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Donors Choose Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Donors Choose Science Bloggers for Students campaign. Twenty-two readers from this humble blog donated a total of $524, affecting a total of 904 students!...

November 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab Update: Twenty Days Left!

Only twenty days left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! I’ve already started to contact potential judges for this year’s anthology...

November 11, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Book Review: Written in Stone (and on paper)

This week marked the release of Brian Switek’s (blog, twitter) first book, Written in Stone. I got my hands on a review copy a few weeks ago, and I have nothing but good things to say about it...

November 9, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

What Is Mental Illness? A Mini-Carnival

Welcome to the mental illness mini-carnival! Mental illness, or psychopathology, is a field riddled with controversy and it can be sometimes confusing to wade through all the uncertainty and conflicting data and opinions...

November 5, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Vaccination, Confirmation Bias, and Knowing Your Audience

“When men wish to construct or support a theory, how they torture facts into their service!” Even in 1852, psychologists like Charles Mackay, who wrote those words in his book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, were well aware of the dangers of confirmation bias...

November 4, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Remembering Yitzchak Rabin

I don’t often get too personal on this blog, but today is an important day. Fifteen years ago, Israeli Prime Minster Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated after speaking at a peace rally in Tel Aviv in Kikar Malchei Yisrael (now called Kikar Rabin)...

November 4, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab 2010: Only One Month Left to Submit!

There is only one month left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! I’ve already started to contact potential reviewers for this year’s anthology...

November 3, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Carnival of Evolution #29

Carnival of Evolution #29 is being hosted this month at Byte Size Biology. Click on the big green button for lots of evolutionary wonderfulness.

November 2, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Real Life Werewolves? Happy Halloween!

Shortly after the publication of this paper, Chapman received a short note from a local farmer: "Have you university types ever looked at whether dog bites happen more around the full moon?...

November 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Happy Halloween!

A nice video from our friends at BBC Earth: …although I’m not sure why some of the critters in there qualify as scary. In any case, have a Happy (and Safe!) Halloween!

October 31, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Forget Elephants; Sea Lions Never Forget!

Meet Rio. Rio is a California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus). She was born in captivity at Marine World in Northern California, and due to insufficient maternal care from her biological mother, she was transferred to the Long Marine Laboratory at UC Santa Cruz when she was just a few days old...

October 27, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor’s Selections: Scary Things and Classic Experiments

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. This was an awesome week for psychology and neuroscience blogging! I had a hard time picking just three or four, so here are six: Korsakoff’s Syndrome is a fascinating neuropsychiatric disorder marked by fantastic stories, told by patients, about things that have happened to them...

October 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Robot Lizard Push-ups

Have you ever been walking through the forest and thought to yourself, “Damn, its loud here…it’s really, really hard to hear anything anybody else is saying”?

October 25, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

TV Review: National Geographic Great Migrations

Last night, I was a guest of the National Geographic Channel at the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills for the United States premiere of Great Migrations, which airs internationally on Sunday, November 7...

October 22, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Elephant Seals and Donors Choose Update

Check out this awesome David Attenborough video: So far the readers of this fair blog have managed to fully fund two Donors Choose science education requests.

October 19, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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