Monthly Archives: August 2015

Why do zebras have stripes?

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According to research published in Frontiers in Zoology today, stripes might not offer animals such as zebras the protection from predators that was previously thought. So why do zebras have stripes? Anna Hughes, co-author on the new paper, explains what current research tells us, as well as what it doesn’t…


What is wrong with this picture?

In a new editorial series, the editors of BMC Biology explore how figures and illustrations can mislead. Here, Emma explains how well-designed figures contribute to reproducibility, and how the series fits in with the launch of BioMed Central’s Minimum Standards of Reporting Checklist.

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