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What is this caterpillar?

Found in Colorado but may be from out of the U.S. Can we save it? What kind is it? I can send a picture of it if you email me back.
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Are mitochondria dead?

In the video "What is Life? Is Death Real?", the subject of mitochondria is raised at 2:58. At 3:12, the narrator says "[mitochondria] are not alive any more: they are dead." What currents of thought ...
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translation rate regulated by transcription factors?

I'd like to know if there is in the litterature some examples of transcription factors capable to impact not just transcription but also translation rate so that both can be adjusted. I would be very ...
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What is the name of this flower?

A flower has grown on a leaf in our garden. What is the name of this flower? Give some description.
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Possible calculations with temperature, humidity, images and VIS spectrum of a plant in an Integrating sphere

I am currently working on a project which involves growing some plants in a integrating sphere made of foam. I have added temperature, humidity and soil moisture sensors as well as a Spectrometer (350 ...
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Have webs woven by LSD-intoxicated spiders ever been studied for their efficiency in fly catching?

I ask, because I have a different interpretation of the experiments performed on web-weaving spiders. The famous Robert Pirsig maintains that LSD is somehow helpful to web-weaving spiders, because it ...
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What happens when a genome is shorter than the other?

Say there were 2 creatures of the same species. Creature 1 has a longer genome than creature 2, it may be just a few base pairs, but what would happen when the genes were crossed to create creature 3 ...
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What is this butterfly?

The following guys (about an inch long) were seen in the Willamette Valley of Oregon in summer. When one would fly by a resting one, they'd get into a high-speed little "dogfight". What genus might ...
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Why do people die? [duplicate]

what is the reason people die naturally even though they have no known disease? I see people become physically weak at times they get old and die eventually in case they are not attacked by any known ...
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Calculation of final magnification when using a CCD camera

I'm trying to empirically calculate the approx final magnification (mag) of digital images rendered through our confocal microscope. Using a micrometer and the microscopy equipment I have, the ...
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Big cat in heat for months?

In this documentary about a lioness and a leopard the leopard is in heat for months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGqmylkOuKw Usually a big cat would be in heat for 5 days and then not in heat ...
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Will a 0.2g/mL sugar concentration cause vomiting in humans?

This infographic claims that the sugar content in a can of Coca Cola would cause vomiting if not for the phosphoric acid. In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. ...
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1answer
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Approximately how long do bacteria live for? [on hold]

I would like to know how many days or years do the bacteria live approximately.
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Why does a limb sting when it “falls asleep”? [duplicate]

Closely related to this question, but unanswered other than @Matthew-piziak providing a description and link that says: What is Paresthesia? Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation ...
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Merge several .ab1 sequence files into a single FASTA file?

I have several .ab1 files generated from Chromas. I want to merge all of them into a single FASTA sequence file. How can I do this in an automated way? Note that I don't have Chromas installed (the ...
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Will bark-beetles infest the Methow Valley?

What is the Methow Valley (esp. Winthrop, WA) area's susceptibility to bark beetles? Did the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfires increase the vulnerability due to the large numbers of dead, dying, and ...
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What induces parturition in humans?

I know that the release of oxytocin induces labor. But what induces the release of oxytocin? What is the trigger? And is it something that happens in the mother's body signalling that it's time to ...
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Dominant epistasis problem [on hold]

An inhibitor of pigment production in onion bulb I exhibits dominant epistasis over another locus, the genotype iiRR producing red bulbs and iirr producing yellow bulbs. A pure white strain is crossed ...
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Does anyone use bootstrapping to report mass gain during experiment?

When performing an experiment to report gain of body mass in an experiment, do any of you know of a paper whose authors have used a bootstrap to improve their confidence intervals? I have a n = 10 ...
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Material with very small young's modulus [on hold]

I'm looking for a material with a Young's modulus of less than 100 Pa. I've looked at elastomers, but I haven't had any luck. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
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Ancestral Allele and Hapmap

I notice on dbSNP rs6352 has an ancestral allele of G - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/SNP/snp_ref.cgi?rs=rs6352 The hapmap in humans for this allele is very rare, the homozygous version practically not ...
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Tissue grafting in marine invertebrates

I'm trying to source a procedure for a transplanting tissue in regenerating polyps. Would anyone happen to know where I can find a method of adhering to donor to host tissue? Thanks
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Diversity within and between allelic classes?

I am reading this paper. They talk about diversity within and between allelic classes. Nucleotide diversities ($π$) at each neutral site were estimated from the mean of $2 \sum z_t (1-z_t)$, over ...
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Why does the number of mutations per individuals follow a Poisson distribution?

I was reading this review. On page 11, left column, first paragraph, one can read: [..] there is a Poisson distribution of the equilibrium number of mutations per individual, if fitness effects ...
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Do any amphibians start their lives on land?

Most amphibians - at least, all the ones I know of - start their lives in the water (at least, after they hatch). They then spend time maturing before venturing onto land, where they can breed. The ...
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How does a smoker's finger or mustache get yellowish by nicotine?

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death around the world.$\ce{^1}$ The stain is considered as a "tell-tale" sign for identifying smokers. Multiple materials stated that it's due to ...
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Microwave and Health [on hold]

Is it unhealthy to eat food heated in the microwave? What dangers does the microwave pose to health? Does the microwave adversely affect the chemical structure of food?
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Reversible biological module in KEGG

Considering the kegg module M00570 The pathway looks like this: ...
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1answer
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Map gene IDs to Ensembl gene ID

Forgive me if this question is too trivial. I have the gene IDs of the following type EOG6STSR2 EOG60ZRJB EOG6SBFJ2 EOG6P5KX3 EOG6B5PRW from the first ...
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What is the permeability of proteins across the hyaloid membrane of vitreous to retina?

Does anyone know of any experimental work to test the permeability of the hyaloid membrane between the vitreous humour of the eye to the retina to proteins? Currently the largest molecule I can find ...
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Driving force for speciation for millions of species today

I would like to know if speciation really occurs (trans-speciation). Have we had enough time for millions of species? A creationist argument is that the slow changes in traits in organisms, taking ...
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1answer
35 views

Can my eyes adjust instantly to my friend's glasses? [on hold]

My eyesight is pretty much perfect, but I noticed that whenever I try any of my friends glasses, from really thin to extremely thick, my eyes seem to adjust to them within seconds and let me see ...
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What are the limiting factors of pathogen population size in human populations?

I understand that one limiting factor in non-human animal populations is that increased pathogen populations decrease animal populations from killing them, which decreases the density of the animals, ...
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Is NADPH salt still usable after an hour at room temperature?

I accidentally left a delivery of NADPH Tetrasodium Salt (Santa Cruz Biotechnology) at room temperature for a little over half an hour. In addition, when I opened up the package, I briefly held the ...
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How to color a white peacock feathers with pigments?

How to color a white peacock feathers? Question that I have, is based on this article about mechanism behind peacock feather colors. http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/15C.html The main idea ...
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Obtain detailed acyclic graph from nipype [on hold]

The nipype documentation tells me that with workflow.write_graph(), I can obtain acyclic graphs like this: However, my workflows, (all containing ...
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0answers
20 views

How does the apotase function? [on hold]

We all know that apoptase is the most contributing factor for apotosis. But how does it work? Is it similar to perforation of the mitochondria?
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2answers
41 views

Why are the sex chromosomes called X and Y?

Is there a specific reason that the letter Y is used as the symbol for the male chromosome and X is used for the female chromosome?
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Endogenous PAF inhibitor in metastatic process (?)

When neoplastic cells cause a metastasis, they can create a protective coat of platelets that counterbalances immunitary response. My question is if the coat formed due to PAF can be undone by an ...
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Is it possible for me to grow another inch? [on hold]

I'm 14 and a half, 5'6, and got my first period at 11 and a half. My mother is 5'5 and my dad's 5'10. Can I still grow another inch? If it helps I was 5'4.5 for 2 years but i grew the inch and a half ...
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What is the general mechanism behind perfusion PET imaging

I understand how tracer kinetics can be used to determine binding potential but how it can be used to detect perfusion eludes me.
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1answer
35 views

Can geckos climb a wet surface?

We know geckos can climb vertically or even upside down a surface like glass. But can they do that on wet glass?
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1answer
42 views

What is the definition of the life biologically ? [duplicate]

I want to know what is the definition of the life biologically , on the other hand , what is the definition of the death biologically ?? However, I think it is a very difficult question to answer . ...
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Colormetric assay for a phenol product?

I am working on an assay for phenol products created by a colony of bacteria. I have searched up a paper that involves gibbs reageant but the protocol is kind of unclear. Does any of you know where I ...
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How much would a Gigantopithecus be able to lift?

How much weight would a Gigantopithecus blacki be able to lift? Size comparison of G. blacki vs human: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus#/media/File:Gigantopithecus_v_human_v1.svg Its ...
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0answers
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What's it like to be a synthetic biologist? [on hold]

I find the field of synthetic biology very interesting and I would like to know what people in the field work on. Where do you work and what do you do there? What did you study to become a synthetic ...
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What is this flower?

I was in Germany recently, and I saw again a flower that I'd only ever encountered before at Meijer Gardens. It's interesting to me because I'd never seen a flower with color variation in only the ...
4
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1answer
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Why is the pituitary gland located in the brain?

Why is the pituitary gland located in the brain in humans, instead of elsewhere in the body? Why would this be an evolutionary beneficial adaptation?
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Two different Leucochloridium infected snails - different species?

In the last three days, I have found two snails infected by some species of Leucochloridium. I found them in my garden in the south-west of Sweden. Now I'm wondering if they are the same species or ...
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Can axons act as receptors?

In all histology books, it is stated that all sensory nerve endings (receptors) consist of dendrites that translate physical stimuli from the environment into neural signals. However, several sensory ...

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