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Two Important Bio Papers on the idea of "Zinc World"

Musea E-mail Club #483 Zinc World



Readers,



This week's e-mail club message is a special one for me. I

heard from Dr. Mulkidjanian, concerning two new science papers he has

recently published. They talk about his ideas for a ZINC WORLD, and

how zinc may have played an important role in the start of life.

And not only does it support some of the ideas I had,

but he even mentioned me in the acknowledgments​.​

So it is a real honor to pass on the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 26, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/25/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:

Pizzicato is when the string player plucks

the strings instead of using a bow. This

classical composer's 3rd movement of one of his

symphonies had the string section play

pizzicato throughout. Name the composer

and the symphony.



IS

The third movement of the 4th symphony by

Pyotr IllyichTchaikovsky (1877-78). It is

a delightful piece of music - check it… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 25, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/18/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



When I write my piano pieces – I call them bagatelles -

I most often write them in the ABA form. That means that I start

with a melody passage or theme. Then I switch to

a second melody passage or variation of that theme. And finally I repeat the first passage to end it. That’s the ABA form.

(Personal note: In my case I like to do a major key part, then minor key, then back to the major key… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 18, 2009 at 9:42am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #481 Bio #2 What That Could Mean

Start with the basic concept of catabolic and anabolic biochemistry. I suggest that that biochemistry evolved to many novel forms and developments.



I suggested a list in the first part of this two parter of what that could mean if proven true.



Then at the end I suggest reasons why the catabolic and anabolic divisions have stayed separate for all these billions of years.

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WHAT THAT MEANS



IF all… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 17, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #481 Big News in Biology? Catabolic Anabolic Division

Some of you know I have a great interest in biology. This post is about some recent ideas that I have had that I think may be new and important. I'm going to take some time on the introduction, so it will make more sense to you. Please bare with me.



Let's start with metabolism. That's the chemical processes in all living things.

Metabolism is divided into two categories. These are important for you to know before the rest of this makes sense. They are CATABOLISM, and ANABOLISM.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 14, 2009 at 9:16am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/10/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Tired of trendy DJ's hamming it up every morning? How about endless retro rock stations? Or maybe you've had just about enough talk radio and you wish they would switch to sign language! Well according to a book on the Planets by Dava Sobel, there is one sure spot in the solar system where you can avoid earth radio waves. Name that hideout!



IS

The Far Side of the Moon. Remember when the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 10, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/4/09 Zinesters Invited

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Painting question. What is a camel hair brush made out of? And no its not that simple. Here's a clue, most are made out of what lives in my Dallas neighborhood.



IS

Squirrel's tails! (and sometimes horses, goats, sheep, bear hair, or some combination.) Meng T'ien invented the camel's hair brush in China in 250 BC.



We had no winner. Strangely enough y'all were not SQUIRRELLY enough on… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 4, 2009 at 2:22pm — No Comments

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