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how to identify wood

Want to Tell One Wood from Another? Learn Basic Wood Anatomy

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As a long-time woodworker I have an interest in being able to tell one wood from another and in the process of learning how to do that, I've developed…
Mitochondria

When did Mitochondria Evolve?

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Historically, life is categorized into three broad domains: bacteria, archaea, and eukaryota.  Whereas bacteria and archaea are almost all relatively…
what_is_evolution

What Is Evolution and How Does It Happen?

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What is evolution? In every field of scientific endeavor, there comes now and then a quantum shift in knowledge, a grand denouement of the way things…
Alzheimers

Can Gene Editing Eliminate Alzheimer's Disease?

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The development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system has made gene editing a relatively simple task.  While CRISPR and other gene editing technologies stand to revolutionize…
CrispR DNA

Why CRISPR Technologies Won't Lead to Designer Babies

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The prospect of designer babies has been a staple of the dystopian futures imagined by science-fiction writers, evoking fears of eugenics (e.g. Brave New…
ryan_m_b - biology

Interview with Biologist Ryan_m_b

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet: @Ryan_m_bGive…
evolution_faq

Evolution Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Isn't evolution just a theory? A: As opposed to what? Yes, evolution is just a theory, but theories are the foundations of the idea of science. We…
evolution_evidence

5 Pieces of Evidence for Evolution

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Evidence for evolution Here's some of the evidence available for evolution: 1. Fossil record: The fossil record is the piece of classical evidence that…