Lab mouse. Photo by Rick Eh?.
- What’s next, a Nature centerfold? Janet Stemwedel, Anne Jefferson, Christie Wilcox, the Lab Lemming, and Paul Anderson, among others, respond to Jurassic-era “humorous” sexism in the pages of Nature. Kate Clancy proposes occupying the Nature Publishing Group.
- This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! Making sense of the latitudinal diversity gradient.
- Some folks’ bootstraps are shorter than others’. Academic life isn’t so easy when you don’t enter academia from the middle class.
- Diversity matters. The heavy use of standardized lab mice in biomedical research may have some undesireable consequences.
- And so ad infinitum. An amber-preserved spider has amber-preserved mites.
- Not just in the usual way, either. Mosquitoes engineered to fight malaria may suck.
- Power laws, and laws of power. What probability distributions can tell us about causes of income inequality.
- Backyard science! A plan for behavioral observations of birds at your bird feeder.
- Watch your glass, gals—and guys. “Date-rape” drugs may cause quite a lot of accidental deaths.
- Annals of unsurprising results. Scientific evidence (such as it is) suggests that religion doesn’t make you more moral.
- Less than you might think. The evidence that women in close regular proximity synchronize their menstrual cycles.