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AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
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AskScience AMA Series: "I am Rhett Allain, physicist and technical consultant on Mythbusters and MacGyver. Ask me about the physics of pretty much anything!
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Is body chemistry affected by sound, in the same way that melatonin production is affected by light?
4081
Is there any organism that has more than one brain?
35
How do astronomers know the "red shift" is coming from the Doppler effect and not from static stars producing light at a red wavelength?
14
How does a flu vaccine lessen symptoms when you catch a flu variant that isn’t one of the variants in that seasons vaccination?
34
Do NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, reduce specific areas of inflammation or do they reduce inflammation overall?
3414
How much radiation does a luggage scanner deliver vs say medical x-ray?
40
How do we know the temperature of the centre of the sun?
25
Would Koko, the sign-language speaking gorilla, have been able to translate what a different, non-signing gorilla was saying?
9
[chemistry][nuclear physics] if the island of stability does exist, do we have any way of estimating what the behavior/properties of those elements will be like?
33
How do they reproduce seedless fruits/vegetables ?
14
Is it possible for an object to be travelling so fast it would bounce off the atmosphere?
14
Most antibacterial sprays kill 99.9% of germs. What's the 0.1% of bacteria consist of?
12
Is Crystallized Bismuth the Only Instance of Naturally Occurring Right Angles?
617
Can someone explain the environmental impact of electric car batteries?
9
How is the CMB used to calculate the Hubble constant?
9
Would it be possible for a planet's day to be longer than its year?
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Do heavily forested regions of the world like the eastern United States experience a noticeable difference in oxygen levels/air quality during the winter months when the trees lose all of their leaves?
4
If we reversed all charges would the world be the same?
4
When a banana ripens, does it gain calories?
2
How does the sky look like on Mars? How bright is the Sun comparing it to the view from Earth?
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How do compilers adapt to different hardware?
7
How would quantum computing break modern cryptography?
16
Does breast size affect risk of breast cancer?
3
Do snakes have saliva glands?
39
Can a virus go extinct?
13
How is Titan able to have an atmosphere pressure similar to Earth when it's gravity is so much lower than Earth's?
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How have cancer treatments actually improved?
22
Does knowing multiple languages actually alter your brain structure? If so, how?
39
Would it be theoretically possible to trap light with a strong enough set of magnets/electromagnets?
22
Why do we use four or more rotors on drones, but only maximum two on regular helicopters? Why are we not making full size quadrocopters?
4
Is the color of an animal's covering (skin, furr, feathers, etc) determined by the amount of colors they can see?
22
Why don't they use jet engines for the first stage of rockets?
1
Chemically speaking, what makes something sweet? What makes some sweeteners spike one's blood sugar, while others don't?
12
Is it possible to make concrete a liquid again from a solid?
380
If I were to release oxygen into the vacuum of space where would it go?
8
Are organisms trapped in amber mineralized fossils, the original tissue or a combination of both?
5
Is it possible to have similar mass planets in a stable mutual orbit?
8
What physical part of a tree absorbs Co2?
8
Does soapy water flow through pipes more quickly than plain water?
8
Why are there so many types of cables?
1 AskScienceModerator Please remember that AskScience is strictly moderated. Personal attacks, posting of personal information and other behavior that violates the rules can result in a ban.
3020 shiruken We can already see the effects of restricted content on academia through the paywalled publishing practices of most journals. The high cost of institutional licenses or large-scale purchasing of individual articles can be an overwhelming expense for new companies or smaller universities. Science relies upon the free flow of information and knowledge between persons and institutions around the world. Ending net neutrality puts that at risk.
520 PM_ME_DUCKS It's time to stand up (litterally) against this. They can ignore our emails, but they can't ignore a crowd at their front door. Come join us at /r/DC_FCC_Protest/ and take part in the protest the day before the vote.
103 sunz3000 Not sure if this is the right place to ask but here goes. I'm not American, but how would this impact an internet user of another country? I know there are localized version of some of the major websites (Google, Amazon, etc), but if there isn't really one for smaller ones, would they be impacted but reversing net neutrality if browsing from outside of the USA? More generically, how would someone outside the USA be impacted if net neutrality gets killed? EDIT: [TL;DR Answer](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7etmk7/help_us_fight_for_net_neutrality/dq7lbky/)
89 ChuntyMcFist What would it be like if Verizon partnered up with Pizza Hut and then limited calls to other pizza places unless you paid them a premium? What if you had to listen to an advertisement before making a phone call? What if you had to pay extra to talk to people on other phone networks or landlines? These are just a few ways you can try to relate Net Neutrality to people who don't understand why it needs to be protected.
46 re_searching To be proactive in case we lose the fight, what are the technical limitations of starting my own ISP using WISP technologies (or any other technology for that matter) and expanding from there? Basically, how far does ISPs control of the internet reach? Infrastructure wise, where do they fall? If I start a service and then need to gain access to the rest of the internet, how would I go about that, or do they own that too, and we are totally screwed? Can they throttle/shape/block any content from any other provider that passes through their Tier 1 network?
82 fluffycrow If one ISP decides not to throttle content surely they will profit greatly because everyone will use them? Or am I missing something here?
1 0 AskScienceModerator Please remember that AskScience is strictly moderated. Personal attacks, posting of personal information and other behavior that violates the rules can result in a ban.
3024 0 shiruken We can already see the effects of restricted content on academia through the paywalled publishing practices of most journals. The high cost of institutional licenses or large-scale purchasing of individual articles can be an overwhelming expense for new companies or smaller universities. Science relies upon the free flow of information and knowledge between persons and institutions around the world. Ending net neutrality puts that at risk.
521 0 PM_ME_DUCKS It's time to stand up (litterally) against this. They can ignore our emails, but they can't ignore a crowd at their front door. Come join us at /r/DC_FCC_Protest/ and take part in the protest the day before the vote.
103 0 sunz3000 Not sure if this is the right place to ask but here goes. I'm not American, but how would this impact an internet user of another country? I know there are localized version of some of the major websites (Google, Amazon, etc), but if there isn't really one for smaller ones, would they be impacted but reversing net neutrality if browsing from outside of the USA? More generically, how would someone outside the USA be impacted if net neutrality gets killed? EDIT: [TL;DR Answer](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7etmk7/help_us_fight_for_net_neutrality/dq7lbky/)
86 0 ChuntyMcFist What would it be like if Verizon partnered up with Pizza Hut and then limited calls to other pizza places unless you paid them a premium? What if you had to listen to an advertisement before making a phone call? What if you had to pay extra to talk to people on other phone networks or landlines? These are just a few ways you can try to relate Net Neutrality to people who don't understand why it needs to be protected.
49 0 re_searching To be proactive in case we lose the fight, what are the technical limitations of starting my own ISP using WISP technologies (or any other technology for that matter) and expanding from there? Basically, how far does ISPs control of the internet reach? Infrastructure wise, where do they fall? If I start a service and then need to gain access to the rest of the internet, how would I go about that, or do they own that too, and we are totally screwed? Can they throttle/shape/block any content from any other provider that passes through their Tier 1 network?
82 0 fluffycrow If one ISP decides not to throttle content surely they will profit greatly because everyone will use them? Or am I missing something here?