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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

OK Go Meets Animal

The science-loving band OK Go (whose newest video messes with time perception) has another hilarious video out there. Not a music video, mind you.

June 28, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Pets: Cold Blooded Cognition

She: “What are you writing about?” Me: “Cognition in cold-blooded animals.” She: “Hot.” Most people who study cognition focus on mammals or birds.

June 28, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Baby Mountain Lions!

Figure 1: Mountain lion kitten. From my good friends at LAist: Since 2002, biologists having been tracking and studying the movements of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains, Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains to better understand how they live surrounded by development...

June 27, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

What I’m Listening To

Drove down PCH with a friend on Friday night blasting this song just as the moon was rising above the horizon. Fantastic. Alejandro – Lady Gaga

June 27, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

7 Questions with… Bora Zivkovic

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

June 25, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Self-Recognition in Cats?

Do cats have self recognition? This video suggests they might not, at least in terms of passing the mirror recognition task. But, well, this isn’t really the mirror recognition task...

June 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Want A Pet Fox?

You can have a pet domesticated fox of your very own – from the Russian fox farm I’ve previously written about – for the low low price of just $5,950.

June 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Music While Doing Science – Part 1

Last week, I asked on twitter, and then on the blog, about peoples’ preferences for listening to music while doing various types of sciencey work, and conducted an informal survey...

June 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Chimpanzee Curiosity (Video)

The awesome videos just keep on coming. Check out this one from National Geographic. A juvenile chimp and her mother set out to do some fishing for termites in Congo’s Goualougo Triangle, but the juvenile spots something interesting – an apparently not-so-well hidden camera – and investigates...

June 23, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Aliens in our Midst

Well, sort of. Ready for the new SETI blog here at Scienceblogs? They launched today. I don’t know if we have to look to the skies to find aliens.

June 23, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Molting Crabs

This is just cool. No behavior, no cognition, no neuroscience. Just animal awesomeness. Amazing time-lapse video of a twelve-foot spider crab molting.

June 22, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

New Sciblings, Book Club, and More

Lots of new things to tell you about. First, SB has reinvigorated the ScienceBlogs Book Club. The first book being discussed is “Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service” by Mark Pendergrast, who is participating in the book club himself, and already has a post up...

June 22, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Pets: Caring For Babies and Pets

Happy Father’s Day, everyone! I spent a lot of time today thinking back to why I started blogging in the first place, while I was at my parents house doing the other-than-science things that I love to do: playing with the dog, cooking, gardening...

June 21, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

Figure 1: Another gem from the good folks at Fake Science. Here is this week’s round-up of particularly awesome reading material:

June 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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