# Science

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Lichens are a type of fungus that live in a mutual relationship with algae and cyanobacteria. There are approximately 20,000 species of lichens, and lichens can vary in appearance, appearing in...

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This question is interesting. I'll try my hand at suggesting some possibilities, but I'm no scientist! I'm not sure if you have in mind a jar that's sealed shut and filled entirely with water or...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2010, 10:49 am (UTC)

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Eyeglass lenses were used to form the first-ever telescopes. However, there is actually some controversy over who invented the first telescope and where and when they invented it. The standard...

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Fish do not have a pelvic girdle. If you mean aquatic mammals like a blue whale, they do have pelvic girdles which no longer serve a purpose. Any organ (like this unused pelvis) is referred to as...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2009, 3:46 pm (UTC)

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There are two types of bone marrow: red marrow and yellow marrow. Yellow marrow is mostly fat, but red marrow is very metabolically active. Red marrow does the process of hematopoiesis, which...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2011, 3:18 am (UTC)

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When hand raising a baby bird you can take several peices of dog or cat food and add enough water to turn it into a paste. Using a straw cut to a beak like shape, scoop some of the paste on the...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2009, 3:32 am (UTC)

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Dark matter is thought to make up 90 percent of the universe. It cannot absorb light and it cannot give off light so it considered to be invisible. It is thought to exist because of gravitational...

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Time is usually the constant, and would be on the x axis. Things can travel a different distance in the same amount of time depending on a variety of factors you might be measuring in the...

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When Thorium-240 decays to radium-226 it emits an alpha particle and loses 4 mass units. 15 grams of radium-226 resulted from the decay of this amount of thorium-230: (15g)(230/226) = 15.26 g Since...

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Doctors can perform a strep throat culture on an individual to see if the person has it. How it is done is the doctor takes a swab and scrapes the infected area in the throat, usually on the...

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Note that a freely falling object has a constant acceleration which is equal to gravity. Its sign varies depending on the object's direction. When going up, acceleration is positive and negative if...

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The Cambrian is the first geological period of the Paleozoic Era. The Cambrian is unique in its high proportion of lagerstatten. Lagerstatten are geographic sites with large amounts of fossilized...

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2K_3PO_4 + 3MgCl_2 --gtMg_3(PO_4)_2 + 6KCl Mole ratio: K_3PO_4:MgCl_2 = 2:3 Number of MgCl_2 present in the solution = 0.75/1000*28mol...

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A potential cause for the egg's shell cracking would be the unequal expansion tendencies of the egg shell versus the interior of the egg. The interior of the egg would expand at a rate slightly...

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This is a very interesting question. The most effective thing we can do to reduce global warming would be to insure we have as many "green" plants growing as possible. There is a certain amount...

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Robert Brown was a Scottish biologist working in the beginning half of the 1800's. About 200 years before Robert Brown, Anton Van Leeuwenhoek invented the first microscope. Over the course of...

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Overall, I think that levees are effective in being able to hold back water from communities and other areas. There has to be a continual examination and reexamination of levees because erosion...

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Biodiversity means the amount of species in a given ecosystem or biome. A tropical rainforest has warmer temperatures, greater amount of insulation throughout the year and a constant supply of...

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To say that you are infected doesn't necessarily mean that you have active disease. You could harbor the causitive pathogen Mycobacteria tuberculosis in your body but not show signs and symptoms of...

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Translation is the second half of protein synthesis. DNA is essentially a huge instruction manual on how to make each of the proteins that are needed to create the organism it belongs to. You can...

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A biopsy (Bx) is the surgical removal of tissue for the purposes of histological examination in the histology lab. The purpose of a biopsy of any tissue is to look for abnormalities. Breast tissue...

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Bacteria is a classification of a germ that can cause diseases. There is harmful and helpful bacteria in the human body. Harmful bacteria can enter the body in a variety of ways and cause harm to...

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We actually cannot calculate the amounts of the gasses at equilibrium because the equililbrium constant for the reaction is not given. The equiilibrium constant tells us the ratio of amounts of...

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SANE is an acronym for sexual assault nurse examiner. In most jurisdictions a SANE nurse must first be a R.N. with three to four years of emergency care experience. SANE nurses receive specialized...

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Whenever we are talking about gases, the first thing that always comes to my mind is the ideal gas law, PV = nRT. In this problem, we can look at the information we are given to see if that is a...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012, 10:07 pm (UTC)

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Examples from human needs are numerous: Weaponry, agriculture, and medicine are broad areas that have developed from human needs. The science of cancer research, for example, is driven by human...

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Secondary sexual characteristics are those observable traits that occur as a result of primary sexual characteristics, which are directly tied to the necessity of reproduction. In females,...

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Most tattoo ink is still permanent. Tattoo ink consists of both the ink pigment and a carrier agent. Tattooing has been practiced almost as long as humans have been around. However, in recent years...

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To solve, apply the formula of acceleration which is: a=(v_f-v_i)/t where a - acceleration v_f - final velocity v_i  - initial velocity t - time So, plug-in v_i =200 m/s, v_f =180...

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Although this is one explanation, I don't think it addresses all of the questions about the Bermuda Triangle. Some of the strange things that have happened do include ships and planes going down,...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2012, 1:23 pm (UTC)

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Okay, lets start with the original gene. Genes are sections of amino acids, grouped together in threes to make a unit called a codon. These amino acids consist of a sugar, phosphate, and a base....

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Dear Coastal Neighborhood Association, I write this letter today to communicate my concern over the decrease in the size of our beaches over the past several years. The shrinking of our beaches is...

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Ascaris is a roundworm which is classified in the Phylum Nematoda, which is in the Animal Kingdom. Features of Nematode worms include bodies which are not segmented and appear smooth on the...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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The Principle of Homogeneity of Dimensions states that all terms inside a physical formula must be the same. Really, it is a bad idea to add meters to kilograms (multiplying meters by kilograms is...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2016, 8:43 am (UTC)

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What is known is that the space between Galexies is expanding. Gravity is strong enough to hold the galexy groups, galexies, stars, solar systems, and planets together, but in between galexy...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2011, 3:03 pm (UTC)

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First, let's write the balanced equation for the formation of water from hydrogen and oxygen. 2H[2]+O[2]->2 H[2]O This equation indicates that two parts of H2 and one part of O2 are needed to...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016, 11:20 pm (UTC)

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The easiest way to test the effectiveness of a particular preservative would be to add this item to its intended food product and wait. The preservative would be considered effective if it kept...

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The basic principle behind this problem is for the weight of the oil and the weight of the water to be equal. When the weights are equal, the liquids are in static equilibrium and stop moving up...

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Hello! There is at least one metal with this property, plutonium (Pu). It is a radioactive element used in nuclear weapons and as an energy source in peace applications. As a substance, without...

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The force that curves the trajectory of a charged particle q in a magnetic field of intensity B is the Lorentz force: |F|=|q*(v xx B)| =qvB if vector speed v is perpendicular to vector...

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Zn+H_2SO_4 rarr H_2+ZnSO_4 Mole ratio H_2:H_2SO_4 = 1:1 Volume of 1 mol of H_2 at STP = 22.4L Amount of moles in 525ml of H_2 at STP   = 1/22.4*(0.525)  = 0.0234 So we have...

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The potential energy stored in a spring that is either compressed or pulled to change its length from the equilibrium length by x is given as PE=(1/2)*k*x^2 where k is the spring constant. When a...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2011, 4:18 pm (UTC)

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Teenagers experience rapid changes in their bodies and health choices they make at this age can have long-lasting effects throughout their life. The physical growth plus hormone changes create a...

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A scalar quantity is one which is described by its magnitude. It has no direction or it does not require a direction for its complete description. The speed of a body is an example of a scalar...

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Protein biosynthesis can be broken down into two major phases, transcription and translation. Transcription is the first part. The DNA in the nucleus unwinds and a portion of the double helix...

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Since the original height of the tpendulum is h=10 cm = 0.1 m, and the new height is H=30 cm = 0.3 m, the change in potential energy of the pendulum is Delta U = mg(H-h) . This change, according...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013, 2:06 am (UTC)

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Molality is the ratio between amount of substance of solute in moles and amount of solvent in kg. Molality (M) = (moles of solute)/(mass of solvent) Here the solute is NaCl and solvent is water....

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013, 4:21 am (UTC)

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One thing that will be weird and incorrect is that there will be no physicality. In the physical world, accidents happen: people fumble things, mismeasure things, get distracted and break things....

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Orchids are really amazing plants. I can see the symbiotic relationship here between the crickets and the flowers. This happens all throughout nature. I think that there might have been...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012, 3:56 pm (UTC)