28 04 2014

Not again!

Such a lovely MS, but apparently hard to place.
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Next options: PLOS One (still high impact, despite a recent fall, but I’d need to muster up the $1700 publication fee; time to start busking?) or AABS (lower impact, but free and decent enough).





Science and spin

27 04 2014

Nice find from Jamie: click here for the whole cartoon.

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Artistic mink nests

27 04 2014

Presentation1For Chapter 4 of her thesis (on maternal care), Maria needed a figure to illustrate her nest-scoring scheme, and had the inspired idea of asking her artistic friend  Iñigo for an illustration.

Here is what he did: not your average boring science figure, that’s for sure!




Times Becky wishes she was a cat

27 04 2014

While Becky waited anxiously for her Skype interview with UCDavis on Friday, her housemate Sam was blissfully oblivious to anything stressful….Sam

Last mice adopted

24 04 2014

Someone took the last two cages of DBAs at the weekend: that’s all 30 surplus mice safety adopted out to good homes now. 

Czech deer still avoid the Iron Curtain

24 04 2014

Interesting story from the Beeb yesterday: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27129727

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Uncooperative … or misunderstood?

23 04 2014

Great find on cat research from Becky (who visited from BC last week to have a nice lunch with everyone at the Delta, and hear a mink talk by OMAFRA’s Brian Tapscott).

Reading this article makes me wonder what idiot would ever take a cat to a lab and expect them to be OK? They need to be tested at home, and the reinforcer needs to be boxes.

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