ImpL2 homolog Peroxidasin as an active participant in human neoplasm.

Rationalizing on the work published by Young Kwon et al Cell could peroxidasin play an active role in cancer via pathways of insulin/IGF signaling? Peroxidasin is cited... continue reading

Naturalness of Atheism and Supernaturalness of Religion - A Role for Theological Science

Scientific approaches ("science" narrowly defined as the "sciences of nature") metaphysically exclude divine effects as appropriate--in other words, science itself is structured to exclude divine action (pragmatically). The problem with the... continue reading

South American peopling and neotropical savannisation

Northern South America is covered by extensive savannas whose natural or anthropogenic origin is debated. Currently, these savannas are in expansion to the detriment of the surrounding rainforests due to fire management by humans. Knowing the... continue reading

The evolution of smaller arms in theropod dinosaurs

Carnivorous theropod dinosaurs may have had brilliant breast displays that were better shown off with less distracting arm size. At mating time female theropods selected males with smaller arms, for it was in the display that male potency was... continue reading

Violent Computer Games / Movies as Triggers for Violent Real Life Crimes: Is Comparative Post-Crime Influence Research Useful?

The question if violent computer games lead to more violence in real life has long been controversial. While it seems clear that some perpetrators are influenced by what they have seen on tv or in computer games, the vast majority of gamers does... continue reading

HIV Variation Driven By Somatic Hypermutation in Immunoglobulin Variable Genes

Here is an explanation for HIV variation:
• HIV-1 infects many white cells - but particularly activated B cells in the early phase of infection setting up productive provirus in a significant fraction.
• During somatic hypermutation of the... continue reading

Acknowledgment re ‘The mil: 1/1023 of an equal-tempered semitone’

Eight of the twelve intervals mentioned in the above Brief Idea (10.5281/zenodo.16212) were given in 12276ths of an octave, explicitly or implicitly, by Erv Wilson in 1995; see the last two... continue reading

The mil: 1/1023 of an equal-tempered semitone

In musical temperament, intervals are usually stated in cents, i.e. hundredths of a 12-EDO semitone. A more convenient unit would be 1/12276 of an octave, i.e. 1/1023 of a 12-EDO semitone. I call this a mil because it... continue reading

Forensic facial reconstruction or facial approximation?

Our body changes from one day to the other, from fat to thin, from young to old, without any significant facial bone surface modification. The same from upright to horizontal position, with gravitational deformations of sub-cutaneous fatty and... continue reading

The social media spontaneous order is a ‘constellaxy’

Social media is a spontaneous order. It is distinct from others because of its systemic resource—attention—and unique feedback mechanisms—social media analytics[1]. Attention... continue reading

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