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RNA repair in bacteria sheds light on RNAi in eukaryotes

Researchers Discover RNA Repair System In Bacteria (link) A new protein function that seems to be related to eukaryotic RNAi pathways has…

Started by John Secular Smith

4 Oct 16, 2009
Reply by John Secular Smith

Peer Review, Anyone?

Can someone give me a reasonably simple explanation of the process of peer review? I've googled it and found it to be a rather confusing pr…

Started by HotMess

15 Oct 15, 2009
Reply by John Secular Smith

Theory of Evolution derives from Second Law of Thermodynamics ?

I have suspected that life is really "just" negative entropy (negentropy, syntropy). The Theory of Evolution is supported by the Second Law…

Started by Johnny

8 Oct 13, 2009
Reply by Stephan

Jaw bone created from stem cells

Scientists have created part of the jaw joint in the lab using human adult stem cells. They say it is the first time a complex, anatomical…

Started by sacha

2 Oct 12, 2009
Reply by Boothby171

Not Unlike Religion...

I'm an atheist who never gave science the time of day back when I was in high school and christian. Now that I've discovered skepticism and…

Started by Fox Lee

6 Oct 8, 2009
Reply by Danelle Landis

'Logicomix' - A Comic Book About Logic, Math and Madness

A comic book about the quest for logical certainty in mathematics. The story spans the decades from the late 19th century to World War II,…

Started by Libertino816

2 Oct 6, 2009
Reply by Ed

Whale bones as a source of diversity

New worm species found in unusual habitat: dead whale carcasses (link) Life will find niches wherever they may exist, even in the corpses…

Started by John Secular Smith

2 Oct 4, 2009
Reply by Sara sensei

Let the measurement of Earth's gravity begin!

Satellite to begin gravity quest (link) This is mostly posted as a piece of technology porn. The stats of this satellite are awe-inspiring…

Started by John Secular Smith

14 Sep 26, 2009
Reply by Gwen

Great zombie Jesus, there's water on the moon!

From Starts with a Bang! I haven't looked at the paper yet. My heart is beating so fast. There's water on the moon!! More from NASA: PAS…

Started by OutlawGirl

4 Sep 26, 2009
Reply by OutlawGirl

Coyote-wolf hybrid invades territory lost by wolves

Wylie Coywolf: The coyote-wolf hybrid has made its way to the Northeast (link) Interesting story of evolution in action. Coyotes and wolve…

Started by John Secular Smith

20 Sep 25, 2009
Reply by Don

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