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comment How did birds become so intelligent?
You should really define what you mean by intelligent... for instance a dog can bring you the newspaper, which a bird can't do.
Mar
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comment Why is Hydrofluoric Acid so dangerous if its a weak acid?
Although the importance of that would depend on the reaction constants of those three reactions... do you by chance know what they are?
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revised Why is Hydrofluoric Acid so dangerous if its a weak acid?
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Feb
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comment How can I reduce the background gradient in phase contrast microscopy?
Have you tried imaging an emptry slide and use it as background? (i.e. subtracting it from your image)
Jan
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comment Multi-modal distribution for gene expression data
Could you expand please? Expression distribution over what? The same tissue? Same cell over time? Different tissues?
Dec
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comment What does pain look like in wave form?
What is important is the sequence of action potentials. I would suggest reading about temporal coding and rate coding as a start. For instance a (very lightweight) introduction can be found on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neural_coding Also, note that much of it is how we INTERPRET a certain neuronal signal; our brain is easily fooled! For instance, when eating spicy food we perceive it as "hot", even if it is not at high temperature. This is because the receptors mediating the "hot" sensation are the same for spice and temperature.
Dec
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comment Patch-Clamping Neurons Resources
@ChrisStronks well, the question is on hold now...
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comment Why do I only breathe out of one nostril?
hmmmm.... I don't really buy the smell part. The nasal cycle lasts 2-3 hour, which seems to long to account for desensitization to smell...
Aug
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comment Life without DNA?
Also: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22798070
Aug
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comment Life without DNA?
@woliveirajr the original papers can be found here: GFAJ-1 Is an Arsenate-Resistant, Phosphate-Dependent Organism and Absence of Detectable Arsenate in DNA from Arsenate-Grown GFAJ-1 Cells. However, I wouldn't go as far as saying they "debunked" the study, just gave better explanation for their results (i.e. applied the scientific method).
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answered How much does a typical biologist know about signal processing, machine learning, and (theoretical) computer science?
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comment What kind of microscope for ML/biological research?
Although what you say is correct, remember that mounting, especially if using specific microscopy mounting media increases the quality of the image. See for instance: microbehunter.com/…
Jul
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comment Is pork poisonous?
@WYSIWYG: good point. Taenia can be quite problematic especially in poor countries where it is more prevalent.