Science online, is it Friday already? edition

2012.03.29 - Twin trees Joshua trees! Photo by jby.
  • This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! Sarah Hird does not believe that, in science, womens’ underconfidence is their weakness.
  • Brilliant. Want to survey a bunch of elusive mammals? Just sample the insects that have already collected DNA samples for you.
  • With a headline about tentacle sex, natch. The latest study on Joshua trees and their pollinators, discussed at Pharyngula.
  • Depends. Do 70-hour weeks sound “stressful?” Is being a professor the least stressful job?