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A Dark Milky Way?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

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African clawed frog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Oct 21. 2 Replies

Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?

Started by Anthony Blair. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Sep 5. 206 Replies

3.7-billion-year-old fossils

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Sep 1. 2 Replies

Atheists Think about What We Believe, Don't We?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 12. 4 Replies

CuriosityStream, anyone?

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by TJ Jul 13. 2 Replies

Neanderthals used fire in caves:

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by TJ Jun 29. 9 Replies

Fossil Dog

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Pre-Clovis civilization in Florida

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Teeth vs. Tools

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Apr 28. 2 Replies

‘Trickle of food’

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Diet affects the evolution of birds

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How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults

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Comment by JadeBlackOlive on June 3, 2016 at 7:38pm

I just saw a quick blurb about this topic on tv the other night. I try to find all the science type shows I can & its difficult with so much garbage we're expected to watch......which I won't.

Comment by Pope Beanie on June 3, 2016 at 7:21pm

THE HUMAN GENOME is three billion letters long. About 240 million letters of it, scientists estimate, is viral. Yes, eight percent of human DNA comes from ancient viruses that once infected our ancestors.

Most viral infections are as fleeting as a cold, but two things made the ancient ones unusual: One, these viruses had the special ability to copy themselves into the DNA of their hosts. And two, they sometimes got lucky enough to copy themselves into an egg that became fertilized and grew into a full-fledged adult. So that viral DNA got passed down from generation to human generation as so-called endogenous retroviruses.

[whole story here]

Comment by JadeBlackOlive on March 28, 2016 at 4:03pm

Dunno......Canada's laws are a lot stricter than the US.

Comment by Pope Beanie on March 28, 2016 at 4:00pm

Haha, theoretically. Hmm, should gun buyers pass a T. gondii test?

Comment by JadeBlackOlive on March 28, 2016 at 3:57pm

That would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

Comment by Pope Beanie on March 28, 2016 at 3:50pm


People with “rage” disorder twice as likely to have a latent toxoplasmosis parasite infection


The protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, tissue cyst in brain (Photo: D. Ferguson, Oxford University)

Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger—road rage, for example—are more than twice as likely to have been exposed to a common parasite than healthy individuals with no psychiatric diagnosis.

In a study involving 358 adult subjects, a team led by researchers from the University of Chicago found that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic infection carried by an estimated 30 percent of all humans, is associated with intermittent explosive disorder and increased aggression.

[source]

Comment by JadeBlackOlive on March 15, 2016 at 8:12pm

That was fun, Beanie.

Comment by Pope Beanie on March 15, 2016 at 7:59pm

From PhysicsGirl:

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Comment by Tiffany Davis on March 15, 2016 at 7:54pm

i never got the chance to learn science because i went to a special school that taught only kindergarten never taught any kind of science but iv'e always been interested in science though. 

Comment by SteveInCO on March 11, 2016 at 11:10pm

Beware the law of unintended consequences.  A fast working bacteria that eats a specific kind of plastic...could end up eating all of it, including that stuff that's still in use.

 

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Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck yesterday. 26 Replies

African clawed frog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Oct 21. 2 Replies

3.7-billion-year-old fossils

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Sep 1. 2 Replies

A Dark Milky Way?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

Atheists Think about What We Believe, Don't We?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 12. 4 Replies

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