Sun, 10th Dec, 2017

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PostHeaderIconEpisode 46

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cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

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In which we discuss talking snakes, baby robots, SETI getting funded (and criticised), and death matches featuring laser-wielding cells.

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News:

Scientists arm cells with mini lasers:
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/07/scientists-arm-cells-tiny-las...

The end of Moore’s Law:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/21/limit-law-scientists-m...

Is the recent SETI cash injection good?
http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2015/07/20/six-reasons-that-i-rea...
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/moth...

WTF:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/07/23/richard-dawkins-...

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/23/a-fossil-snake-with-f...

“Pubtalk”
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-brain-implants-and-other-technology...

Woo Zealand:

Adrenal fatigue: http://www.adrenalfatigue.co.nz/future-formulations-products/

Update on medicinal cannabis discussion - Alex Renton has died and his mother admits she treated him while he was intensive care.
http://www.3news.co.nz/tvshows/3d/sick-teens-mother-used-cannabis-oil-we...
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-i-did-what-felt-right-alex-...
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-rules-out-law-cha...

Deliah’s dubious device:

The iSperm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=420&v=bOmwDEnPuDc

[SPOILERS]
WOTD:
tabacosis

Quote:

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson