A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Japan aquarium shows
mysterious clear-blood fish

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 4/5/2013 2:27:33 PM

The deep oceans have yielded many mysteries that have puzzled people for centuries, from the giant squid to huge jellyfish that look like UFOs. To that list add a fish with totally transparent blood. The Ocellated Ice Fish lives in the freezing waters of the Antarctic Ocean, where it manages to keep its body doing all the things that other fish do, but with blood that is absolutely clear, researchers told AFP on Friday. The reason, say experts at Tokyo Sea Life Park, is that the Ocellated Ice Fish has no haemoglobin, making it unique among vertebrates the world over.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 4/5/2013 3:18:07 PM     (No. 9261383)

Ah, the Ocellated Ice Fish. Hillary!s favorite sushi dish.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 4/5/2013 4:23:43 PM     (No. 9261495)

Ever see a "glass tetra", common tropical fish-tank fish? You can see right thru them. Is this story news or more junk science cloaked in mystery?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 4/6/2013 4:15:00 AM     (No. 9262144)

Here´s some interesting information.

Hemoglobin is almost identical to chlorophyll. The two differences are: a. hemoglobin is a ring of carbon hexagons built around an iron atom; chlorophyll is built around a magnesium atom; and b. some of the "tails" attached to the outside of the ring of carbon hexes differ between the two vital organic molecules.

Also, invertebrates like squid, octopi, and molluscs have "blood" that´s clear when depleted of oxygen. The oxygen is carried attached to copper atoms in the hemocyanin molecules that circulate in the hemolymph fluid [their analog to our blood´s plasma]. These animals do not have an analog to our red blood cells [in which the hemoglobin is found]. When oxygenated, their "blood" turns blue, like the patina on a bronze statue [which is from oxygen combining with the copper in the bronze alloy].

Be interesting to learn more about these fish and the nature of their blood.

"The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."
~~ J.B.S. Haldane

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 730022




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Maryland_Patriot"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Maryland_Patriot"



Hillary Clinton’s war on women
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 2/18/2014 5:04:33 PM     Post Reply
Revenge is a powerful engine, and nothing drives human behavior like it. Love, like candy, is dandy, but revenge, like liquor, is quicker, and the effect is longer lasting. Hillary Clinton seems determined to learn this bitter lesson. The “bimbo eruptions” that Bill and Hillary thought were well behind them are coming back with a vengeance, and it’s only 2014. Bimbos have been a menace to ambitious men since Eve treated Adam to his first apple tart, Delilah gave Samson his first haircut, and Anthony Weiner tweeted his first crotch shot to the bimbos of the cyberworld. The invention of politics raised

The question to haunt the West
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 1/17/2014 4:56:46 PM     Post Reply
When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. But not in Obama World. Not in Hillary World, either. When the telephone rings at 3 o’clock in the morning the safe response is to let it ring. It might be bad news. Time to turn over and try to get back to sleep. (snip) Maybe the world is just too dangerous for Americans to get out and about. “Hard decisions must be made when it comes to whether the United States should operate in dangerous overseas locations.” Quote, unquote. There is no understanding of history in the nooks and crannies

Empty promises, warmed-over
Marxism seduce NYC
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 1/7/2014 5:00:19 PM     Post Reply
The life and times of Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, reads like a satire from the typewriter of Evelyn Waugh. His Honor could have been a minor character in “Scoop,” Waugh’s classic send-up of newspaper journalism and bungling do-gooders stumbling across the margins of the real world. He’s a perfect fit in the scurvy precincts of Gotham’s radical left-wing politics. Unlike his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, Mr. de Blasio has never had a real job, preferring the fun and games of political campaigns and hanging on at City Hall, where making trouble for people is a profitable

   

 

  


 
Subzero ´polar vortex´ pushes
frigid air across US
Associated Press, by Tammy Webber and Kerry Lester    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 1/6/2014 3:23:40 PM     Post Reply
Minneapolis — Frigid, dense air swirled across much of the U.S. on Monday, forcing some cities and their residents into hibernation while others layered up and carried on despite a dangerous cold that broke decades-old records. Wind chill warnings stretched from Montana to Alabama. For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures moved in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous. Officials closed schools in cities including Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee and warned residents to stay indoors and avoid the frigid cold altogether. The forecast is extreme: Wind chills

Rush on Polar Vortex ´Warming´:
´The Truth and the Left Never
Intersect, Anymore´
Cybercast News Service, by James Beattie    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 1/6/2014 2:59:17 PM     Post Reply
Rush Limbaugh said "the truth and left never intersect, anymore" when discussing a Daily Beast article with a headline reading: "Thank Global Warming for Freezing You Right Now." The article claims that this year´s weather could be the coldest in history due to a "polar vortex," a term used to discuss a persistent, large-scale cyclone. Included in the article is a warning from the National Weather Service to Twin-Cities, Minnesota residents stating that "ANYONE STUCK OUTSIDE FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME WILL BE AT SERIOUS RISK FOR INJURY OR DEATH." Responding his radio program today, Limbaugh said: "There´s an article - I referenced

Sensible on Weed
National Review Online, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 1/6/2014 1:59:50 PM     Post Reply
Launching 17 million “Rocky Mountain High” jokes, Colorado has become the first state to make the prudent choice of legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana, thus dispensing with the charade of medical restrictions and recognizing the fact that, while some people smoke marijuana to counter the effects of chemotherapy, most people smoke marijuana to get high — and that is not the worst thing in the world. Regardless of whether one accepts the individual-liberty case for legalizing marijuana, the consequentialist case is convincing. That is because the history of marijuana prohibition is a catalogue of unprofitable tradeoffs:

You’ve got to know the territory
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/27/2013 2:18:05 PM     Post Reply
The uproar over “Duck Dynasty” should be studied forever in the business schools as a priceless teaching exercise in marketing quackery. Television executives are so highly paid because they’re supposed to be so smart. Rarely have so many smart guys been so out to lunch. The noisy row over the A&E cable network suspending Phil Robertson, the head duck, was mostly not about free speech — the network had a right to suspend him, depending on what was in the contract — but about how low the network wanted to kowtow to the lavender lobby, disrespect for religious belief, and whether

A&E fowls up ´Duck´ flap: Column
USA Today, by Steve Deace    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/19/2013 12:16:15 PM     Post Reply
A nation founded by pilgrims who came here to worship the God of the Bible freely without interference and persecution from ruling elites and those opposed to Christianity´s influence on the culture, has now come to the proverbial fork in the road. After years of attempting to balance traditional Americana with political correctness, those pushing the new "my way or the highway" definition of "tolerance" have decided accommodating our differences of opinion is defeat. Irrefutable history documents that the Bible and its teachings were the biggest influence on those that founded the freest and most prosperous nation in human history. Yet

   

 

B-G1


 
The last living witnesses; they wore
the yellow star and remember
the Nazi terror
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/13/2013 9:14:36 AM     Post Reply
Berlin — The shadows deepen and lengthen, memories grow dim, and some of the survivors of the tragedies of World War II scramble to preserve the recollections before the colors fade to gray. There’s no shortage of ghosts prowling the cities and countryside of Europe. Remembrances of monstrous evil lie all about. None have tried harder than the progeny of the Germans who started it all to learn from the past, and recall without flinching the scourge and stain on history that is still unfathomable three-quarters of a century later. An exhibit of photographs of the Nazi era, with the

Exclusive: Chris Hayes attends
secret union meeting with
unhappy NBC workers
Salon, by Josh Eidelson    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/12/2013 9:54:22 PM     Post Reply
Amid workers alleging union-busting by an NBC Universal-owned company, MSNBC’s prime-time host Chris Hayes recently met privately with a group of them to hear their concerns, according to several people present at the meeting. Hayes is one of five prime-time MSNBC hosts – along with Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell and Ed Schultz – whose support the Writers Guild of America–East is seeking in an ugly labor struggle with Peacock Productions, which is owned by NBC Universal and has produced programming for MSNBC. A petition posted by the AFL-CIO and hosted by MoveOn.org

Exclusive -- Read My Lipstick: No New Taxes
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Sarah Palin    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/12/2013 9:43:47 PM     Post Reply
No one can argue with the fact that Paul Ryan’s compromise budget bill raises taxes and increases spending. Show me one Republican who got elected on that platform. Spare America the Orwellian word games. If the government is taking money out of your pocket to fund its growing Big Brother operations, it’s a tax. Whether money is taken from you via your phone bill, your airline ticket, or your income, it’s a tax. If politicians can’t be honest about this, it’s time to go home. The TEA Party’s very acronym stands for “Taxed Enough Already.” We sent these politicians to Congress

White House Works to Attract
Younger Health-Plan Users
Wall Street Journal, by Amy Schatz    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/12/2013 9:41:12 PM     Post Reply
New enrollment figures show health-insurance exchanges nationwide are attracting more customers, but the Obama administration said that it has more work to do to get enough younger, healthy people into the system. The administration said Wednesday that as of Nov. 30, nearly 365,000 people nationwide had selected private health plans in the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act—sharply up from October, but still far from the seven million level officials are hoping to achieve by March 31. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius faced renewed criticism of the health-care law´s rollout at a House hearing Wednesday. Republicans suggested the plans



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Is Ann Coulter now turning
on Ted Cruz?

43 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/21/2014 10:55:20 AM     Post Reply
First conservative icon Thomas Sowell turned on Ted Cruz, now it appears that Ann Coulter is souring on the Texas Republican as well. Sowell published two columns this week slamming Cruz for being self-serving. Coulter praised the first of Sowell’s columns in a tweet Wednesday. Later, in an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday night, Coulter doubled down on her praise of Sowell’s anti-Cruz column: ”I never push anyone else’s column but mine. Today everyone has got to read Thomas Sowell’s article.” During the “Hannity” segment, Coulter attacked tea party groups for being filled with “shysters” and “conmen,” naming specifically the Senate Conservatives

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Nugent apologizes for calling
Obama ´subhuman mongrel´

43 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 12:34:44 PM     Post Reply
Singer Ted Nugent apologized on Friday for calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” last month. “I do apologize, not necessarily to the president, but on behalf of much better men than myself,” Nugent said in a radio interview on “The Ben Ferguson Show." The rocker said he was sorry for using “street fighter terminology of subhuman mongrel,’” and admitted "I did cross the line.” Nugent said he should have used a term such as “violator of his oath, the Constitution” instead. The apology came just a day after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) urged Nugent to apologize for the remark. “Ted

Madame President? John McCain
says Hillary Clinton would win the
White House if the 2016 election
were held today

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 5:58:13 PM     Post Reply
Self-described ´Maverick´ Senator John McCain is making waves with his defeatist statements about how formidable Hillary Rodham Clinton will be as a presidential candidate, predicting that she would win if the 2016 election were held in 2014. ´I would bet, my friend, as much as I hate to admit it,´ McCain told Piers Morgan during his Thursday night CNN broadcast, ´that right now – this is why we have campaigns – but right now, if the election were tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would most likely be the president of the United States.´ The Arizona pol and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was

Cruz Aims at His Own Side -- Again
32 replie(s)
Creators Syndicate, by Mona Charen    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/21/2014 7:55:29 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican Party in many years. He knows how to make the case for conservative ideas, pointing, for example, to the contrasting fates of Detroit and Houston to illustrate the superiority of conservative policies. So it´s particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at President Barack Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans. His most recent foray into sabotaging his colleagues concerned the debt limit increase. Because Speaker John Boehner sent over a "clean" debt limit bill,

GE Will No Longer Design Projects
to Please Climate Change Advocates

32 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/21/2014 8:45:15 PM     Post Reply
In a watershed moment and a huge victory over environmentalists, General Electric has agreed to stop projects that are designed solely for the purpose of carbon dioxide reductions to please those who lobby for climate change concessions. The National Center for Public Policy Research, a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank which has been fighting GE for years because of GE’s liberal bias under CEO Jeffrey Immelt, scored a huge victory after receiving the commitment from General Electric. Late in 2013, the National Center submitted a shareholder proposal as part of GE´s 2014 proxy statement and annual meeting materials. The proposal: ...request[ed] that the

The myth of ‘settled science’
30 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/20/2014 10:29:14 PM     Post Reply
I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists. “The debate is settled,” asserted propagandist in chief Barack Obama in his latest State of the Union address. “Climate change is a fact.” Really? There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static, impervious to challenge. Take

   

 



 
Michael Dunn and open season on black
teenagers: The onslaught of white murder

29 replie(s)
Salon, by Brittney Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2014 3:36:10 PM     Post Reply
How much more are black people in this country supposed to take? On Saturday, a Florida jury failed to convict Michael Dunn for the callous murder of Jordan Davis. Though he was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and also on a gun charge, a mistrial was declared for the first-degree murder charge. He will face substantial jail time – perhaps up to 75 years on the four charges for which he was found guilty. Prosecutor Angela Corey has also publicly declared her intent to seek retrial on the murder conviction. However, she is the same prosecutor who oversaw the Zimmerman

Rick Santorum Gathers
Advisers to Plot 2016 Run

27 replie(s)
National Journal, by Alex Roarty    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2014 5:57:00 PM     Post Reply
Listening to pundits talk about the potential 2016 Republican field, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about Rick Santorum. The former senator’s strong second-place showing in 2012 shocked—even scared—the GOP’s kingmakers, who saw in him an abortion-hating firebrand with no chance of beating Barack Obama. So it’s no surprise that today, the party’s mainstreamers are acting like he’s old news, again dismissing a Santorum presidential candidacy. Not that he cares. He’s too busy plotting another possible run at the White House. In recent months, Santorum has gathered his inner circle of longtime advisers to sketch out a presidential campaign. He’s scheduling trips to

California farmers won´t get federal water
27 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Scott Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 1:52:48 PM     Post Reply
FRESNO, Calif.- Federal officials say many farmers caught in California´s drought will receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday it will continue to monitor rain and snowfall, but at this point there´s not enough water in the Central Valley Project to give water to farmers. Last year, Central Valley farmers received 20 percent of their normal allowance, and that figure is now set at zero percent. This marks the third dry year for the state, and Gov. Jerry Brown last month declared

NYC: More Black Babies
Killed by Abortion Than Born

26 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/20/2014 1:52:06 PM     Post Reply
In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The report is entitled, Summary of Vital Statistics 2012 The City of New York, Pregnancy Outcomes, and was prepared by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics. (See Pregnancy Outcomes NYC Health 2012.pdf) Table 1 of the report presents the total

The Benghazi Cover-up (cont.)
25 replie(s)
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/21/2014 6:40:47 AM     Post Reply
Two leading Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say that Michael Morell, then acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, gave an account of his role on Benghazi that was often misleading and sometimes deliberately false. “I went back and reviewed some of his testimony the other day and he’s gotten himself in a real box,” says Senator Saxby Chambliss, the highest-ranking Republican on the committee. “It’s really strange. I’ve always thought Mike was a straight-up guy, gave us good briefings—factual, straightforward. I mean, this has really been strange the last few weeks—all this now being uncovered.”At issue is

FCC: No intent to muzzle press
24 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julian Hattem    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/20/2014 2:53:14 PM     Post Reply
The Federal Communications Commission is trying to reassure House Republicans it has no plans to restrict the freedom of the press. In a letter released Thursday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee his commission “has no intention of regulating political or other speech of journalists or broadcasters.” Wheeler defended new FCC research as the first step toward pinpointing “market barriers” that might affect the “diversity of media voices.” Republicans expressed concern the FCC´s study was an attempt "to control the political speech of journalists” by reviving the Fairness Doctrine, now-extinct rules that required radio and

   

Post Reply   Close thread 730022





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS