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Jul
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revised Why do we sweat after drinking water and running?
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Jul
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awarded  Enlightened
Jun
29
revised What are treatable foetal conditions during pregnancy?
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Jun
29
revised Extreme examples of protein translation/use coupling/decoupling?
Added proper capitalisation
Jun
27
revised Why is the Kakapo more attracted to humans than its own kind?
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Jun
27
comment Why does hair turn grey or white, and why does it happen later for some?
Are there ideas as to why the pigment production declines with age?
Jun
27
comment Is telomere length a reliable measure of health/lifespan?
It's always helpful to link to papers you reference :-)
Jun
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
accepted Do both TSG and Proto-oncogenes have to suffer mutations to cause cancer?
Jun
25
comment What happens to snakes that swallow rodents as a whole?
It is not acceptable to copy and paste directly from another site without indicating that you have done so by using inline quotation marks/blockquote and stating your source with a link.
Jun
25
revised What happens to snakes that swallow rodents as a whole?
Indicated where material had been directly copied and pasted.
Jun
21
revised Do both TSG and Proto-oncogenes have to suffer mutations to cause cancer?
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Jun
21
asked Do both TSG and Proto-oncogenes have to suffer mutations to cause cancer?
Jun
20
revised Do hot drinks cool you down?
updated to use citation style
Jun
20
comment How many genes do we share with our mother?
Just a note that red/green colour-blindness is X-linked so it's much less common to find an affected female than male.
Jun
19
comment Can the body of any organism on Earth live without impairment both in vacuum, and within Earth's atmosphere?
Any body? As in you're looking for an organism that is capable of surviving in a vacuum and with an atmosphere or you're looking for Chuck Norris? Assuming not the latter , google suggests this but it's an unreferenced Wiki point :/
Jun
18
comment Is extreme cladism a mainstream position in the species debate?
"that seems to me to be very far from the defining characteristic of cladism. Instead I'd says cladism is characterized by emphasizing monophyletic concepts (archosaur or ray-finned fish) over polyphyletic ones (like reptile or fish) and emphasizing the arbitrariness of Linnaean ranks (calling everything a clade instead of phylum/class/etc.)." - many apologies :/
Jun
18
comment Is extreme cladism a mainstream position in the species debate?
Sorry, the following comments got toasted in a testing catastrophe - my fault: "Depending on how strong the emphasis is on monophyletic concepts, it would have the consequence that has been pointed in the question: if the "mono" in "monophyletic" indicates a single, non-branching stretch in the evolutionary tree, a species cannot survive its "sending forth a new side species", as LaPorte puts it." & ...
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
revised What is the most heat-tolerant organism?
Updated to use new reference style