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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

The LOLzombies of ScienceBlogs

Upon waking up this morning, my sciblings and I discovered that many of us had become zombies. What else could I do but capitalize on an internet meme, in between snacking on brains and flesh?...

July 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Zombies Ate My Brain! (and other tales)

Imagine with me, for a moment, that the zombie invasion has begun. You try to escape, but the zombies are just too much to handle. You can’t run fast enough.

July 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Ask a Scienceblogger: Sensation and Perception Basics

There are some great questions coming in to Ask a Scienceblogger! If you (or your kids?) have a question you want answered by a scienceblogger drop by Page 3.14 (the blog of the SB overlordz) and leave your question in the comments on this post...

June 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

What I’m Listening To

Sapri Li Ahuva (Tell me, beloved) by one of my fave Israeli singers, Dindin Aviv. For those who don’t understand Hebrew, here is a transliteration (courtesy hebrewsongs.com): Tell me beloved, with your beautiful eyes What does your heart desire?...

June 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Feeling Stupid Is Important!

One of my scientific heroes, Richard Feynman, explains confusion and stupidity: Albert Einstein said: “If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called Research.” If you’re going to be doing research, you better be comfortable with feeling stupid...

June 29, 2010 — 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
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