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    Britt Glaunsinger (UCB, HHMI) 1: Viruses Reveal the Secrets of Biology
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQHL9QabwLQ

    Truly sneaky
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2020
     
    My wot?
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    I easily get overwhelmed by molecular cell biology. Its complexity simultaneously attracts and repels me. I have difficulty in imagining how experts in the field can hold so much information in their heads. I zone out after a while.
    e.g.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMZtWw9pRSo
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    "Eggs for breakfast, dear?"
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/11/us/skink-species-evolution-transition-scn-trnd/index.html

    Skink weirdness.

    And baby eggs,
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    should be in the "Know your Skink" thread
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2020
     
    In a study published on May 7, 2020, in Current Biology, researchers from University of Sydney have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without ever having sex. One gene, GB45239 on chromosome 11, is responsible for virgin births.

    “It is extremely exciting,” said Professor Benjamin Oldroyd in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. “Scientists have been looking for this gene for the last 30 years. Now that we know it’s on chromosome 11, we have solved a mystery.”

    Behavioral geneticist Professor Oldroyd said: “Sex is a weird way to reproduce and yet it is the most common form of reproduction for animals and plants on the planet. It’s a major biological mystery why there is so much sex going on and it doesn’t make evolutionary sense. Asexuality is a much more efficient way to reproduce, and every now and then we see a species revert to it.”
    R

    I pity his wife.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2020
     
    Attack of the Cicadas

    Following a 17-year period of underground development, periodical cicadas are set to burst above ground in the coming days and weeks, with three states in particular expected to be hotspots for the bugs to emerge and sing their own song of summer.
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/17-year-cicadas-to-emerge-this-spring-summer/740722
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    Oldroyd? I pity his proctologist.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2020
     
    Perhaps it is more toward a biology of information.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2020
     
    Deep sea microbes dormant for 100 million years are hungry and ready to multiply.

    https://www.spacedaily.com/m/reports/Deep_sea_microbes_dormant_for_100_million_years_are_hungry_and_ready_to_multiply_999.html

    Hungry, I bet.

    They came from the deep hungry.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2020
     
    So feed them:



    That stuff will kill them for certain.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2020
     
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    tmi mind blown
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    Yogsothothidae

    I hope I never meet any of those....
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    Youvgoddabekiddingmae are pretty scary too....
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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2020
     
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2020
     
    So romantic!