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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Welcome to The Thoughtful Animal!

Welcome to new and old readers alike to The Thoughtful Animal , version 2.0!I'm extremely thrilled to be one of the inaugural bloggers on the new Scientific American Blogging Network ...

July 5, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Photoblogging: Before and After

This weekend saw a trip to the boardwalk and beach in Santa Monica. There are often sailboats out on weekends, and I was hoping to get some good shots with my new telephoto zoom lens.

July 4, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Google+ for the Blogger and Researcher

I’m on Google+. After a couple days of playing with it, I haven’t quite identified what it is for, or at least how I’m going to use it differently from twitter or facebook, but so far I am generally impressed – it’s easy, intuitive, and fast...

July 2, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Photoblogging: Old LA Zoo

The LA Zoo wasn’t always in as nice a facility as it is now. The “old” LA zoo was built in 1912 and was in use until 1965, when it moved to its current location just a couple miles away in a different area of Griffith Park...

June 27, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Fido Might Not Know What You Do and Do Not See

You’ve probably had a conversation that goes something like this: Person A: “My dog is sooooo amazing!” You: “I mean, dogs are awesome and all, but what’s so amazing about this particular dog?” Person A: “He just understands me...

June 16, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Some Photos From My Travels

Hopefully this here blog will get back into the regular rhythm of posting in a few days. Until then, enjoy these photos from Oakland, Portland, and Seattle.

June 8, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

3 Quarks Daily Prize in Science: Time to Vote!

Why write again what Bora has already written? The great science blog 3 Quarks Daily has announced the voting for it’s third annual prize for the best science writing on blogs.

June 7, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Your Lion Eyes

I was traveling last week, and I’m traveling again this week, so the posting is fairly sparse around here at least until after the weekend.

June 2, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Poking at the Universe

Is this a difference in kind or in degree? Image: The earth comes into view just below Endeavour, as it undocks from the International Space Station.

May 30, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Curious About Curiosity: The Next Mars Rover

Earlier this month, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California had its annual two-day open house. For a laboratory complex that has the same acreage as Disneyland, it was just as crowded as the House of Mouse on a busy summer day...

May 25, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

3rd Annual 3 Quarks Daily Prize in Science

The always-fantastic blog 3 Quarks Daily has opened up nominations for its third annual prize in science blogging. This year, the contest will be judged by Lisa Randall, and there will be three winners...

May 23, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

What is Mental Illness? Book Review at WIRED

“Nearly 50 percent of Americans have been mentally ill at some point in their lives, and more than a quarter have suffered from mental illness in the past twelve months.

May 18, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman
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