Mount Saint Helens. Photo by prorallypix.
- This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: What happens when genes move from the mitochondria to the nucleus.
- Oy. Why that immortal jellyfish really isn’t at all. (Plus bonus phylogenetic stupidity.)
- But baking is still a useful skill, right? Why landing a tenure-track job isn’t like baking.
- What part of the brain lights up when you read a thorough skewering? The trouble with neuro-hype — and why a “neuroscience Newton” wouldn’t fix it.
- Also, you need to be a pygmy mole cricket. To jump from the surface of the water, you need spring-loaded paddles on your legs.
- J.B.S. Haldane. What famous evolutionary ecologists would you invite to dinner?
- Pending appropriate funding. NASA’s going to follow up the successful Mars rover with another one launching in 2020 — and maybe someday humans.
- “Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!” An interactive map of people who died in the Mount Saint Helens eruption.
- Yay? Birds’ nests built with cigarette butts deter parasites.
- As opposed to all the ones he’d smoked before it. How Yassir Arafat might have been killed by a single cigarette.
- Yep. The special awkwardness of the holiday break during grad school.