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

90 years old and still snappy. A vivid interview with the “intellectual grenade thrower” ecologist and evolutionary biologist, Ed. O. Wilson. He has challenged well-established dogmas, he has expressed many controversial views, he was even arguably wrong several times, but what an inspiration for generations of ecologists!
🔗 quantamagazine.org/edward-o-wi

Since recent studies recently accumulated evidences for sophisticated in , we must now improve our ethical practices and reconsider the use of these species in our experimental procedures.
📄 Drinkwater et al. (2019) Keeping invertebrate research ethical in a landscape of shifting public opinion. Methods in Ecology and Evolution dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.1

Searching for a good non-technical introductory book about human population ? The 2017 book by Adam Rutherford is rich in anecdotes, very entertaining, lively, and written in an engaging style. I greatly enjoyed reading it.
📄 Rutherford A (2017) A brief history of everyone who ever lived: the human story retold through our genes. The Experiment, New-York

We must develop a a culture of openness. Graduate-training programmes should include courses on and how to curate them.
📄 Popkin G (2019) Nature 569:445–447

Superbly illustrated review about anti-predator strategies in anurans.
📄 Ferreira (2019) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73:69 dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-019-

Elizabeth Tibbetts, who was the first one to evidence facial recognition in , strikes again with a nice paper about transitive inference in .
📄 Tibbetts et al. (2019) Biology Letters 15:20190015 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0

The of in still a major topic in behavioural . Here is a nice experimental and theoretical study in showing that indiscriminate possibly evolved when kin discrimination is prone to error, mean among social partners is high, and the relative benefits of helping are large.
📄 Duncan et al. (2019) American Naturalist dx.doi.org/10.1086/703113

without a : the non-neural is able to long-term to sodium, and this is preserved accross the dormant stage.
📄 Boussard et al (2019) Memory inception and preservation in slime moulds: the quest for a common mechanism. Phil. Trans. R Soc. B 374:20180368 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0

What perspective for our PhD student in ? Evolution of the number of researcher permanent positions in the (as a function of the CNRS discipline code).

Humans have a remarkable tendency to waste resources for the sake of independent solutions rather than efficiently using collective response. A nice experiment about tragedy of the commons, , and using public good game.
📄 Gross & de Dreu (2019) Science Advances 5:eaau7296 dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau7

Something has gone massively wrong: 41% of Americans believe that visited Earth. Re-engaging with the public is an uphill battle, and scientists must proactively share their work and explain their methods.
📄 Wade (2019) Science 364:110–111 science.sciencemag.org/content

Gender bias in academic : a need for multiple equality indicators and more holistic approaches.
📄 O’Brien et al. (2019) What is gender equality in science? TREE 34:395–399

Gliding instead of swimming: energetically efficient locomotion strategy in white sharks when hunting for seals in deep water.
📄 Watanabe et al. (2019) Journal of Experimental Biology 222:jeb185603 dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.185603

Do they dream? exhibits sleep-like state that resembles the vertebrate rapid-eye movement sleep .
📄 Iglesias et al. (2019) Journal of Experimental Biology 222:jeb174862 dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.174862

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