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Science Blogging 101: Part 2 – The Audience

Part 2 of the n00b Science Blogging 101 series concerns the big questions of blogging: audience, purpose, and so on. You can find part 1 here, in which I discussed my own experiences with blogging to provide adequate context for this and the remaining posts in the series...

February 14, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Painstaking scientific research has identified seven dating tips that could boost your chances on Valentine’s Day … including shouting in his right ear and scaring him witless...

February 14, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Science Blogging 101: Part 1

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of speaking via Skype with Dan Simons‘s graduate-level science writing class. We talked about the ins and outs of academic blogging, and the nature and ecosystem of science communication online, and the students asked some terrific questions...

February 10, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor’s Selections: Death and Sex, Death and Football, Death and Chimpanzees

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Let’s start out with something particularly morbid (though potentially the best lede ever): “What effect do thoughts of death have on a typical person’s desire for sex?” This fascinating post by Christian Jarrett of BPS Research Digest asks, when is death an aphrodisiac?...

February 8, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

From the Annals of the Strange: Dog Telepathy

Most dog owners think that their dogs can tell what they’re thinking. Or at least, in some sense, they will insist that their pet pooches can sense their emotions, and respond accordingly...

February 7, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Bird Love? A Bald Eagle Visits the OC Zoo

It’s like a scene out of Romeo and Juliet, or perhaps the Rapunzel story. A wild bald eagle has taken up residence on a tree just adjacent to a bald eagle enclosure at the Orange County Zoo in Irvine, near Los Angeles...

January 31, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Ready, Set, Submit! Open Lab 2011

Production on Open Lab 2010 is proceeding apace, thanks to the valiant assistance of Blake Stacey. While we put the finishing touches on it, though, it is time to announce the sixth anthology.* The submission form for the 2011 edition of Open Lab is now open...

January 31, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Need A Date? Take A Cue From The Birds

What’s the best way for a lonely guy to get a date? If you’re a Splendid Fairy-Wren (Malurus splendens, native to Australia), your best bet might be to frighten the object of your affection...

January 26, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor’s Selections: Movies, Addiction, and Liking

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: A new post by Scicurious recommends, “If you’re trying to quit smoking, it’s best to stay away from movies or TV shows depicting smoking, which might induce craving and cause you to relapse.” Easier said than done, perhaps...

January 25, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

In the Wake of Science Online (#scio11): Using Prezi

The first proper session I attended at Science Online was I-wish-my-science-teachers-had-been-like Stacy Baker‘s workshop on Prezi. Despite some issues with the hotel wifi, it was a fantastic session, and I learned quite a bit...

January 19, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

In the Wake of Science Online (#scio11): Supporting New Bloggers

I’m not sure exactly how, but somewhere between the lemurs, the books, the dinners, and the ridiculously short sleep sessions that I encountered at Science Online, I managed to learn quite a bit from many of those science writers to whose level of awesomeness I aspire, and am consequently left with a handful of scattered [...]..

January 18, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab Cover!

Just now, attendees of Science Online 2011 are getting their #scio11 Swag Bags as they register and prepare for the Keynote. And in those swag bags are postcards revealing the cover of Open Lab!...

January 13, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Lemur Week: Numerical Cognition and Hidden Grapes

Behold! The second installment of the Science Online Lemur Cognition series. If you missed the first installment, you should check out the cyborg lemurs of the Duke Lemur Center.

January 12, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Lemur Week: Ringtailed Lemurs Look Where You’re Looking

In honor of Science Online, which begins on Thursday night, I will be writing about lemurs this week. Why lemurs? Because on Friday morning, as a part of Science Online, I will be taking a tour of the Duke Lemur Center...

January 10, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Announcing The Open Lab Finalists!

It’s here! After more than a month of reviewing, I am pleased to announce the list of posts that will be included in this year’s edition – the fifth – of The Open Laboratory!...

January 7, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman
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