Friday Coffee Break

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.

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First it was caterpillar zombies, but Amy has uncovered something even more profoundly disturbing. Moths driving robots….

Have you ever looked at animals and thought “WTF Evolution?” Well Jeremy found a tumblr for that! I’m particularly puzzled by this bird.

Jeremy has also found bayesian statistics this week liberating to psychologists and controversial to economists.

Additionally Jeremy has written a terrific post about heritability and where to find it.

Sarah is still thinking about the link she posted cats and their impact on biodiversity. This follow up is asking whether cats really are the vicious killers they are portrayed, although she’s not sure which of the comments are real and which are just silly. Either way, it’s an interesting look on how emotional reactions can get in the way of creating productive policy.

While thinking about cats Sarah is listening to the animals they may impact. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has just released a digitized version bird songs, mammal cries and reptiles.

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2 comments on “Friday Coffee Break

  1. helikonios says:

    For added fun, look up the song of the puzzling bird you posted. They sound even weirder than they look!

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