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(Pravda)   Top 10 list of scientific discoveries in 2002   ( english.pravda.ru) divider line
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2003-03-06 04:19:11 PM  
#11: Chicks love labcoats.
2003-03-06 05:52:40 PM  
#12 Corn in a can. Yeah I know I did'nt believe it at first either!
2003-03-06 05:52:56 PM  
Pravda is cool and all, but could their print be any smaller?
2003-03-06 05:52:57 PM  
2003-03-06 05:53:02 PM  
In other news, Bugs Bunny has sawed off Florida!
2003-03-06 05:53:15 PM  
what? cryoelectronic tomography ranks 9th? I thought that was a shoo in.
2003-03-06 05:54:42 PM  
Anna Nicole Smith should be shot and fed to the people of Zimbabwe.
2003-03-06 05:55:20 PM  
(tries to read article)

duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh.....(spaces out,drools)
2003-03-06 05:56:01 PM  
i always thought it was pretty nifty how they managed to get the internet onto computers...
2003-03-06 05:56:23 PM  
I think a doctoral dissertaion on any of those 10 discoveries would be easier to read and understand than that article.
2003-03-06 05:57:14 PM  
and my tireless work with pop rocks and orange soda goes unnoticed and unapreciated.
2003-03-06 05:59:22 PM  
flying cars better be on the 2003 list.
2003-03-06 05:59:45 PM  
Anyone else scoll through the article and expect to see an actual list with bullets or something?

I want my articles easy to read, my beer cold, and my homosexuals flaming.

2003-03-06 06:00:36 PM  

Pretty neat stuff.

Although their "micro-RNAs" aren't a last year discovery. They've been around for at least 2-3, maybe even 4 years.

/science geek
2003-03-06 06:00:56 PM  
Why spicey foods feel hot is number 5? Why didn't 'Why farts smell' make it?
2003-03-06 06:01:07 PM  
1. Cure for ... oh, nevermind...
2003-03-06 06:02:36 PM  
Like Squeeze yogurt...wrong on so many levels,it isn't even funny...(but it is)

...and Green Ketchup.
2003-03-06 06:04:06 PM  
Forsythe P. Jones

What about blue french fries?
2003-03-06 06:04:44 PM  
They missed the the SINGING BASS! I mean come on a fish that farking sings! Mankind wouldn't have the internet without it.
2003-03-06 06:05:09 PM  
What french fries? We call 'em Freedom Fries in these parts!
2003-03-06 06:05:43 PM  
Scientists decoded the genomes of Plasmodium Falciparum malaria mosquito, as well as of two, most widely-spread kinds of Asian rice.

Why the hell wasn't this covered in depth on Fark? I submitted this three times and it never got posted once.

/using Homer's voice: "Widely-spread Asian rice... mmmmm."
2003-03-06 06:06:57 PM  
Well, that was ALMOST coherent.

"Number 11 is a thing which is most common in the bathroom of the house. Not many people are aware and do not have education in this area.

Number 12 is..."

See? Anyone can write in the Pravda style.
2003-03-06 06:07:34 PM  
genomes of Plasmodium Falciparum malaria mosquito

ummm. Plasmodium falciparum isn't a mosquito... It's the actual parasite. The vector mosquitoes are of the Anopheles genus. So what did they find the genome of, the parasite, or the vector? If they did the vector, which species of mosquito did they do? fark it. i hate pravda.
2003-03-06 06:07:47 PM  
Is it too hard to write in a:



My poor eyes.
2003-03-06 06:09:02 PM  
Existence without any mass sounds totally absurd for the people, who do not have any special education in physics. However, scientists are used to such kind of absurdity.

So true...
2003-03-06 06:10:18 PM  
SofaKing: Damn! Good one. I forgot.
2003-03-06 06:11:21 PM  
neutrino particles are capable of changing their aromas a lot quicker than during the period of eight minutes

Thank god. Those neutrino particles needed a serious bath. Or some deoderant at least.
2003-03-06 06:17:30 PM  
Both the parasite and the mosquito genomes are being sequenced, but I believe the article was talking about just the parasite. Could be wrong though, since I try to ignore anything eukaryotic :)
2003-03-06 06:19:55 PM  
Dammit, when the title says top 10 list of scientific discoveries I expect to see a goddamn LIST! You know:
Not the incoherant ramblings of some ESL freak.
2003-03-06 06:21:00 PM  
eukaryotic : [eu- + Greek karutos, having nuts

hahaha! Having nuts!
2003-03-06 06:24:35 PM  
what about spam?!
2003-03-06 06:26:07 PM  
"The Great Explosion"

So THAT'S how it translates from Russian!

I have always wondered.

Here is an analysis.

Science is for geeks (I am not putting it down, I am a geek)

Russia is a whole country full of geeks
Russians are especially geeky in the areas of science.

Translators are also geeks.

Farkers are well-known to be geeks.

So, farkers reading about science translated from Russian text....well, my friends, that is just the geek mother lode.
2003-03-06 06:38:01 PM  
13. English.
2003-03-06 06:53:29 PM  
How could the advent of Buffalo Chicken Hot Pockets not make this list???
2003-03-06 06:57:38 PM  
If they can, unveil the secret of the solar neutrino surely they, can figure out how to correctly place, commas in a sentence.
2003-03-06 06:59:01 PM  
Confabulat eg. light exists but is massless
2003-03-06 07:00:19 PM  
"either scientists' conception of the world physics was wrong, or neutrinos turned to something else on their way from the Sun..."

Three neutrinos turn into a bar, and the bartender says...
2003-03-06 07:02:43 PM  
Existence without any mass sounds totally absurd for the people, who do not have any special education in physics. However, scientists are used to such kind of absurdity.

I'm not a scientist, but I've been massless a few times after taking dope at a Phish concert.
2003-03-06 07:14:57 PM  
french fries should be called surrender fries..
2003-03-06 07:19:31 PM  
I wonder if we can get the original text in Russian and use an online translator to get a better version...
2003-03-06 07:22:31 PM  
Ceph you could just pass it through a English to Russian then Back to English again...or any combo of languages.

Seemed to me there was a site that did that...ah the Internet, wonder when Science will discover that?

2003-03-06 07:28:03 PM  
The fifth position is taken by the research, which explains, why spicy meals seem to taste warmer than others, and why menthol causes the feeling of cold. Scientists discovered a special kind of protein in man's mouth.

Yeah, in a gay man's mouth!
2003-03-06 07:51:21 PM  
When physicists started registering neutrinos that were born inside the Sun, they were surprised to find out that the number of those neutrinos was three times as less as it was actually expected...>

Three times as less? I could get half an unbetter translation from Babelfish!
2003-03-06 07:58:02 PM  
What about Timecube, or was that 2001?

/intentionally incorrect post.
2003-03-06 08:20:41 PM  
For real hilarity, go to Babelfish and translate a piece of text back and forth, translate it to all the different languages and then back to the original and see how it reads.
2003-03-06 08:23:31 PM  
Number six is especially interesting to me because "attoseconds, a billionth part of a billionth part of a second" is exactly the same measure used to calculate Courtney Love's popularity.
2003-03-06 08:32:57 PM  

This is what you said acording to Babelfish:

For the hilarity of truth you from Babelfish gone same and you translate ahead and behind a text part, you then translate them for return he to all the different languages and alla presentation and see, poichè the law.
2003-03-06 09:22:45 PM  
That has got to be the most pathetic list I've ever seen. Anyone who sports wood over subjects like this should be locked away with... ummm a whole bunch of guys with labcoats who hang out in dank university basements.
2003-03-06 10:08:57 PM  
Somebody find a translator please...
2003-03-06 10:32:14 PM  
It's all stuff discovered this century, mostly in the last
10 years. Probably projects that the guys who came up with
this list are working on.

It's never the REALLY important discoveries of ALL time:

1. Fire
2. The Wheel
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