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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

Reaching The Next Generation with Open Lab

Earlier this week, friend-of-the-blog and Open Lab 2010 finalist Stephen Curry tweeted this picture, with the caption “Reaching the next generation with #openlab” This is why I do what I do...

March 31, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

So I Was Interviewed…

…For a feature article in this week’s Nature on how scientists go about developing and managing online personas. You can check out the article – for free – here.

March 30, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Haven’t Gotten Your Copy of Open Lab Yet? It’s On Sale!

In case you haven’t procured your copy of Open Lab yet, you might consider taking advantage of a Lulu site-wide sale. If you place an order by March 31, and enter the discount code SPLISH305, you can get 20% off, up to $100...

March 30, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Digitizing Jane Goodall’s Legacy at Duke

A new piece by me today at the Scientific American Guest Blog, on some exciting news from the Jane Goodall Institute and Duke University: Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1960 – the same year that a US satellite snapped the first photo of the Earth from space, the same year that the CERN [...]..

March 28, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Digitizing Jane Goodall's legacy at Duke

Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1960--the same year that a U.S. satellite snapped the first photo of the Earth from space, the same year that the CERN particle accelerator became operational, the same year that the Beatles got their name--a 26-year-old Jane Goodall got on a plane in London and went for the first time to Gombe Stream Game Reserve, in Tanzania...

March 28, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab on your e-Reader

Many people have inquired as to whether there is or will be an e-reader version of Open Lab. The short answer is: yes. But because of various technological constraints, the only e-book format available is PDF, and its already available...

March 22, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Impact of the Japan earthquake and tsunami on animals and environment

I’ve got a new piece over at the Scientific American Guest Blog: On Friday, March 11, Japan was rocked by an earthquake. People were displaced, a nuclear reactor was in trouble, and the world watched as a tsunami flooded Japan, threatened the islands of the Pacific, and ultimately hit the western coasts of North and [...]..

March 22, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman


You kept submitting your posts all year long and watching, every Monday, to see which other posts were also entered. Then we closed the submission form.

March 21, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Video of the Week: Running with Wolves

Via the Smithsonian Channel: Gudrun Pflueger, first seen in A Woman Among Wolves, returns to wolf country after a grueling and terrifying bout with cancer.

March 18, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

n00b Science Blogging 101: Part 3 – Blogging in Grad School

Welcome to part 3 of the Science Blogging 101 series. You can find part 1 here, in which I discussed my own experiences with blogging, and part 2 here, which I discussed some of the big questions regarding audience, purpose, and so forth...

March 15, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman
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