Most of my experience with recording spectra is as an astronomer. So when given a lab setup with a weak signal, my first instinct is to just give that signal an absurdly long integration time to see if that improves matters. I have no idea if this is normal in experimental work or not.
But then, I'm still new at this whole being-an-experimentalist thing.
Serial Endosymbiosis is a fascinating theory and, by my understanding, it makes a lot of sense. After all, the mitochondria in our cells have different DNA to the rest of us. The same is true for the chloroplasts in plant cells. 🌿
We may never know for certain exactly how eukaryotes evolved, but this seems like it could be the most likely explanation!
Roughly 2 billion years ago, our distant ancestors evolved complex cells and became eukaryotes. They went on to evolve into every complex life form on Earth, including us.
The theory of Serial Endosymbiosis says that eukaryotes evolved when single celled organisms began to live inside each other for mutual benefit.
Taking historical reenactment to its logical conclusion, a team of biologists led by Angad Mehta has managed to repeat the process using bacteria and yeast!
Here is a molecule so ridiculous that it explodes if you try to take an infrared spectrum of it!
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If you're wondering about how to write "fuck you" in academia, here's a good example:
> The data, analytic methods, and study materials will not be
made available to other researchers for purposes of
reproducing the results or replicating the procedure.
A reminder that imposter syndrome hits _many_ of us in academia. You’ve earned your expertise!
An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar.
The first mathematician goes up to the bartender and says "A pint for me, please!"
His friend pipes up "Yeah, and a half for me!"
The third says "I'll have a quarter", the fourth asks for an eighth, the fifth wants one sixteenth...
The bartender holds up a hand to stop them, places two pints on the bar, and says "Know your limits, guys."
https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2018/jan/26/we-need-a-bigger-conversation-about-bullying-in-academia <-- We Need a Bigger Conversation about Bullying in Academia.
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