Brave New World Of "Gene Doping” Ahead, Scientists Warn At Conference
Worries about “designer babies” might obscure the threat of far more likely abuses from a fast-moving genetic engineering method, researchers warned Tuesday at an international scientific summit. An e...
Scientists Discover 145 Alien Genes In DNA, We Are Not 100% Human
Humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors, researchers have discovered. The say we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient t...
Gene
The human genome contains some 25000 genes. Where did they come from? How are new genes formed? Before continuing with the Origins Series and The Origin of ...
Grapheme
A grapheme is the smallest unit used in describing the writing system of a language, originally coined by analogy with the phoneme of spoken languages. A grapheme may or may not carry meaning by itsel...
Brave New World Of "Gene Doping” Ahead, Scientists Warn At Conference
Worries about “designer babies” might obscure the threat of far more likely abuses from a fast-moving genetic engineering method, researchers warned Tuesday at an international scientific summit. An e...
Subtle body
A subtle body is one of a series of psycho-spiritual constituents of living beings, according to various esoteric, occult, and mystical teachings. According to such beliefs each subtle body correspond...
Mongolian numerals
Mongolian numerals are numerals used mostly in conjunction with Mongolian script. They are still used on Mongolian tögrög banknotes. They are related to, and probably based on, the Tibetan numerals.
Word stem
In linguistics, a stem is a part of a word. The term is used with slightly different meanings.In one usage, a stem is a form to which affixes can be attached. Thus, in this usage, the English word fri...
Hexalogy
A hexalogy (from Greek ἑξα- hexa-, "six" and -λογία -logia, "discourse") is a compound literary or narrative work that is made up of six distinct works. The word apparently first appeared in English a...
Fis
fis is the E. coli gene encoding FIS protein. The regulation of this gene is more complex than most other genes in the E. coli genome, as FIS is an important protein which regulates expression of othe...
Gamebook
A gamebook is a work of fiction that allows the reader to participate in the story by making effective choices. The narrative branches along various paths through the use of numbered paragraphs or pag...
Internet memes
An Internet meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet. Some notable examples include posting a ...
Foo was here
"Foo was here" is an Australian graffiti signature of popular culture, especially known for its use during World War II, but also became popular amongst Australian schoolchildren of post-war generatio...
Katabasis
Katabasis or catabasis (from Greek κατὰ "down" and βαίνω "go") is a descent of some type, such as moving downhill, or the sinking of the winds or sun, a military retreat, or a trip to the underworld ...
King in the mountain
A king in the mountain, king under the mountain or sleeping hero is a prominent motif in folklore and mythology that is found in many folktales and legends. The Aarne-Thompson classification system f...
Major histocompatibility complex
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is a set of cell surface molecules encoded by a large gene family which controls a major part of the immune system in all vertebrates. The major function of ...
Continuator
A continuator, in literature, is a writer who creates a new work based on someone else's prior text, such as a novel or novel fragment. The new work may complete the older work (as with the numerous c...
Mytheme
In the study of mythology, a mytheme is the essential kernel of a myth—an irreducible, unchanging element, a minimal unit that is always found shared with other, related mythemes and reassembled...
Surfactant protein B
Surfactant protein B is an essential lipid-associated protein found in lung surfactant. Although like membrane proteins, it is hydrophobic, it is not found in cell membranes.
Miraculous births
Miraculous births are a common element in historical literature and religious texts. Stories of miracle births often include conceptions by miraculous circumstances and features such as intervention b...
Infant exposure
The motif of infant exposure is a recurring theme in mythology, especially among hero births.Some examples include:Following the exposure, the infants are commonly reared by wild animals or adopted by...
Tree worship
Tree worship (dendrolatry) refers to the tendency of many societies throughout history to worship or otherwise mythologize trees. Trees have played an important role in many of the world's mythologies...