A cooperative-breeding pied babbler. Photo by Blake Matheson.Now, on to the science:
- Effort where effort is due. A new analysis finds that tigers might be most effectively conserved by focusing efforts on just six percent of their current habitat. (Conservation Magazine)
- When it rains, it pours. The ongoing human-driven extinction of worldwide diversity may not be greater than past mass extinctions, but it's happening a lot faster. (Gravity's Rainbow)
- Must. Resist. Urge to. Anthropomorphize. An analysis of hundreds of bird species suggests that cooperative breeding behavior—where offspring stick around to help raise their siblings—is associated with lower promiscuity. (It Takes 30)
- Trust me, it'll make your life better. Get that dissertation published! (Open Source Paleontologist)
- Not when I'm getting up for a 6 a.m. run, it isn't. Two experiments with rats provide evidence that endurance exercise can be addictive. (DrugMonkey)
- See a little farther. The 27th edition of The Giant's Shoulders history of science blog carnival is out this week at Entertaining Research.
- Maybe standing on those shoulders made you dizzy? The 2nd edition of the Carnal Carnival is online, hosted by Dr. Carin Bondar. This edition's carnality: barf.