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Figure 1: Research Sausage indeed. (Source)

Bloggy News:

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Speaking of which, did you miss my Psychology and Neuroscience Editor’s Selections at ResearchBlogging.org? Here you go again.

Things that I didn’t get around to blogging or tweeting:

Dr. Free-ride writes about the budgetary issues facing the Cal State system. Seems like a situation with no good options.

A beached grey whale’s stomach was full of newly eaten Puget Sound trash. Pretty gross. It’s not clear if the trash is what killed the whale, but even if not…bad, bad times. (h/t @kzelnio)

Eric Michael Johnson of The Primate Diaries has an interesting post about about recent research on fairness in chimpanzees. I think the research leaves something to be desired (and I may very well have a blog post of my own addressing some of these issues soon), but in the meantime, EMJ gives us some tasty food for thought.

Finally, a little housekeeping:

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