What do final exams mean in a pandemic? [highlighted read]
Meat the man behind the thoughtful Steak-umm twitter account.
Bob May, who made so many lasting contributions to the field of ecology, died a few days ago. Here’s a very nice memorial from the Santa Fe Institute.
Why the coronavirus is so confusing [highlighted read]
The Chronicle of Higher Ed is maintaining a list of institutions that have announced plans for the Fall. (Even if these plans are vague, which is really the only reasonable option at this point, I think.)
My restaurant was my life for the past 20 years. Does the world need it anymore? [highlighted read]
I’ve been waiting for quite a while for this group at iDiv in Germany to publish this huge meta-analysis about insect decline. The short take is that yes, terrestrial insects are declining in general, though the drivers don’t appear to be global. I am curious who is picking up the dataset might approach it differently? I’m particularly interested in the role of industrialized agriculture, and I wonder what kinds of data found can be used to leverage this dataset to get at that?
I hope you have a safe and rejuvenating weekend.