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Jan
14
comment How much energy does a lion contain?
@Nit oh, damn. I can't vote to migrate (we have no path to Physics) only close. I think this is a cool question I just don't see anything biological about it. You could ask exactly the same thing replacing lion with stove.
Jan
14
comment How much energy does a lion contain?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about physics, not biology. It just happens to use a living organism as an example.
Jan
14
comment How much energy does a lion contain?
I think this would be a better fit for Physics. I don't see how this is a question about biology. Fun question mind you, just off topic.
Jan
13
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Jan
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comment Can white eggs be considered as non-vegetarian?
@ChrisStronks I never made any such claim. The OP asked for a biological answer, not a cultural one. Eggs are animal cells and, therefore, animals. Whether you should eat them or not is up to your own sense of morality and I wouldn't presume to offer an opinion. That they are an animal cell is not debatable however, that is a simple fact.l
Jan
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comment Can white eggs be considered as non-vegetarian?
@Anixx actually, none of the egg's matter consists of cells. The egg itself is a single, huge cell.
Dec
28
revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
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Dec
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revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
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Dec
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revised Is funnel web spider venom poisonous?
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Dec
27
answered About the apoptosis mechanisms in a cell
Dec
24
answered Downloading specific yeast genes in an automated manner?
Dec
24
comment Downloading specific yeast genes in an automated manner?
What OS would you do this on? Do you have access to UNIX tools? Also, please show us the rest of the gene names. What identifiers do you have? The answer will depend on what database the identifiers point to.
Dec
22
revised Evolutionary chronology - if any, which species have evolved in the last 100 years
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Dec
22
comment Evolutionary chronology - if any, which species have evolved in the last 100 years
@Chris well, yes and no. I am not suggesting that all resistance to antibiotics happened over the last 100 years, simply that some have which means they can serve as an answer to the OP. There is a huge wealth of evidence that the widespread use of antibiotics has resulted in the development of resistant strains. Of course some such strains already existed but do you deny that others have arisen recently as a direct result of human medical practices?
Dec
22
answered Evolutionary chronology - if any, which species have evolved in the last 100 years
Dec
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revised How is evolution possible in contemporary humans?
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Dec
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comment Domains in cell membrane
@WYSIWYG not really. All I know of lipid rafts is what I recall from the relevant classes I took 10 years ago in university. I'm not really competent to elaborate.
Nov
24
comment Do “Giraffe Weevil” males build Nests
Are these photographs of the specimen you found or are they taken from the web? If the latter, the likeliest explanation is that what you found looks very similar but is a different species.
Nov
20
comment Why is the DNA codon table “equal” to the RNA codon table
@Sosi no, the double strands are essential for many things including i) DNA replication ii) error repair (the "right" sequence can be inferred from the opposite strand iii) most importantly, genes can be found on both strands. The sense/antisense is only with respect to a given gene. What is the sense strand for geneX can be the antisense for geneY.
Nov
20
answered Why is the DNA codon table “equal” to the RNA codon table