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Life, Earth and the Universe[edit]

HNY 2018[edit]

Mexico City New Years 2013! (8333128248).jpg Happy New Year!

Best wishes for 2018, —PaleoNeonate – 13:48, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
@PaleoNeonate: Thank you very much for the Happy New Year greeting - it's appreciated - Happy New Year to you as well - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:54, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Exoplanet page[edit]

Hello Dennis and a Happy New Year to you and yours. Could I just draw your attention to the latest changes on the Exoplanet page. User: Fdfexoex (who seems to have a rather poor history) deleted a properly referenced para with what appeared to be their own personal view. I have reverted back again, asking that they refer the changes to the appropriate Talk page. However, they have reverted back again, without reason or comment. I have no intention of edit warring on such a small subject, but would like your view on whether this is worth taking further? Best, David, David J Johnson (talk) 11:06, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

@David J Johnson: Thank you for your comments - Happy New Year to you and yours as well - added the following edit to the Exoplanet article => "restored (& updated) text/refs - re "Cultural impact" section - seems relevant & worthy - please discuss on talk-page if considered otherwise - per WP:BRD, WP:EDITCONSENSUS & related." - also added updated link to related video => (video (54:56)) - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 15:17, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
I removed it again. Some members of the US congress choosing to talk about exoplanets is not of interest to Wikipedia, an international encyclopaedia. Even it were of wider consequence maybe, such as hearings to pass a relevant law, the hearings would not normally be a noteworthy topic. This is just a few politicians doing what they do most of the time – talking about something they do not know much about. It is of no interest of consequence.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 15:44, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks Dennis. Whilst I do not agree with John's comments above, I do see his reasoning. It is just a pity that Fdfexoex cannot explain his changes in the same manner, rather than his usual arrogance. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 18:16, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Meltdown & Spectre - Redirects[edit]

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FWIW - no problem whatsoever whatever is decided with this issue - hoped my efforts in making the redirect might be helpful - but apparently not - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 08:39, 9 January 2018 ‎(UTC)

Artificial intelligence[edit]

Just checking, did you mean to revert me and to restore that content, or was that an error? The reason you listed appear more applicable to the person who initially added that content. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 18:27, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

I just removed the content again. Judging from the edit summary, I'm assuming that DrBogdan restored it by accident.
But even if it was restored on purpose, it still really doesn't belong.
ApLundell (talk) 18:30, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
@Barek and ApLundell: yes - seems I restored the edit by accident - but all seems ok now - Thanks for checking - and straightening out things - it's appreciated - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 19:06, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Clouds of benzonitrile[edit]

One more organic molecule in space: benzonitrile, [1] one more precursor of PAHs. BatteryIncluded (talk) 01:59, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

@BatteryIncluded: Thanks for suggesting the PAH studies[1][2] - seems *very* interesting - and worth adding to several relevant articles I would think - iac - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 03:07, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
He is persistent: [2]. With the discovery that clumps greater than 0.5 millimeters of microorganisms could be one way for life to spread from planet to planet, he has renewed strength. BatteryIncluded (talk) 15:35, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@BatteryIncluded: Yes - seems "persistent" may be the right word re the ref[3] - Thanks for sharing - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 16:31, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Weitering, Hanneke (16 January 2018). "Mystery Solved! Discovery of Organic Molecules Explains Universe's Infrared Glow". Space.com. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ McGuire, Brett A.; Burkhardt, Andrew M.; Kalenskii, Sergei; Shingledecker, Christopher N.; Remijan, Anthiny J.; Herbst, Eric; McCarthy, Michael C. (12 January 2018). "Detection of the aromatic molecule benzonitrile (c-C6H5CN) in the interstellar medium". 359 (6372): 202–205. doi:10.1126/science.aao4890. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  3. ^ Wickramasinghe, NC; et al. (23 June 2017). "Sunspot Cycle Minima and Pandemics: The Case for Vigilance?". Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

Talk:Earth: Image discussion[edit]

Hi DrBogdan, would you consider adding your thoughts at a discussion about the inclusion of a phylogenetic tree image at Talk:Earth#Phylogenetic Tree image removed? Cheers, User:HopsonRoad 13:43, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

@HopsonRoad: Thank you for your post - and suggestion - at the moment, the discussion seems well represented - I agree with the current agreements - nonetheless - may monitor the discussion for further developments - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 16:57, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Curiosity rover[edit]

Have you come across any info on how high has the rover climb? I think it would be interesting to mention the difference in altitude since its landing. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 01:48, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

@BatteryIncluded: - yes - several links are as follows => (By early December, 20016), Curiosity had climbed 541 feet (165 meters) in elevation. - and - (On October 25, 2017), Curiosity had gained 1,073 feet (327 meters) in elevation and driven 10.95 miles (17.63 kilometers) from its landing site. - as well as => Timeline of Mars Science Laboratory#Current status - hope this helps - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:14, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I checked MLS and Curiosity articles. I missed their Timeline article. Cheers! -BatteryIncluded (talk) 02:22, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Curiosity's view of Gale Crater from the slopes (at 1,073 feet elevation) of Mount Sharp on the planet Mars (video (1:53)) (October 25, 2017)
I thought you may enjoy reading this: [3] Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 23:54, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

@BatteryIncluded: - Thank you for the reference[1] - yes - interesting article - not really surprised at the popularity of Wikipedia among academics - even if their use of Wikipedia is not cited - or admitted - after all - AFAIK - over 1000 PHDs and over 100 MDs edit Wikipedia (the term "over" may be especially relevant since many more may edit Wikipedia anonymously) - Thanks in any regards - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 00:59, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Mars 2020 mission testing[edit]

Aren't you glad testing is done before a $2.1 billion mission is launched? :-) [[2]]. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 23:22, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

@BatteryIncluded: Thanks for the ref[2] - yes - seems like testing before launch is a really, really good thing to do - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 01:53, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
I heard in the radio that they were really surprised the failure was structural, so 99% they will need to re-design the shield. I wonder if it is the same design used on Curiosity because they were supposed to reduce costs by using the same hardware and load it with a different science payload. Anyway, they seem to have time to design, fabricate and test another one in time for integration and launch without delays. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 13:23, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
Interesting to know this cracked heat shield was a spare built for Curiosity: "In fact, the heat shield that encountered the fracture was one of two that was manufactured in support of Curiosity’s mission."[3] In their defense, they are applying forces in excess of 20% needed. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 20:32, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Brookshire, Bethany (5 February 2018). "Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though scientists don't cite it - Phrases from Wikipedia pages on hot scientific fields end up in published papers, a study finds". Science News. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Agle, DC; Grecius, Tony (26 April 2018). "Results of Heat Shield Testing - NASA Mars 2020 Mission Status Report". NASA. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ Staff (28 April 2018). "Mars 2020 Rover Heat Shield Fracture Discovered". SpaceFlight Insider. Retrieved 28 April 2018.

ITN Award: Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 26 January 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua (first primate clones using the SCNT method), which you created and substantially updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Zanhe (talk) 07:35, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
@Zanhe: Thank you for the ITN notification - it's greatly appreciated - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:53, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

E-cigarette toxins?[edit]

We do not source content about health to primary sources and press releases as you did here. Jytdog (talk) 00:56, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

@Jytdog: Thank you for the reminder - yes - agreed - primary sources/press releases[1][2][3][4] seem not appreciated in some articles (esp medical ones afaik) - seemed worthy at the time - no problem whatsoever - Thanks again for your comment (and related edit) - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:27, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
 :) Jytdog (talk) 02:29, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

References

Advice on vocabulary not including regarding electronic cigarettes/vaping. Is is useful for wiki to offer descriptions of what a Rebuildable Drip Atomizer (RDA) is compared to a Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (RTA), Rebuildable Atomizer (RBA) Rebuildable Drip & Tank Atomizer and as well as what an Atomizer is in general. These are acronyms used not for cigalikes but with Mods. Would you use a source like Vaping.com or is their a better path to follow. I couldn't find anything except for a RED highlighted lack of definition for RTA. Where do you place these things within the wiki pages of this industry's components? RDA's which can be used on both a typical mod or a squonk box mod have become more widely used over the last year with many new designs added by central players.I do not know the extent wiki wants to be the resource for this knowledge. Your direction would be appreciated. Thank you in advance. PhilEdits (talk) 23:22, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

@PhilEdits: Thank you for your comments - I may not be the best to answer your questions - seems the best place to ask your question(s) may be on the talk-pages for "Electronic cigarette" or "Electronic cigarette aerosol and liquid" at the following => "Talk:Electronic cigarette" and/or "Talk:Electronic cigarette aerosol and liquid" - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 00:33, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Codons[edit]

Interesting read: Quantum chemistry solves mystery why there are these 20 amino acids in the genetic code. BatteryIncluded (talk) 23:04, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

@BatteryIncluded: Thanks for the link[1] - yes - very interesting read - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 00:33, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Photosynthesis[edit]

Unrelated, but interesting read: Photosynthesis originated a billion years earlier than we thought, study shows -Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 00:08, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

@BatteryIncluded: Thank you for the link (and related refs)[2][3] - seems very interesting - and may be supportive of earlier studies (in 2004/2006?) that also seem to suggest that photosynthesis began around 3.4 bya - please see => Photosynthesis#Evolution - the {{Life timeline}} graph may be unaffected since it already indicates the 3.4 bya date - in any case - Thanks again for the link - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:06, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Staff - University of Mainz (1 February 2018). "Quantum chemistry solves mystery why there are these 20 amino acids in the genetic code". Spaceref.com. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ Caredona, Tanai (6 March 2018). "Early Archean origin of heterodimeric Photosystem I". Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00548. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ Howard, Victoria (7 March 2018). "Photosynthesis Originated A Billion Years Earlier Than We Thought, Study Shows". Astrobiology Magazine. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

Curiosity rover[edit]

Heads up regarding this: Di Gregorio is a co-worker of Wickramasinghe. He too sees Martians in his cereal. I don't feel keen at giving such prominence to those 2 rocks, as they never prompted any further research or controversy. Morphology alone is not a reliable biosignature, so if other notable scientists support him, fine, if not, they should be deleted. IMO. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 23:53, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

@BatteryIncluded: Thanks for the heads up - yes - agreed - wasn't aware of the connection - ok with me to delete text/images/refs - if I miss any - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 00:07, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

File:Genius-AlbertEinstein-NationalGeographic-2017Film.jpg[edit]

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American politics[edit]

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@Galobtter: Thank you for your post re a recent edit - and note - it's appreciated - I've been aware of the noted regulations since earlier edits in related articles over the years - nonetheless - Thanks again for your post - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 23:21, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Pharmacology[edit]

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@Biochemistry&Love: Thank you for your notice - no problem whatsoever - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:28, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

The Joy of Science – Result => KEEP[edit]

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@Constant314: Thank you for your note - added the following to the relevant discussion page =>

Copied from the "Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Joy of Science" page (also, here) :

* KeepThe Joy of Science (Original Author: Drbogdan) is a notable and worthy article for inclusion in Wikipedia since the content is presented as a matter of fact and is well supported with reliable references - and is not at all intended to be promotional any more than the numerous articles for particular books (such as The Grand Design), particular videos (such as Cancer), particular films (such as Hawking), particular TV programs (such as Genius), particular music (such as Piano Sonata No. 10) or even a particular song (such as Happy Birthday) - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 17:24, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks again for your note - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 17:34, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Out of Africa[edit]

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa.[1][2] Apparently, they spent 5 years convincing their peers, and it was published recently. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 01:48, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

@Rowan Forest: Thank you for the NYT ref[1][2] - seems very interesting - and may be a worthy consideration for the "Early human expansions out of Africa" article - iac - Thanks again - and - Enjoy!:) Drbogdan (talk) 13:28, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, and it certainly deserves its own article: Misliya-1. Go for it! Rowan Forest (talk) 13:56, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
@Rowan Forest: FWIW - seems the study[1] may have been added to the "2018 in science" article when "first published in January 2018" - nonetheless - I've "updated the posting somewhat" - hope it's ok - please let me know if otherwise of course - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 15:47, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
A nice updated summary: "Humans did not stem from a single ancestral population in one region of Africa."[3] Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 01:56, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
@Rowan Forest: Yes - very interesting read - Thank you for posting - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 11:28, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ a b c Herschkovitz, Israel; et al. (26 January 2018). "The earliest modern humans outside Africa". Science. 359 (6374): 456–459. doi:10.1126/science.aap8369. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b St. Fleur, Nicholas (25 January 2018). "In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ Scerri, Eleanor; et al. (11 July 2018). "Humans did not stem from a single ancestral population in one region of Africa". Science Daily. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

Your Kubrick quotation[edit]

Your recent addition to 2001 has included a Kubrick quotation which I have added to the Development section in that article. Could you look at it with an eye toward copy edits. JohnWickTwo (talk) 14:46, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

@JohnWickTwo: Thank you for your comments - no problem whatsoever - your edit seems excellent imo - in any case - Thanks again for your comments - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 15:18, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Ian on that page also seems to like your edit. Recently, I have learned that you were involved in some Featured Photos for Wikipedia. I have been spending some contribution time thinking about if the film article for 2001 is nearing something close to a FA nomination and am wondering if you might read through the article and mention to me if there are any pressing issues needing attention prior to further enhancing the article. JohnWickTwo (talk) 12:18, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
@JohnWickTwo: Thank you for your comments - and appreciation - yes - I've had limited experience re "Featured Photos" - but none with "Featured Articles" - nonetheless - may help with this at some opportunity (very busy at the moment) - in any regard - Thanks again for your comments - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 15:12, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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This is for your valuable efforts for contributing to Wikipedia PATH SLOPU (Talk) 12:06, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
@Path slopu: Thank you for the Barnstar award - it's *greatly* appreciated - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:48, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Cheers! —PaleoNeonate – 15:09, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of The Glass Fortress (film) – Result => TBD[edit]

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@Bovineboy2008: Thank you for your comments - the following was posted on the relevant "Talk:The Glass Fortress (film)" and "Discussion" pages:

Copied from => "Talk:The Glass Fortress (film)":

-- Worthy Article to KEEP --

"The Glass Fortress (film)" article[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] seems worthy to KEEP since the film is related to "We (novel)" (a classic russian novel), "We (1982 film)" (a classic german film), "La Jetée" (a classic french photomontage film) and to "12 Monkeys" (a very popular classic american film by "Terry Gilliam") - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 18:11, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Real, Willi (2015). "The Glass Fortress, based upon Yevgeny Zamyatin's We (first published in an English translation in 1924)". Academia.edu. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Khayati, Anass (March 2015). "Review of "The Glass Fortress"". Academia.edu. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  3. ^ Wittick, Louis (June 6, 2016). "The Glass Fortress". SciFi4Ever.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Erlich, Richard D.; Dunn, Thomas P. (April 29, 2016). "The Glass Fortress". ClockWorks2.org. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Arnaud, Isabelle (2018). "The Glass Fortress : Le court métrage". UnificationFrance.com (in French). Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Vialo, Orianne (June 27, 2016). "La dystopie au coeur de l'adaptation de Nous Autres, par Alain Bourret". ActuaLitte.com (in French). Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Staff (2016). "Rémi Orts Project & Alan B – The Glass Fortress - Film". Rémi Orts. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Staff (2016). "Rémi Orts Project & Alan B – The Glass Fortress - Music". Rémi Orts. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Staff (2016). "The Glass Fortress". Facebook. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
Thanks again for your comments - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 18:28, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Early expansions of hominins out of Africa.[edit]

Hi there Drbogdan, nice to meet you again. I wanted to let you know that I removed from the lead of this article a small paragraph that you had added discussing migrations of modern humans out of Africa c. 194,000 years ago. I did this because this article focuses by design on pre-modern out-of-Africa migrations out of Africa. Yet I found the information of your paragraph to still be useful in delimiting when these earlier migrations end, so I re-added that 194,000 year figure higher up. I hope you understand and as always I'm happy to discuss. My very best, Nicolas Perrault (talk) 17:56, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

@Nicolas Perrault III: Thank you for your post - and comments - your edits seem *entirely* ok with me - no problem whatsoever - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 18:05, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Great! Nicolas Perrault (talk) 18:16, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Mars lake[edit]

This subglacial lake is so interesting. I bet some of the hydrobot concepts for Europa will try to fly to this Mars lake, as the distance is much shorter and the surface environment is much more benign. Regarding its astrobiology potential, Mars has had several glaciations (much more than Earth) so this lake may only represent some aspects of the last one, limiting the prebiotic chemistry "menu" and the evolutionary time available. I wonder if it is in direct contact with the crust? That would boost the prebiotic chemistry menu and "may" supply some sort of energy. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 18:02, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

@Rowan Forest: Thank you for your comments - yes - *entirely* agree - the news re the Martian lake is *very* interesting - we'll have to wait-and-see how this all develops with future studies, but it may provide a better way, than earlier, of discovering some prebiotic chemicals and related I would think - Thanks again for your comments - they're all appreciated - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 18:22, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
FYI: Supplementary material (PDF) Figure S3 shows the lake has a triangular shape. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 18:43, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Dark, isolated, high pressure, frigid and full of peroxide salts...I would not say it is a step closer to discovering Martians, but interesting nonetheless. Rowan Forest (talk) 02:51, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Quantum mechanicsproblematic edit[edit]

Hi Drbogdan, apparently you accepted this edit. Can you please have a look at it? Alas, it was a very, very bad edit. See also User talk:Leonard Willkins. Cheers. - DVdm (talk) 08:11, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

@DVdm: Thank you for your comments - on a second closer look at the edits, you may be right about this - Thank you for letting me know - it's appreciated - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:18, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok, thanks and cheers! - DVdm (talk) 13:19, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is for your great advice . Hopefully you remember me and this is my thanks. I found no other barnstar to reward your gesture of appreciation and this Special barnstar is for you.

Cheers, Happy editing! I am Dr. Sroy... ARKA (talk) 06:40, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

@Dr. Sroy: Thank you *very much* for the The Special Barnstar - it's *greatly* appreciated - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 11:14, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Carbon dioxide[edit]

If you change the NFPA 704, please change the reference on "NFPA_ref="? It currently is in conflict with the source given. The reference given for the NFPA 704 is for refrigerated liquid, the one you mentioned is for compressed gas. The NPFA 704 for atmospheric pressure may be 1-0-0 per this city msds Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 20:24, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

@Jim1138: Thank you *very much* for your post - and comments - I added the relevant reference[1] to the "Carbon dioxide" page - hope it's *entirely* ok - please let me now if otherwise of course - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 20:52, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for doing that. A quick check suggested there are many unsourced NPFA 704s about. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 20:59, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Safety Data Sheet - Carbon Dioxide Gas - version 0.03 11/11" (PDF). AirGas.com. 12 February 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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NASA - PAH DataBase[edit]

[Note: copy of post also at => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Complainer#NASA_-_PAH_DataBase ]
@Complainer - Thanks again for *all* your help with this - it's *greatly* appreciated - enclosed, if interested, is a link to "List of interstellar and circumstellar molecules" as well as my related "{{Molecules detected in outer space}}" template - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 19:12, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

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In February 2014, NASA announced an upgraded database for tracking polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including BaP, in the universe. More than 20% of the carbon in the universe may be associated with PAHs, possible starting materials for the formation of life. PAHs seem to have been forming "only a couple of billion years after the Big Bang", are widespread throughout the universe, and are associated with new stars and exoplanets.[1]

References

  1. ^ Hoover, Rachel (February 21, 2014). "Need to Track Organic Nano-Particles Across the Universe? NASA's Got an App for That". NASA. Retrieved February 22, 2014.

As a chemist, I understand that the fact that 20% of the carbon in the universe is PAH is deeply fascinating. This does by no means justify the fact that you copied and pasted the same paragraph, sourced by a collection of IR spectra (which is WP:SYNTH at best) in every single chemical compound and tried to justify it by writing "including [insert name of chemical here]". This is the same as writing "more than 20% of mammals are infested by tapeworms, including [name of mammal]" on the page of every single mammal and linking it to a site with tapeworm gene sequencing. It is not a good source, it is speculative (you actually don't know whether any of the PAHs has actually been found in space, you are demanding the reader to get a competence in IR spectrometry and check) and most of all it is the kind of non-specifici ctrl-C clutter that turns an article into a random collection of interesting facts. I am fixing the mess, which is harrowing enough without being backtracked. Believe me, people can live without knowing until they read the main article. complainer 13:26, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

@Complainer: Thank you for your comments - and for your efforts - yes - agreed - on a further consideration, you may be right about this - no problem whatsoever - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:33, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Reviewer rights?[edit]

Hi Thanks for approving my changes at Greenhouse gas. I was surprised I couldn't post directly or approve my own tweaks. Do I need to ask for reviewer permission or something? How? Can you help with that? Probably there is something I could read rather than asking you to type. If you could provide a diff to that material, that would be plenty help! NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 20:21, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

@NewsAndEventsGuy: Thanks for your comments - and question - help in obtaining "reviewers rights" might be at the following => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:New_pages_patrol/Reviewers - also => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reviewing_pending_changes - also => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Pending_changes_reviewer - at least for starters (been awhile since I last did this and things might have changed since then) - hope this helps - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 20:33, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll check that out. May ask at that page too, I know many of the regulars. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 20:46, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Space-Barnstar-1j.png The Space Barnstar
For your tireless contributions and relevant details. Hadron137 (talk) 16:49, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
@Hadron137: Thank you *very much* for "The Space Barnstar" - it's *greatly* appreciated - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 17:54, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Egyptian hieroglyphs[edit]

Hello Dr. Bogdan, There I have got to seek your help regarding Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Actually one of my friends, is willing to learn the ancient Egyptian language. Do you know anyone to help him with? In advance thanks, please see if anyone is interested to teach him but free of cost. You may contact him here: User talk:Gairik3002 Or email : gairik3002@gmail.com Anyway thanks, User:Dr. Sroy as Gairik3002 (talk) 14:09, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

@Dr. Sroy: Thank you for your comments - and request - not able to help you with this at the moment - may wish to ask editors associated with the "Egyptian hieroglyphs" article - in any case - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:20, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Dennis, thanks for your advice. Although please contact him, if you get anyone. Thanks again, Dr. Sroy(aka.ARKA) (talk) 14:39, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your tireless contributions, quality, and civility. Thank you. Rowan Forest (talk) 13:37, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
@Rowan Forest: Thank you *very much* for The Editor's Barnstar - the award is *greatly* appreciated - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:06, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Medical news editing[edit]

[note: edited for possibly most helpful comments - and readability]
You and another person just plopped this news into the aspirin article without actually changing anything else. Jytdog (talk) 13:46, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

@Jytdog: Please WP:NPA - AFAIK - news item re aspirin seems worthy, relevant and very well-cited with medically related WP:RSs - further, there seems to be a very wide interest in the international media => Google search => over 35M results - copy of the text/refs at issue is below:

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In September 2018, medical researchers concluded, based on a 19,114 person study conducted for five years, that use of low-dose aspirin in older people may not be beneficial and, in some cases, may be harmful.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Stein, Rob (16 September 2018). "Study: A Daily Baby Aspirin Has No Benefit For Healthy Older People". NPR News. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. ^ McNeil, John J.; et al. (16 September 2018). "Effect of Aspirin on Disability-free Survival in the Healthy Elderly". The New England Journal of Medicine. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1800722. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
In any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:09, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Aspirin for healthy older people was already questionable, this just clarified things and clearly found more harm than good. It doesn't change the use of aspirin for older people who have a history of CV disease. Jytdog (talk) 14:14, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments - yes - seems my understanding and presentation of the issue is basically the same as your own - no problem whatsoever - Thanks again for your own comments - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:36, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
The "news" content added to the lead (argh) and the body lacked that distinction. It said "that use of low-dose aspirin in older people may not be beneficial". Not the same. Jytdog (talk) 15:10, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

FWIW - Please WP:AGF - Thank you for your opinions (ala WP:OWN?) - however - there may be more than one way of presenting this material - as before, seems we both agree with the content - my original edit seems to reflect your current concerns - another editor (not me) further changed my original edit - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 15:24, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Abiogenesis[edit]

May be of interest: New Study Identifies Possible Ancestors of RNA . Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 13:53, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

@Rowan Forest: Thank you for the reference[1] - yes - *very* interesting - and yes - seems worthy for the abiogenesis and related articles, I would think - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:57, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Renstrom, Joelle (14 September 2018). "New Study Identifies Possuible Ancestors of RNA". Astrobiology Magazine. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

AP News Source[edit]

Thank you for your extensive edits and efforts to keep the citations up to date, and I'm grateful for your work so far! I note your explanation to use the archived Excite page as opposed to the live AP News page is that the bottom half of the latter has been trimmed or gone. As you have suggested, I took a gander at both sites, and it appears to me that the text on both sites are virtually identical. For the purposes of avoiding further misunderstanding in the future, could I ask which is the relevant paragraph that is missing? Thanks in advance! —Madrenergictalk 15:06, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

@Madrenergic: Thank you for your comments - seems to have been an error - on my part - on a closer look - your own Live AP News page is identical (in text) to my Archived Excite News page and seems *entirely* OK after all - but different (last half of the original relevant text seems missing on my computer) from the Current Live Excite page - I'm in the process at the moment of restoring your updated Live AP News version which seems better than my Archived Excite News version - Thanks again for your comments - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 16:04, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for clearing the air! Interestingly, the Current Live Excite page does appears to be missing the later half of its text to me as well, just as you described. A true mystery, but at least now we know that your computer is working fine. Nonetheless, I appreciate this discussion, and once again, thank you for your tireless work in your field! —Madrenergictalk 16:38, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

PAHs produced at low-temperature[edit]

Check this out: “A Prebiotic Earth” – Missing Link Found on Saturn’s Moon Titan. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 03:27, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

@Rowan Forest: Thank you for the suggested refs[1][2] - the refs seem *very interesting* - Thanks again - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:39, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Staff (8 October 2018). ""A Prebiotic Earth" – Missing Link Found on Saturn's Moon Titan". DailyGalaxy.com. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ Zhao, Long; et al. (8 October 2018). "Low-temperature formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Titan's atmosphere". Nature Astronomy. Retrieved 11 October 2018.