Friday Coffee Break, Irish Style!

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.

From Jeremy:

Antifeminist piece penned by guest editor of Canadian Journal of Physics, Gordon Freeman, gets only mild retraction.  Read synopsis of incident here.  Also, mice may be able to mimic vocalizations that actually could be classified as singing.  Read more at Scientific American.

From Noah:

Oops, lemurs in South America turn out to be misidentified fish.  Find out how this mistake was made on the wired science blog here.

From Devin:

Given the current condition of the economy it never hurts to go back and review tips for nailing that next job.  Here are some tips for writing your next cover letter.

Finally some lighthearted reads from Sarah:

The first is a NY Times piece about an adorable baby walrus orphan found off the coast of Alaska finds a new home in NYC.  The second is perhaps proper justification for owning a dog instead of a cat.  Just how many creatures does the average domesticated house cat kill?