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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 10 May 2021, 21:31

Scientists may have found a new coronavirus rapid-testing method: Bees

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/ ... e-testing/

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic has scientists tapping an unlikely resource: the finely tuned olfactory sense of bees.

Dutch researchers on Monday said they have trained honeybees to stick out their tongues when presented with the virus’s unique scent, acting as a kind of rapid test.

Although it’s a less conventional method than lab tests, the scientists said teaching bees to diagnose the coronavirus could help fill a gap in low-income countries with limited access to more sophisticated technology, like materials for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 13 May 2021, 08:58

Climbing mountains is dumb.

Over 300 people have died climbing Everest and more than 90 on K2, five of them this year!
Bugger off.

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 13 May 2021, 13:33

Robyn Hitchcock will start touring again in the Autumn!
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Postby Hightea » 13 May 2021, 16:13

Rorschach wrote:Climbing mountains is dumb.

Over 300 people have died climbing Everest and more than 90 on K2, five of them this year!


unfair to compare climbing a mountain and climbing a major snow capped peak. I've climbed 100's of mountains and I'm still alive although I've tumbled down a few trails and sprained a few ankles.

there's a mountain I want to climb it
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Postby The Prof » 13 May 2021, 16:16

We all know about Zebra Crossings and Pelican Crossings but.....new to me today....are Puffin Crossings and Toucan Crossings.

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Postby Rorschach » 13 May 2021, 16:45

Hightea wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Climbing mountains is dumb.

Over 300 people have died climbing Everest and more than 90 on K2, five of them this year!


unfair to compare climbing a mountain and climbing a major snow capped peak. I've climbed 100's of mountains and I'm still alive although I've tumbled down a few trails and sprained a few ankles.


I wasn't being serious. I've been up a few small mountains myself, and even went rock-climbing a couple of times.
Bugger off.

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Postby Hightea » 13 May 2021, 16:56

Rorschach wrote:
Hightea wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Climbing mountains is dumb.

Over 300 people have died climbing Everest and more than 90 on K2, five of them this year!


unfair to compare climbing a mountain and climbing a major snow capped peak. I've climbed 100's of mountains and I'm still alive although I've tumbled down a few trails and sprained a few ankles.


I wasn't being serious. I've been up a few small mountains myself, and even went rock-climbing a couple of times.


figured you were joking but my love of mountains has my blabbing, sadly can't climb mountains like before.

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 17 May 2021, 15:00

If your cat gets an infected anal gland, you’ll know about it.
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Postby Six String » 17 May 2021, 19:32

Elephant garlic is not part of the garlic species. They are a species of leeks.
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Postby kath » 18 May 2021, 00:05

someone pointed this out on twitter, talking about the massive changes we've made in technology and science in the last hundred years.

these two events are 66 years apart.


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Postby C » 18 May 2021, 10:26

kath wrote:someone pointed this out on twitter, talking about the massive changes we've made in technology and science in the last hundred years.

these two events are 66 years apart.


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Postby C » 18 May 2021, 13:44

That ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad was born in Norway




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Rorschach wrote:Is this one of those references that only prog goons get?

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Postby jimboo » 18 May 2021, 17:16

C wrote:That ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad was born in Norway




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Her dad was a German soldier. She believed he had died during the war but they met each other thirty years later.
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Postby C » 18 May 2021, 20:41

jimboo wrote:
C wrote:That ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad was born in Norway




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Her dad was a German soldier. She believed he had died during the war but they met each other thirty years later.


Thanks -that's very interesting




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Rorschach wrote:Is this one of those references that only prog goons get?

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Postby Diamond Dog » 18 May 2021, 21:17

That ex-Attraction Bruce Thomas wrote a book about Bruce Lee called "Bruce Lee:Fighting Spirit"!
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 18 May 2021, 21:21

Everyone hates Ranking Ted! :(
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 20 May 2021, 20:52

First - google ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’
When you get your results, click on the licence plate on the left
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Postby Rorschach » 21 May 2021, 11:33

Minnie the Minx wrote:First - google ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’
When you get your results, click on the licence plate on the left
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I must be getting different results to you, damnit!
No sign of a licence plate.
Bugger off.

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Postby pcqgod » 22 May 2021, 21:36

I've recently come to learn that carpenter bees will turn the outside of your dwelling into Swiss cheese!
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 01 Jun 2021, 01:04

Omg. Jimbo. Divorce? Really?
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