Biology

Evolution driven by cross species jumping genes.

Researchers find genes jumping from species to species throughout evolution. Those genes are called transposable elements and have the ability to replicate themselves and move to other locations within the genome or even other species apparently.

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Biology, Other

Testosterone makes men seek luxury.

A new study found that increased testosterone in men equals with increased tendency to want goods that convey someone's social position. Which means, that the more testosterone a man has the more he wants that new Ferrari. I am a man but i am not someone that you see and immediately think oh that guy… Continue reading Testosterone makes men seek luxury.

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Biology

Is being a vegan smarter?

https://www.maxpixel.net/Vegetarian-Pot-Plate-Red-Tomato-Vegan-Mushrooms-2803566             Almost every study on diet agrees that the quality of what we eat is extremely important to our health. As we discover more about human health and disease, we keep finding how important diet is. Some people have chosen to be vegetarian or vegan. There are many variations… Continue reading Is being a vegan smarter?

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Biology

Bacteria that synthesize enzymes to degrade plastic can solve pollution.

In 2016 a study showed that a new species of bacteria discovered outside a bottle-recycling facility, could degrade plastic very efficiently. The name of this species is Ideonella sakaiensis. By understanding hot this microorganism degrades plastic we can use its powers to treat contaminated areas in ways that were not possible before. The way this… Continue reading Bacteria that synthesize enzymes to degrade plastic can solve pollution.

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Biology

How radiation can alter the genetics of many future generations.

  Events like those in Chernobyl and Fukushima, make us reconsider the safety of radiation. A part of the population will inevitably be exposed to increased amounts of radiation due to their profession. But there are also other creatures that live in the environments we accidentally create and those organisms are perfect for testing how… Continue reading How radiation can alter the genetics of many future generations.