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by kotoreru
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Cause of Natural Death
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

No no, there is no 'natural death'; everyone dies of something. For instance, two people could die of a heart attack. One person is 100 years old and their heart and associated arteries are simply too worn to cope with demand anymore. The other is 21 and has just overdosed on drugs (or somesuch). Th...
by kotoreru
Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: guess whats wrong with dr. dugmore!!!! he he he
Replies: 12
Views: 10271

(Neuropathy). That sounds rather unpleasant. Saying that, the left side of my chest is vaguely numb since surgery years ago and it's nothing but fun!
by kotoreru
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: guess whats wrong with dr. dugmore!!!! he he he
Replies: 12
Views: 10271

Ouch the wonders of private medicine... To be honest, this could be something as simple as a change of habit or a newly developed allergy; do you sit on your hands or somehow stress your wrists maybe absent-mindedly? Maybe you changed the way you sleep? I once woke up with a numb knee. Stayed that w...
by kotoreru
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: How sound wave affects animal ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5391

Re: How sound wave affects animal ?

I am doing research about how sound wave frequency affects animal such as ant, fly, rat... I intend to build a list of frequency that make the animal feel comfortable, or make them go away. For example, the internet says that the frequency that make the mosquito feel umcomfortable and make them go ...
by kotoreru
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Bio Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 8451

That first question could do with some re-wording. At first I thought it was after what scientists thought was the hereditary material at first, which was protein.

Les sigh...
by kotoreru
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian doc develops enzyme that can destroy HIV
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

I like the emphasis on the doctor being Indian...
by kotoreru
Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ex-situ conservation
Replies: 17
Views: 17933

Great Danes have weak hearts. Those wrinkly dogs have terrible skin problems. Sausage dogs look ridiculous. Says it all, really.
by kotoreru
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: So my friend says that....
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Well I mean the actual sums for this are quite confusing (for me, at least), but your friend's 'BS' assumes random mixing and that travel makes the human population heterogenous.

Which it isn't and doesn't, of course.
by kotoreru
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: spider reproduction
Replies: 9
Views: 10579

Don't forget our horny little friends the bonobos.

Thread bump!
by kotoreru
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: non example
Replies: 2
Views: 8603

A quick bit of Googling suggests that non-examples are simply whatever an example is not. I think they're just trying to distinguish the thing the teacher is asking from stuff he/she is not. Confining these words to a watery context makes this doubly hard. I had a load of bizarre (maybe even amusing...
by kotoreru
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Defining species
Replies: 11
Views: 5933

Mmm, yup no simple answer. Some of the best minds have worked on this, my 'favourite' being Ernst Mayr - the noted evolutionary biologist. What gets me is whether the thing making this answer so difficult to construct comes from the nature of the question or the limitations of language. How dreadful...
by kotoreru
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drowning
Replies: 3
Views: 2626

Mmm, yus. Surface tension only really applies to very small things, like certain insects.