Jul 302016

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  • Hoops star Shaquille O’Neal endorses a flat Earth?
    by News on 2017-03-25 at 22:15

    From Laura Geggel at LiveScience: Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal can likely see that a basketball is round, but the newly proclaimed “flat-Earther” can’t seem to say the same for the planet. In a podcast that aired Feb. 27, the basketball legend announced that the Earth is flat, saying that when he drives from Florida […]

  • Early man was a cannibal but the reasons are unclear
    by News on 2017-03-25 at 17:56

    From Laura Gegel at LiveScience: Human cannibals likely took a big bite out of their fellow humans about 10,000 years ago, according to a study that examined prehistoric bones with scratch and bite marks on them. The bones, discovered in the Santa Maria Caves (Coves de Santa Maria) in Alicante, Spain, may be the first […]

  • Enzyme-free Krebs cycle: Big new find in the extrapolation of life
    by News on 2017-03-25 at 16:52

    From Linda Geddes at New Scientist: Metabolism may be older than life itself and start spontaneously However, the enzyme-free Krebs cycle that Ralser observed isn’t the complete biochemical cycle as it operates in modern cells. That may have come later, after enzymes evolved. Furthermore, the sulphate-driven cycle has so far only been shown to run […]

  • Add to the spellcheck “epitranscriptome”
    by Alfred Russel on 2017-03-25 at 16:37

    From ScienceDaily: Paper. (paywall)Our genome is made up of 6,000 million pieces of DNA that combine four “flavors”: A, C, G and T (Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine and Thymine). It is our Alphabet. But to this base we must add some regulation, just like the spelling and grammar of that alphabet: this is what we call […]

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