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In this media digest: Swordtail mating rituals, pedestrian rage and much more.

Gil Rosenthal and colleagues published a manuscript entitled, Tactical Release of a Sexually-Selected Pheromone in a Swordtail Fish. The publication received media coverage from: US News & World Report, Futurity, Sify, Red Orbit and Yahoo! India News. The image in this post depicts the courting ritual in a closely related species, X. malinche, photographed by Dr. Gil Rosenthal while in their natural habitat in the Rio Claro, state of Hidalgo, Mexico.

The Walking Behaviour of Pedestrian Social Groups and Its Impact on Crowd Dynamics by Mehdi Moussaïd and colleagues received coverage from the Wall Street Journal.

Anders Pape Møller, Andea Bonisoli-Alquati, Geir Rudolfsen and Timothy Mousseau recently published a paper entitled, Chernobyl Birds Have Smaller Brains.  The paper received coverage from the BBC, Discovery News and Nuclear Engineering International.

Division of Labor Associated with Brood Rearing in the Honey Bee: How Does It Translate to Colony Fitness? by Ramesh Sagili, Tanya Pankiw and Bradley Metz received coverage from Red Orbit and Science Blog.

Richard Chi and Allan Snyder received a lot of media coverage on their paper, Facilitate Insight by Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation.  Coverage included: AFP, msnbc, Tehran Times and Gizmodo Australia to name a few.

Sea Louse Infection of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon in Relation to Marine Salmon Farms on Canada’s West Coast, by Michael Price and colleagues received media attention from: Pacific Free Press, Environment News Service, Conservation Magazine, CBC and FIS Canada World News

Predicted Impact of Barriers to Migration on the Serengeti Wildebeest Population, by Ricardo Holdo et al. was covered by: Mongabay, Care 2 and National Post.

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