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Friday, January 25, 2008

Journal Reading

can occasionally be really funny - who would expect to find the following gem in the venerable Physical Review E?

Vulnerability of a killer whale social network to disease outbreaks - art. no. 042901 Authors: Guimaraes, PR; de Menezes, MA; Baird, RW; Lusseau, D; Guimaraes, P; dos Reis, SF Source: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 76 (4): 2901-2901, Part 1; OCT 2007

When I find an article like that, I immediately stop reading and try to imagine what it could be about - especially simple here, because you can easily imagine a killer whale social get-together:

"Well, I heard she got it from Gustav - he always was one for the ladies, you know."
"No really? Gustav? But how could she do that to Jason? He was always faithful."
"Ha, thats what you think. He might never have waved a fin at you, but it was just last year that he made bubble-hearts for a girl, and I can assure you that it wasn't her!"
"Why you..."

Killer-whale cat fight follows...


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