There are probably more who are deserving of this badge than you would expect. (BZ)
Someday there will be a practical application! Someday!
Actually, it had one VERY practical application–it got me published.
I assume most males automatically qualify for this badge by virtue of having the “let’s poke it and see what happens” gene.
Yes, I proved that Florida red-bellied turtles can both hear underwater and be trained to respond to morse code…. why do you ask?
I know how baby fur seals talk to their mommies.
Male, and some large Female, Oyster Toadfish make noise. There, I said it.
Young’s modulus of killer pythons.
The lollies, not the actuals ones. And done in such a way as to make me eligible for the “eaten experiment” badge too.
I was working in bioinformatics for 20 years.
Every bit of “science” I ever do has no conceivable use. Of course, to me science involves nothing more than seeing how big a fire I can make(and how quickly I can do it) or how fast I can demolish something with fire.
Well, there aren’t any drugs out there targeting G-quadruplex DNA yet, so I think I can apply for this one
I once left part of a container of leftover food in the fridge so long that I was unable to determine what kind of food it had begun its life as…does that count?
Most of my work has been in polyadenylation, hence no practical application
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