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Cosmic Latte is a name assigned to the average color of the universe


Thats glorious. Cosmic Latte. Would buy that.
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Scientists at Wits University predict new particle that gives dark matter it's mass

https://www.wits.ac.za/news/latest-news/research-news/2016/2016-09/wits-scientists-predict-the-existence-of-a-new-boson-.html

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Yeah. Right you all. Thanks for this
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Jophar_Vorin wrote:


RobinWing wrote:

Cosmic Latte is a name assigned to the average color of the universe


Thats glorious. Cosmic Latte. Would buy that.
Average by mass or average by volume?

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Fixed wing flight is possible using a loophole in the laws of physics regarding air speed and pressure. How many other loopholes are there we can exploit? Speed of Light, you're next.
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The smell of rain is called Petrichor.

Petrichor arises because some species of plants release oils during dry spells and droughts, which is absorbed by clay based soils and rocks. Rain releases those oils, as well as an organic compound, Geosmin, a metabolic byproduct from some bacteria, releases into the air. If there is lightning, the smell of Ozone also mixes into the Petrichor.

The reason for all of this? The oils retard seed germination, and plants release these oils during droughts to protect their seeds until it rains.

The reason, scientists say, we appreciate the scent of Petrichor is an ancestral love, since we were dependent on rain back in the day.

On another note, the human nose is incredibly sensitive to the scent of Geosmin, we can detect it in 5 parts per trillion.
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Ewwwwww science is gross.
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I love the story of how insulin treatment for Diabetes was discovered;

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/diabetes/discoveryofinsulin.php
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Genomic Research in Yeast Targeted Toward Understanding Lineages, Improving Flavours of Yeast Products Like Beer:

http://www.nature.com/news/ale-genomics-how-humans-tamed-beer-yeast-1.20552
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Some scientists believe that there were an infinite amount of Big Bangs happening at infinite number of points simultaneously at the beginning of the Universe, so there is no centre of expansion.
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MagicalUsagi wrote:
so there is no centre of expansion.
how so?
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There can't be a centre as each Big Bang happened simulatenously at every point in the universe at the same time. From whichever point in the Universe you choose, the Universe seems to be expanding away from you and you are the centre, so every point is the centre of the Universe. To use an analogy from "Our Mathematical Universe" by Max Tegmark, imagine you got lunch invitations from all of your friends at the exact same time on the same day. Imagine none of them knew each other before and they had never communicated. No one person is the 'centre' of this. It's too big to be a coincidence so there must be some system or reason, and that's what scientists are puzzling over.

For your second question, the Planck length 1.6 x 10-35 m is the smallest length with any meaning. (from Wikipedia: It is the typical scale of hypothetical loop quantum gravity or size of a hypothetical string and of branes; according to string theory lengths smaller than this do not make any physical sense. Quantum foam is thought to exist at this level.) So while we haven't measured anything subatomic particles smaller than a quark, we do have these theoretical ideas.

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There can't be a centre of each Big Bang happens simulatenously at at every point in the universe at the same time. From whichever point in the Universe you choose, the Universe seems to be expanding away from you and you are the centre, so every point is the centre of you Universe. To use an analogy from "Our Mathematical Universe" by Max Tegmark, imagine you got lunch invitations from all of your friends at the exact same time on the same day. Imagine none of them knew each other before and they had never communicated. No one person is the 'centre' of this. It's too big to be a coincidence so there must be some system or reason, and that's what scientists are puzzling over.

For your second question, the Planck length 1.6 x 10-35 m is the smallest length with any meaning. (from Wikipedia: It is the typical scale of hypothetical loop quantum gravity or size of a hypothetical string and of branes; according to string theory lengths smaller than this do not make any physical sense. Quantum foam is thought to exist at this level.) So while we haven't measured anything subatomic particles smaller than a quark, we do have these theoretical ideas.


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