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1. Intricacy; complication.

2. A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.

3. The plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events.

4. A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison.

Synonym: plot, scheme, conspiracy, machination.

Origin: cf. F. Intrique. See intrigue.

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Diffusion and concentration gradient

... this involved concentration gradients. I more or less understand how it works by now (it's been mentioned a lot in other systems as well) but what intrigues me is that the concentration gradient can be different for several types of molecules in the SAME environment. I don't get that... For example, ...

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by Aymeric
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diffusion and concentration gradient
Replies: 7
Views: 5759

Species Perfection?

Hey guys. Natural Selection really intrigues me. I've actually always been interested in how certain species became the way they are now. And since Natural Selection only allows the best group of members of a species (well, roughly anyway) ...

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by Mercury
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Species Perfection?
Replies: 3
Views: 2294


... environment by living to an old age, why should it be programmed to die in favor of other younger organisms who might not be so fit? An idea that intrigues me is the "red queen" effect. An organism is born with a set of genes to combat disease, parasites, predators, etc. (DPP). The DPP ...

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by Rap
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 23713

advice to Baghdad

... do? What do you want to find out? What do you want to solve? Read articles via the Internet (research should be allowed to you), and find out what intrigues you. Narrow it down and then focus on how you want to find out the mystery (basic science), and perhaps how to apply it (technology). It works ...

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by kolean
Mon May 24, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: advice to Baghdad
Replies: 14
Views: 5357


... Yeah, that's the effect of d-orbitals and totally different structure, altrough the formula is "the same" :wink: Another idea that intrigues me is the possibility of a biochemistry that is exactly like that on earth except with opposite chirality. ... inhabited by a species completely ...

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by JackBean
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possibilities for Alien Life
Replies: 9
Views: 6452
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