The rest of the blogosphere is teeming with excitement over the Wolbachia paper (if you missed it, check it out in our latest roundup of Science), but at the Tree of Life blog, it has led Jonathan Eisen to start the new "Adaptationomics" award for scientists who "resort to silly adaptationist arguments for observations." Just finding something unexpected doesn't me

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

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