Math, in the field. Photo by Wanda Dechant.
- This week, at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! The resident roller-derby expert discusses metagenomics on the track.
- And, at the Molecular Ecologist: An interview with Julian Catchen, creator of “stacks,” in two parts.
- This probably explains Nowak et al. (2010), eh? E.O. Wilson says “great scientist ≠ good at math”. Math-knowing scientists object variously, and enlist some big names in response. But the most biting critique is, maybe what Wilson says is true—if you’re E.O. Wilson.
- “… could be catastrophic.” White-nose fungus has been spotted in a cave harboring endangered bats.
- Don’t panic. Yet. Reed Elsevier buys Mendeley. Mendeley users are not pleased. But Mendeley staff say it’ll be okay.
- Ditto for other crops, probably. A new emerging threat to biodiversity could be vineyards relocating farther north.
- Good luck! Trying to get through to the anti-vaxxer in the family.
- No, really. Bedbug control via bean-leaf trichome.
- Of course, larger N is going to cost you. Survey of neuroscience papers finds that most studies are statistically underpowered.
- Put on your horn-rims. This new history of eggheads looks pretty great.
- Of course, if you use Mendeley, the auto-import … oh, right. A field guide to “citation download” links on journal websites.