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1. One who, or that which, works; a laborer; a performer; as, a worker in brass. Professors of holiness, but workers of iniquity. (Shak)

2. (Science: zoology) One of the neuter, or sterile, individuals of the social ants, bees, and white ants. The workers are generally females having the sexual organs imperfectly developed. See Ant, and White ant, under White.

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Hi everyone! I registered just because of this thread. I had an experience tonight while my night shift co-worker did his evening workout/yoga. The light, delicate squeak of his shoes on the floor set it off. Normally it's not shoes squeaking. Normally it's a soothing (usually ...

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Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:48 pm
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Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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... haplodiploidity in (honey) bees and I think I pretty much get it. I'm just a little confused about one thing. It appears common knowledge that worker bees share 75% of their genes with each other. This makes sense if they have the same father (as they will each get exactly the same 50% of their ...

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by nicholasetew
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:57 pm
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Topic: Bees
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Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... gene expression rather than genetic polymorphism (differences in genes themselves). One of the best understood insect polyphenisms is the queen-worker dimorphism in honey bees. Both the queens and the workers are females but morphologically distinct forms. Besides, the queen is fertile whereas ...

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Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
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Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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Re: glass cuvette cleaning

... safety lab. My duties included cleaning the glassware used in air quality monitoring gear. These air quality monitors were beltpacks worn by a worker to determine airborne chemical exposure while working and the equipment included a glass impinger, basically a bubbler with a glass frit at the ...

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by jonmoulton
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:50 pm
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Topic: glass cuvette cleaning
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Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... references and I am prepared to give concise explanations in the interview. This investigation was suggested to me by the microbiology lab worker, only he told me to fabricate a reason to do it so I would have something other that 'to get into university' as the 'aim' section. This does ...

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by Squirrell
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:19 am
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Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
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