The 'show why science is awesome' thread:


#1143

#1144

I did not know that plants farted.


#1145

It’s kinda hard to believe that this hasn’t already happened.


#1146

Another, what, 20 turns or so to unlock Fusion Power? Assuming we don’t blow up something in the process, of course.


#1147

Is that a question, Walter?


#1148

#1149

How wombats shit cubes


#1150

Interesting and all but can you use it for chicken wings.


#1151


#1152

It’s not exactly impulse drive, but feels like progress!


#1153

Can science save this endangered fish by growing it in a lab?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/can-scientists-build-a-blueprint-for-bluefin-tuna/2018/11/12/b39adc00-db91-11e8-85df-7a6b4d25cfbb_story.html

Interesting article about more than just lab-grown fish, but meats of various kinds. It’s all super expensive right now, but promising. With a breakthrough or two in the next few years, it could really take off.


#1154

#1155

Astrophysicists count all the starlight in the universe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/11/29/astrophysicists-count-all-starlight-universe/

That’s a lot of photons!


#1156

For every atom, there are 40,000 photons. That’s so cool.


#1157

That’s pretty mindblowing.


#1158


XKCD, of course


#1159

Could you say the same about regular trains vs. bullet trains vs. hyperloop?


#1160

Designer proteins, on the way! Could do all kinds of good for people with various types of deficiencies. And bring us lots of new performance enhancers, of course.


#1161

That is the El Dorado of human medicine.


#1162

Kind of along those same lines: