Do birds shout at aeroplanes? How can scientists avoid cognitive bias? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of Dec 9 - Dec 15 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's pre-christmas edition of the best science news from around the world, delve into the toxic world of a Mexican cave-dwelling fish, and explore one of the biggest issues in the science communication world, hype. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
A sweeping analysis of nearly a million recordings from 48 national parks in the U.S. shows that birds vocalize more in the presence of airplane noise.
Credit: Caption: Malavika Vyawahare, Image: hedera.baltica via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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