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Oct
9
comment How long can a bee surive in a jar?
@WYSIWYG: no problem and I do prefer the unicode version for microliter I'll change that back to your version when I get a chance. For CO2 I think it's easier in Latex but maybe I'm just used to it.
Oct
9
comment How long can a bee surive in a jar?
@WYSIWYG: "bodyweight" is not in Webster's. To edit an answer as opposed to a question is a little much, especially if the OP accepted it without comment. I usually offer proposed corrections in comments. Form for footnotes changes every few years as journals revise their style guidelines. I find this style easy to read.
Aug
11
comment If evolution is a gradual and continuous process, how can we say humans came about 200k years ago? What is so special about that point in time?
The question is a dupe if memory serves but in any case your answer doesn't address what is probably a valid point. There probably was no clear distinction and the classification is an arbitrary convenience. That we do not resemble Neanderthals seems not to have any bearing on the question. Why a period in 200000?
Aug
7
comment Can you measure plasma glucose with a regular glucose meter?
As an afterthought, it is possible that some of these systems may be affected by temperature, FWIW.
Aug
4
comment In Japan, the official average body temperature is 36.0 °C. Why so different from that of Europe?
Oh! Your English is very good. That's why it didn't occur to me. Cognates are tricky. No problem.
Aug
3
comment Extinction of species
This 'missing link' question has been posed many times here. I think a reading list is the best response and should be posted in context of closure process.
Jul
27
comment What kind of microscope for ML/biological research?
@nico: Yes indeed, I really get envious when I see a crisp image with minimal distortion. In time I will move up for just those reasons. The cheap scope is also good for getting experience spotting structure in a cluttered field and preparing slides, but ultimately there is no alternative to a good quality scope.
Jul
25
comment What is LD50 for 25i (25I-NBOMe)?
Wiki is not quiet. It explicitly says the LD-50 has not been determined.
Jul
22
comment Can foxes move their ears independently?
Not easy for me. Your reference (1) does not support your point directly and reference (2) is to a book with no page number. Can you please find a reference that directly supports the point?
Jul
22
comment Can foxes move their ears independently?
How can you tell from a still photo that only one ear is moving?
Jul
20
comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
@WYSIWYG: While I think "better suited in ___" is not a basis for closing the question is just not very good so I think it should be closed anyway. Thanks.
Jul
20
comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
Number of microstates, yes. Being struck (or not) by photons, no. Incoming photons may affect the entropy of a system but the entropy is defined in terms of possible microstates (restrictions on freedom of rotation, etc.). I think the language is confusing.
Jul
20
comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
Link to Meta question: (meta.biology.stackexchange.com/questions/640/…)
Jul
19
comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
The OP should have indicated the question was cross-posted. Otherwise it is allowed. The answer at the other SE points out a weakness of the question but cross-pollination is good. It looks like I will be making my case on Meta again.
Jul
19
comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
Being struck by photons and emitting light have nothing to do with entropy in this setting.
Jul
19
comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
I see the close vote is for off-topic. I think this question is safely in the intersection of chemistry/physics and biology. Entropy is very important in biology and I think this standard question is not off-topic.
Jul
18
comment Where are the evolutionary “inbetweeners”?
Your shark head diagram sort of says it all.
Jul
18
comment Why are there species instead of a continuum of various animals?
Genetic circuit design is a similar idea. The power of the nested loop gives a lot of insight into long processes. + 1
Jul
18
comment Where are the evolutionary “inbetweeners”?
What about developing a standard answer for questions like this which are too broad? You have almost done this and I think this is the right approach. Otherwise someone tries to answer and others try to close. Better yet, a standard comment with a list of basic texts?
Jul
18
comment Where are the evolutionary “inbetweeners”?
Remi.b asked my next question for me. If there were only two grades of hammerhead would you insist on the two intermediates? And if there were four would you insist on eight, one between each gradation?