The 'show why science is awesome' thread:


#1123

Trump really needs to gut the CDC and Department of Agriculture, as warnings like these are clear signs of socialism run rampant.


#1124

Related.


#1125

Short of a law, nothing will stop people from over-using antibiotics, because they don’t pay for the negative externality of antibiotic-resistant germs. The free market can not prevail here.


#1126

Evolution ultimately will.


#1127

I come to this thread to be encouraged!


#1128

“Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die?”


#1129

Exactly what is awesome about this?


#1130

They didn’t answer the question posed, so I’ll go for it:

I’m expecting that the shotgun approach used by traditional antibacterials will disappear in favor of customized viruses to attack bacterial infections, similar to what’s being done with cancer:


#1131

It’s pretty awesome for the bacteria not to be genocided. What are you, species-ist?


#1132

You seem like a positive fellow. You should read Blindsight by Peter Watts if you haven’t already. It will cheer you up even more. :)


#1133

This is more engineering than science, but it’s certainly awesome!


#1134

The next steps are detecting nanoplastics and (hopefully) collecting or destroying them. WHY IS THIS 12 YEAR OLD UNABLE TO DO THIS?!


#1135

Terrible education system!


#1136

Building an “unhackable” quantum network:


#1137

Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways.

Love the idea of better road material and using up old plastic just makes it that much better.


#1138

I’ve been following that as well. I just hope we don’t find lots of PET or other chemicals leech out and contaminate the roadside and water table.


#1139

There’s good reason we should stop using plastics, period. (Recycled or not.)



#1140

#1141

Using light to hold quantum particles in place and conduct experiments in quantum ground states. That just sounds like the future.


#1142

whoa. That’s amazing.