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.


Noah has a pretty random link, but the sad takeaway is, by mass there are now more boats in the ocean than fish.

Sarah is showing some Tiger pride and bringing us some cool research out of LSU. Life under the Antarctic ice, yet another example of life persisting in extreme habitats.

Have you hugged a paleontologist lately? CJ has! Find out why you should, and how paleontology is a “gateway science” (inherently cool and will draw in non scientists).

Jeremy is also thinking about paleontology, but more about humans than dinosaurs. First step? Taking off your clothes.

Also from CJ, an interesting and rather bleak view of the job market for PhD. Enough bad news to make all our contributors cry a little.

Dolphins can call each other maybe? Although they don’t use names, there is a particular eeeeee that distinguishes one individual from another. Although Sarah is knee deep in dissertation she still has time for the dolphins.

Jonathan is worried about the children! Specifically the scary low levels of vaccination for whooping cough in Vermont. Herd vaccination anyone?

Devin has yet another video! This time on the floral polymorphism: heterostyly. It is only 6 minutes, so you can watch it twice while you sip your coffee.