Bionode - Modular and universal bioinformatics

> Highly reusable tools and code for bioinformatics, focused on * [Node.js](http://nodejs.org)/JavaScript to be *"write once, run anywhere"* * Node.js [Streams](https://nodejs.org/api/stream.html) and [Events](https://nodejs.org/api/events.html) for scalable and reactive pipelines * CLI for e...

By Bruno Vieira

Does transpiration in hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata mediate asenic translocation from the roots to fronds via xylem?

Since the first arsenic (As) hyperaccumulator _Pteris vittata_ was discovered by Ma et al.(2001), we have clarified somewhat in As detoxification in this fern. It is believed that _P. vittata_, as a “model fern” for As study, may take up arsenate (AsV) and arsenite (AsIII) via phosphate transpor...

By Yong-He Han

Microbial butanol tolerance: mediated by toxicity or by phase equilibrium?

It is conventionally assumed that the achievable concentration of a bio-alcohol molecule by fermentation is limited by the toxicity of that molecule to the micro-organisms producing it. In the case of ethanol, for example, extremely high titers have been achieved by developing resistant strains ...

By Neil Stacey

Effects of temperature on alcohol tolerance of microbes

It has been established that dissolution of membrane lipids plays a role in the toxicity of ethanol and butanol to micro-organisms; a matter of particular importance for the production of bio-alcohol fuels using fermentation by microbial activity. However, solubility is a phenomenon heavily gove...

By Neil Stacey

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 "natural" study of religion is that religion cannot be ...

By Matthew MacLennan

Naturalness of Atheism and Unnaturalnes of Religion

The standard model of Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR) explains religion as some kind of natural phenomenon. Religious ideas and beliefs are considered as natural not only in the sense of their foundation on cognitive processes and mechanisms, but also as obvious, intuitive, and in some sense...

By konrad szocik

Reanimation of Australian Megafauna, Extinct Species and New Zealand Moas

After the arrival of the first humans, Indigenous Australians, to the island continent, the previous megafauna became extinct. As many samples are still extant, deriving DNA samples or fragments and reverse engineering, through multiple generations could allow us to recreate these fauna, or at ...

By Upulie Divisekera