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    It doesn't take much "conventional" fuel as an...

    It doesn't take much "conventional" fuel as an adulterant to render the flame visible. The article states that the fire is "sustained in part by hydrogen" (emphasis mine).
    It should however be taken...
  2. I'm not sure if that one is any more popular, but...

    I'm not sure if that one is any more popular, but if someone's manufacturing UDCA, they're producing CDCA along the way (as an aside, the reductive step in the cheno -> urso synthesis pathway was the...
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    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/31764017/colum...

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/31764017/columbus-blue-jackets-goalie-matiss-kivlenieks-24-dies-tragic-accident :(
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    Aaaaand here we go: ...

    Aaaaand here we go:

    https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2021/06/24/open-the-floodgates
  5. Thread: covid-19

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    What was the reason for removal? Over here it...

    What was the reason for removal?
    Over here it is used almost exclusively in cases where it is considered impossible to reasonably ensure administration of two doses (think homeless shelters, etc)....
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    Well, I've had no interaction with FDA...

    Well, I've had no interaction with FDA whatsoever, but I had this belief that it exists, at least partially, for the purpose of not letting this sort of thing through. Approval for a drug that had...
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    Yeah, at this point it seems abundantly clear...

    Yeah, at this point it seems abundantly clear that from all the lead compounds that show some promising results in the amyloid plaque area, the proportion that actually improves any clinically...
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    It's good to see at least some sort of backlash....

    It's good to see at least some sort of backlash. "FDA is not presently capable of adequately integrating the Committee's scientific recommendations into its approval decisions" is just about the...
  9. Thread: Imperial

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    The metre is no longer a certain fraction of the...

    The metre is no longer a certain fraction of the Earth's circumference, nor is it a distance between two lines on a fancy bar of metal anymore. It used to be a certain amount of wavelengths of a...
  10. Thread: Imperial

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    Artistic reasons, mostly. Movie titles such as...

    Artistic reasons, mostly. Movie titles such as "The Whole 8.2296 metres" or "3.17515 Kilograms" don't have the same ring to it, and song lyrics such as "I would walk 804.672 kilometres/ and I would...
  11. That seems... unenforceable. What if said driver...

    That seems... unenforceable. What if said driver provides transportation to three or more people specifically to an agreed-upon place unrelated to, yet located within relatively short walking...
  12. Thread: covid-19

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    Yeah, it was a worse reaction than any I've ever...

    Yeah, it was a worse reaction than any I've ever had before, save for a tick-borne encephalitis shot a couple of years ago. The sore shoulder was unpleasant, too, since I tend to sleep on that side. ...
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    Pfully Pfizered. The second dose made me feel...

    Pfully Pfizered.
    The second dose made me feel somewhat ill for a day, just like many others have reported. The day after, back to normal.
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    IIHF World Championship. Team Latvia won against...

    IIHF World Championship.
    Team Latvia won against Canada, 2:0. That has never happened before. Not only that, but it's been a while since Canada didn't score a single goal, too.
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    I'm so sorry :( My deepest condolences.

    I'm so sorry :( My deepest condolences.
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    Is it, though? I may have missed some details,...

    Is it, though? I may have missed some details, but I thought this was nothing more than a semi-special edition of "space-related stuff goes wrong, as it sometimes does". The only thing that stands...
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    Got the 1st Pfizer dose today.

    Got the 1st Pfizer dose today.
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    Thank you all of y'all! I did propose....

    Thank you all of y'all!



    I did propose. Well, it was far from unexpected, we had plans for some time. Still, I did get a couple of hints over time, one that I remember the most: we both might...
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    Local events. So, last Friday night, there were...

    Local events.
    So, last Friday night, there were reports of a fire in a city in Latvia. As per initial reports, a small fire in a housing block, two people hurt severely enough to be hospitalized. ...
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    Got engaged. 'Twas a week ago, so a little...

    Got engaged.
    'Twas a week ago, so a little belated technically, but I'm still happy, so it counts. :)
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    My 2 cents: "Alternative medicine" encompasses...

    My 2 cents: "Alternative medicine" encompasses all the approaches to healthcare that outright ignore (partially or completely) what is scientifically established regarding how our bodies work, and...
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    Poll: AFAIK, the cells were obtained from fetus of...

    AFAIK, the cells were obtained from fetus of unknown origins, and for some Catholics, that's apparently "close enough" to have objections. Either that, or they haven't cared enough to research the...
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    Poll: Besides the obvious problems with outbreaks, they...

    Besides the obvious problems with outbreaks, they also increase the risk of emergence of new virus variants, some of which might be resistant to the immunization provided by the current vaccination...
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    Poll: Some prominent Catholics over here have raised...

    Some prominent Catholics over here have raised objections due to the fact that a cell line originating from an aborted embryo has been used in some point of research and development of certain Covid...
  25. I must say, "No sign of transmission between...

    I must say, "No sign of transmission between humans" sounds waaay less comforting than it did a tad more than a year ago.
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