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Don't just publish your research—publicize it. Scientists simply can't be silent, or else truly will be silenced.

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. sciencedirect.com/science/arti

Really nice webpage illustrating the data from a recent Science paper about the evolution of bird egg shape
Data illustration: vis.sciencemag.org/eggs/
Orginal paper: science.sciencemag.org/content

Our paper about sexual conflict in is out: the female also benefits from mate guarding. .
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 sciencedirect.com/science/arti

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 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 onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10

Guerrilla Open Access: interesting analysis of the -Hub usage by researcher trying to get access to information. Greshake 2017. Looking into Pandora's box: the content of Sci-Hub and its usage. F1000Research 6:541 f1000research.com/articles/6-5

A Mathematical Coloring Book
Article by Hampton, Marshall
In collections: Art, Easily explained, Things to make and do
URL: d.umn.edu/~mhampton/mathcolor1
Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

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...
URL: arxiv.org/abs/0906.5560
PDF: arxiv.org/pdf/0906.5560v2
Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

#Science, #Entomology, #environment: Where have all the insects gone? Population collapse sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/wh You may hate bugs, but they are the canary in the environment coal mine

End of the : the human sense of is similar to that of other mammals. The number of olfactory bulb neurons across species is comparatively similar, with humans in the middle of the pack. science.sciencemag.org/content

L' française a encore de gros progrès à faire en matière de : "un cours magistral est enseignement théorique exclusif de toute participation des étudiants" (Tribunal Administratif, 9/03/2016) defisdamphi.blog.lemonde.fr/20

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? nature.com/news/science-publis

Bad news for the , good news for the : under blind conditions, professional musicians prefer new violins and are unable to distinguish between new and old.
Fritz et al. (2017) Listener evaluations of new and old Italian violins. PNAS. pnas.org/content/early/2017/05