End of year edition!
I don’t tweet a lot around the holidays. It’s all end of year lists and very little new science. But here’s what I’ve got, and some of it’s still pretty awesome.
Plesiosaurs may have swum like penguins!! Makes me absurdly happy for some reason.ow.ly/W4tAK
“I think just becoming aware of the biases with which [men] were brought up can go a long way.” ow.ly/W541Q Yeah, Dr. Greengard!
Best title ever. “Roosters run afoul of genetic rules” ow.ly/W57NL by @tinasaey
The new study linking antidepressants and autism? “Over-hyped, overstated, and probably just wrong.” ow.ly/WbueS
YaY! There were NICE things that happened in 2015. Let’s remember them. ow.ly/WbvRz
When an elephant matriarch dies, the group struggles to restructure. ow.ly/Wbwzb
NOTE: The BBC could be spouting BS on those walking trees. :/ m.livescience.com/33663-walking-… Sorry guys. Did more digging, but can’t find much.
Nom nom nom. This week’s word is DELICIOUS. ow.ly/Wb9UL
Should a lack of replication tank your reputation? A new study says scis overestimate the blow to their reps.sciencenews.org/blog/scicuriou… by me.
“Run, hide, fight” may be a logical way to face a shooter. But it’s not how the brain works.ow.ly/Wbx4E
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has an entire tumblr devoted to their NEW BABY OTTER. YES. ow.ly/WeAxM
Found on pubmed. “Disabling Orthostatic Headache after Penetrating Stonemason Pencil Injury to the Sacral Region.”ow.ly/WeTBr
New Sci! In science, a lack of replication shouldn’t kill your reputation. ow.ly/WfcNS
Make sure to check out the LOVELY Serotonin painting from Surly Amy!
— Amy Davis Roth (@SurlyAmy) December 26, 2015
Should lack of replication tank a scientist’s reputation? It may not be so bad. But we still don’t know HOW bad. ow.ly/Wfd19
I plead guilty. Working on my Rey sleeves already. ow.ly/WnDs8 “How seeing ‘Star Wars’ satisfies your narcissistic tendencies”
There is no one “spot” for creativity in your brain. ow.ly/WnDEW Same goes for other things such as love, happiness, etc.
Older family member noted how amazed he was at the Falcon 9. “That’s the way it’s supposed to look in the movies!” ow.ly/WnIuZ
How the NYT nail salon story changed lives. ow.ly/WnI12
A transparent metal could make smartphones cheaper. But could they make mine not shatter. Like it did on Xmas. 🙁 ow.ly/WnIIm
I love the idea of Mean Girl lemurs. “That’s why her tail is so big. It’s full of secrets.” “Get in, loser. We’re going foraging.”
In an eyewitness, confidence is credibility. And that can send innocent people to jail. ow.ly/WnJdC
Scientists are really actually thinking about how to grow potatoes on Mars.ow.ly/WnJk8
Ever wondered what 457 mile per hour winds look like on your face? there’s video of that. ow.ly/WnLGH
For ACS fellows, it’s no longer enough to be a big fish. You need to keep your students safe, too. Good.ow.ly/WnLNQ
All the things we thought were true that science blew up in our faces in 2015. ow.ly/WnNsH
Best mis-dial EVER?! Astronaut dials the wrong number from the ISS.ow.ly/WnNXL
Bacteria can’t stop adapting. Even if they wanted to. ow.ly/WnO40 Not that they want to. Or want anything, really?
Very glad to see the ban on microbeads go through. You don’t need them, and they are awful for the oceans. ow.ly/WnOeo
The Quetzal is a real, beautiful bird. And it’s facing extinction risk.ow.ly/WnSfS
TIL there are things called opossum shrimp. Which are neither opossums nor shrimp. And they have leeches.ow.ly/Wq2bd Discuss.
And I’m out. Have a safe and happy New Year, friends.