People at the cinema are watching an X-men movie. Historians enjoy. Psychologists enjoy. Lawyers enjoy. Yet biologists think: just what a hell is this X-gene?
Let us think about Aliens now – one of the most ingeniously designed fictional creatures ever. One their stunning piece of biology is the complicated lifecycle they undergo, but even more exciting is their ability to adapt by ‘taking’ traits of the hosts at the parasitic larvae stage. “Perfect organism” – that’s how they’re called […]
Welcome to delifort lab. Our today’s research subject is the mutant from Marvel universe, known as the Wolverine
Equational languages are the second-most widespread language type in the world (coming right after verbicentric langauges). Reminder: verbicentric languages are those that set a sentence with a verb, i.e., a special word that tells “what’s happening” in the sentence and governs the actants (doers and doees). Unlike them, equational languages introduce a sentence by equating […]
If you’ve watched Star Wars and dream about intergalactic friendship between many species – I have a sad message for you. Unfortunately, our friendship with aliens is so unlikely that I’ll be tired typing zeros after a point to provide you with the probability. How so? It becomes clear when you understand what has Star […]
Evolution is a slow process. It took fish millions, if not tens of millions of years to conquer the dry land. Perhaps, that’s why evolution is met with such resistance: it is hard to accept something that you cannot see. Magical computers – they work in front of us, magical rocket ships – they fly […]
Systematics is organizing a large multitude of “objects” into subsets, for convenience or solving some task. There are many ways to achieve this: a lot of them can be found in mathematics and programming.
Q: Can we really trust the evolution, if no person has ever witnessed it? One of my friends has said long time ago at physics class: now you teachin’ me electrodynamics, but I still understand nothing. Yes, I can use an equation and count, but I see no electrons. I don’t see how they run, […]
Here we continue to discuss the problem of wrong interpretation of correlation. Q: How to test causation? If it was all simple, no-one would ever make false conclusions. But the problem exists: the thing is, there are statistical methods to test correlation (a bunch of them, actually), while there isn’t a method to test causation, […]
Today I’ll teach you how to cook the first-class modern science. A simple and working method – I’ve tested it, and it works great. Fifteen minutes and I am ready to publish three research papers. Here are my findings: – In a sample of 80 cats the individuals with higher body mass have larger ears. […]