Apparently there's an election coming up. Photo by KCIvey.
- This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! What if we've set the molecular clock incorrectly?
- And at the Molecular Ecologist: The genomes of two flycatcher species may tell us why they're separate species.
- Hypothesis testing fail. Evolutionary psychologists try to link women's voting habits and ovulation without actually determining whether the women they surveyed were, um, ovulating.
- Dangerously obvious? A new model links species diversity, niche width, and environmental variation.
- Sure, why the hell not? Is this the best possible imagination of an intelligent dinosaur?
- Tens of thousands of years before Atkins. Cavemen probably ate less meat than we thought.
- Darwinian beard, not-so-Darwinian perspective. Peter Kropotkin was one of the first people to see cooperation, not competition, in the theory of natural selection.
- They're okay, mostly. How did Hurricane Sandy affect New York City's rats?
- The graphical case for open access. Data from users of reference-management program Mendeley demonstrate, among other things, a relationship between number of papers collected and national GDP.