First, just a link a brief comment on a good blog and all-round good website : http://theconversation.com/stupid-science-funding-decisions-australias-not-the-only-dunce-14087. I really enjoy the articles on this website, well written and informative. This particular blog is pointing out the funding crisis in science at the moment, and the wisdom of funding science with no direct application (which in the past have produced such awesome things as number theory, FFT and the internet).
The second link I wanted to post was to a paper just out in Hormones and Behaviour, by Noguera, Kim and Velando:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0018506X13000962. As my research focuses on begging I thought this paper was a great example of how parent-offspring conflict and sexual conflict interact. They found that by increasing the testosterone in gull eggs (which is maternally derived), that a begging component that influenced male provisioning was affected. Also chick body mass was influenced by the number of paternal feeds. The results suggest a way that females could manipulate male provisioning. I love science!