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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.


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.
Sep
20
asked Does culling badgers restrict the spread of bovine tuberculosis?
Sep
19
revised How does the NAD+/NADH ratio affect lifespan in vertebrates?
typos
Sep
18
comment Why do DNA and RNA have the functions they have?
I suggest going to the original refernces instead of wikipedia. Look up Gilbert (1986) in Nature for the RNA world.
Sep
18
comment Ramifications and possibility of a diet consuming exclusively of human semen
I downvoted because the question as phrased is not suitable for this site. Asking "what is the nutritional content of human semen" would be more appropriate for a biology forum. In what possible context would you be confronted with a situation where you had to survive on male ejaculate?
Sep
18
revised How does the NAD+/NADH ratio affect lifespan in vertebrates?
added a bit more text to directly address question
Sep
18
answered How does the NAD+/NADH ratio affect lifespan in vertebrates?
Sep
17
revised How do biological communities at deep-ocean hydrothermal vents migrate between vents?
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Sep
12
comment What kind of fruit is this?
Yes it is Arbutus Unedo. We have several in the garden. In Spain it is called a Madroño. The fruits are edible, but they don't taste that great. They are not very sweet and can have a mushy texture. Use them to make jams.
Sep
8
asked Is there any documented evidence for suicide among vertebrates other than humans?
Aug
21
answered What would need to be discovered to prove there is extraterrestrial life?
Aug
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
21
comment Do trees age on a microscopic level?
Thanks @Luke. Looks like a good read.
Jul
21
comment Do trees age on a microscopic level?
@Luke do you have a ref. for the second review you mention? The Cell website is down.