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Engaging Undergrads with Wikipedia

Longtime science blog readers will certainly remember the popular cognitive psychology blog Cognitive Daily, written by Greta and Dave Munger, that had a fantastic five-year run at Scienceblogs...

November 21, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Sunday Photoblogging: Life On The Edge

In downtown San Diego, a group of harbor seals have made their home on a small beach protected behind a seawall. This beach gives them some protection against predation by the sharks that inhabit the waters off the coast of southern California...

November 20, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Sunday Photoblogging: Urban Jungle

We went out on Friday night in search of a parking structure from which Enrique Gutierrez and I could take some downtown architecture shots. We finally found one, drove up 7 stories to the roof, and then I spied a stairway near the elevator column...

November 13, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Book Review: How I Killed Pluto by Mike Brown

Mike Brown always wanted to discover a planet. On August 25, 2006, Mike Brown killed Pluto. Well, the truth is Pluto had been killed long before, but it wasn't until August 25 that the International Astronomical Union met, in Prague, to have the official vote...

November 3, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Real Life Werewolves? Dog Bites and Full Moons

Happy Halloween! I decided to revise and repost this piece from November 1, 2010, on dog bites, full moons, and confirmation bias. Click the archives icon to see the original post.

October 31, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Sunday Photoblogging: Crescent Moon and Sunset

A beautiful sunset with a sliver of a crescent moon, shot yesterday, October 29, 2011, at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. (Click to enlarge) Details: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon f2.8 24mm prime lens...

October 30, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Thoughtful Animal in Print! Of Flashmobs and Four Loko

If you're a subscriber of the Scientific American print magazine, you might have noticed a new feature in the Advances section recently - excerpts of recent posts from the blog network!In November's issue, you can find a version of my post about the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Four Loko - which you can also find online: Of Flashmobs and Four Loko...

October 26, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor's Selections: Funny Men and No-High Hemp

As Psychology and Neuroscience Editor for, I feature the best posts about peer-reviewed research in those areas each week. Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week...

October 25, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Book Review: Mireya Mayor's "Pink Boots and a Machete"

As a child - okay, even still as an adult - I couldn't get enough of adventure stories with animals at the center, whether in text or on the screen. Jack London's Call of the Wild comes to mind, or Disney's The Jungle Book...

October 24, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Sunday Photoblogging: Where To Focus?

The web is all atwitter with news of this new Lytro camera, wherein you do not have to "waste" any time deciding where your focus plane should be in your photo, because the entire thing can be in focus.According to the New York Times Gadgetwise Blog: When viewing a Lytro photograph on your computer, you can simply click your mouse on any point in the image and that area will come into focus...

October 23, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor's Selections: Nutrition, Pheromones, and Toe-Wiggling

Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week. Imagine you are alone on a desert island for one year and you can have water and one other food - and you have to choose on the basis of health (rather than, say, what you like)...

October 18, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Sunday Photoblogging: Wormhole

At some point the other night, I decided to experiment with rotating the camera while the shutter was still open. Mostly I got...junk. But a few of my experiments turned out pretty neat...

October 16, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman
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