Photo by dreamingyakker.
- This week, at the Molecular Ecologist: Build a version-controlled workflow with GitHub and RStudio.
- And at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! A new fossil find illuminates the history of hummingbird flight, and it turns out that Little Red Riding Hood has a phylogeny.
- It involves my new favorite German word. How we learned that birds migrate.
- With great visualizations. A brief simulation study of genetic ancestry.
- No, but really. Here is a picture of a fruit fly with pictures of ants on its wings.
- Even with on-site comments, Twitter, PubMed Commons … On the difficulties of calling attention to potentially serious flaws in a published scientific paper.
- Ugh. A new Republican bill to revise science funding practice looks exactly as dodgy as you’d expect.
- Meanwhile … A survey of U.S. research universities shows that sequestration is already hurting science.
- Well, that’s a new one. Is it possible that Archaeopteryx was in the process of losing the ability to fly?
- Sure, why the hell not? Are these high-altitude grasslands in Venezuela the fastest-evolving communities on Earth?
- Sort of a filter for critical thinkers. The “Ark Experience” creationist theme park is going to be financed as a nonprofit, by selling junk bonds.
- Yum? Bamboo-eating beetles soften up their host plants by giving them yeast infections.
- Of course, how many protein shakes do they encounter in the wild? If it’s protein, ants assume they need to chew it.