Scholarly communication in transition: The use of question marks in the titles of scientific articles in medicine, life sciences and physics 1966–2005
Article by Ball, Rafael
In collections: History, The act of doing maths
The titles of scientific articles have a special significance. We examined nearly 20 million scientific articles and recorded the development of...
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Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

Integrating animal behaviour and conservation ecology: a very complete bunch of reviews by some of the most influential specialists from the field.
🔗 royalsocietypublishing.org/toc

Recurring selective pressure during annual is necessary to maintain migration-associated adaptations in .
📄 Tenger-Trolander et al (2019) Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies. PNAS 201904690 dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.190469

Structured decision-making: How a decision-analysis tool helped one scientist couple make some tough choices.
nature.com/articles/d41586-019

Sense of in : a new study from the impressive Toulouse research group on animal .
📄 Bortot et al. (2019) Honeybees use absolute rather than relative numerosity in number discrimination. Biology Letters 15:20190138 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0

Mate choice in : transfer is strongly biased towards clone-mates in Escherichia coli strains from natural populations.
📄 Dimitriu et al. (2019) Bacteria from natural populations transfer plasmids mostly towards their kin. Proc R Soc Lond B 286:20191110 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1

Emotional contagion in : experiments based on judgement bias paradigm showed that exhibited bias after perceiving demonstrators in a negative state.
📄 Adriaense et al. (2019) Negative emotional contagion and cognitive bias in common ravens (Corvus corax). PNAS 116:11547–11552 dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.181706

Competition and mate choice : -ratio affected female choosiness and likelihood of . Rosemary and Peter Grant carry on their impressive long term study on Galapagos .
📄 Grant & Grant (2019) Adult sex ratio influences mate choice in Darwin’s finches. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116:12373–12382 dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.190383

Real game-changing service when many scientific papers are still cited years after their : automatically monitors retracted papers from your database. Nice cooperation between Zotero and Retractation Watch.

Congratulations to Chloé Laubu for her new paper about emotional attachment to the sexual partner in a species.
📄 Laubu et al. (2019) Pair-bonding influences affective state in a monogamous fish species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286:20190760 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0
🔗 tinyurl.com/laubu19media

We managed to teach fish how to open boxes, and we used this set-up to assess their : the absence of their partner makes our fish gloomy. The news is creating quite the buzz.

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Every soldier counts! Ants can take several hours of risky labour to rescue nest mates trapped in web. A study by the veteran myrmecologist, Bert Hölldobler.
📄 Kwapich & Hölldobler (2019) American Naturalist dx.doi.org/10.1086/704338
🔗 nature.com/articles/d41586-019

in : biologists publish with colleagues of the same more often than expected by chance (). Quite ironically, mixed-gender teams seems to produce better research.
📄 Holman & Morandin (2019) PLoS ONE 14:e0216128 dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pon

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