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Apr
21
accepted Crusty eyes in the morning
Apr
21
comment Do we actually get more sick (flu/cold) during winter?
Has anyone investigated the possibility of migrant birds carrying new strains?
Apr
21
comment Do octopuses have better eyes than humans?
Would the blind spot matter? The respective blind spots of the two eyes don't overlap, so unless you are a pirate (I suppose a frequent victim of sharks), you will still see all the things in either of your blind spots, there will just be two small spots in your FOV where you don't have depth perception.
Apr
21
comment Why do animal teeth get darker if exposed?
This has the right idea, but the baffling (if refreshingly honest) "reference" needs to be corrected.
Apr
21
comment Why can't ciliary muscles in the human eye relax like other muscles?
Regarding focusing on far away objects - perhaps that is unrelated to the distance? I imagine you would "stare" at the objects with intense concentration, rather than gazing casually, and would probably blink less and move your gaze direction less, fatiguing the retina.
Apr
21
asked Crusty eyes in the morning
Apr
21
comment How would the human body adjust to sleep times if we were to live in a place with different day lengths?
This is hard to back up with evidence, but I think jet lag has to do with synchronizing to the other people in your time zone, not the sun. Furthermore, if people on such a planet lived with 24 hour cycles anyway, would the effect on their psychology would be any different from graveyard shift workers?
Apr
21
comment How would the human body adjust to sleep times if we were to live in a place with different day lengths?
This is a cop-out, but I think in practice, the circadian rhythm for civilized humans is only loosely coupled to the day/night cycle. Astronauts will probably spend their day indoors, with artificial light they control, which will be a bigger factor than the sun. Also, note that on Earth, there are people who live in areas such as Antarctica, where for days at a time there is no night at all.
Apr
19
revised Is a naive immune system equally able to handle new antigens as an educated one?
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Apr
19
asked Is a naive immune system equally able to handle new antigens as an educated one?
Apr
18
comment Do tall people have more cells?
@jarlemag That's a very good point (which I originally missed); I added a comment to my question to clarify.
Apr
18
comment Do tall people have more cells?
In retrospect, I have presented a false dichotomy. As jarlemag has pointed out, a tall person may have neither more cells nor bigger cells - their height (or size, see discussion in buzrw's answer) may be due to more non-cellular mass (eg. more ECM).
Apr
18
revised Do tall people have more cells?
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Apr
18
comment Do tall people have more cells?
@Remi.b I'm not sure if that paper applies to my question per se, but it was a fascinating read! Thank you.
Apr
13
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Apr
13
awarded  Yearling
Apr
8
answered Is AT or GC content important in electrophoresis?
Apr
8
answered Antigenic and non antigenic
Apr
8
comment Do tall people have more cells?
You are correct that I, in effect, meant "larger people", because I specified that their BMI is similar.
Apr
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revised Do tall people have more cells?
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