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    Robert O'Kelley
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    "One of the scientists told me it takes a killer to kill a killer,"

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    Cure for MRSA found in ancient Anglo Saxon medicine book.

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    Cure for MRSA found in ancient Anglo Saxon medicine book.
    The title is a bit disingenuous -- we've always known that these remedies existed, but previous attempts to prepare them have proven unsuccessful. The scientists in this case seem to have been a lot more methodical. Still pretty sweet though.

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    Cure for MRSA found in ancient Anglo Saxon medicine book.
    was just coming over here to post this. pretty dang cool. "Bald's Leechdom" is a badass title for a book, too.

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    Cure for MRSA found in ancient Anglo Saxon medicine book.
    Haas agrees

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    The 'eyesalve' recipe calls for two species of Allium (garlic and onion or leek), wine and oxgall (bile from a cow’s stomach).
    It describes a very specific method of making the topical solution including the use of a brass vessel to brew it, a strainer to purify it and an instruction to leave the mixture for nine days before use.
    I always wonder how they come up with a recipe like that, and what they tried before.

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    Report on 60 minutes yesterday about using a form of the polio virus the kill cancer.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/using-po...er-60-minutes/

    Apparently infecting the cancer with the polio virus makes the body realize that the cancer is not "good self" and the immune system should attack. Normally the body's immune system doesn't attack cancer because the cancer presents as "self" that should not be attacked.

    Fascinating, and a really new angle on attacking cancer - getting the immune system to recognize the cancer cells as "not self" and have it attack.
    I thought that segment was very, very interesting. I've got a friend (WFU grad) that does similar research to what they are describing - he wasn't in the segment but I've been meaning to ask if he works alongside those doctors that were featured.

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    I disagree with you
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    DARPA at it again with Self-Steering Bullets:


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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    DARPA at it again with Self-Steering Bullets:

    shouldn't this be on the fuck you science thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacDiggler View Post
    shouldn't this be on the fuck you science thread?
    My first thought as well

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    Yeah, probs. dat 5th Element doe

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    cookout = blabbermouth?
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    Drop a basketball from a height, you've got a few flights of stairs to descend to retrieve it and you might even owe an apology to an angry passer-by.

    But if you give it enough height and add a dash of backspin, you can watch it say GOODBYE, FRIEND as it curves a great distance away from its intended flight path.

    This is the Magnus effect, where the descending, spinning basketball drags air around it, forming areas of lower pressure and high pressure, causing it to swerve away.



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    That is so fucking cool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfudkn View Post
    Drop a basketball from a height, you've got a few flights of stairs to descend to retrieve it and you might even owe an apology to an angry passer-by.

    But if you give it enough height and add a dash of backspin, you can watch it say GOODBYE, FRIEND as it curves a great distance away from its intended flight path.

    This is the Magnus effect, where the descending, spinning basketball drags air around it, forming areas of lower pressure and high pressure, causing it to swerve away.


    ^ This is Deandre's excuse.

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    This is pretty cool

    http://www.iflscience.com/nasa-annou...-watch-it-live

    "Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years – another Earth," NASA teased in a statement. The live stream below will reveal the discovery tomorrow at a news conference at noon EDT (5 p.m. BST).

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    http://www.sciencealert.com/airbus-j...york-in-1-hour

    This would be pretty fucking awesome

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    That's real interesting. I never appreciated the destructive nature of deer. So, deer hunters and wolves, I thank you.

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    All hail the wolf overlords.
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