I also don’t find the Slate piece so compelling, but more importantly, when we say “impressive intelligence,” I more mean “surprising intelligence based on our expectations of a mollusk and of however we judge animal intelligence.” It’s hard to judge another species so dramatically different from us, regardless. Maybe…
fell through the cracks—one new exoplanet isn’t surprising to giz science without the pop culture peg to buoy it, so io9 is looking into it!
it demonstrates that social behavior is deeply conserved, going back hundreds of millions of years, and probably evolved before our brains did!
laughing loudly at this one
“pesticide” refers to all pests, including weeds and other things. if she had said “insecticide” she’d be wrong but pesticide is the general term.
yep, this. I’m almost sure they’re all being pitched the bill as making it easier to spy on people and build weapons. DARPA funds quantum research too, after all.
Here’s a better analogy (though you’re right, I probably should have put a figure in):
Adding to the party, I use the water displacement method after and it’s never been a problem, to the point that i didn’t think a vacuum sealer would be necessary.
I have already gotten emails about it, but a reminder that I typically write astronomy stories in the present tense, even though the galaxy was technically forming billions of years ago, because they’re written in the point of view of astronomers observing the galaxies at present!
harrison you paid for a cardboard box that serves the same function as a few stacks of books
I don’t think this is a hit piece at all. This is a controversial bill—if it wasn’t controversial, people wouldn’t be suing the Missouri govenrment over it. and I’m pointing out the controversy. I’ve been incredibly critical of “lab grown meat” for as long as I’ve been writing for Giz (except for one fluff piece), but…
I can’t tell if your argument is in good faith, because:
Actually, we’re not missing something! Take solace, since Einstein, too, thought we were missing something. but the purpose of the Bell test is to demonstrate that there isn’t a “missing something” to explain entanglement. IMO, the real issue is that we’re so used to being human beings that are large enough to not…
yes!!! i saw it in person once. it did not disappoint: https://gizmodo.com/whats-with-all-the-dental-floss-in-ibms-quantum-compute-1823373297
haha, yeah, I felt this way too and was wishy washy about including the speculation. but I’m actually pretty excited about this post, mainly because games are a good way to demonstrate a processor’s power. Right now the games suck and no one has any idea what a quantum computer will look like in 50 years, but…
still working for me
this is awesome!! I’m always so glad to have your comments. also going to get this book