Cretaceous Park

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RAWR XD! This week, we’re all about dinosaurs and old geological time periods. Did you know that both the iconic T-Rex and the velociraptor are dinosaurs from the cretaceous period and not from the jurassic period?

Paper of the week: Pollination of Cretaceous flowers, Tong Bao, Bo Wang, Jianguo Li, David Dilcher, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2019, 116 (49) 24707-24711; DOI:10.1073/pnas.1916186116

Joram’s favourite plant is Holly. Find out more about it on the advent calendar!

Tegan presents the life and work of Inna A. Dobruskina. You can read more about her here and here. This link reports on the horrifying culture of sexual assault in academia.

Joram presents the survivorship bias where the conclusion is distorted based on the fact that data points are lost before the measurement begins and therefore are unaccounted for.

Terrible moth

Horrific fish

cellPAINT – a tool for illustrating molecular cell biology. See also this link on twitter.

Vegan leather made from cacti (hopefully more than a cool news story)

Deconstructing climate change arguments


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