From random pattern to regular sleep/feeding schedule in human baby #sleep #baby #chronobiology
Don't just publish your research—publicize it. Scientists simply can't be silent, or else #science truly will be silenced.
Can you make your #brain *not* see this circle #illusion? #optical http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/can-you-make-your-brain-not-see-this-circle-illusion
Fiddling with smartphone and laptop during meetings or lectures? This study is a mythbuster: millennials and other digital natives are no better at multitasking than older users. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X16306692
Our paper about sexual conflict in #amphipod is out: the female also benefits from mate guarding. #biology #ecology #animalbehaviour #matechoice #sexualconflict.
Iltis et al. (2017) The curse of being single: male and female Gammarus pulex both energetically benefit from precopulatory mate guarding. Animal Behaviour, 130:67-72 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347217301884
I will never see a total solar #eclipse in my country in my lifetime. But my daughter might do... https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/eclipse/?utm_term=.1591b99664a5
Early career researchers: have you been bullied into doing bad science? Pressured to publish only in "prestigious", non-open journals?
There's a letter to sign.
The debate about sums of #AIC weights continues: our paper is out. Galipaud et al. 2017. A farewell to the sum of akaike weights: the benefits of alternative metrics for variable importance estimations in model selection. Methods in Ecology and Evolution http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12835/abstract #statistics #ecology
Facial recognition in #R :
A Mathematical Coloring Book
Article by Hampton, Marshall
In collections: Art, Easily explained, Things to make and do
On Buffon Machines and Numbers
Article by Flajolet, Philippe
In collections: Easily explained, Probability and statistics
The well-know needle experiment of Buffon can be regarded as an analog (i.e., continuous) device that stochastically "computes" the number 2/pi ~ 0.63661, which is the experiment's probability of success. Generalizing the experiment...
#Science, #Entomology, #environment: Where have all the insects gone? Population collapse http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/where-have-all-insects-gone You may hate bugs, but they are the canary in the environment coal mine
L'#université française a encore de gros progrès à faire en matière de #pédagogie : "un cours magistral est enseignement théorique exclusif de toute participation des étudiants" (Tribunal Administratif, 9/03/2016) http://defisdamphi.blog.lemonde.fr/2017/05/11/pedagogie-a-luniversite-encore-un-effort/
When writing an article, the scientists are not paid by the editors: the best productivity ever! Will these editors ask them to give the money back? How seriously can we expect that scientists do not do their best to share their work? #copyright #science https://www.nature.com/news/science-publishers-try-new-tack-to-combat-unauthorized-paper-sharing-1.21959
Bad news for the #snob, good news for the #music: under blind conditions, professional musicians prefer new violins and are unable to distinguish between new and old. #violon #Stradivarius #Science
Fritz et al. (2017) Listener evaluations of new and old Italian violins. PNAS. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/02/1619443114