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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Science Writing, Science Teaching

Being a great science teacher is not so different from being a great science writer. You have to convince your audience to pay attention to you, rather than to the myriad other potential sources of entertainment and engagement out there...

May 4, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Big Open Lab Announcements!

First, the first couple of reviews of the 2010 anthology are now out: by Dr. Alistair Dove at Deep Sea News and by Ariel Carpenter at USC News.

April 23, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab Reviews #1: USC and DSN

The first two reviews (that I’m aware of) of this year’s edition of Open Lab have surfaced! First, USC ran a fantastic story on Open Lab and on my experiences with science blogging more generally...

April 18, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Smithsonian Channel Women in Science Contest Winner

A couple weeks ago, I asked readers to offer up some science blogs written by women. I wrote: Throughout the month of March, The Smithsonian Channel aired all-new original programming, exploring the scientific contributions of five female scientists: Elisabeth Blackburn, JoGayle Howard, Nan Hauser, Elisabeth Kalko, and Gudrun Pflueger...

April 16, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Baby Animals at the LA Zoo

I’ve been a bit remiss in posting much this week, mostly because I had to prep a guest lecture (from which I just returned, and it was awesome thankyouverymuch) on the Domestication of Social Cognition...

April 14, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Psychological Science on the Web

I’m working on putting together a resource sheet for various people (teachers, professors, graduate students, etc) that will help them find psychology-related resources on the web...

April 11, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Video of the Week: Baby Giraffe!

This newest addition to the Cincinnati Zoo, a female giraffe, was born last Saturday, April 2, 2011. She’s the first giraffe born at at the Cincinnati Zoo in 26 years.

April 8, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

From the Archives: Elephants Say Bee-Ware!

Given the recent elephant hunting scandal, I thought I’d repost this award-winning piece from the archives, on a very clever way to deter elephants from raiding human settlements.

April 4, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Quick Response To The GoDaddy Elephant Debacle

I was reading Christie’s excellent post (and you should too) on GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons’ elephant killing incident (is it too early to be calling this #ElephantGate?) Although I don’t know quite enough about what is going on in Zimbabwe, I tend to err on the side of not intentionally killing elephants because – as [...]..

April 3, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Smithsonian Channel Women in Science Contest

Throughout the month of March, The Smithsonian Channel aired all-new original programming, exploring the scientific contributions of five female scientists: Elisabeth Blackburn, JoGayle Howard, Nan Hauser, Elisabeth Kalko, and Gudrun Pflueger...

April 1, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman
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Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Solving the “Hard Problem”