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Yamato 000593 (meteorite)[edit]

Possibly of interest => Yamato 000593, a meteorite from Mars found on Earth - seems to have microscopic spheres rich in carbon that *may* have arisen from biotic activity? - per NASA, February 27, 2014 - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 03:37, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Quite interesting. I'll check it out with calm. Thanks. --BatteryIncluded (talk) 04:11, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
I was happy to see that McKay was a coauthor, as he is very level-headed astrobiologist and evidence-oriented. Then I was surprised to read he died last year. That is a huge loss to the astrobiology community. BatteryIncluded (talk) 04:41, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
The researchers indicate that mass spectrometry may provide deeper insight into the nature of the carbon. It will be another interesting paper, even a smoking gun....
--BatteryIncluded (talk) 05:43, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for all your comments - yes, I *entirely* agree with you - followup studies may be interesting - terrestrial contamination may have to be *really* ruled out of course - fossilized biogenic remains on Mars itself may be the best way to eliminate contamination issue? - in any case - enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:37, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
@Drbogdan I just found out that McKay also found similar microchannels in Nakhlka meteorite in 2006 ([1]), but back then he called them "channels", "tiny cracks" and "branching dendritic material". Later, another team observed a bunch of aromatic and Cn-alkyl aromatic hydrocarbons. but none was proven to be biogenic. Cheers, --BatteryIncluded (talk) 02:36, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
@BatteryIncluded - Thanks for the link - great read - and - *very* interesting - *might* make a worthy addition to relevant articles I would think atm - thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 03:27, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


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Red Dragon (spacecraft)[edit]

Thanks for your update to Red Dragon (spacecraft). When I made a minor one or two sentence update to it yesterday and added that citation, I did not realize that anyone had already used that new source about a potential 2022 sample return mission and the study that supported it. I see now that you got there first. Good on you. N2e (talk) 03:25, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Life Definition[edit]

If interested, added text/ref to Life#Definitions =>

  • Some may even consider that life is not real at all, but a concept instead.< ref name="NYT-20140312">Jabr, Ferris (March 12, 2014). "Why Nothing Is Truly Alive". New York Times. Retrieved March 12, 2014. </ref>

Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 01:08, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

ALSO, another Life-related ref (fuel cell-like processes lead to living cells?) of possible interest => < ref name="NASA-20140313">Clavin, Whitney (March 13, 2014). "How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers". NASA. Retrieved March 13, 2014. </ref> - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:45, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
@Drbogdan, that last link got me thinking of abiogenesis and protocells, as one advantage of compartamentalization is the generation of an energy gradient - think mitochondria and ATP production. I will be working on a draft in my sandbox to expand the section of protocells in "Abiogenesis" article. I will appreciate your help when I finish it and before its transfer to the article.Cheers, --BatteryIncluded (talk) 12:24, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your comment - yes, sounds like a great idea - let me know when you might be ready - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:13, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
dear BatteryIncluded, I have in the past offered to wikipedia some recent developments in the field of the definition of life (as a generic property of objects which are called 'organisms', while the concept of what is an organism can be defined from the 'outside' if one uses the operator hierarchy). This way of working avoids circularity (as in: life is a property of organisms, organisms are 'living' beings). I have also accompanied these suggestions by a range of literature references (as was asked for on the Wikipedia talk page about life). Would there be any reasonable chance that this viewpoint will at any moment become included in the range of well-documented viewpoints on life offered by Wikipedia? (talk) 12:17, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello. I am not editing for the rest of the Summer. I strongly suggest you only incorporate one sentence and cite the references. Anything more than that, is viewed in Wikipedia as giving undue weight to a definition that is not in the mainstream of biology (fringe, if you will). That is the main reason it keeps getting deleted. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 16:11, 2 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi Battery - it's nice to see you again. Will you be sticking around at Abiogenesis? I think there's a lot of potential for easy improvement. :-) Sunrise (talk) 04:27, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

@Sunrise - Hi there. At the moment I have no special pet topic than astrobiology related research. Abiogenesis is in the menu. What do you have in mind? Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 06:00, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Nothing in particular at the moment - anything that you feel like contributing. :-) I've written a talk section describing my current thoughts about the article but of course they're subject to change. Sunrise (talk) 07:21, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
@Sunrise OK. I'll be skiing this weekend so I'll give it a go on Monday. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:16, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Great! In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying yourself. Sunrise (talk) 20:55, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! ...eventually[edit]

Hi BI,

Just wanted to say thanks for the new year wishes! Only 2.5 months too late...? Oops. Sorry!

Things have been absolutely nuts for me lately, so I've been totally out of the WP loop. Hopefully back soon though.

Happy editing...


I miss ya!! --BatteryIncluded (talk) 12:12, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Discovery Program[edit]

These edits are an attempt to fill out the references with more detailed information. As you're one of the editors making regular edits to the article I am hoping you can take a quick look and then either flag or fix any obvious typos. Thanks in advance! -- (talk) 19:52, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Good references and good format make a good article. --BatteryIncluded (talk) 19:56, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks also, that was a lot of references filled in! Fotaun (talk) 03:56, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
It's helpful if references are fully populated as they are added, but that seems to be rare. It looks like there are hundreds of pages in the Space section in need of similar work. I have made a start on one such page, but won't be able to continue with this until tomorrow. In the meantime, if you want to have a go at filling in some of the blanks, and creating and linking to archive copies, please feel free to do so. -- (talk) 13:25, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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Ever since I started editing I have been using this "reference generator" called MakeRef:
If this formatting is deprecated, what other quick system can I use? Thanks, BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:03, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
WP:REFLINKS is useful for filling in bare references; Citation bot fills in refs from ISBN/DOI's, and combines duplicate references, and if you click "cite" at the top of the editing window, you get a number of options. You can also turn on ProveIt in your preferences. --Mdann52talk to me! 14:16, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the help. I will study those. Cheers, --BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:18, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
@Mdann52, the Citation bot is a tool I could use often as I cite many research articles; but the instructions state to click on the "Citations" button next to "Save page". I have never seen that button when I edit. Is this tool active at all? Is it browser-dependent? Their talk page has the same question asked months ago without having been addressed. Thanks, --BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:46, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── It is a gadget - second option under the "editing" header. --Mdann52talk to me! 14:59, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

@Mdann52, No luck. Maybe it is a browser thing? What I found next to the signature icon is a button with the symbol {{ }} that pops up several citation 'versions'. Is that the one? I will explore it any way if it produces the current required format. Thank you. BatteryIncluded (talk) 15:13, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
While there are many tools, sometimes nothing beats simply pasting in a bare template and manually filling it in. I use something like this:
<ref name="">{{cite web | last= | first= | url= | format= | title= | work= | publisher= | date= | deadurl=no | archiveurl= | archivedate= }}</ref>
and add additional parameters such as language, doi, isbn, etc, where needed.
I find the output from the Reflinks tool needs a lot of work to make it usable. The title and publisher usually need amending and many additional parameters have to be added and populated before the page can be saved. -- (talk) 00:16, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
I wasn't previously aware of the MakeRef page at Today, I have spent several hours fixing a number of problems with it, especially replacing deprecated parameters with the new ones. It should now produce better output than before. I also noticed two of the template generators have produced broken output since a botched edit was made in July 2013. I have also fixed those problems. -- (talk) 20:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Old habits die hard. I am still trying to learn WP:REFLINKS ... it seems cumbersome and random at times. BatteryIncluded (talk) 22:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Reflinks can help with editing but it needs a lot of extra work to produce useful references. This is because it only fills in title, author and publisher and this information often needs to be manually edited to remove junk and fix errors. Additionally, you have to manually add any other parameters you need. Looking at your favourite MakeRef tool, this looks to be a lot more consistent and useful, especially so when most of the form fields (boxes) are filled in. -- (talk) 23:28, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Date-substitution in inline citations[edit]

Hello! Thanks for all your WikiProject Spaceflight edits.

Just a small request. Whenever you use inline citations like {{CN}}, it should be accompanied by a date-substitution. The date-substitution template is used to automatically generate the date, e.g., ''{{Citation needed|date=March 2014}}''.

Thanks again! - Ninney (talk) 04:21, 19 March 2014 (UTC)


I have almost finished a massive update to the MakeRef tool. This fixes a number of bugs and typos introduced over the last few years and removes various deprecated parameters. I have also added a few extra parameters on some of the ten different templates that it can produce. Please try it out and see how you get on. Are there any extra parameters you want to see added to any of the generated templates? -- (talk) 21:34, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much. At the moment I only have one request: the field for "date accessed" automatically produces the format yyyy-mm-dd, but I always use dd-mm-yyyy. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 21:54, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
If you add the publication |date= in the correct form field, you can and should blank out the |accessdate= field. The date when something was published is unchanging and always trumps the date when someone read it.
However, |archivedate= and |accessdate= should use the same format as each other but do not necessarily have to use the same format as |date=. There's something to be said for using dd Month yyyy (or Month dd, yyyy) for publication dates and yyyy-mm-dd for those other dates, thereby visually separating them.
It appears the date format is hard wired in the program. There's no option to alter it. -- (talk) 22:16, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Bugs recently fixed in MakeRef[edit]

  • Between 21 July 2006 and 14 August 2012 and between 6 July 2013 and 20 March 2014, the PMID and DOI identifiers generated within cite journal templates were malformed (see below).
  • Between 9 November 2009 and 20 March 2014, filling in the issn parameter on the cite journal form input did not result in the data appearing in the generated template. The data was lost.
  • Between 13 August 2007 and 28 May 2010, filling in the doi parameter on the cite book form input resulted in the DOI data appearing both in the doi parameter value and in the id parameter value in the generated template.
  • Between 13 August 2007 and 23 March 2014, filling in the id parameter on the cite book form input did not result in the data appearing in the generated template. The data was lost.
  • Between 28 May 2010 and 23 March 2014, filling in the doi parameter on the cite book form input resulted in the DOI data appearing in the id parameter value in the generated template. Additionally, no doi parameter was created.
  • Between 17 August 2007 and 14 August 2012 and between 6 July 2013 and 20 March 2014, the PMID and DOI identifiers generated within citation templates were malformed (see below).
  • Between 2 January 2010 and 25 January 2013 and between 6 July 2013 and 20 March 2014, filling in the trans_title parameter on the cite web form input did not result in the data appearing in the generated template. The data was lost.

All of the above issues found in the MakeRef tool have now been fixed.

Additionally, the tool no longer generates the deprecated coauthors parameter and some extra (useful!) parameters have been added.

Malformed PMID, PMC and DOI data in cite journal and citation templates looking something like this:

  • | id = PMID PMC2040096 {{doi | 10.1261/rna.658507}} |
  • | id = {{doi | 10.1126/science.1137541}} |
  • | id = PMID 9742727 |

should be fixed to look like this:

  • | pmc=2040096 | doi=10.1261/rna.658507 |
  • | doi=10.1126/science.1137541 |
  • | pmid=9742727 |


Would you like some help cleaning up edits that were affected by the above bugs? -- (talk) 09:59, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your work fixing MakeRef, my favorite tool. You are like a Wikifairy!:-) At the moment I am working on abiogenesis and protocells, and yes, next time I have writer's block I will cleanup the articles I have been working on. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 12:08, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
The above message wasn't meant to be a nag! It's just a heads up as to what bugs were fixed, so you might have a clue as what to look for in previous edits. I know I have come across a number of references where |title= was filled in with a non-English title and the |language= was noted, but no English-language translation of the title had been provided. That was because the MakeRef tool was dumping that piece of data and was not adding the |trans_title= parameter to the generated template. -- (talk) 16:08, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Newly Created Template - Space Molecules.[edit]

@BatteryIncluded - If Interested - New Template {{Molecules Detected In Outer Space}} Has Been Created (at least as a start) - Presently Added To The List of interstellar and circumstellar molecules Article - Comments Welcome - *Entirely* Ok To rv/mv/ce Of Course - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 21:09, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice. Lots of work! Cheers BatteryIncluded (talk) 01:39, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
@BatteryIncluded - Thank You for your comment - had the time and interest - the activity seemed to be a lot of fun for me today for some reason - in any case - Thanks again for your comment - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:24, 4 April 2014 (UTC)


Between these two points two references seem to have vanished (and two other references with the same name as each other were resolved)). I don't know if the removal was intentional. There were several people editing at the same time and a number of edit conflicts. I have fixed most or all of the obvious conflicts, but have you got time to take a deeper look, especially at the references? -- (talk) 13:18, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I have started to read the article and taking notes. I will have go into the chronology of the discoveries (published papers) and weed out the debunked hypotheses/models in favor of the most current models, and then reorganize the article layout. It will take a long time but it will come into shape with some help. Thanks. BatteryIncluded (talk) 18:04, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Enceladus is looking way better, thanks Reedman72 (talk) 16:05, 8 April 2014 (UTC).

Did you mean to...[edit]

Did you really mean to delete those figures?

One set of figures are for the stratosphere, the other set were for the troposphere. -- (talk) 21:09, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

NASA - Life & Water World[edit]

Of Possible Interest =>

< ref name="NASA-20140415">Clavin, Whitney (April 15, 2014). "New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins". NASA. Retrieved April 16, 2014. </ref>
ALSO related => < ref></ref>
ALSO New Kepler Find (2pm/et/usa-4/17/2014) => < ref></ref>

In Any Case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:06, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

@Drbogdan Thank you, I will check it out. By the way, this article is fascinating. They encompass abiogenesis as well as environment restrictions:
Westall, Frances; Loizeau, Damien; Foucher, Frederic; Bost, Nicolas; Betrand, Marylene (2013). "Habitability on Mars from a Microbial Point of View". Astrobiology 13 (18). doi:10.1089/ast.2013.1000. 
Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 17:27, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
@Drbogdan Interesting that NASA noticed molybdenum. Please check out the protocell hypothesis called Jeewanu, where its inventor mentions molybdenum as a key ingredient for abiogenesis. Well, as the NASA article states, this team is connecting the dots. CHeers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 17:35, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
@Drbogdan, Check this out: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler. --BatteryIncluded (talk) 19:40, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
@BatteryIncluded - Thanks for *all* your above comments - and suggestions - they're *all* appreciated - seems we're both presently editing the Kepler-186f article - *very* interesting NASA find - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:07, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Titan - References[edit]

The first block of references (currently commented out, and previously marked as dead) have recently been amended to link to archive copies. Would you care to move them back to wherever they used to be within the article? -- (talk) 15:28, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

I am sorry, but I don't know their history and I do not know where they used to be in that article. However, when I have time I could read those references and find an appropriate slot for them. Is that OK? Thanks, BatteryIncluded (talk) 15:51, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
WikiBlame ([2] and [3]) can find where and when they were originally added. Looks like they were in a "notes" section. I'll leave it to you. -- (talk) 16:41, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Just when I thought people could not invent more Wikigadgets.  :-) I think it will be easier for me to just read those references (messed with in 2005) and assess its relevance today. I may have time tomorrow, as I'm on the move today. Cheers and thanks again for your attention to details. BatteryIncluded (talk) 16:50, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
No problem! I'll leave it to you. WikiBlame has been around for years. It is very useful for finding out who did what. It's the Revision history search link at the top of every article's history page. -- (talk) 17:47, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


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Thanks for the commendation on Abiogenesis[edit]

Thanks Battery Included for the commendation on Abiogenesis. John D. Croft (talk) 03:37, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Ganymede's oceans[edit]

Thanks for updating that! If you have better info on any of the Category:Astronomical bodies with possible subsurface oceans, it would be appreciated. The modeling for the TNOs was simplistic, and 8 ya, so hopefully more's been done since. — kwami (talk) 22:24, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

List of Categories?[edit]

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Hello. I often work on newly created pages (new page patroller) found at WP:New pages. One challenge for me is to find the most appropriate category for any given subject, and I have not ben able to find a "list of categories" similar to Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types for finding available stub tags. Thank you. BatteryIncluded (talk) 15:35, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

You may want to check out Portal:Contents/Categories. You can also start with Category:Articles and look for sub-categories until you find ones that are appropriate, but I doubt that's an efficient method. We also have Special:Categories which lists them all, but again I doubt that's efficient. Personally I usually try to find a well-categorized article on a similar topic and to re-use its categories, or to find a sufficiently general category I'm sure the topic belongs to, and then check for appropriate sub-categories. Huon (talk) 16:13, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Cygnet Health Care[edit]

I take exception to your comment on my article. It is not written like an advertisement. I suggest you go and look at some adverts.

Expand it in a neutral manner. Reference its quality care with neutrality and mention why it is notable. WP:MOS. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 22:18, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

I expect an apology. Your comment was based on no evidence what so ever and was libellous.

Your reaction to my comment above suggests that you are an editor with a conflict of interest (WP:CONFLICT) posting spam for a company you may be closely related. I can think of two more interesting tags for your Cygnet Health Care article. BatteryIncluded (talk) 19:57, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Neither are true, nor backed by any evidence. I didn't even know Cygnet healthcare existed until this week.

Look, it did not take me long to review your history of conflict within Wikipedia, especially creating BS articles and arguing their subsequent deletion. I have no time for you or your BS. Good bye. BatteryIncluded (talk) 21:16, 6 May 2014 (UTC)


Congratulations, you're the first who reviews my articles within a few minutes. Usually i just see a notification weeks after I've written an article. Cheers and keep up the good work. Eden10Hazard (talk) 19:09, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Alien Life-Form Created?[edit]

@BatteryIncluded: Of possible Interest? => - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 21:45, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

More to the story if interested =>

copied from 2014 in science#May

Researchers announce the creation, for the first time, of an "alien" life-form based on artificial genetic chemicals.< ref name="NYT-20140507">Pollack, Andrew (7 May 2014). "Researchers Report Breakthrough in Creating Artificial Genetic Code". New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2014. </ref>< ref name="NATURE-20140507">Callaway, Ewen (7 May 2014). "First life with 'alien' DNA". Nature (journal). doi:10.1038/nature.2014.15179. Retrieved 7 May 2014. </ref>< ref name="NATJ-20140507">Malyshev, Denis A.; Dhami, Kirandeep; Lavergne, Thomas; Chen, Tingjian; Dai, Nan; Foster, Jeremy M.; Corrêa, Ivan R.; Romesberg, Floyd E. (7 May 2014). "A semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet". Nature (journal). doi:10.1038/nature13314. Retrieved 7 May 2014. </ref>

Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 22:40, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
This is huge for synthetic biology. Thanks! I'll read it tonight when there is silence at home. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 22:49, 7 May 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the initial fleshing-out of this article! kencf0618 (talk) 23:45, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

Information icon Hi BatteryIncluded. Thank you for your work on patrolling new pages and tagging for speedy deletion. I'm just letting you know that I declined your deletion request for Aj lee, a page that you tagged for speedy deletion, because the criterion you used or the reason you gave does not cover this kind of page. Please read the definition of nonsense in WP:G1 Please take a moment to look at the suggested tasks for patrollers and review the criteria for speedy deletion. Particularly, the section covering non-criteria. Such pages are best tagged with proposed deletion or proposed deletion for biographies of living persons, or sent to the appropriate deletion discussion. GB fan 00:30, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello BatteryIncluded. You tagged "Heyllama" for speedy deletion, but you did not notify the article's creator that it had been so tagged. There is strong consensus that the creators of articles tagged for speedy deletion should be warned and that the person placing the tag has that responsibility. All of the major speedy deletion templates contain a pre-formatted warning for this purpose—just copy and paste to the creator's talk page. Thank you. G S Palmer (talk) 01:53, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

@GB fan, Thank you for the guidance. There is so much junk created every hour, I got overwhelmed as if I was dealing with it by alone. I guess I should pick one article and tag it & shape it meticulously before moving to the next review. I will take my time next time, and hope some speed will come with experience. Thanks. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 23:18, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Artificial gene synthesis[edit]

Thanks for your interest in the artificial gene synthesis article. I think this information is new and exciting enough to nominate for an WP:In the news item. What do you think? Do you have any experience with "In the news"? I don't! --MelanieN (talk) 18:46, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Actually I decided it needs its own article: Synthetic DNA. And I nominated it for ITN, hope I did it right! Any improvements to the article would be welcome. --MelanieN (talk) 19:59, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
@ MelanieN: I'd love to look it over and expand the article. "Synthetic DNA" has existed for a while, the innovation is this synthetic DNA that uses a new nucleic base AND is recognized by the replication system; I don't know about its translation. I will read more about it during Friday morning, and will make specific edits, questions, comments, and requests. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 20:10, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Added UBP Redirects.[edit]

Hello - *Excellent* work with the Unnatural base pair material - added a few "Redirects" - # REDIRECT [ [Base pair#Unnatural base pair (UBP)]] - to help the effort - including Unnatural base pair, Unnatural base pairs and UBPs - also, an [ [UBP]] item was added to the UBP (disambiguation) page - hope this is all *entirely* ok - ok with me to adjust and related of course - in any regards - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 12:36, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Drbogdan, I knew I was forgetting something. That is excellent. Thanks! BatteryIncluded (talk) 13:20, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

ET testimony - US Congress[edit]

Of Possible Interest? => < ref name="US-20140521">Shostak, Seth (21 May 2014). "Using Radio in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence". US Congress. Retrieved 22 May 2014. </ref>< ref name="ABC-20140521">Kleineidam, Alina (21 May 2014). "Astronomers Tell Congress They’re Almost Certain ET Exists". ABC News. Retrieved 22 May 2014. </ref> as well as < ref></ref>
Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 15:41, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Drbogdan, I saw in Astrobiology Web [4] that they were going to do a "testimony", but I figured it was a way to request funds for SETI so I did not follow on that. Interesting....
BatteryIncluded (talk) 18:54, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
Added: The SERENDIP project using the Arecibo antenna is brilliant: "By piggybacking on this antenna, the Berkeley group gets virtually continuous use of the antenna, but the price is that they have no control of where it is aimed. However, over the course of several years, this random scrutiny covers roughly one-third of the sky."
Holly smokes! 1/3 of the sky!!!! I thought they had done only a tiny fraction. On the other hand, it shows that the Milky Way is NOT teeming with radio signals. Oh well, all it takes is one. Right? CHeers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 19:10, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Reporting your incivility[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. (talk) 16:13, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

Information icon Please do not attack other editors, as you did on Talk:Voyager 1. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 17:54, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Bon Voyage[edit]

Thanks for your message, but it made me think; no, it's better to try and work from within to correct the abuses perpetrated by POV pushers and zealots of all kinds. So I'm still here. Be seeing you! SkyBlackStar (talk) 11:30, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

SkyBlackStar, and I will be there to revert your misogyny again. BatteryIncluded (talk) 13:40, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

Please stop attacking other editors. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. It is a personal attack to label others as misogynists or "PC Nazis" when they are simply debating an editorial decision with you. ‑Scottywong| spill the beans _ 20:19, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Dear Scottywong, please get your facts straight before you come flinging labels: their disruptive actions are clearly misogynic, and THEY called me PC Nazi. BatteryIncluded (talk) 21:23, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I mixed up the the comments. But seriously, calling people names is never a good way to carry on an argument. Just because people oppose the word "humankind" because they are less familiar with it than "mankind" doesn't necessarily mean that they hate women and think that men are superior. You're more likely to convince people of your point of view if you debate the issue in a mature, rational manner. ‑Scottywong| spout _ 22:09, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Scottywong, No worries. I know, but after months of discourse, there is no still no good-faith to use gender neutral language nor do a logic and encyclopedic compromise: use "spacecraft" instead of "manmade object". Likely the sexist and "Nazi" IP editor is one of them, and did it anonimously to avoid a block. Call the disruptive attitude what it is: sexist. BatteryIncluded (talk) 22:21, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
I disagree. To be clear, I'm not putting forth any opinion on mankind vs. humankind, or spacecraft vs. manmade object. But I disagree that the argument necessarily has anything to do with misogyny or sexism. Until someone comes out and says, "I think we should leave it as 'manmade object', because men are the ones that build things, and women just pop out babies and cook meatloaf all day", you shouldn't assume what someone's motives are for disagreeing with you. ‑Scottywong| yak _ 22:37, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
  • "And the vast majority of women are quite happy with it anyway "
  • "I'm sure there were one or two women working on the program, but what's that got to do with anything?"
  • "Sorry, but men created the probe, and only PC Nazis care about language being "gender neutral".
  • In addition, user Richard Harvey is concerned for the historical accuracy of including the female engineers.
Do you honestly think it is an innocent grammar/syntax issue driving these people? BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:14, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
In a word: yes. You cannot seriously think these people are "anti-women", or have stone-age views of women and their abilities. That's what you're suggesting, and it's just plain wrong the panda ₯’ 23:55, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png For managing to review the same AfC at the same time. Lixxx235 (talk) 16:37, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Do note, however, that there is a "palace article under review" button to try and prevent this from happening ;) I did use it and went into history and found yo reviewing it ;) --Lixxx235 (talk) 16:39, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Wow! signal[edit]

Hello BI, Have answered your questions on my Talk page. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 22:06, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Requesting Guidance[edit]

I need your advice regarding editing synthetic biology. There is SO much information I just don't know where to start. It's an amazing development in genetic and bio-medical engineering that is still in it's infancy. Scientists are trying to provide standardized DNA nucleotide sequences to create or modify existing natural biological systems. Biobricks and M.I.T.'s Registry of Standardized Biological Parts are examples of DNA banks that provide genetic codes to build DNA from scratch. These synthetic genomes can begin design to DNA in a cost efficient and timely manner. But with all the good there is always the bad...blueprinting new medicines - good, bio-terrorism - bad. The new sequences have bistablity - meaning some work and some are defective...the uncooperative DNA sequence is bound to show up since these man-made systems are reprogramming cell function - they may not behave or work as intended. Can you please help me figure out a way to write about it...wikipedially? Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.Lgkkitkat (talk) 04:38, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello Lgkkitkat. Yes, genetic engineering is blossoming and it will only get more complex. Regarding the synthetic biology article and gene design, it all depends of the references you dig out, so it would not be "original research". Research test models start with bacteria and/or yeast. If they seem to work fine and the protein product is expressed as expected, then they move on to rodents and eventually to larger mammals and primates. That is one indication of how advanced their research is. You will have to be astute to read the fine print when researchers write about problems on the phenotype (expression of the genes and protein interaction in vivo). Invariably they verbalize it as "an issue to research further".
I have 2 recommendations before you get started. Find recent references that have been peer-reviewed, and you stay away from commercial web sites (big pharma).
The other one is that you work on one section of the Wikipedia article at the time. Bringing it to shape will be a monumental effort. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 13:09, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your ideas. I have been working on articles all night so I can spend some time with family...I will try my best to follow the rules.Lgkkitkat (talk) 13:34, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

El Azul[edit]

El Azul is reported dead following a heart attack. Thought I'd let you know ... and El Tísico is out already. Cheers, ComputerJA () 03:49, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

@ComputerJA . Azul dead and cremated. I guess the cops can go home now. right? Right!?  ;-) BatteryIncluded (talk) 12:43, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

You may wish to see[edit]

...this Talk section, here [5], regarding an article that you have edited. If you, as a more interested editor, wish to move this in the direction of being more proportionate and better sourced per WP policy, all the better. My goal is the endpoint, and respect for fellow contributors. By the by, I worked on Miller-Urey experiments in the 1970s, and was a correspondent with the S. Miller at UCSD, so though pharma now, I am not out of my depths with having to edit this. Cheers. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 18:10, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

See also note at Drbogdan talk page. Cheers. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 18:51, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Ecosystem on a chip on a femtosatellite[edit]

I see you did a lot of good work on List of microorganisms tested in outer space. I'm proposing that a small ecosystem (probably with Tardigrades at the top of its food chain) be launched on a KickSat Sprite. Problem: I know next to nothing about the relevant biology. Any ecosystem would need to endure dramatic temperature swings on about a 90-minute cycle, with conditions hospitable for bioactivity perhaps only for a few minutes, twice per orbit. There is a small chance of launch by late October, good chances for launch within a year. You seem well-qualified to comment on the likelihood of success for this idea. Any thoughts or pointers? The project would be conducted within the auspices of Project Persephone [6], with some expressions of interest already from Cornell University (via their Space Systems Design Studio[7]) and Tokyo University (via ARTSAT participants[8]). Yakushima (talk) 00:55, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Nice work on that list of microorganisms tested in space. Yakushima (talk) 00:58, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Cheers, -BatteryIncluded (talk) 02:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Royal Society Access[edit]

Hey BatteryIncluded, please make sure to follow the instructions in the email I sent nearly 2 weeks ago to ensure that you can get WP:RSUK access, Sadads (talk) 16:56, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello Sadads. I am sorry, but am burned out from dealing with fanatical single-purpose users pushing speculations and fringe science (and some sexists too). I'm taking a break for a few months, with an occasional visit every now and then. If the access "licence" is still available for me this winter, I will use it as much as possible; if you need to reassign it soon, please do so, so it will not be lost. Thank you for your understanding. CHeers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 23:10, 22 July 2014 (UTC)