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13 Rare Genetic Disorders And How They Are Inherited

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A genetic disorder, in layman’s terms, is a serious medical condition triggered by irregularities in the genome (gene) which can either be hereditary (inherited from parents) or caused by new alterations to the DNA. They can be divided into two broad classes; single-gene and multiple gene disorder. In a single-gene disorder, also known as monogenic, only ...

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A Vision Disorder May Have Made Leonardo da Vinci A Great Artist

Vision Disorder made Leonardo da Vinci great artist

Leonardo da Vinci may have had an eye disorder called intermittent exotropia.  It occurs irregularly and somewhat controllable.  This may have given Leonardo an unprecedented ability to capture things on the flat canvas.  Many famous artists have been identified as having some sort of eye disorder(s) on the basis of the evidence found in their self-portraits ...

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New Theory Explains Origin Of Earth’s Water

new theory for Origin Of Earth's Water

A new theoretical model explains how did water come to Earth.  Water on Earth may not have solely came from asteroid matter.  Nearly 2% of Earth’s water originated from the solar nebula.  The origin of water is a longstanding enigma. Uncovering this mystery is key to accessing the Earth’s progressive history and its modern structure. It ...

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World’s Oldest Known Piranha-Like Flesh-Eating Fish

earliest known flesh-eating fish

Researchers found a new family of fish that resided in the ocean at the same time as the dinosaurs.  They had sharp and pointed teeth like piranhas, which they used to chew off flesh from other fishes.  Paleontologists continuously seek for information about numerous aspects of organisms that lived millions of years ago: their origin ...

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15 Intriguing Facts About Uranium | A Weak Radioactive Metal

Facts About Uranium

Uranium is known to humanity since at least 79 AD when it was used in the ceramic industry (natural oxide form) in several parts of Europe. The chemical element was formally discovered only in 1789, when Martin Heinrich Klaproth, a German chemist stumbled upon a strange, unknown substance (oxide of uranium) during an experiment. Klaproth is ...

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Explaining Quantum Physics Through Poetry

Quantum Physics Through Poetry

A poet tries to represent the laws of a topological quantum computer through poetry.  The poem translates the quantum physics in both its visual structure and word choices. Poetry is a nuanced form in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities instead of semantic and notional content. The language is used in a way ...

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22 Free Social Network Analysis Tools

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Social network analysis tools facilitate qualitative or quantitative analysis of social network by describing network’s feature either via visual or numerical representation. It generally uses network or graph theory to examine social structures. The main components are nodes (people) and the edges that connect them. Some of them performs predictive analysis too. Below, we have ...

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