Also: articles about women in science, economics as the most confusing subject, and risk-reward tradeoffs in grants
Mammal March Madness is about to return! The four divisions are Mighty Mini Mammals, Mythical Mammals (the photo seems to indicate unicorns will be a contender!), Critically Endangered Mammals, and Sexy Beasts. My 4-year-old knows what sugar gliders are thanks to last year’s MMM. She will be very excited to fill out a bracket again this year!
This is a great, accessible summary of the problem of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. I love the drawings!
More very impressive animal pancakes, including butterflies and sharks. (ht: David Shiffman)
SWEEET (the Symposium for Women Entering Ecology & Evolution Today) has a webpage listing recent peer-reviewed articles about women in science. This looks like a great resource! (ht: Susan Cheng)
Terry McGlynn has a great poll on the risk-reward tradeoff for grants. Go answer the poll. This is a really important conversation to be having right now.
From Jeremy (even though he’s traveling!):
Hoisted from the comments
In my post yesterday on how to learn new skills in R, I admitted that I want to download the stats- and R-knowledge from Ben Bolker’s brain. That prompted Noam Ross to come up with this excellent comment: