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I saw a video where AI mapped language into a 3D shape, and is doing this for multiple species. What significance would this have for you as a reasercher in your respective field of study?
The link to the researchers vide on YouTube; https://youtu.be/3tUXbbbMhvk?si=fPzl7fsc3JD4TEo
My girlfriend keeps finding tiny white worm like creatures on her toothbrush and from her tap water. Does anybody know what this is and what we can do about this problem?
I saw something about it while browsing tiktok. It said it was the second deadliest thing on earth.
It does look cool though.
How thick is the shell of an average sized, adult leatherback sea turtle?
I can't find anything online, is it even known?
Hey there I'm confused on how to answer an exam question on the microscope.
Lens E is marked 10× and lens O is marked 40×. A cell is viewed through lenses E and O.
The image of the cell is 0.8 mm in diameter. What is the actual diameter of the cell?
I know that the answer is 0.002mm but I'm genuinely stuck for how to get that. Could someone tell me what it is I do and would it be the same kinda of formula for each question like that? Thank you
If evolution was all what the aim of every living organism was, then all humans and all other living beings main aim would only be to reproduce and die and repeat. But that's not what we think is going on, for ex. All humans feel and hat sorrow and pain, every living being not only humans want happiness, etc. So this let's me think that all living beings are actually something different than biological body too! For ex. Why does it matter for evolution that we hate pain and like happiness? This stuff isn't about evolution but rather related to the micro body or our quantum self that does it.
So I (17) love biology with my entire heart. Everyone who knows me knows that I have been obsessed and head over heels over the awes of life and the natural world. I’m the kid that people in my family and my social circle turn to whenever they have a question about animals, plants, or anything related to life and the environment. But lately I’ve come across an intellectual problem. I’m taking AP biology right now and I’m finding it very difficult to understand a lot of the concepts. They are things that I want to understand and that I find fascinating, but in general, biology on a cellular level is so complex that I can barely understand it unless I’m given imagery. I wish I could just comprehend it easier and shut out distractions to make the process more enjoyable and feel less, well… stupid. I think one reason for this is when it comes to science, I’m a doer, not a listener (in most cases). Like I can listen, but it has to be an engaging conversation for me to understand the concepts of science that are being discussed. On the other hand, I can grasp a concept much easier if doing more interactive and entertaining methods of learning science, like labs and individual research. This may also have to do with the fact that I am more creative and intuitive rather than an innovative thinker, like most people are in biology. I know I’m still a kid and it’s okay that I don’t know everything yet, and that as I get older I’ll understand these sorts of things more, and I hope I look back on this in a few years and get happy because of how far I will have made it, but lately this has been a huge internal problem that has made me insecure. Have any of you other fellow scientists dealt with something like this?
The Philippines is renowned as one of the world’s hottest biodiversity hotspots. This indicates that the country is home to an exceptional number of endemic plants and wildlife species, which faces serious threats and exploitation. Among the country’s 7,641 islands, one island has recently captured attention due to the discovery of a long-hidden battle – Sibuyan Island.
Sibuyan Island is a stunning paradise and home to a significant portion of Philippine endemism. It boasts crystal-clear waters, dense rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls, and magnificent mountains teeming with life. Unfortunately, this paradise’s ecosystem is now under the threat of alleged illegal mining operations. Larger mining corporations, supported by power and money are overshadowing the local community and silencing the underrepresented minority.
This ongoing battle for Sibuyan Island has already resulted in tragedy. In 2007, a former environmentalist from the World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines and a town councilor in Sibuyan, Armin Marin, was shot dead by heavily armed guards after leading a rally against a mining attempt that could destroy Sibuyan’s precious ecosystem. Recently this year, a clash between the authorities and a human barricade attempting to stop another mining operation has left two locals injured, one town councilor arrested, and countless others affected. There are also alleged cases of public teachers on the island being held with their rights to participate in any anti-mining activities, and students being forced to issue public apologies for opposing mining on the island.
Today, as the fight against mining continues, these corporations promise job security, wealth, and development through unsustainable actions. But beneath these enticing promises lies a critical question: What will be the true cost of these actions? What will be the price paid by the environment and the community? And when will people fully grasp the importance of balancing development and environmental preservation?
Read the full original case study article: A Peril in Paradise: The Threat and Consequences of Mining in Sibuyan Island, Philippines
So I know this might sound obvious but still
Is it true that animal cells get their building material from foods, such as proteins and fats and then use it for cellular respiration? But then, where is the "building"? What do they build if they are just used for fuel? Is it just so simple, that a few of the (for example) proteins that enter the cell get used directly for cellular respiration, and some others are just broken down to amino acids and then reconstructed as whatever building material the body wants?
Sorry if there is a wrong written term somewhere, I don't speak english.
I’m genuinely curious, how would ingesting ethylene glycol anally affect your body? Would it still have its toxic effects?
Around 6-7 years ago, the teenage, biology fan me downloaded an simple, yet engaging app/game, about evolution. It was a multiple choice game, and the choices were different adaptations an organism could take, and each answer would lead to a different path. The main goal was to figure out how to create every species in the game, which ranged from the earliest organisms known today to the most recent ones. I believe it was made by an educational institute of some kind, and it kept me entertained for many years, but it is long gone from play store and I can't remember what it was called anymore. It's been years since I started looking for it since it was a great tool to introducing younger people to history of evolution. Does anyone knows if it can be found or at least its long lost name? Thanks in advance!
Hello! I'm currently in a Biology class doing a semester long DNA Barcoding project. I live in central North Carolina so I have access to mountains and coastline. I wanted to sample bioluminescent algae but the sampling may not occur because of the current tropical storm.
I don't want to do something boring or store bought, I know I'm not gonna change the face of science but I do want to sample something mysterious and inspiring to me. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
PS I'm also an experienced caver and scuba diver if that helps!