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Scientists must share their datasets and source code at the article submission stage, not after publication as it is now.
📄 Heyard & Held (2022) When should data and code be made available? Significance 19:4–5 dx.doi.org/10.1111/1740-9713.0

"One of the few rock stars in the world of statistics": very nice obituary for the legendary Sir David Cox. He is famous for his work on analysis and the eponym Cox models.
📄 Firth (2022) Remembering Sir David Cox, 1924–2022. Significance 19:30–37 dx.doi.org/10.1111/1740-9713.0

Cognitive buffer hypothesis: evolution of larger size correlates with longer life expectancy in parrots.
📄 Smeele et al (2022) Proc R Soc Lond B 289:20212397 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.2

A new version of Zotero is out! Looks amazing. Glory be to open source software made by mission-based nonprofit.

It may be slow, but it is true.

Zotero 6 - zotero.org/blog/zotero-6/

Sharks do not necessarily close their eyes when sleeping.
📄 Kelly et al (2022) Energy conservation characterizes sleep in sharks. Biology Letters 18:20210259 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2021.0

Wow.

"Scientists have found and filmed one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks 107 years after it sank.

The Endurance, the lost vessel of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was found at the weekend at the bottom of the Weddell Sea."

bbc.com/news/science-environme

#Endurance #Ships #Shipwrecks #Antarctica #Shackleton #Exploration

Low-hanging fruits have been picked: new ideas are harder and harder to find.
📄 Bloom et al (2020) Are ideas getting harder to find? American Economic Review 110:1104–1144 dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.2018033

The ability to recognize its own image in a is a famous test to explore in animals. It is still a contentious issue among biologists and psychologists, and there is a vivid debate about the existence of such advance cognitive skills in . A new paper respond to previous methodological criticisms.
📄 Kohda et al (2022) PLoS Biology 20:e3001529 dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbi

Actually measuring how much energy we use reveals some surprising answers related to exercise and diets.

"“You can’t exercise your way out of obesity,” says evolutionary physiologist John Speakman of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. “It’s one of those zombie ideas that refuses to die.”"

science.org/content/article/sc

#Health #Diets #Exercise #Biology

Fish also are sensitive to optical illusion.
📄 Santacà et al (2022) Guppies are deceived by visual illusions during obstacle negotiation. Biology Letters 18:20210548 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2021.0

hotspot in the desert of the Ocean : dense aggregations of giant form complex ridge . Each sponge is up to one meter wide and 300 years old. They have evolved symbiotic microbial strategies for survival and feed on ancient worms' fossilized tubes.
📄 Morganti et al (2022) Nature Communications 13:638 dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-

Ecologists are looking for volunteers to take part in an online experiment on visual pattern preferences. It's only 15 minutes long.
🔗 isemsurvey.mbb.univ-montp2.fr/

How does a avoid being swatted? Nice experimental study based on a crushing machine and the tracking of 10,000 evasive
maneuvers.
📄 Cribellier et al (2022) Diurnal and nocturnal mosquitoes escape looming threats using distinct flight strategies. Current Biology dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.

Severe contraction of the suitability range for growing is expected. Climate change may cut the lands by more than 50% by 2050.
📄 Grüter et al (2022) Expected global suitability of coffee, cashew and avocado due to climate change. PLoS ONE 17:e0261976 dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pon

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