25 October 2013

Science online, poison in your potatoes edition

rhubarb Rhubarb. Delicious but toxic. Photo by Heather Quintal.
  • This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! Lizards that adjust their development for their habitat based on the temperature outside their eggs.
  • You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hopefully learn a little about harassment and how to stop it. Hope Jahren sure can write.
  • Color me not surprised, still unhappy to see it. There's a gender gap in citation counts.
  • Plants versus everyone else. The not-so-hidden chemical warfare agents of the vegetable aisle.
  • "Use the left lane for passing, Mr. Sulu." What an Alcubierre warp-drive spacecraft would look like on its way past.
  • Hmm. Should peer reviewers review methods even before the experiments are done?
  • Welcome to the hominid family! On that new, impressively complete skull of an early Homo species.
  • Bookmarking for (hopefully not too much) later. How life as a professor isn't like anything you've done before.

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