Editor rating: 8 / 10Lesley Rogers –– This paper on snakes relates dentition asymmetry to asymmetry of the prey eaten.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Stephen Wratten –– vital work on amphibian movement dynamics
Editor rating: 7 / 10Shao-Chen Sun –– Introducing the use of the inhibitor with the oocyte model.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– A very thorough study on a highly unusual group of geckos.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– Despite the high importance and diversity of modern zooplankton, still comparatively little is known about plankton in the distant of the geological past. The authors report some of the oldest known fossil "clawed lobster" larvae. Mostly their presence is mostly inferred based on the phylogeny and fossil record of adult stages.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Keith Crandall –– As biodiversity is continuously threatened and negatively impacted, studies like this that not only describe the basic taxonomic units of biodiversity, but place that information in a rich, phylogenetic, ecological, morphological, and geographic setting are essential.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dunxian Tan –– This observation provides novel information in the field of ischemia/reperfusion protection
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dezene Huber –– Nicely written, concise, and complete. An article that exemplifies good scientific writing and communication.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Mario Negrello –– This article contains an insighful and thorough analysis of the physical constraints for encoding and the processing of information in polarized vision, and more specifically, in polarization opponency. This article is exemplary for the field of neural coding in that it covers multiple angles in the analysis with solid logics and deep appreciation for the biological phenomenon under study.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Hans-Dieter Sues –– Very interesting study with implications for the ontogeny of stem-mammals.
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Smithsonian Magazine: "New Species of Fish-Scaled Gecko Can (Literally) Jump Out of Its Skin"
New York Times: "Newly Discovered Gecko Escapes Danger Naked and Alive"
LA Times: "Fish-scale gecko in Madagascar evades predators by getting naked"
A new fish-scale gecko from Madagascar
National Geographic: "New Gecko Sheds Skin on Demand, Looks Like Raw Chicken"
The Telegraph: "Gecko strips completely naked to flee from attackers"
Gizmodo: "This Freaky Gecko Detaches Its Giant Scales to Escape Predators"
PBS Newshour: "This gecko rips off its own skin to escape predators"
BBC: "Gecko eludes foes with tearaway skin"
Popular Science: "This Newly Discovered Gecko can Literally Squirm Right Out of Its Skin"