People Explain Which Scientific Breakthroughs They'd Love To See In Their Lifetime
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Science is incredible. If you were to ask me what breakthrough I'd love to see in my lifetime, I'd probably tell you that I'd love to see a cure for Alzheimer's and dementia. They're debilitating diseases and so heartbreaking for the families that have to care for their loved ones as they watch them slip away. Wouldn't it be remarkable if we could solve this mystery? On a more vain note, it sure would be wonderful if we could figure out a cure for baldness––something tells me countless men around the world would be ecstatic.

After Redditor kippersmoker asked the online community, "What scientific breakthrough would you like to see happen?" people spoke candidly about the ones they'd love to witness.


"Lightspeed space travel..."

Lightspeed space travel and spaceship technology, just imagine all the discoveries that would follow!

8AlexL8

"A better alternative..."

A better alternative to plastics that's fully recyclable.

Also just the ability to break down and recycle existing plastics and garbage.

Bay_Burner

This would be incredible.

Anything that can effectively cut down on human pollution and waste and do so efficiently without any harmful effects would be A-OK with me.

"Actual cures..."

Actual cures for mental illness: Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, depression, Parkinson's, you name it.

fed_smoker69420

"Experiments on mice worked..."

Toothpaste that triggers tooth regeneration. Experiments on mice worked, now we need the same enzymatic reaction on humans, and boom, we don't need to go to the dentist anymore.

Mangobonbon

Incredible, indeed.

Poor dentists, they'd be out of business. Tune in next week, when we get to watch them lobby Congress!

"I have several body parts..."

Integrated bionics. I have several body parts that I'd like to replace and upgrade due to bad joint health, and I'd love for the replacements to function as well as, if not better than the originals.

Lugbor

"Solar powered ships..."

Solar-powered ships that can pick up garbage off the surface of the ocean.

MustangGuy

"Just cross your fingers..."

Worker in a safe injection needle clinic here: Nalaxone/Narcan are good responses to opioid overdoses. Besides trying to cool their heart rate down with an ice bath or something- we have no 'cure' for stimulant overdoses. Just cross your fingers they don't go into a seizure or their heart doesn't explode like a popcorn kernel. Having a stimulant equivalent to Narcan would be really nice.

PreviousWeekend424

"AA batteries..."

AA batteries that last for a week straight under constant 24/7 use without dying or needing to be replaced/recharged.

V_skywalker13

"I'm fairly convinced..."

Astronomer here! Finding intelligent life in the universe. I'm fairly convinced that we will find life elsewhere somehow in my life the way things are going, be it something in Martian ice caps or a biosignature in an exoplanet. But intelligent life is likely a much harder nut to crack than single-celled bacteria, and we have no idea by how much.

Andromeda321

"Apart from curing some horrific diseases..."

Apart from curing some horrific diseases, probably MUCH faster air travel... this 9-10 hour flight stuff to London from Las Vegas/US west coast has not gotten faster in the last 50 years... there HAS to be a faster way.

sir_percy_percy

There's so much that could still be done to improve the quality of human lives.

But doing so isn't easy. Money appears to be the biggest obstacle to accomplish anything. Wouldn't it be wonderful if scientific advancement wasn't so inextricably linked to funding? Imagine what we could accomplish.

Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below.

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People Explain Which Things They're Strangely Good At While Drunk
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That maybe one thing an excess of alcohol cured was your self-consciousness, and may have improved your confidence?

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People Confess Which Weird Smells They Actually Like
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Good smells and bad smells are generally considered pretty universal, but there are definitely some outliers.

Most people can't stand the smell of gasoline, but there are quite a few people who find the smell pleasant.

Redditor Psycho_Bunny_Cutie asked:

"What's a weird smell you're willing to admit you like?"

Skunk

"Skunk"

"Not getting sprayed directly because I've never had that happen so I don't know if I'd like it, but the lingering aftermath."

"My friend's dogs got sprayed and I helped get them bathed. It almost drove them out of their house, but I liked the smell. It lingered for months."

- LakotaGrl

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​Disney Home Video

"I remember liking the smell of Disney VHS cases."

- AtlUtdGold

"Omg. This unlocked a memory for me. I also loved this. But I haven’t done it in so long that I had forgotten. But this comment literally brought the smell right back. Thank you!"

- el-mil

"Me toooooo. Holy sh*t. I feel like it’s 1995 and I’m on the living room floor about to pop in Pocahontas for the 4th time today."

- lubs96

Friends' Homes

"​I dont know if this counts, where I used to live is very common to hug people all the time, and if I have been in someone's home before, the place would have a particular smell, and almost everytime I would hug them, they would smell like their home. It always felt good to make that association, it was comforting somehow."

- Montpierce

"Same for me, and then when you're out and about and you catch a wiff of something that smells the same even if it's been years they pop into your mind."

- loonettt

New Tech

"​The smell of brand new tech gadgets. It smells of technology. Whenever I buy a new mouse or keyboard (it is especially true for logitech products I don't know if it is a general thing) I sniff them as long as I can detect that sweet plastic-y, ultra clean-smelling goodness."

- bobisz

"Back when CD's were the dominant form of data transfer, I would LOVE every time a new one was opened, just sniffing the new CD."

"Years later, I discovered a nearly identical (to me) smell that works just as well... fresh saffron. Saffron smells like new CD's to me, and I love it."

- ConnectionIssues

Mimeograph Solvent

"Ah, back in the old days, the smell of papers that the teacher handed out that were fresh off those old hand-cranked mimeograph machines. The solvent. Mmmm."

- whazzup_b*tches

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Pool Toys

​"Pvc pool toys when you're unfolding them before you blow them up."

- NoticeWhenUAreHappy

"I bought a shower curtain the other day and instead of a light plastic smell it smelled heavily of inflatable pool toys, best shower ever."

- I_PEE_WITH_THAT

Basements

"I love the smell of basement- which I don't know if is weird, but I'm the only one I know who likes it."​

- AmeliaUsesReddit

"Yessss, also sometimes underground parking garages or stairwells have it. Everyone always thinks I’m an idiot when I bring it up."

- Fenzik

​Home Depot

​"The smell of Home Depot"

- lanuevagringa

"I have long been hoping for Yankee Candle to team up with Home Depot to a lumber aisle scented candle."

- MintyFreshBreathYo

​Hot Pavement And Rain

​"Hot parking lot when it first starts to rain."

- TheUSForestService

"The best! I can smell it now. Thanks for that. That smell in a sun shower is like the best feeling you could ever feel."

- uffdathatisnice

​Burnt Matches

​"Matches after the flame goes out."

- makeful

"Ooooh I like the smell when you blow out a candle."

- Kaisa_is_short

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While there are some smells that seem like everyone must hate them, there's always going to be someone who thinks they smell better than roses.

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