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@InvaderXan I have spent hours trying to find which issue this clip is from. Where did you find it?

Random bookmarks 

Instead of saving these to my hard drive, I'm putting them here now. Maybe someone might find them interesting?

• Phosop, Thai goddess of rice
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosop

• Eastern vs Western culture about wearing face masks
scmp.com/news/china/society/ar

• Cosmism – early 20th century Russian philosophical and cultural movement
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_

• Orrery, showing positions of planets and other solar system objects for any specified date
mgvez.github.io/jsorrery/

• 49 lentil recipes
epicurious.com/ingredients/11-

• Thailand's philosophy of sustainable living
theculturetrip.com/asia/thaila

Ripe bananas glow blue in ultraviolet light.

Like many fruit, unripe bananas are green because they're still full of chlorophyll. In bananas, that chlorophyll breaks down into a UV reactive pigment.

Some birds and insects are tetrachromats, and can see UV light. To them, bananas which are ripe and ready to eat are super obvious, and easy to see from the air.

Book idea: Collection of History's Greatest Speeches - Corrected for Sexism

every paper i read cites at least 2 other papers that i immediately add to my "to-read" list. it's like a hydra, this will literally never end.

If we built hardware the same way we build scientific software

:
We do not know what it is.
There seems to be huge amounts in the Universe.
We have no idea why.

:
We know exactly what it is.
There seems to be almost none in the Universe.
We have no idea why not.

"Philosophy is what you do to a problem until it’s clear enough to solve it by doing science." - Jerry Fodor

@vidyasagar In fact, of the 216 award recipients in the Physiology or Medicine category, 180 used animal models in their research.

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Did you know, mouse and rat studies have earned around 75 Nobel Prizes in health and physiology?

Starting from the most abstract principles is a good way to relearn something, but a bad way to learn something.

"When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."

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