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Research astrophysicist. Particularly interested in astrobiology, paleobiology, extremophiles, origin of life studies and studies of ageing. Working toward a biochemistry degree when I have time.


Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
comment What vegetation would thrive in the Martian atmosphere?
Check out the answer here biology.stackexchange.com/questions/1242/…
Oct
31
comment Can Bioluminescence drive photosynthesis?
Also, what are you going to do with the methane?
Oct
31
comment Can Bioluminescence drive photosynthesis?
Sounds like an interesting project. But why not just expose the algae to sunlight?
Oct
26
comment Filamentous algae - what exactly am I looking at?
pond slime to 70's rock - i love it.
Oct
26
comment Filamentous algae - what exactly am I looking at?
thanks @shigeta. I currently don't have a camera attachment so I had to hold my SLR up against the eyepiece!
Oct
26
asked Filamentous algae - what exactly am I looking at?
Oct
25
comment Is there any documented evidence for suicide among vertebrates other than humans?
I did say vertebrates since that was the original discussion I had, but evidence for "suicide" in any organism is interesting..
Oct
16
comment Should we be looking for extra-terrestrial life on comets?
thanks @terdon that is what I meant! mind you, they found some very interesting inorganic compounds too ...
Oct
16
comment What elements are a possible basis for life?
For the time being, I think the best bet is to regard things as life if they look like life as we know it on Earth. It is dreadfully anthropocentric but at least its a starter until we really understand what separated living from non-living.
Oct
16
revised Should we be looking for extra-terrestrial life on comets?
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Oct
16
answered Should we be looking for extra-terrestrial life on comets?
Oct
13
awarded  Revival
Oct
11
revised How does the NAD+/NADH ratio affect lifespan in vertebrates?
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Oct
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
10
comment What is the oldest example of DNA identified?
My understanding was that DNA in non-living matter had lifetimes of thousands of years, not millions. How did such ancient DNA manage to be preserved? Does this result hold up?
Oct
7
asked What is the oldest example of DNA identified?
Oct
6
revised Do goldfish really have a 5 second memory span?
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Oct
3
revised How are there multiple varieties of the potato?
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Oct
3
comment How are there multiple varieties of the potato?
This question is more interesting that first meet the eye (ho-ho).