometrists or doctors. They study for years, or even decades, to get to the point where they can do useful research in their specialty.


This. The scientists working on a vaccine for COVID aren't the same scientists that are working on bacteria that breathe electricity. Despite what Hollywood tells you, being a scientific expert in one field does not make you an expert in all the others.
 
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