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comment What percentage of a cell's volume is occupied by protein?
@MarchHo Pick whichever one you want.
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asked What percentage of a cell's volume is occupied by protein?
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comment What is this fuzzy, black fungus that grew on my plates in the 4⁰C room?
@WYSIWYG Actually Cladosporium sounds pretty good. I was planning to provide the additional details (eg. microscopy) but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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comment Why didn't the polar bear change its color from white to black during evolution to absorb heat?
@Chris I think it does provide an answer by hypothesizing that because polar bears are white, they lose less heat due to radiation. However, this is probably not true: First of all polar bears lose heat by convection, not radiation, since they do not live in a vacuum. Second, if this was true you would expect the fur to be black and the skin to be white, since it is the skin that is warm and not the hairs.
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reviewed Edit Are there any known health benefits / risks from milliampere current (0.1-2 mA) on forehead?
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revised Are there any known health benefits / risks from milliampere current (0.1-2 mA) on forehead?
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comment What's the worst that can happen from too much sleep deprivation? Can you die?
@user137 There are in fact several such studies (for rats, they usually rotate them into shallow water which forces the rats to wake up and move). The first problem is that these are in rats (or rats, flies, etc) and I am asking about humans. The second problem is that I haven't been able to figure out how exactly it is that these rats die: Do they just drop dead, or do they fall into such deep sleep that they are unable to wake up even as they drown in the water?
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comment Thermochemistry of gabapentin
Also, the way you phrased your question is too open ended, and it's hard to answer. You should rewrite it so that it has one clear answer.
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comment Thermochemistry of gabapentin
@ChrisStronks Isn't this a commonly accepted term? Anyhow, I think in some cases entropy dominates rather than heat.
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reviewed Approve Are There Rules for How Proteins Are Formed?
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comment Are There Rules for How Proteins Are Formed?
There certainly are a number of rules, and many (but not all) of them are known to science. You can learn about these rules from any introductory biochemistry text, given that folding now comprises a whole subfield of investigation. What exactly are you asking?
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comment Is there already discovered non-carbon form of life?
@perpetuity You have asked a very concrete question about findings so far, but your comment is about possible future findings. I think you should ask that as a separate question.
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comment Is there already discovered non-carbon form of life?
I think the question can be phrased better than "rumors going around" - I don't think "rumor mill" is quite in line with this site's vision. Can you be more specific about who is the source of these claims, and what exactly they said? Otherwise, the question is unanswerable.