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Mar
23
comment Is there any way a human could whistle and be unable to speak?
You can make a whistling sound by pushing air through your teeth.
Mar
16
comment Is hands-only CPR as effective as traditional CPR?
I can get how "Stayin' Alive" will keep you in rhythm, but I am not sure if humming "Another One Bites The Dust" won't scare the daylights out of any bystander/helper who is not familiar with this exact recommendation.
Mar
4
comment Does DNA have the equivalent of IF-statements, WHILE loops, or function calls? How about GOTO?
I think with DNA we are closer to bits and bytes themselves or maybe machine code than to a programming language.
Mar
3
comment Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
The number of (predicted) protein isoforms, generally. That is why, in this case there are more proteins than genes. Some genes code for multiple isoforms.
Mar
3
comment Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
Some of the information is hidden under "representatives" here: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/?term=Drosophila+melanogaster
Feb
27
comment Common properties of herbs in creating anaphrodisiac effect?
I did not read all of it, but it looked to me like it mentioned at least some of the herbs and the chemicals you were asking for.
Feb
27
comment Common properties of herbs in creating anaphrodisiac effect?
This might answer part of your question: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3731873
Feb
18
revised What is biological dark matter?
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Feb
18
answered What is biological dark matter?
Feb
10
comment What is a group of tortoises called?
Maybe for the etymology part of the question, this related question on a related SE site could help: english.stackexchange.com/questions/21336/a-murder-of-crows
Feb
10
comment I photographed a couple of butterflies and birds in Argentina but can't identify them. What are my options?
To 1: I am not quite sure if this is a beetle. It could be a piece of banana that was stuck to the tree. possibly to attract birds. Something black is sticking out of it close to the "center". And the bird also has this "don't touch my food"-look.
Jan
21
comment Almost philosophical question about controlling a pest/plague
There are multiple things to consider. Eradicating a specific pest which we could have controlled might make it possible for another pest to take over the old ones ecological nice. Maybe that one than is not so easy to control or kill. But that is just one idea.
Jan
8
comment Is it possible to move your arms above your head when handcuffed in the back?
Contortionists do far more painful looking stuff, so I guess with the right training it could be possible.
Jan
7
comment How do humans perceive time?
It is not completely understood as far as I know, but circadian clock is a keyword for you to look into. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circadian_clock
Oct
30
revised Does too much Genetical Modification leads to formation of new species?
Added article reference.
Oct
30
suggested approved edit on Does too much Genetical Modification leads to formation of new species?
Oct
30
comment Does too much Genetical Modification leads to formation of new species?
I think it is Mycoplasma laboratorium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycoplasma_laboratorium
Oct
30
comment Hamming distance between two DNA strings
By the way, this sounds a lot like a homework question and there is a tag for that here.
Oct
23
answered How do ants transport water?
Oct
20
comment What are the disadvantages of forbidding flights to and from the African Ebola region?
Having them separated at the airport only gives you better options in separating out passengers that started showing symptoms while on board. Infected passengers without symptoms could still change to another plane afterwards, that will not be tracked as it did not depart directly from the Ebola region.