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.
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.
Editor’s Selections: Moral Disgust, Experimental Controls, Smoking Addiction, and another DSM-5 Proposal
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. Snacking on fertilized duck eggs features prominently in the first editor’s selection for this week.
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.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. You’re running down a corridor in a castle that’s under attack by terrorists.
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.
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...
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...
“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.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. The first selection this week comes from Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles.
Human infants have one important job during the first years of life, and that is to learn about the world and their culture from their parents and other caregivers.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. Are you an inattentive superhero? Bradley Voytek thinks so, and explains why in this fantastic post at Oscillatory Thoughts...
My latest piece for LAist just went up: Retail therapy: It’s the answer for almost any problem. Girlfriend broke up with you? Didn’t get that promotion?
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...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. What can the spinal cord teach us about learning and memory? A lot, it seems.
What is learning? Most psychologists (indeed, most people in general) would agree that learning is the acquisition of new knowledge, or new behaviors, or new skills.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. To start with, is there anything that might help with exposure therapy for specific phobias?
Perseverating on Perseverative Error: What Does The “A-not-B Error” Really Tell Us About Infant Cognition?
There’s a very well-known experiment in developmental psychology called the “A-not-B task.” The experiment goes something like this: you, the experimenter, are seated opposite a human infant...
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.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: To start things off, Krystal D’Costa of Anthropology in Practice discusses the science of women’s shoes...