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Stories by 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


If this doesn’t tug on the heartstrings, at least a little bit, you may not be quite human. As with yesterday’s post, I don’t know where this came from or who wrote it...

January 5, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

A Day in the Life… (of a dog. or a cat.)

I’m not sure where this is from, or who made it (if you do, though, please let me know so I can give it proper attribution). But I think its hilarious and awesome.

January 4, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Happy New Year!

Even though I’m on a mini-blogcation (owing to my temporary residence in the Cave of Open Lab), I’d like to take a moment to wish all of my readers and friends across the blogosphere, a very Happy New Year...

December 31, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Greetings from the Cave of Open Lab™!

I’m still here, I swear. Most of the time I’d normally devote to writing blog posts has been spent in the Cave of Open Lab™, the last couple weeks.

December 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

An Archival Treasure: Singing Mice?

Sometimes, when trolling through your institution’s journal subscriptions online, you wander into a treasure trove. I happened upon such a treasure trove recently: the Journal of Animal Behavior, which was published for just six years, between 1911 and 1916...

December 13, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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