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best website for newest science news?
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EurekaAlert for real news and papers
IS there a 4chan.com? I'm afraid to try it, the last fucking thing I need is to have another 4chan.
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>>9247883 >>9248138 >>9248296
Sankaku Complex - www.sankakucomplex.com

It's the best for "Research Purposes" (aka Lewd Hentai)

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>tfw fell for the double major meme
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I'm white and I've done that dozens of times, yet every girl turns me down and then talks shit about me behind my back
I'm still permakhv
>data science with no stats

>tfw fell for the higher education meme
Joke's on you; I completed my double major in the same time it would have taken me to do a single major so what I actually fell for was the university meme.

Two stat units.

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Anyone here knows some pharmacology? When people say something like "dopamine receptor agonist"...is the receptor presynaptic or postsynaptic? A presynaptic receptor (e.g. autoreceptor) may trigger a decrease in the production of the neurotransmmiter (so an inhibitory response), while an agonizer for postsynaptic receptor may encourage firing (so excitatory).

Am I misunderstanding something?
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What depends on what
>So then what kind of information does "dopamine receptor agonist" and "dopamine receptor antagonist" impart? If you don't know what kind of receptor it agonizes or antagonizes, how can you know what kind of effect it has?
By looking at the particular receptor it binds to. Clonidine agonises (presynaptic) alpha_2 receptors, which are autoreceptors and their agonism therefore causes a decrease in adrenergic activity, whereas, say, oxymetazoline is a (post-synaptic) alpha_1 agonist so its agonism increases adrenergic activity.

Yes this is correct. Agonist means it binds to and 'activates' the receptor. Antagonist means it binds to the receptor in such a way that it is not 'activated' and can't be bound by an agonist. Agonists and antagonists can both be responsible for excitatory or inhibitory stimulus.
The agonist can act on either a presynaptic or postsynaptic cell. It's post-synaptic if it acts on the dendrite, and pre-synaptic if it acts on the axon terminal
>By looking at the particular receptor it binds to.
Yeah, but even then, 5-HT1A receptor in the raphe nucleus is an autoreceptor and in the hippocampus is a postynaptic receptor.. In this case, I guess a 5-HT1A agonizer would inhibit serotonergic neurons in one part and excite them in another. But yeah, my confusion was related to the fact that "serotonin receptor agonist" without any further information provides little information

Thanks anon

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Anyone on a similar schedule can report?
I want to become smert.
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>Also, wasting 6.5 hours of your awake time doing nothing productive doesn't sound good at all.
How again? I'd prefer spending all of my awake hours doing nothing productive if I could.
God, that would be the dream.
Not hard for P H E N O T Y P E, but hard for brainlets
>Min-maxing your time
no one here actually does that anyway, it's just that on /sci/ you score cool points for bragging on how you're being productive 16 hours a day and all that
what someone would do with all their e-rep on an anonymous imageboard is beyond me but lying on the internet seems to be a common occurrence
Not that guy but ur clearly retarded dude

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can someone help me?
i was given a task to model magnetic fields of permanent magnets with comsol multiphysics
i created two magnets having certain sizes,then i defined materials for the magnets and an environment where the magnets are located. also i defined relative permeability and density for the materials . then i chose modul AC/DC and chose magnetic field no currrents, set arbitrary magnetization, of course i defined magnetic insulation.
in study with stationary researching i clicked compute and got bullshit. as on the picture.
who knows how to get a good result? what do i do wrong?

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psychometic testing. For or against for job testing? the number of wankers who can't program inC but have a BSc or MSc in computing is pretty bad. Fileters out about 50%. But pyschometric?
extreme psychometric test revealed if u can do the puzzle...

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Alright ya noobs, I'm settling this time travel hoax once and for all.

First and foremost: Time is an arbitrary notation created by man. If the whole concept were to die out, none of our (correct) maths would be any different. All you're giving meaning to is MOTION. Same with energy, there is no such thing, just different forms of motion. Kinetic energy is a pleonasm.

Now back to time. How the FUCK would you translate said arbitrary time notation to a machine somehow connected to space-"time"?
Pro tip: You can't.

>Time is not a physical "thing" in the universe. It's an abstract concept to give subjective meaning to motion. Time is meaningless in the universe. There is no time quantum.

Unless you manage to install a framework in the universe with a functional API it's not happening. Yes, mass and speed (same thing) slow down motion but that's it. You can slow down your RELATIVE MOTION as opposed to others but that's not time travel. There's no destination as defined by con-artists getting grant money for fake/stupid study and spend it on booze and cocaine (like my money).

Get over it. There's no such thing as fucking time travel.

Also, time TRAVEL implies a destination. Beyond our high level, abstract communication method (which I'm not fond of either). Tell me, where exactly is next week? or last week? Break out the maths faggot, oh, you can't. Because even Einstein didn't predict destination-based time travel. And none of his maths allow for a stable "wormhole".

Checkmate muggles.
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Holograms can be cut into as many little pieces as you like and they will all have the same image. Kinda like how when you divide a magnet, it just turns into two smaller magnets and so on. It couldn't possibly be because light is somehow dependent on MAGNETISM and DIELECTIC INERTIA.

So these two things already blow the fuck out of any perceived "boundary" the universe has. It never began nor will end. 0 IS THE PLACEHOLDER, 1 IS THE PRINCIPAL.

>0 is the placeholder
You cannot derive something out of nothing. Such nonsense is for atomists who believe some magical special snowflake particle spawned the entire universe.

>1 is the principal
You cannot have everything at the same time for that would mean NO CHANGE occurs.

There are thousands of books on this, Plotinus would be a good start though.

>quantum gravity

Yeah lets just stick the word "quantum" in front of things and then make it completely. Gravity is no different then what most people call "magnetic attraction, magnetic repulsion". There is no attraction or repulsion in a magnet, it creates counter space that follows the right hand rule.

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The last time I've been on /sci/ was like 4 months ago.
This exact same copypasted thread was on the front page back then too.
>The processor receives instruction chronologically.
But this is the central fallacy of your argument I believe.
You are trying to justifying that time exists by basically assuming that it exists (receives instruction chronologically).
lol. everything's a meme these days.
good one OP


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I'm moderately capable of becoming decently intelligent, but I don't know how to go about doing so. I'm asking for guidance. What would you recommend?
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Classical has a much easier display of musical theory to get a hold of, so it is really good for a beginner to listen to. Baroque is also good for tonality and scales, and romantic is great for dynamics and rhythm (and understanding chords I, IV, and V - Romantic was blues for French Aristocrats). The reason I say this is because it is super easy to explain why Ode To Joy sounds good in comparison to a soulful blues song. It's really complex to explain but tl;dr, if you want to learn music theory, historical listening progression is the best.
t. ANZCA, AMEB HDs, and studied music theory in high school finals
learn a foreign language or few
NoFap is the only answer

pleb tier on the same level as watching cartoons

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There is no such thing as exotic matter so why are physicists who use this crutch taken seriously? There is literally no such thing as "negative mass".
>there is no such thing as exotic matter
It may be a bit early to claim victory but I think you have the Nobel in Physics locked down.
You know everything about the universe?

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How do you make your course work enjoyable?
Take only classes you enjoy
by picking a major that I enjoy and covers other subjects that I enjoy.
high on stims 100% of the time
make it difficult yet attainable.

Currently studying bioscience but not too happy about it desu. are the job prospects good in this field? i keep finding conflicting info online as regards to future outlook. Should I just drop out and get a trade instead?
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>I've always been much better at putting reasoning into words, as well as intuitive logic, so picking up on law and policy is easy- it's the symbolic logic that fucks me up

fucking spot on, that's me to a tee. this is some of the best advice iv'e ever fucking come across. career guidance Councillors never even so much as considered merging the two it was either you do A or B. Can't thank you enough man, who'd have thought id have gotten some of the best life advice on fucking 4chan. This is a route i'm going to seriously look into and heavily consider. thanks again dude definitely made me feel better about my decision to pursue science first.
No problem man. It's a long road, and it's tough and demoralizing, and it's really easy to want to quit. Especially when you take requirements like English and get a 4.0 effortlessly, and then struggle just to get a 3.2 in a STEM course with a tough curve. Makes you wonder constantly if you made the right choice. But just find something within your field for right now you're passionate about, and use that to tune out any negative feelings, because you know rationally that if you keep on the straight and narrow, it'll get better in the end.

Don't give up fampai. I'll remember you and cheer you on, even if we never cross paths. Hell, if you keep posting maybe we will. Maybe we'll get into an argument and fling insults at each other. Maybe we'll agree with one another and support a discussion with evidence and arguments we've picked up recently. But for the time being, just know that there's someone out there who honestly, in the bottom of their hearts, wants you to succeed and find happiness in life.

Good night, brother, and may you, stumbling through this dark and meaningless abyss, find or create your own light and meaning.
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Best anon ever :')
my ochem lecturer was doing that. Had his chem phd and lecturing summers and doing his law degree at the same time.
He wanted to be a patent lawyer.

Seemed super intelligent and around 30 years old maybe not even.
very cute you guys :)

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Is "P=?NP" an NP problem?
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No it's constant time
Set Theory

P = NP

[1] = {0,[1]} = True

We done here?
Are you asking if it is an NP problem, or if we can agree on a P solution?
Why not both?
proving things is an NP problem

Hey /sci/ is there any substance that is harmful to be exposed to in small quantities but which large quantities are safe?

As for example, a substance you can cover yourself in and be fine but then run through a public place causing people exposed to lower quantities problems.
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has to be a substance that has lorderl < 1 with respect to a reaction
maybe an organic pathogen that your body can only detect in large quantities
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Tiny Glass particles can get into Blood Vessels & Lungs cutting & damaging your Inner organs.

Touching a Large Glass Pane is safe however

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Anyone here good at math and good at being a musician as well?

Math was my worst subject in school...I couldn't understand anything beyond basic algebra. I am also a musician (oboe for over 25 years), but have the sense of rhythm of a brick.

Is there a correlation between math and music ability?
I know that Pythagoras and Riemann were interested in music theory. I don't know how well they played music. I'm guessing maths and musical ability might be correlated in the sense that it both attracts people who think abstractly. Then again maybe there's something in playing music that just attracts creative people, artists or music lovers who are satisfied without knowing (much) theory.
Are those king cobras? Why aren’t they attacking each other? Thought they ate other snakes (assuming they are cannibals as well).
Jazz musicians have the same type of autism as math nerds, so yes.
t. Above average at both
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>The most beloved composer ever was a deaf guy

>The man with the highest IQ in the world is a retarded bouncer goon

What did the people running the universe simulator mean by this?

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Do you use any apps for studying and learning new stuff? I'm using one for radiology and one for learning new German words, but there are so many now that I feel like I could do more. Any tips?
phones are trackers and should be thrown away, theres your tip
You communicate by smoke signals?

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