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Smart move. Make money off them now as they'll likely be worthless in next couple of years when IPv6 is fully in place.
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.
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he's an astronaut.
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The watercolours taunt me. Also, bubbles.

Also, I like this hat for Platypus.

#platypusandpentapod 
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The first Legends of Tomorrow trailer shows that The CW isn't pulling any punches when it comes to the network's big DC Comics team-up show.
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Taimyr wolf and the origins of dog
There's an ongoing debate about where and when dogs originated. The when part might be closer to an answer now. Genetic drift is used by evolutionary biologist to try to recreate the lineage of species. The discovery of a 35,000-year-old wolf rib bone in the Taimyr peninsula in northern Siberia was the key to this story. The DNA from that bone suggests that it diverged from a common ancestor of present-day wolves and dogs near the beginning of the domestic dog lineage. Their technique uses genetic drift of 'regular' DNA and mitochondrial DNA.

► Genetic Drift
There are non-lethal random mutations in DNA that survive to the next generation due to natural selection and sometimes due to 'luck'. Surviving by natural selection makes sense, a mutation affords an advantage so that offspring should excel and survive. Genetic drift is when a mutation doesn't necessarily result in an advantage but is nevertheless passed on 'by chance'. Tracing these mutations help create a lineage for evolutionary biologists.

► Mitochondrial DNA vs. Nuclear DNA
Mitochondria are the energy power plants inside cells. They have a few genes necessary for oxidative phosphorylation, which is a fancy term for making energy. The nucleus of the cell is where the chromosomes are. Nuclear DNA is the DNA that you hear about in the news, for example in forensic science. In the figure below, you can see that mitochondrial DNA is passed on only by the mother while nuclear DNA is passed along by both parents. Genetic drift in mitochondrial DNA is much slower and helps refine the lineage of a species. It is slower because it is only inherited by half of the genetic source, i.e., the mother.

You can read a summary of the article in layman's terms here:
Arctic find confirms ancient origin of dogs
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/05/arctic-find-confirms-ancient-origin-dogs

Full article and source of the very cool graphical abstract:
Ancient Wolf Genome Reveals an Early Divergence of Domestic Dog Ancestors and Admixture into High-Latitude Breeds
Skoglund et al
Current Biology May 2015
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00432-7

Source for the mitochondria DNA figures:
University of California Museum of Paleontology's Understanding Evolution (http://evolution.berkeley.eduhttp://goo.gl/WZgKRV

A bit more reading:
How the wolf became the dog (full article behind paywall)
http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2015/04/how-wolf-became-dog

Late for #FidoFriday  but always on time for #ScienceEveryday  
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Public - 2 weeks ago
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A lovely theatre in a good location. Good seats and setups.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Lovely old pub, I ate a great "hunter's chicken" there. Others loved the fish and chips.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good burger, exotic matchstick-sized fries (if you choose them), but the noise level was awful, I guess they have not paid any attention to echo dampening (hard walls, sound bounces a lot) so don't go here if you hate noisy restaurants.
Public - a year ago
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Nearly flawless hotel experience, shared a two-bed room which was roomy. Thin walls though, so noisy neighbours might bother your getting to sleep. Did not try the breakfast or hotel wifi.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Coleslaw was good, Chicken burger with mild lemon sauce was good (but why on baguette bread?) Vegetarian patty in a pita bread pocket was abysmal, way dominated by mint or other herb leaves. Good decor and reasonable ordering system. Go here if you like peri-peri (piri-piri, African bird's eye chili) sauce, otherwise go elsewhere.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A decent place, with porridge and bananas and sandwiches and whatnot. You should go to a tiny six-table café instead though.
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