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Is C. elegans always observed with precisely 302 neurons? Are there ever individual viable exceptions?

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Why "Having chlorophyll without photosynthesis is actually very dangerous" and "like living with a bomb"?

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Bird brain-eating Mantis - how does it crack the skull?

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How did the largest/longest dinosaurs hold their head and necks up?

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Are two colors (red + blue) necessary for LED grow lights, or would either color be sufficient?

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Identify this giant green moth(?) with great taste?

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Can plants produce oxygen at night (without light)?

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How much energy does a small spider expend per day just waiting for its web to vibrate?

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Are bleach solutions still routinely used in biochemistry laboratories to rid surfaces of bacteria, viruses, certain enzymes, and nucleic acids?

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Is it known how some heat-resistance Bacillus spores repair their DNA after having been heated to 420 °C? (but not much higher)

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Will proper autoclave treatment really "inactivate all resistant bacterial spores"? If not, how widespread are autoclave-resistant bacterial spores?

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What is, (and what isn't) "kinetic replication" as it applies to molecules and to living organisms?

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How exactly does alcohol solution kill or neutralize viruses?

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What kind of tree is this — why do its huge leaves change shape and "grow fingers"?

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What are the sources of molecular hydrogen in human breath?

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Identify this unusually-shaped, orange-colored fruit that grows in pairs?

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What are these four large snails doing?

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Why do OX5034 GM mosquitos require the presence of tetracycline to survive? What does the drug do in this case?

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How much is known about dinosaur DNA condensation and crosslinking?

7 votes
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Novel bacterial strains of bacteria first isolated on the International Space Station, did the space environment lead to these genetic changes?

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Why exactly are the reflections of sunlight in this dragonfly's eye hexagonal?

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How do snakes determine the direction of prey from their thermal infrared sensing pit organs?

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556 views

What kind of big bird is this seen walking around Taipei?

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DNA as a digital storage medium; sequences algorithmically avoided for safety reasons (or should be)?

7 votes
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Are four-leaf clovers mutations, developmental errors, or something more complicated?

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Bacteria trapped in crystal inclusions found 'alive' after 50,000 years - what were they eating all that time?

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Don't understand figures in this citizen-science mosquito ID project

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Is this a hawk, or an eagle?

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Could being exposed to excess UV in the arctic lead to a human eye color change? If so, what is the mechanism?

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What causes "ear rumbling"?