12 October 2012

Science online, tone-deaf parasitoids edition

Sneaking cat Be vewwy vewwy quiet. I'm hunting ... everything. Photo by Hans Pama.
  • This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! An army of cloned wasps demonstrates the importance of host-parasite specificity.
  • And at the Molecular Ecologist: Best practices for scientific programming.
  • How to be a queer ally — in science! An upcoming Q&A and/or discussion.
  • What about "Caution: not actually science"? Guest editor abuses his position to publish anti-feminist screed in a scientific journal. Journal apologizes badly, retracts screed, apologizes again, and then doesn't mark the paper's online copy — until someone tweets about it.
  • Paging Dr. Pangloss. Researchers shocked to discover that their adaptive storytelling doesn't explain women's taste in male body hair.
  • It just means you're a lousy singer. If you can't sing, it may not be because you're tone deaf.
  • Well, a model Iguanodon. The time Victorian scientists celebrated New Year's Eve inside an Iguanodon.
  • Most specific sample ever? Gay men found to be happier than their straight twin brothers.
  • Misremember me, maybe? Carly Rae Jepsen is on to something besides a catchy tune.
  • Furry murderers. That study about cats' nocturnal hunting, as an infographic.
  • The reports of Solenodon's extinction were slightly exaggerated. The venemous, shrew-like mammal has been rediscovered in Cuba.

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