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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.


Oct
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answered How are there multiple varieties of the potato?
Sep
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do white Australians have a distinct look?
Sep
29
accepted Does culling badgers restrict the spread of bovine tuberculosis?
Sep
29
accepted What is the relationship between migraines and histamine?
Sep
29
revised What elements are a possible basis for life?
typo corrections
Sep
28
comment What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
Ahh! That makes sense then :-) Even so, it would be interesting to know if they accounted for things like syphilis which might make sense in the context of this study. OK, I should read the paper ...
Sep
28
comment What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
Very interesting though!
Sep
28
comment What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
Are they really saying that the lifespan of their control samples (i.e. men with testes) was only 51-56 years? That is worryingly low - I suspect that something else may be going on there .. ?
Sep
28
comment Is there life on other planets and if so how frequent?
Giant reservoirs of water have not been found on Europa, although it is hypothesized that there may be a subsurface water ocean due to the way that the surface ice has deformed. However, I do agree that Europa is an exciting target. Enceladus also, which has been seen to have cryovolcanos spurting out water-ice. I suspect Mars is too dry and cold. We'll see.
Sep
27
comment What elements are a possible basis for life?
It's an interesting question. However I suspect we'll be finding lots of weird carbon-based slime rather than anything silicon based. However, it's a big Universe out there!
Sep
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revised What elements are a possible basis for life?
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Sep
25
comment What elements are a possible basis for life?
OK, I'll bite...
Sep
25
answered What elements are a possible basis for life?
Sep
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awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
comment Is there any documented evidence for suicide among vertebrates other than humans?
@aland That's the problem isn't it? How do we know thatt whales are really intentionally beaching themselves?
Sep
20
revised Is there any documented evidence for suicide among vertebrates other than humans?
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Sep
20
comment Is there any documented evidence for suicide among vertebrates other than humans?
He said the L- word ...
Sep
20
comment Does culling badgers restrict the spread of bovine tuberculosis?
I have added the second part of my question which I left out - apologies.
Sep
20
revised Does culling badgers restrict the spread of bovine tuberculosis?
Have added an additional line to this question
Sep
20
comment laboratory mice, nutrition, and humans
This is an important question I think. The commonality of genes among eukaryotes does not necessarily mean they share the same metabolism etc.