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    [–] Intro to Biology online course.. Mitosis and the Cell Cycle HW.. Are my answers correct? Hartifuil 1 points ago in biology

    There's key differences due to chloroplasts and the cellulose cell wall that animals don't have, which is what I think they're asking about.

    [–] Intro to Biology online course.. Mitosis and the Cell Cycle HW.. Are my answers correct? Hartifuil 1 points ago in biology

    The question asked for the difference between plant animal mitosis which I don't think you covered.

    [–] Where does influenza come from each season? Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    Evolution due to co-infection is most common. When you get flu, it makes proteins in your cells and takes them when it leaves that infected cell. Each flu codes for a specific combo a proteins which we call HxNx. Some flu don't usually infect humans, such as swine flu, bird flu etc. When a flu infects a pig or bird or human at the same time as another different flu, the coat it takes won't be the same as the one it started with. The coat is what allows the immune system to respond so each year a new type of flu is "made". This is only true for true influenza viruses, not "flu" which is sometimes used to describe common colds. Due to the colder weather each year, the flu can infect more easily, which is why you get seasonal variation, amongst other things.

    [–] Rabies transmission by fomites? Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    Potentially. It can infect mucous membranes in your mouth. Touching with unbroken skin will not give you the virus. If you've been in contact with something infected with rabies and you haven't had a jab you should see a doctor.

    [–] Rabies transmission by fomites? Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    If it entered into an open wound then potentially yes, though it's unlikely. The maximum time I can find is 144 hours at low temperatures.

    [–] Gym fatlogic - without pre-workout meal your body will burn muscles! Hartifuil 1 points ago in fatlogic

    PKU is super interesting actually. Have you got any long term effects because of it?

    [–] Looking for clearly scientific opposition to David Berlinski's opinion on Darwinism Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    You're wrong for a couple reasons. Cows didnt turn into whales, they share ancestors that evolved into both cows and whales. We also have lots of Cows, such as buffalo, bison, highland cows, auroch, tapir etc. The only reason we see it as discrete rare examples is because of the way we view, classify and impact the world. All of those animals are still evolving, we just don't see it yet.

    [–] Can you do fieldwork as a Microbiologist? Hartifuil 1 points ago in biology

    Oh cool. Yeah he always shows lots of pictures in lectures. https://twitter.com/arwynedwards?s=09 if you're interested.

    [–] Can you do fieldwork as a Microbiologist? Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    What did you do in Greenland? One of my lecturers goes to Svalbard for microbio fairly regularly.

    [–] Can you do fieldwork as a Microbiologist? Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    Here's all the degrees my university does: Agriculture (self explanatory), Biochem/Genetics etc. (that's all lab work), Marine and Freshwater Biology (this is mostly outside, but it's ecology specifically of aquatic environments, some stuff is in the labs), animal behaviour/zoology/conservation (this is always with animals, not always outside), Conservation/Ecology (nearly always outside). There's more but they're less pure bio.

    Microbiology can be outside (microbial ecology specifically), but ultimately you need a microscope to look at stuff, which makes it mostly inside. If you do a microbiology degree you will be expected to learn some level of biochem/molecular bio. If you go into molecular bio research = inside but more money, if you go into ecology = outside, less money, not as specifically specialised often.

    [–] Looking for clearly scientific opposition to David Berlinski's opinion on Darwinism Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    Yes they exist, just like the paper with the formula written on, they get discarded and aren't all preserved. Fossilisation is extremely rare and has to take place under very specific conditions.

    [–] What is it like to be a zoologist ? Hartifuil 1 points ago in biology

    I can't decide if that sounds ideal or terrible.

    [–] What would be an interesting place to do an internship? Hartifuil 1 points ago in biology

    It depends what you're interested in, but as an undergrad I'm finding it tough to get internships so I don't know how hard you'll find it. I think you're more likely to get placements in conservation etc.

    [–] Looking for clearly scientific opposition to David Berlinski's opinion on Darwinism Hartifuil 2 points ago in biology

    Where are all the maths formula that people wrote that didn't work? They're discarded, just like all the species that didn't work. I'm not trying to be confrontational but I'm trying to explain as succinctly as possible. It's difficult and in many ways he's right, you can't mathematically write it all out like you can in Physics, which is sort of the point, and why it's more of a "theory" than Gravity, but we're yet to find a case where it doesn't model reality, which is the criteria to disprove a scientific theory.

    [–] [Poetry] LIL HAM - XANNY POPPIN Hartifuil 4 points ago in youtubehaiku

    I live opposite a Tesco express but they put like 20% mark up on everything even though there's a huge tesco like 3 minutes further away. Milk's the same price though so I get it from there when I'm running low anyway.

    [–] Looking for clearly scientific opposition to David Berlinski's opinion on Darwinism Hartifuil 3 points ago in biology

    Yes, the first question doesn't have a definitive answer, but in terms of Darwinian evolution, you can infer what it means.

    We can simulate genotypic changes over time using simulations, based on the selection pressures that exist within that system. You and this guy are both saying we can't, but we can. There are laws such as the hardy-weinberg equation, though rigid mathematical formula don't work really because we're talking about something inherently random. We could simulate bacterial mutation like that, and we do lots of protein simulations, but there's not much point because of the inherent randomness of the system.

    [–] Ecology/ Zoology or Bioengineering Hartifuil 1 points ago in biology

    It's tough but don't worry too much about it. Most of the specialisation comes from PhD not undergrad level. As long as you're interested in the subject you'll do fine.