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VD - 11/01/2021

Extremophile organisms: Deinococcus radiodurans

The bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans has recently shown to be able to survive radiation and temperature fluctuations in outer space during an experiment carried out in the Japanese Kibo module of the international Space Station. According to the...

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VD - 25/06/2019

Evolution of UAC Homo-Pan towards Homo sapiens. Science blog 120

Chimpanzees, gorillas and hominids descend from a species known as UAC Homo-Pan (Last Common Antecedent of Hominids and Pan Chimpanzee-Gorillas). In this UAC Homo-Pan, a series of 8 genes were activated in cascade during the last 15 million years,...

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VD - 13/05/2019

Evolution of H, He and HeH+. Science blog 119th

As in genetics, the primitive molecule of vertebrates' DNA can be considered to be the DNA of primitive plants, once it has been deployed and duplicated (see Science blog 117th). In chemistry, it is considered that the Hydrogen atom is the primal...

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VD - 23/04/2019

From the vegetable LUCA to current days and the future. Science blog 118th

Following Charles Darwin's idea on the existence of a common ancestor to all current forms of life, natural selection and the genetic code of species are discussed to explain the life transformation into more specialized forms more vulnerable to...

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VD - 4/02/2019

Vegetable LUCA: the first LUCA. Science blog 117th

At the end of his work On The Origin Of Species Charles Darwin wrote: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powders, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one...". Charles Darwin was defining -even without naming...

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VD - 27/07/2018

Intelligence of plants. Science Blog 116th

Mimosa pudica is a plant of American origin, which has been the subject of numerous studies for its ability to react to external stimuli by closing its leaves. Considering all the trials, the one made by Rene Desfontaines (1750-1833) in 1803 is of great...

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