Adaptations

Let there be anti-entropic light (2)

Physics

Without knowing anything about the biophysically constrained chemistry of protein folding that links light-induced amino acid substitutions to the stability of DNA is the organized genomes from plants via bioluminescent bacteria in squid, the pattern of nutrient-dependent biologically-based cause and…
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Forces of “Nature” (part 3)

Physics

Straight up, with a twist: New model derives homochirality from basic life requirements Excerpt:  In every living thing on Earth, all amino acids are left-handed, and all sugars are right-handed. Glycine is an achiral amino acid. It is the only…
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Forces of “Nature” (part 2)

Physics

See Forces of “Nature” limit dissemination of information The policy of “Nature” to block information that conflicts with their biased reporting has led to dissemination of more pseudoscientific nonsense. This time the publication is in “PNAS” with discussion at physics…
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Pheromones and unconscious affects

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Conducting a Field Test on Pheromones Excerpt: “…my pheromonal research suggests that any individual who is looking to elicit increased affection from women should 1) ask them what they’re reading 2) offer a compliment and 3) spill a bowl of…
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De novo creation of olfactory receptor genes

terrarium eco system

Large-scale transcriptional profiling of chemosensory neurons identifies receptor-ligand pairs in vivo Reported as:  Deciphering the olfactory receptor code Excerpt: Its applications, countless, extend for example to the domain of chemicals able to trigger predetermined behaviors in mammals or in insects,…
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Ecological validity vs evolutionary theory

Genetic code

Functional characterisation of a SNP in the ABCC11 allele—Effects on axillary skin metabolism, odour generation and associated behaviours Excerpt: …the fact that a single SNP plays such a large role in governing this specific aspect of human behaviour is quite…
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Science fiction, not theories, predicts facts

The past is not the key to the present

Electric fields affect wing movement, leading to agitation and changes in brain chemistry Excerpt: The effect on the wings being moved seems to agitate the flies, as revealed by changes in their brain chemistry. Flies exposed to an electric field…
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Epigenetically-effected sexual orientation

neuronal-plasticity

The neurobiology and psychology of pedophilia: recent advances and challenges Excerpt: Support for a neurodevelopmental pathway comes from research investigating epigenetic dysregulation of sexual development in general, physical characteristics, and functional as well as structural brain differences in pedophilia. From…
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Male pheromones and mental development

Genetic code

Study finds males may contribute to offspring’s mental development before pregnancy Excerpt: … female mice exposed to male pheromones gave birth to infants with greater mental ability. “This is the first study to show that pheromone exposure exerts an influence…
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“Evolution” of two sexes?

social interaction and brain

Selection for mitochondrial quality drives the evolution of two sexes with germline Topics included (among others): CORRELATION BETWEEN ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT AND MITOCHONDRIAL EVOLUTION THE MODEL: SIMULATION, MATHS TOO COMPLICATED TO SOLVE Mt VARIATION BETWEEN GAMETES MAKES SOMATIC GAMETOGENESIS ADVANTAGEOUS IN…
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