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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

China's military now have whale songs that can 'send encoded messages' up to ten-thousand kilometers away

quote [ Scientists in China have found a way to hide messages in the calls of sperm whales. The discovery could allow the military to use whales to send encoded messages hidden from any eavesdropping enemies. ]

Now just to make the head gear to mount them on freckin whale head's.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Funny]
[by Ankylosaur@11:32pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Two more dead, five injured in yet another right-wing terrorist attack by a racist "incel"

quote [ Scott Beierle, who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself, was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs. ]

Our nation is under attack, but it's not by Honduran refugees. Maybe we should be deploying 15,000 troops to 4Chan.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5 Sad]
[by Ankylosaur@11:26pmGMT] [21 comments]

Friday, 2 November 2018

In an unlikely twist, llamas may save humanity instead of annihilating us

quote [ A long-lasting vaccine that protects people from seasonal influenza infections could finally be on its way, following the production of a new kind of antibody based on an unusual class of antibodies produced by camelids, harvested from llamas as templates. ]

All this time, llamas were just trying to help by spitting at us.

[SFW] [health] [+4 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@3:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Never mind the robots, Hawking's final warning was of "superhumans"

quote [ The late Prof Stephen Hawking has caused controversy by suggesting a new race of superhumans could develop from wealthy people choosing to edit their and their children's DNA. "Once such superhumans appear, there will be significant political problems with unimproved humans, who won't be able to compete. Presumably, they will die out, or become unimportant. Instead, there will be a race of self-designing beings who are improving at an ever-increasing rate." ]

Is it too soon to demand Universal Basic Genome Editing?
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3]
[by Ankylosaur@2:29pmGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE: Europa's Sublimely Penitent Ice Blades Could Imperil Robot Landers

quote [ Equatorial regions of the potentially life-supporting Europa, which harbors a huge ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell, are probably studded with blades of ice up to 50 ft. (15 m) tall. This finding should be of interest to NASA, which is developing a lander mission that will hunt for signs of life on the Jovian moon. ]

This both raises and dashes NASA's hope of discovering ice lemurs.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@11:31amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 5 October 2018

DARPA's "Insect Allies"

quote [ The Pentagon is studying whether insects can be enlisted to combat crop loss during agricultural emergencies. The bugs would carry genetically engineered viruses that could be deployed rapidly if critical crops became vulnerable to a drought, a natural blight or a sudden attack by a biological weapon. The concept envisions the viruses making genetic modifications that protect the plants immediately, during a single growing season. But skeptical scientists and legal scholars argue that the Insect Allies program opens a "Pandora's box" and involves technology that "may be widely perceived as an effort to develop biological agents for hostile purposes and their means of delivery". ]

Next step, weaponizing genetically engineered spiders to catch the genetically engineered flies.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@8:12amGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Nazi couple murdered man to steal his house

quote [ Jeremy Shaw researched rural properties and the law of “adverse possession” — how to gain ownership of land by simply occupying it. He settled on a nearly 7-acre parcel and drove with his wife by the property where recently retired 67-year-old Steven Morphis lived alone. Shaw was charged Monday with first-degree murder, accused of bludgeoning Morphis to death in order to steal the older man’s home and property. Morphis’ debit card had been used after his death, and one failed transaction was to Aryan Enterprises, a business owned by Jeremy Shaw. When detectives searched the Shaws’ house, they found a number of Nazi-themed and “white power” items, along with meth. ]

Obviously Antifa is what we should be concerned about.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4]
[by Ankylosaur@10:08amGMT] [26 comments]

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Move over Pluto, "The Goblin" is the hot new ice world

quote [ An extremely distant dwarf planet, named The Goblin, has been discovered. Astronomers made the discovery while hunting for a hypothetical massive planet, known as Planet Nine, that is suspected to be in orbit far beyond Pluto in a mysterious region known as the Oort Cloud. The Goblin appears to be under the gravitational influence of a giant unseen object, adding to astronomers’ certainty that it is out there. “We believe there are thousands of dwarf planets in the distant solar system. We are just seeing the tip of the iceberg right now.” ]

For the official name they should go with Jareth.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@4:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Move over strawberries, genetically engineered groundcherries are the future

quote [ To prepare the groundcherry (Physalis pruinosa) for mainstream farming, researchers combined genomics and gene editing to rapidly improve traits such as fruit size, plant shape, and flower production. "I firmly believe that with the right approach, the groundcherry could become a major berry crop." ]

Store them in your refrigerator's CRISPR drawer.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+3]
[by Ankylosaur@12:45amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 28 September 2018

Enthusiasts Keep Obsolete Supercomputers Alive

quote [ Nearly 30 years after Silicon Graphics ruled the high-performance computing roost, its supercomputers have found themselves a new home with a small community full of enthusiasts—some of whom weren’t even alive during the company’s heyday. ]

Nostalgia for stuff you couldn't afford at the time.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Ankylosaur@4:08amGMT] [6 comments]

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