Every Friday at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! our contributors pass around links to new scientific results, or science-y news, or videos of adorable wildlife, that they’re most likely to bring up while waiting in line for a latte.
The malleable genome: paternal life history can influence offspring traits via epigenetic factors.
And: an evolutionary biology-oriented online journal club is starting up!
I don’t know about you, but my grandpappy wasn’t no cetacean: large brains in dolphins and humans may have evolved via changes in the same genes.
I know why there’s so much disappointment with the iPhone 5, no synaesthesia app: A colorblind man describes how he’s learned to “hear color” through an “electronic eye permanently attached to [his] head.”