Science-nerds

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🍲 ((Smol science man is going to die if he doesn't pause his shot spree and have some soup :T))

Wilson staggered slightly back trying to grab the soup from the mime. He smiled taking the bowl from his friend, “ Awwwh shank*hic* thanks…you’re so nice..” He rested his forehead on Wes shoulder,“ I feel so sick.” He said leaning sideways and completely falling over. ( ofp: Science nerd down!!)

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Quirky Science Inspired Glassware by Geoff and Kristen Zephyrus

Portland-based couple Kristen and Geoff Zephyrus create quirky science inspired glassware as a full-time job. A trained graphic designer and glass expert from MassArt, Geoff is the artist, while Kristen is the brains, behind the quirky and intelligent collaboration. Their motto is to create “smart gifts for smart people” with a whimsical sensibility.

Scientifically accurate, the glassware pays homage to calculus and chemistry equations. Dabbing into puns, each piece contains the chemistry equation of its designated liquid, i.e., the mug is scripted with the chemical formula of caffeine; whereas the tall glass is etched with “H2O”, the most famous chemical compound.

In addition to the cleverly composed glassware, the duo celebrates some of the most brilliant minds who have contributed to science. Engraved in tall beer glasses are the portraits of Charles Darwin, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Rosalind Franklin.

Overall each creation begs the companion of a lab partner to grab a cup of coffee with, have a glass of wine with or a chilled beer. You can find their entire collection in their Etsy shop.

  • Molly:I've got your heart! *eyes widen*
  • Molly:And by your heart, I meant my heart. *winces*
  • Molly:*panics* And by my heart, I meant the heart given to me at Bart's which I will now give to you.
  • Sherlock:I got you the first time, Molly.
  • Molly:Right, yes of course. So I'll —uhmm—leave you with my heart then.
  • Molly:The one from Bart's! Not my heart cause -well, I'm still alive and—
  • Sherlock:Molly!
  • Molly:*jumps slightly* Sorry, again. *closes her eyes* *Gives him the cooler where the heart is*
  • Sherlock:Thank you. For your heart.
  • Molly:*Nods* *blushes* I'm just going to go..
  • Sherlock:Although I do prefer if you gave me your heart too. Not the one from Bart's. *Winks*
Bad Biology Pick Up Lines
  • The only cleavage I want to see is at a cellular level.
  • If we were like chromosomes, you’d be my homologous pair.
  • Baby, I wish I were DNA Helicase, so I could unzip your genes
  • Girl whenever I’m near you, I undergo anaerobic respiration because you take my breath away.
  • If I was an endoplasmic reticulum, how would you want me: Smooth or Rough?
  • I wish I was adenine, then I could get paired with U.
  • Your chromosomes have combined beautifully
  • Girl, your so hot you denature my proteins
  • I like my sex the way I like my endoplasmic reticulum…..Rough.
  • You must be a gibberelin, because I’m experiencing some stem elongation.
  • Baby, every time I see you, my cardiovascular system gets all worked up
ladynoir shenanigans over communicators
  • Ladybug:We need to regroup. Chat, is that electron-monster still following you?
  • Chat Noir:[peers behind him] I think I've lost it.
  • Ladybug:You sure?
  • Chat Noir:
  • Chat Noir:yes, i'm
  • Chat Noir:pawsitive.
scientificamerican.com
Error Found in Study of First Ancient African Genome
Finding that much of Africa has Eurasian ancestry was mistaken
By Ewen Callaway,Nature magazine

excerpts:

An error has forced researchers to go back on their claim that humans across the whole of Africa carry DNA inherited from Eurasian immigrants.

This week the authors issued a note explaining the mistake in their October 2015 Science paper on the genome of a 4,500-year-old man from Ethiopia—the first complete ancient human genome from Africa. The man was named after Mota Cave, where his remains were found (For more about the initial findings, please read the following article: “First Ancient African Genome Reveals Vast Eurasian Migration”).

Although the first humans left Africa some 100,000 years ago, a study published in 2013 found that some came back again around 3,000 years ago; this reverse migration has left its trace in African genomes.

In the Science paper, researchers confirmed this finding….  Andrea Manica, a population geneticist at the University of Cambridge, UK, who co-led the study, says the team made a mistake in its conclusion that the backflow reached western and central Africa. “The movement 3,000 years ago, or thereabouts, was limited to eastern Africa,” he says.

Pontus Skoglund, a population geneticist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, says that he was surprised by the claim that as much as 6–7% of the ancestry of West and Central African groups came from the Eurasian migrants. But after obtaining the Mota man’s genome from Manica’s team, he and his colleague David Reich carried out their own comparison and found no evidence for that conclusion. They informed Manica’s team, who then discovered the processing error.

“Almost all of us agree there was some back-to-Africa gene flow, and it was a pretty big migration into East Africa,” says Skoglund. “But it did not reach West and Central Africa, at least not in a detectable way.” The error also undermines the paper’s original conclusion that many Africans carry Neanderthal DNA (inherited from Eurasians whose ancestors had interbred with the group).

it was software and human error. this is why reproducibility is a big deal and why your methods need to make sense. if they’re so specific and weird they can’t be redone by someone else you’re making your findings nearly useless.