Photo by The Tedster.
- This week at The Molecular Ecologist: How realistic are the non-overlapping generations assumed by lots of ecological models? And doing population genomics without a reference genome.
- Inflatable moth-butt feather dusters. They’re not genitalia—but they’re just as important.
- Cryptic variation put to adaptive use. Or, how Mexican cave fish went blind.
- Data science. It’s about the science, first.
- Yay! The FDA cracks down on antimicrobial consumer products in hopes of slowing the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
- Requiescat. The space robots lost in 2013.
- I think yes. Can we make grad school better by training fewer grad students?
- Including the excellent Kate Clancy! Nature picks ten people who mattered this year.
- Ancient DNA sequencing means even a piece of toe-bone contains Us Pleistocene. The new reconstruction of hanky-panky among ancient human species.
And finally, a video I may very well use in class a few weeks from now: some thoughts on how to read science news.