“Julia loves raspberries” and “Lynne loves ketchup” were the first in our series of celebrations of solicitation bots. We receive many varieties of an all-too-frequent kind of “hey editor” solicitation. Here’s another from the growing collection: Hi There, I hope everything is going well on your end :) I am Kate, and I’m on the […]
A possible breakthrough in understanding the relation, if any, between hydration and water: “Hydration level is an internal variable for computing motivation to obtain water rewards in monkeys,” Takafumi Minamimoto, Hiroshi Yamada, Yukiko Hori and Tetsuya Suhara [pictured here], Experimental Brain Research, epub 2012.
A new appreciation of how beetles appreciate fluids: “Female Callosobruchus Maculatus Mate When They are Thirsty: Resource-rich Ejaculates as Mating Effort in a Beetle,” Martin Edvardsson, Animal Behaviour, vol. 74, no. 2, August 2007, pp. 183-8. (Thanks to Kit Howard for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at Uppsala University and the University of […]