At least according to new research from Exeter University. According to a study conducted by the university's Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB), not only do they not steal shiny objects, they're afraid of them.Read more...
On September 3, the U.S. Wilderness Act turns 50 years old. The law’s call to protect places “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man” has always been poignant, and our enthusiasm for trammeling seems greater every year. So the Wilderness Act’s half-century mark has occasioned a great deal of handwringing. Does wilderness […]
[This is the original, unedited text of my shorter, tighter (and I think actually better) News & Views piece for Nature, on the paper described below) Ambitious experimental and morphological studies of a modern fish show how a flexible phenotype may have helped early “fishapods” to make the long transition from finned aquatic animals into […]
The sensing matrices in Uncertainty Quantification are very structured and so it is sometimes difficult to use solvers relying on gaussian measurement matrices and one wonders if solvers different from L1 could be contemplated in light of the recent SwAMP thing. Anyway, today's paper investigate in a deep fashion this subject. Let us note the use of phase transition as a comparison tool, great !Compressive Sampling of Polynomial Chaos Expansions: Convergence Analysis and Sampling
Well, it’s a couple of weeks late, but Carnival of Evolution #74 is now out. Our contribution was Craig Benkman’s fascinating post about “A small mammal with an outsized impact”. With more than 500 views already, it’s one of our most popular posts ever, and deservedly so. So if you haven’t read it, check it out! There are lots of other goodies in the carnival; I was very interested in the discussion of ring species by Jerry Coyne, for […]