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Listen to the doctor crystilogic: Kidney, this time with ions and color. It’s a whole crazy world down there. This is one of the thousands of small tubes that urine moves along on its way through the kidney, with all … Continue reading

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mitochondrion

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JBS Haldane on courage and nonviolence: I AM a man of violence by temperament and training. My family, in the male line, can, I think, fairly be described as Kshattriyas. …From 1250 to 1750 we occupied a small fort commanding a pass … Continue reading

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Just some drawings of stomachs. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruminant)

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@IgorCarron blogs recent applications of compressive sensing and matrix factorisation every week. (Compressive sensing solves underdetermined systems of equations, for example trying to fill in missing data, by L₁-norm minimisation.) This week: reverse-engineering biochemical pathways and complex systems analysis. (Source: … Continue reading

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Even the beneficiaries of hypertrophy have found it difficult to cope with extreme cultural change … they are sociobiologically equipped only for an earlier, simpler existence. Where the hunter-gatherer fills … one or two … roles out of … several … Continue reading

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When a wolf pack kills a deer, the wolves get one of the weakest animals. When a human kills a deer, we kill one of the strongest animals. Park Ranger Katy, in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Race can be discussed as a social reality with a biological component. The consequences of that social reality have been very serious, however, and continue to be so. So are the consequences of the fallacies surrounding race. Among these fallacies … Continue reading

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How did the Zebra get its Stripes?

This has confused me ever since I learned about evolution. As Mr. Shepherd explained it to me in the second grade, zebras are hard to kill because, when the zeal runs, their collective stripes make it hard for a predator … Continue reading

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