Bison. Photo by USFWS Mountain Prairie.
- This week, at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! Making sense of inbreeding depression and ineffective plant defenses.
- Maybe more surprising: Other spiders don’t. Jumping spiders use their leg muscles.
- Can nothing slow the clap? Antibiotic-resistant strains are becoming so common that gonorrhea may soon be untreatable.
- Not a very discerning bunch, or nothing to discern? Double-blind testing reveals that club drug users can’t tell “ecstasy” from methamphetamine.
- We expect more from a hallucinogen. A new study of brain activity in response to ‘shrooms doesn’t tell us much.
- Nine million killed. Per year. The economics of American bison’s near extinction.
- “Dear Dr. Kitty …” In which it is conclusively shown that faculty members are much harder to herd than mere cats.
- It’s science and a fetish. Reconstructing the details of dinosaur sex.
- There’s an app for that. Want to get a sense for how the world looks with synaesthesia?
- Is 500 downloads good? Sure! Want folks to read your new paper? Make it open access, and tweet the link.
- Mutation happens. Far from being “living fossils,” coelocanths have been, and are still, evolving.
- Great, as long as it eats the plastic we want it to. A rainforest fungus eats plastic.
- In case you hadn’t given up on them yet. The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s dodgy relationship with science.