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Links van 25 maart 2011 tot 26 maart 2011

A History of the World in 100 Seconds on Vimeo
Many wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history. Watch as empires fall, wars break out and continents are discovered.

The Tree of Life: The story behind the story of my new
Here is the punchline – we found some very phylogenetically novel forms of phylogenetic marker genes in metagenomic data.  We do not have a conclusive explanation for the origin of these sequences.  They may be from novel viruses.  The They may be ancient paralogs of the marker genes.  Or they may be from a new branch of cellular organisms in the tree of life, distinct from bacteria, archaea or eukaryotes.  I think most likely they are from novel viruses.  But we just don't know.

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  1. En ik maar denken dat de geschiedenis van de mens in Afrika begint. Voor wikipedia niet per se blijkbaar…

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