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I am a computational biologist with a background in biology, not computers. My PhD work was on gene prediction and comparative genomics but my current research is in systems biology, specifically protein-protein interaction networks.

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comment For how long can a raven stay airborne (a week or more)?
Quite apart from using a mythical story to ask a scientific question, I don't see what makes you think that the raven was flying around all that time. For all you know, and as seems more likely, it drowned. Could you edit your question, remove the biblical references and just ask something specific about an animal's behavior?
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comment For how long can a raven stay airborne (a week or more)?
Ah, but is that an African or European pigeon?
Oct
27
revised How do the quantities of ATP formed during aerobic and anaerobic respiration compare?
Made the title useful, removed irrelevant text.
Oct
26
comment What is the color of white skin?
Actually, you question at the moment is asking for the name of a color as far as I can tell. If you want it to be asking for physical properties, please edit it. However, even if you do edit it, it would still be off topic here since it would be a question about optics. Perhaps you wanted to ask "what gives skin its color"?
Oct
26
comment What is the color of white skin?
Also, there's no such thing as "white skin color". You and I, for example, would both be considered white but we don't have the same skin color. There is actually an extraordinary range of skin colors that we lump together as "white".
Oct
26
comment What is the color of white skin?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about naming a color, not biology.
Oct
25
comment Are added yogurt cultures harmful to the gut?
I have no idea what you mean by synthetic bacteria but please don't equate synthetic with harmful and natural with healthy. The most dangerous substances we know are 100% natural. Consider, for example, rattlesnake venom, hydrochloric acid and plutonium.
Oct
24
revised Do male animals visually perceive females as more/less attractive?
extraneous comma
Oct
24
comment Installing MRBAYES
@Bez that might indeed be best. SO gets enough off topic questions as it is :)
Oct
24
comment Installing MRBAYES
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about biology.
Oct
24
comment Installing MRBAYES
@Bez this is not on topic on Stack Overflow, it has nothing to do with programming. It would be on topic on Super User or Unix & Linux though. Devinity, consider deleting this and reposting there. If you do, please also provide a link to the MRBAYES archive you downloaded and clarify whether you ran all three commands or only the last. Also make sure you specify whether the ./configure script was successful.
Oct
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on HIV and effectiveness of inhibitor cocktail over single inhibitor
Oct
14
reviewed Satisfactory What is the mechanism of oxygen uptake in E. coli?
Oct
14
reviewed Excellent Help me Identify this Spider
Oct
14
reviewed Needs Improvement How to estimate the DNA density in human sperm head?
Oct
14
reviewed Satisfactory Can a single axon propagate multiple simultaneous action potentials?
Oct
14
reviewed Satisfactory Importance of knowing GC Content of an organism
Oct
14
reviewed Excellent Regarding the difference between cDNA library and RNA sequencing (Biochem. technique)
Oct
14
reviewed Satisfactory Why has grey hair evolved?
Oct
14
reviewed Satisfactory What is this vinca like vine?