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AskScience Panel of Scientists XVII
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AskScience AMA Series: I am a squid biologist, AMA!
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Wikipedia explains that String Field Theory is a part a of Quantum Field Theory while regular String Theory is not. What exactly is the difference between String Field Theory and String Theory?
541
What is happening at cellular and tissue levels in “muscle knots”?
7285
How can people sever entire legs and survive the blood loss, while other people bleed out from severing just one artery in their leg?
65
I'm reading a book that mentions Nazis were able to determine the weather in London from the hourly broadcast of Big Ben's Chime on BBC. How would a physicist in 1940s find that out?
11
Are there any diseases that affect both plants and animals?
416
Has nuclear testing during the 20th century contributed to climate change, and if so, to what extent?
9
What actually kills a person when their body temperature is too low?
11
This morning I got a cardiac stress test with technetium-99. How is it made?
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Ages 1 to 4 are very important for brain development but yet most people can't recall anything from that time period. Why don't we remember our earliest memories?
26
There's no such thing as a perfect vacuum. But what's the closest to a perfect vacuum in nature? In the least dense part of space, how far apart are two atoms?
20
How were steam tables generated experimentally?
4
What determines the phasing of emitted photons?
65
Why is it better for Lithium-ion batteries to be charged after a partial discharge and not a full discharge, unlike the Nickel-based batteries, which had a memory-effect that caused them to hold less charge if they got charged repeatedly after being only partially discharged not fully discharged?
3
How does an object cool in space if it's a vacuum with no adjacent atoms influencing it?
13
With recent advances in quantum hydrodynamic analogue experiments, is deBrogile/Pilot Wave being taken more "seriously" as a valid interpretation of QM?
5
Why do we sneeze, and what is happening during a sneeze?
18
Do the transitions between energy levels of an atom take time?
4
What makes things flammable?
10
What exactly is "horsepower"? Is it literally the power of one horse? How is it measured?
11
How do the activities of nocturnal animals change throughout the year with the changing lengths of night time in temperate zones?
7
Is there an in-depth pathogen family tree (like the animal kingdom tree)?
3
If an object has a low point at which it catches on fire, like 50°F, would the temperature of the flame be relatively lower too?
6
Can you ever breathe so much air that it’s bad for you? If so what about it makes it bad?
3
Why is the maximum density of water achieved at 4°C, then becomes less dense until the freezing point?
1
How are photons "created" from electrons?
3
How does something become radioactive? How are the chemical properties of a radioactive substances different than a non-radioactive substance?
5
Does the color of light change when it enters a different medium?
2
If radiocarbon dating is considered inaccurate for ages >50,000 how do we get accurate ages for older items?
12
Is there a 3D equivalent to the "Four Color Theorem"?
2
How exactly do we determine or calculate the p-value?
2
Is it possible to improve nearsightedness without surgery or contacts, glasses, etc...?
9
Have we discovered anything that can move faster than massless particles? If yes, what and how?
2
can wood fires generate UV rays?
1
Bohr's Model in Regards to Discrete Electron Energy Levels?
1
Where does the term “eye of the storm” come from?
2
What is the electromagnetic "field" around a photon composed of if not a different wave or particle?
1
How can the universe be flat and yet have a radius?
2
Does an increased global average temperature affect geological processes?
2
Does CO2 decrease atmospheric O2?
2
What's happening on a molecular level when I fold a thick piece of paper and it unfolds itself?
1 orthopod username: /u/orthopod General field: Medicine Specific Field: Orthopaedic Surgery Particular area of research Bone tumors, trauma, infections Education: MD with 2 years fellowship after 5 years of Orthopaedic surgery residency
1 Labisch Username /u/Labisch General field: Planetary Sciences Specific field: Environmental Engineering | Water Treatment Research: PCB compounds in Lake Superior Fish, Mercury Bio-accumulation, Airborne particle back-trajectory calculation Education: Undergraduate student, 1-yr of research, working towards masters in Environmental Engineering Comments: none yet really, will update as they come.
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3 guicrith Username: guicrith General field: Programming Specific field: Emulator Development Research: Dynamic Recompilers, Memory Mapping, Embedded Hardware Education: 5 years of emulator development, Member of RetroArch Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/7dqu1t/how_does_console_backwards_compatibly_work/dq20rqj/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/7dtyw5/is_it_possible_to_load_high_quality_music_into/dq206p1/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/78si6a/is_an_fmv_replacerinjector_for_psx_feasible/dox3zw7/)
1 jwaves11 Username: /u/jwaves11 General field: Earth Sciences Specific field: Biogeochemical Oceanography Research interests: Stable isotope biogeochemistry, Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, ocean-climate dynamics Education: [Past] MS Environmental Science, [Current] first-year PhD student in Earth Sciences Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lnn0y/is_hydrogen_radioactive_and_if_yes_why/drqcak8/?context=3) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lq2j5/how_does_carbon_footprint_is_calculated/drqchor/?context=3) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7mg3qp/why_are_all_snowflakes_different_and_how_are_they/druerny/?context=3) I am also flaired on /r/science and /r/climate_science, relatively new to this sub though. Thanks in advance.
1 AnophelineSwarm Username /u/AnophelineSwarm General field: Biology Specific field: Vector Biology Research: mosquito biology, vector-pathogen interactions, mosquito physiology, genetics, gene editing technologies Education: PhD student, researching in-field ~3 years, BS Biology & Insect Science Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7mavjg/do_mosquitoes_have_any_significant_role_to_play/drsvf0r/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lv0ze/is_a_trees_photosynthetic_efficiency_affected_by/drq4pv8/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lpzut/what_exactly_is_personalised_medicine/drobq66/) and a non-AskScience [bonus](https://www.reddit.com/r/insects/comments/5if0f5/are_3host_ticks_better_vectors_for_pathogens_than/db83lpv/) of similar trend
1 VictorVenema Username: /u/VictorVenema General field: Planetary Sciences Specific field: Climatology Particular areas of research include the quality of station data. Education: MA in Physics, PhD in Electrical Engineering, researcher for two decades on observing clouds, radiative transfer, stochastic modelling, downscaling, NWP and climate data quality. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ub81x/why_isnt_humidity_the_same_for_the_same/dlrkghw/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zepy1/do_cows_produce_a_significant_amount_of/dmux64s/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zepy1/do_cows_produce_a_significant_amount_of/dmuxe45/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/7eu15l/what_are_the_best_science_shows_on_youtube_that/dqanxqh/) (None really show much expertise. Better comments to be found on /r/science or /r/climate.)
1 Chewbaqa Username: Chewbaqa Area of expertise: Biology/Anthropology/Bioinformatics Education: M.Sc. Student in biological Anthropology and Applied bioinformatics Experience: Work in molecular biology lab and mouse laboratory
3 7LeagueBoots Username: /u/7LeagueBoots General field: Biology or Planetary Sciences Specific field: Natural Resources/Ecology (this is my flair in r/science) Particular areas of research include ecology, environmental conservation, wildlife conservation, environmental change, evolution. Education: MS in Ecology, currently director of an environmental conservation NGO. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/75l0g5/which_animalsthings_crossed_the_bering_strait/do7rxqj/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xbxzb/why_are_trees_in_the_sahara_flat_and_wide/dmeyyz9/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7anmrd/what_significant_differences_are_there_between/dpbwwvy/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xly1w/what_was_the_weather_like_in_northern_parts_13000/dmhvtlj/).
1 rmateus Username: /u/rmateus General field: Decision Analysis Specific field: Multicriteria value measurement and mathematical programming Particular areas of research include multicriteria analysis, optimization, tender evaluation, data science Education: Litentiate in Industrial Engineering, MSc in Operations Research, PhD in Engineering and Management, researcher for several years Comments:
2 Academic_Affairs Username: /u/Academic_Affairs General field: Physics Specific Field: Particle Physics Particular areas of research: Experimental indirect dark matter detection, gamma ray astronomy Education: B.A. Physics, Astrophysics (double major), 2nd year graduate student pursuing Ph.D. Comments: New account, so they can all be seen succinctly at: https://www.reddit.com/user/Academic_Affairs/
2 Gobbedyret Username: /u/Gobbedyret General field: Biology Specific field: Bioinformatics, metagenomics Areas of research: DNA sequencing, DNA/protein sequence analysis, molecular evolution, gut microbiome and metagenomic binning. Education: BSc in biology w. focus on molecular biology. MSc in genomics & proteomics. Currently doing a PhD in metagenomic binning and microbiome/host co-evolution. Comments (*note: There are very few questions in bioinformatics/metagenomics): [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7bkwt0/do_all_people_see_exactly_the_same_range_of_light/dpmmky7/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/369tx7/why_are_human_genetically_closer_related_to/crcw6a5/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2gjdb1/what_is_the_signaltonoise_ratio_of_dna_and_how/ckjv4kw/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3usj20/if_gene_x_has_a_glycine_at_10_does_everyone_have/cxicilq/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4qoung/why_cant_cold_blooded_animals_regulate_their_body/d4v3y6o/), [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3hbqu3/is_the_luciferase_bioluminescent_reaction_in_any/cu6v3y4/)
1 bohoky Username: /u/bohoky General field: anthropology Specific field: evolutionary psychology Particular areas of research: primatology, evolutionary basis of behavior, cognitive science Particular areas of research: Evolution of Sex Differences in Cognition (published: *J. Comp. Psych.*), former R.A. to primary researcher (hold a B.S. myself) Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7e6bez/why_cant_we_remember_much_from_our_infancy/) (probably more if I looked for them) Application recommended by /u/electric_ionland; I have read and accept the commenting guidelines.
1 0 orthopod username: /u/orthopod General field: Medicine Specific Field: Orthopaedic Surgery Particular area of research Bone tumors, trauma, infections Education: MD with 2 years fellowship after 5 years of Orthopaedic surgery residency
1 0 Labisch Username /u/Labisch General field: Planetary Sciences Specific field: Environmental Engineering | Water Treatment Research: PCB compounds in Lake Superior Fish, Mercury Bio-accumulation, Airborne particle back-trajectory calculation Education: Undergraduate student, 1-yr of research, working towards masters in Environmental Engineering Comments: none yet really, will update as they come.
2 0 DarwinZDF42 Username: DarwinZDF42 General Field: Biology Specific Field: Evolutionary biology, genetics, virology Research: virus evolution, evolution of viral codon bias, phylogenetics Education: PhD, genetics and microbiology Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ldl7z/do_bees_or_house_flies_have_to_individual_trigger/djt40am/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6dsg94/why_do_we_find_c14_in_diamonds/di57kjw/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4l26at/how_has_life_affected_what_the_earth_looks_like/d3k2b44/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6u2l13/can_statisticians_control_for_people_lying_on/dlpk34z/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7o1cv6/how_do_we_differentiate_species_based_on_genetics/ds6ky3f/).
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3 0 guicrith Username: guicrith General field: Programming Specific field: Emulator Development Research: Dynamic Recompilers, Memory Mapping, Embedded Hardware Education: 5 years of emulator development, Member of RetroArch Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/7dqu1t/how_does_console_backwards_compatibly_work/dq20rqj/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/7dtyw5/is_it_possible_to_load_high_quality_music_into/dq206p1/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/78si6a/is_an_fmv_replacerinjector_for_psx_feasible/dox3zw7/)
1 0 jwaves11 Username: /u/jwaves11 General field: Earth Sciences Specific field: Biogeochemical Oceanography Research interests: Stable isotope biogeochemistry, Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, ocean-climate dynamics Education: [Past] MS Environmental Science, [Current] first-year PhD student in Earth Sciences Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lnn0y/is_hydrogen_radioactive_and_if_yes_why/drqcak8/?context=3) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lq2j5/how_does_carbon_footprint_is_calculated/drqchor/?context=3) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7mg3qp/why_are_all_snowflakes_different_and_how_are_they/druerny/?context=3) I am also flaired on /r/science and /r/climate_science, relatively new to this sub though. Thanks in advance.
1 0 AnophelineSwarm Username /u/AnophelineSwarm General field: Biology Specific field: Vector Biology Research: mosquito biology, vector-pathogen interactions, mosquito physiology, genetics, gene editing technologies Education: PhD student, researching in-field ~3 years, BS Biology & Insect Science Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7mavjg/do_mosquitoes_have_any_significant_role_to_play/drsvf0r/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lv0ze/is_a_trees_photosynthetic_efficiency_affected_by/drq4pv8/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7lpzut/what_exactly_is_personalised_medicine/drobq66/) and a non-AskScience [bonus](https://www.reddit.com/r/insects/comments/5if0f5/are_3host_ticks_better_vectors_for_pathogens_than/db83lpv/) of similar trend
1 0 NeurosciGuy15 Username: /u/NeurosciGuy15. General field: Neuroscience. Specific field: Addiction, Visual Neuroscience Particular areas of (current) research include circuitry changes during addiction and (previously) visual neuroscience. Education: BS, Biotechnology, current neuroscience PhD student (2 year). Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7m2hl8/how_will_a_twisted_eyeball_affect_my_vision/drsbabq/) , [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7k8lnk/is_there_any_difference_between_vertical_or/drd4yme/) , [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7l56sb/how_much_bandwidth_does_the_spinal_cord_have/drjyia5/) , [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7ghdla/what_is_eye_dilation_and_what_is_it_really_doing/dqjcyqz/) , [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7fqbcw/is_the_longest_neuron_in_the_human_body_visible/dqe4r3l/)
1 0 VictorVenema Username: /u/VictorVenema General field: Planetary Sciences Specific field: Climatology Particular areas of research include the quality of station data. Education: MA in Physics, PhD in Electrical Engineering, researcher for two decades on observing clouds, radiative transfer, stochastic modelling, downscaling, NWP and climate data quality. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ub81x/why_isnt_humidity_the_same_for_the_same/dlrkghw/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zepy1/do_cows_produce_a_significant_amount_of/dmux64s/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zepy1/do_cows_produce_a_significant_amount_of/dmuxe45/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/7eu15l/what_are_the_best_science_shows_on_youtube_that/dqanxqh/) (None really show much expertise. Better comments to be found on /r/science or /r/climate.)
1 0 Chewbaqa Username: Chewbaqa Area of expertise: Biology/Anthropology/Bioinformatics Education: M.Sc. Student in biological Anthropology and Applied bioinformatics Experience: Work in molecular biology lab and mouse laboratory
3 0 7LeagueBoots Username: /u/7LeagueBoots General field: Biology or Planetary Sciences Specific field: Natural Resources/Ecology (this is my flair in r/science) Particular areas of research include ecology, environmental conservation, wildlife conservation, environmental change, evolution. Education: MS in Ecology, currently director of an environmental conservation NGO. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/75l0g5/which_animalsthings_crossed_the_bering_strait/do7rxqj/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xbxzb/why_are_trees_in_the_sahara_flat_and_wide/dmeyyz9/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7anmrd/what_significant_differences_are_there_between/dpbwwvy/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xly1w/what_was_the_weather_like_in_northern_parts_13000/dmhvtlj/).
1 0 rmateus Username: /u/rmateus General field: Decision Analysis Specific field: Multicriteria value measurement and mathematical programming Particular areas of research include multicriteria analysis, optimization, tender evaluation, data science Education: Litentiate in Industrial Engineering, MSc in Operations Research, PhD in Engineering and Management, researcher for several years Comments:
5 0 TheBobathon Username /u/TheBobathon I'm already added, but haven't commented in AskScience for ages ([1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1f4x51/are_monopole_magnets_theoretically_possible/ca6uo0x/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/rizh8/how_does_the_gravity_work_on_earth/c467gh3/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1h04vn/can_someone_explain_a_4d_object_to_me/capju0y/)). I'd like to change my flair to simply "Quantum Physics"
2 0 Academic_Affairs Username: /u/Academic_Affairs General field: Physics Specific Field: Particle Physics Particular areas of research: Experimental indirect dark matter detection, gamma ray astronomy Education: B.A. Physics, Astrophysics (double major), 2nd year graduate student pursuing Ph.D. Comments: New account, so they can all be seen succinctly at: https://www.reddit.com/user/Academic_Affairs/
2 0 Gobbedyret Username: /u/Gobbedyret General field: Biology Specific field: Bioinformatics, metagenomics Areas of research: DNA sequencing, DNA/protein sequence analysis, molecular evolution, gut microbiome and metagenomic binning. Education: BSc in biology w. focus on molecular biology. MSc in genomics & proteomics. Currently doing a PhD in metagenomic binning and microbiome/host co-evolution. Comments (*note: There are very few questions in bioinformatics/metagenomics): [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7bkwt0/do_all_people_see_exactly_the_same_range_of_light/dpmmky7/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/369tx7/why_are_human_genetically_closer_related_to/crcw6a5/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2gjdb1/what_is_the_signaltonoise_ratio_of_dna_and_how/ckjv4kw/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3usj20/if_gene_x_has_a_glycine_at_10_does_everyone_have/cxicilq/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4qoung/why_cant_cold_blooded_animals_regulate_their_body/d4v3y6o/), [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3hbqu3/is_the_luciferase_bioluminescent_reaction_in_any/cu6v3y4/)
4 0 rpfeynman18 Username: /u/rpfeynman18 General field: Physics Specific field: Experimental Particle Physics Particular areas of research: CMS data analysis / LHC physics Education: M.S. degree in physics, currently in 4th year of PhD, based at CERN Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7c63al/is_it_possible_to_shoot_an_electron_straight_into/dpomtgr/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7c3h5i/can_particle_accelerators_be_used_for_spacecraft/dponle0/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7c3h5i/can_particle_accelerators_be_used_for_spacecraft/dpq3pat/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/72ouwv/why_do_electrons_have_kinetic_energy/dnkmv7d/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7etgjz/when_there_is_a_momentum_transfer_between_two/dq8ktu2/)
3 0 YaztromoX Username: /u/YaztromoX General field: Computing Specific field: Systems Software Particular areas of research include operating systems, programming languages, data synchronization Education: M.Sc. in Computer Science; researcher, instructor, and >20 years industry experience Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7dhet0/why_doesnt_010203_in_java/dq4uai3/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7dzrph/is_having_a_higher_bandwidth_get_you_to_hit_your/dq4th3g/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7dknhg/if_every_digital_thing_is_a_bunch_of_1s_and_0s/dpz81ls/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7cs6op/is_a_cdr_a_reliable_timestamp_for_a_files/dq7t2zw/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7eqfe4/how_does_restricting_internet_work/dq84e34/).
1 0 bohoky Username: /u/bohoky General field: anthropology Specific field: evolutionary psychology Particular areas of research: primatology, evolutionary basis of behavior, cognitive science Particular areas of research: Evolution of Sex Differences in Cognition (published: *J. Comp. Psych.*), former R.A. to primary researcher (hold a B.S. myself) Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7e6bez/why_cant_we_remember_much_from_our_infancy/) (probably more if I looked for them) Application recommended by /u/electric_ionland; I have read and accept the commenting guidelines.