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Jun
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awarded  Revival
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answered What is the life-span of the various organs in the human body?
Jun
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comment Keyword based literature search
I would either cite an advanced molecular biology or developmental biology textbook or if you must cite a paper, find the relevant chapter in the textbook and look at its references.
May
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comment Knockdown of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) - how is it done?
I added a reference
May
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revised Knockdown of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) - how is it done?
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May
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answered Knockdown of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) - how is it done?
May
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asked How can I view modENCODE data faster?
May
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accepted Why do I see an inverted image of an object when I close my eyes?
Apr
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asked Why do I see an inverted image of an object when I close my eyes?
Apr
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comment How did this spider evolve to mimic exactly a human face and arms?
And to note: this is all rather hypothetical, of course. It's hard to get a direct answer to any evolutionary/ecological question, hence there's so much debate.
Apr
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comment How did this spider evolve to mimic exactly a human face and arms?
@terdon Absolutely, we do see faces everywhere. But we use a colon and parenthesis because they look like a face. My whole argument is that indeed there's antroporphism, but animals take advantage of that all the time. As for that spider, it is not trying to imitate a human face in particular. Rather, having a back that looks like a scary face may help with larger animals.
Apr
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comment How did this spider evolve to mimic exactly a human face and arms?
@terdon What about the example with the moths in London who changed their wing color to a darker shade when the industrial revolution covered the city in ashes? I think human activity can provide stable selection in many cases.
Apr
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comment How did this spider evolve to mimic exactly a human face and arms?
Not sure. Could be both, I think, since bigger predators may inadvertently crush the spider or use it at play. The scary face could stop them from doing that.
Apr
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answered How did this spider evolve to mimic exactly a human face and arms?
Apr
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comment Strange behavior of a DNA gel
Yeah, I threw out the old gel but I ran a new one at a higher voltage and shorter time. It worked. I'll check your theory when I get some free time
Apr
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accepted Strange behavior of a DNA gel
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comment Strange behavior of a DNA gel
I looked it up and the website does say sybr safe runs away from migrating DNA. I might have been off with the timing and this fits, thanks.
Apr
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asked Strange behavior of a DNA gel
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asked Are there eukaryotes without introns?
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comment How long can I store autoclaved disposables and reagents?
Great, so from what I gather: sealed autoclaved plastics can be used even after a year of storage. It is safe to presume buffers are good for a week. That pretty much answers my question. I think it outlined clearly in the answer for future reference.