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Beyond the Mountains of Westworld: Part 3b - The Emergence of Consciousness

       Manufacturing another host on HBO’s Westworld

As previously discussed the physicist, futurist and popularizer of science Michio Kaku presented a model on consciousness in his book… 1,552 more words

H.P. Lovecraft


328. Heslop-Harrison JS. 2017. Polyploidy. In: Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12- 809633-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.06934-X (££$$€€) (see https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/sciencedirect/content/reference-modules for information about the series.)

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Nitrogen Breathing Animals – Single-Celled Animals that will Survive at all Costs

As a writer I try and provide some sort of possible reasoning behind my stories – I feel it makes them more realistic and plausible and the “what if” factor is a great thing to leave with a reader long after they’e finished the book.

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The Great Eukaryotic Melee

Cat fight! Mrowwwr! Hisssssss!

Every now and then, you can capture a snapshot of the scientific process at its worst (and paradoxically, its best, too). The trick is to look at the Letters or Perspectives section of your favorite scientific journal. 1,741 more words


Bacteria 101

Finally, it is the day to really launch the Bodily Bacteria! I thought that it is best to start with basics. Then, you can dive into the human body and learn how… 877 more words

Bodily Bacteria

Archaea and the Tree of Life

As part of the latest issue of Microbiology Today, called ‘What is life?’ (published online 10 May), we explore the Archaea. These are microbes that have been around since the beginnings of life on Earth, but were only discovered in the last 40 years. 196 more words



Complex cells
2-1 billion years ago

The first organisms were simple cells like modern bacteria, but some of them became much more internally complex. These ‘eukaryotes’ developed lots of specialised equipment within their cells. 42 more words