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    Little, fluffy and talkative? Clouds can communicate, a new paper suggests -- but what are they talking about?

    A new study has found that clouds "communicate" with each other, much like chirping crickets or flashing fireflies on a summer night. The surprising findings, published online in the journal Nature, may have significant implications for our understanding of the Earth's climate.

    So the next time you find yourself laying on your back picking out shapes among the clouds, mull on this one: Are they talking among themselves about you? ...
    Scientists blow research budget on drugs :eek::D
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    Scientist have discovered that dirt actually enslaves ants in order to have them form itself in to big mounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Scientist have discovered that dirt actually enslaves ants in order to have them form itself in to big mounds.
    Dirt is an asshole.
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    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Dirt is an asshole.
    HAHAHAHA! :D
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    "Rows and flows of angel hair
    and ice cream castles in the air
    And ribbon canyons, everywhere
    I've looked at clouds that way.

    But now they only block the sun
    They rain and they snow on everyone
    So many things I would have done
    But clouds got in my way

    I've looked at clouds from both sides now
    From up and down, and still somehow
    It's cloud illusions I recall
    I really don't know clouds, at all."


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    I read the entire thing and this still looks like physics to me - not "communication".

    These media hacks keep it up and we'll back in the Dark Ages within two generations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I read the entire thing and this still looks like physics to me - not "communication".

    These media hacks keep it up and we'll back in the Dark Ages within two generations.
    Oh yeah right, the next thing you know you'll be telling us the world is not on the back of a turtle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Oh yeah right, the next thing you know you'll be telling us the world is not on the back of a turtle!
    It's a metaphor, and in which case, it is on the back of a turtle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    You know, I actually see some merit here. For example, every time I exclaim that I am going to wash my car, it rains.
    "Inequality is a false notion propagated by those who are made to feel guilty for what they have by those who are jealous for what they don't"-Former MTV Host Kennedy
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