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7 Questions with… Zen Faulkes

Here at Thoughtful Animal headquarters, we are conducting series of seven-question interviews with people who are doing or have done animal research of all kinds – biomedical, behavioral, cognitive, and so forth...

July 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Zedonk!

I’m not going to create a new category for this creature, because I never expect to blog about these critters again. At least it’s clear that she’s a mammal.

July 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

The Grades Your Grades Could Be Like

BYU students made a spoof of the Old Spice ads, about studying. Did you know that eight out of five dentists say that studying in the library is six bajillion times more effective than studying in your shower?...

July 28, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

This blog needs a logo

Like the headline says. I’ve been thinking about setting up a schwag shoppe, and so I’m going to need a logo. So I’m turning to you, my brilliant readers who (I hope) are far more photoshop-proficient than I am...

July 27, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor’s Selections: Methods FAIL, Empathic Robots, Gorilla Tag, and MDMA for PTSD

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: EcoPhysioMichelle explains a giant methods FAIL on a recent paper that “claims that women who are approaching menopause become ‘more willing to engage in a variety of sexual activities to capitalize on their remaining childbearing years.’” NeuroKuz wonders, “Is it really possible to empathize with [...]..

July 27, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Monkeying Around

This is a tamarind: The fruit pulp is edible and popular. The hard green pulp of a young fruit is considered by many to be too sour and acidic, but is often used as a component of savory dishes, as a pickling agent or as a means of making certain poisonous yams in Ghana safe [...]..

July 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

A horse is a horse, of course of course

In general, the ability to attribute attention to others seems important: it allows an animal to notice the presence of other individuals (whether conspecifics, prey, or predators) as well as important locations or events by following the body orientation or eyegaze of others...

July 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Write a Science Poem

PZ Myers tipped me off to a science poetry contest: Dr. Charles is having a Poetry Contest, with wonderful prizes to be awarded to the winner with the best poem about “experiencing, practicing, or reflecting upon a medical, scientific, or health-related matter.” Rules, details, and submission guidelines here...

July 25, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

The Vision of Scienceblogs

Did you know that Scienceblogs has a vision statement? It might be hard to find. You have to scroll alllllllll the way down to the very bottom of any page on the network, and click About Scienceblogs...

July 23, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab 2010!

So this year, super science blogger Ben Young Landis was supposed to be guest editor for Open Lab, but alas, he has gotten a new job and will be moving and will no longer be able.

July 23, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

What Do I, As A Blogger, Want From A Network?

There’s been lots of talk lately about the future of science blogging, in general, and the purpose and nature of blogging communities or networks, more specifically.

July 20, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Mickey Feels Your Pain (In His Brain)

From the archives… Figure 1: Does Mickey feel empathy? It probably depends on how you define empathy. Empathy, by any definition, implies emotional sensitivity to the affective state of another...

July 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Dogs on the ‘Net

Only a few minutes today to get out a few interesting links, because I’m busy writing up an IACUC proposal. First, a post on dogs from one of the Psychology Today blogs.

July 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Contagious Yawn!

It’s been a pretty long stressful week around here, and not just because of Pepsipocalypse and the resulting fallout. But, well, I’m back, and I have an awesome paper to tell you about...

July 14, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Still here, for now

Well, well, well. After spending the day dismantling and rebuilding my lab (which, to my slight surprise, was actually super fun), I return to some good news (relative to the bad news that’s been flying around here over the last couple days)...

July 8, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Further Sugary Carbonated Thoughts

Dudes, I don’t even drink soda. Of any kind. Ever. Seriously, though, I’m saddened by the loss of several of my sciblings. Many of them are individuals who I consider role models, and look up to...

July 7, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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End of Summer Sale

End of Summer Sale