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    John Steinbeck got inspiration for the title 'Of Mice and Men' from a poem of a similar name called 'To a Mouse' by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1785. Steinbeck used the line "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley" ("The best-laid plans of mice and men / Go oft awry") as inspiration for his book's title. It means that even the best laid plans that are made can go wrong which signifies Lennie and George's struggle with the 'American Dream' and its futility.
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    (Original post by Student232)
    Geography is not just colouring in!
    Lies! I know because I did GCSE.
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    Is it sad that I recognise that formula?
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    You're not a serious mathmo if you don't recognise that formula :noway:
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    You're not a serious mathmo if you don't recognise that formula :noway:
    Haha, Ramanujan's formulas were crazy though XD.
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    Lies! I know because I did GCSE.
    Well at A level there is less colouring in and we now talk about the world as well
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    The 1944 Education Act was implemented after the world war, England thrived for a better education system due to the economic sutiation they were in after the world war. It was also beginning of the tripartite system, but it was called 'bipartite' due to the lack of technical school's. Tripartite system included 3 types of schools thus the title of tripartite
    It was also the beginning of the eleven plus testing, the aim of the eleven plus was equality, but the poor were still at a disadvantage due to resources. The national curriculum was implemented after the downfall of comprehensive schooling.
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Oh yes, to be honest that was bad way of putting it because like you said there are definitely some important elements of the genome which are not strictly coding.

    For example, have you heard of Cryptic Unstable Transcripts?

    These sit next to essential genes and keep the chromatin open that the promoter can always be accessed by the transcription factor if upregulation of the essential gene is required.

    This is in yeast, but yes an example of where the non-coding parts of the genome are infact useful. I shall edit to ensure the term junk is understood by a lay person.
    No, I hadn't heard of those before - I've taken a quite look at them and they sound quite interesting, their function sounds similar to SSBs/RPA in DNA replication, but obviously for a different timescale and purpose, and made by coding DNA... #biochemgeeking
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    Well at A level there is less colouring in and we now talk about the world as well
    A-level is just moving on from crayons in GCSEs to felt tips.
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    Can be a subject you study or one you're interested in.

    You're telling a layperson so make it understandable/interesting if poss
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    and yeah everytime I think of chem and my exam in 2 months


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    and yeah everytime I think of chem and my exam in 2 months

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    omg forest shadow does not have a meme for this post!!!!!!! I repeat no meme the world is ending! Zombie apocalypse run run




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    and if youre available btw

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    No, I hadn't heard of those before - I've taken a quite look at them and they sound quite interesting, their function sounds similar to SSBs/RPA in DNA replication, but obviously for a different timescale and purpose, and made by coding DNA... #biochemgeeking
    You may be able to tell by the fact I linked a video of him, cited his one in a million genetic code work and just referenced CUTs but my final year project supervisor was Prof Laurence Hurst.

    He's also done some fascinating stuff on the sex chromosomes. For example did you know the Y chromosome has been steadily haemorrhaging genes over time to the point where it was maybe going to become redundant on its previous trajectory, but now it has about 100 genes left on it and it looks like it's here to stay.

    He also wrote an awesome paper called Sex and the X, about the X chromosome.

    Are you a biochemist. ? What stage of study?

    I was a biochemist turned evolutionary biologist - got offered a PhD with above supervisor as well straight from undergrad but turned it down because wasn't set that academia was the life for me. I occasionally have pangs of regret though.
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    There's a species of sea slug that gets its energy from the sun like a plant. When it's growing up it sucks all the chloroplasts out of algae and they spread through its body. At the same time it's infected with a virus that changes its DNA so it can produce the proteins it needs to photosynthesise.
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    Cobalt chloride dissolves in water to form a pink solution where it sets up an equilibrium between two complexes of colbalt.Equilibrium is sensitive to temp so Depending, on the temperature it changes from pink to blue.

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