You know the drill: we talk about our favourite plant (it’s drilling itself into the ground), a cool researcher (she travelled to Antarctica to study lichen), a cognitive bias (the end will please you) and fun stuff (a lot of it). Please enjoy.
Joram presents the Peak-End rule
- Zucchini photo from Tegan
- Bleak financial outlook for PhD students in Australia
- Mothers in academia face extra challenges during the pandemic: LINK 1; LINK 2
- Fish version of a liger: paddlefish and sturgeon make sturddlefish.
- Bioluminescence evolved 84 times, but not in humans
- Microplastics are found in fruit and veggie produce, two studies report
- Penguin poop studies, old and new, and a blog post on the matter
- Kyoto Aquarium maps out complicated relationship between penguins (and caretakers)
- All the ways the Hydroxychloroquine study was cr*p
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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
Until next time!