Biology

Articles:
379 Discovery of a body-wide photosensory array that matures in an adult-like animal and mediates eye–brain-independent movement and arousal.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/20/e2021426118

378 Extreme altitudes during diurnal flights in a nocturnal songbird migrant.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6542/646

377 Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03451-0

376 Platypus and echidna genomes reveal mammalian biology and evolution.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-03039-0

375 The island rule explains consistent patterns of body size evolution in terrestrial vertebrates.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-021-01426-y

374 A deadly toxin that kills bald eagles originated from an environmental interaction between an invasive plant, a cyanobacterium, and bromide.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6536/eaax9050

373 Dung beetles as vertebrate samplers – a test of high throughput analysis of dung beetle iDNA.
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.10.430568v1.article-info

372 Snaps of a tiny amphipod push the boundary of ultrafast, repeatable movement.
https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)31877-7

371 Do marmosets understand others’ conversations? A thermography approach.
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/6/eabc8790

370 Self-organized biotectonics of termite nests.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/5/e2006985118

369 Nonlinear elasticity and damping govern ultrafast dynamics in click beetles.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/5/e2014569118

368 How spiders hunt heavy prey: the tangle web as a pulley and spider's lifting mechanics observed and quantified in the laboratory.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2020.0907

367 Cultural transmission of vocal dialect in the naked mole-rat.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6528/503

366 The characteristic response of domestic cats to plant iridoids allows them to gain chemical defense against mosquitoes.
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/4/eabd9135

365 Fruiting body form, not nutritional mode, is the major driver of diversification in mushroom-forming fungi.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/51/32528

364 Infectious disease and sickness behaviour: tumour progression affects interaction patterns and social network structure in wild Tasmanian devils.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2020.2454

363 Communication hubs of an asocial cat are the source of a human–carnivore conflict and key to its solution.
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/12/01/2002487117

362 Why wild giant pandas frequently roll in horse manure.
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/12/01/2004640117

361 Transcontinental 2200 km migration of a Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii) across Europe.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/mamm/ahead-of-print/article-10.1515-mammalia-2020-0069/article-10.1515-mammalia-2020-0069.xml

360 Reductions in noise pollution during the pandemic shutdown allowed for more effective song production in white-crowned sparrows.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6516/575

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