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Rule #2: No Jeans

I have a confession to make. I would wear a pair of jeans any day over something more formal. I just find it more comfortable, and I maintain that you can look just as good in the right pair of jeans as in a pair of, for example, black slacks...

May 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

APS 2010 Starts Tomorrow!

So who is going to be at APS this week in Boston? I’ll be there for both the pre-conference teaching institute as well as the main conference.

May 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Whales, Dolphins, and Human Rights

The perspective that whales, dolphins, and other such marine mammals should be afforded “human rights” has surfaced again. I thought I’d revisit a post I wrote about this several months ago, from the archives, when this first hit the news after the AAAS conference in San Diego...

May 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Intern at the Dolphin Research Center

Want to get experience working with marine mammals? The Dolphin Research Center, in Grassy Key, Florida, is looking for interns for the Fall semester, and the deadline to apply is next week!...

May 25, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

OC Sea Lions Released Back Into The Wild

Four sea lions nicknamed Matti, Pablo, Apolo and Taite were recently found underweight and malnourished on beaches in Orange County. This morning, they were released back into the wild before a cheering crowd at Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach...

May 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra (Bacon Blog Wars Edition)

Figure 1: So what did everyone think of the Fringe season finale last night? I’ll tell you what I thought: J.J. Abrams can bite me. (image source) Okay, so maybe part of the reason I am so annoyed is because I’m kind of obsessed with Anna Torv’s character, and I’m pissed about that twist at [...]..

May 21, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Blogging in Academia: What Can It Do For You?

[Below is a longer, less edited version of an article I wrote for my department newsletter this month.] Is science blogging something that belongs to Science or to Journalism?

May 20, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Happy Birthday, Mom!

A song for Mom’s birthday. The best gift (by my own calculation) I ever gave my mother was a custom mousepad with an MRI image of my brain on it.

May 19, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Does Oral Sex Confer An Evolutionary Advantage? Evidence From Bats

Regular readers of this blog know that while I think studying animal cognition, behavior, and communication is (sometimes) fun and (always) interesting, the real importance – the why should I care about this – is because by understanding animals, we can attempt to learn more about ourselves...

May 19, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Tuesday Afternoon Jams

Two songs by Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute: First, Te Regalo: Second, Colgando En Tus Manos, with Spanish singer Marta Sanchez

May 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor’s Selections: Autism, ADHD, and Music

Fascinating Psychology and Neuroscience blogging as always this week. After several weeks behind me as Psych and Neuro Editor, I can confirm that is indeed really, really hard to just pick a few posts each week...

May 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Snakes on a Muppethugging Plane! (Monday Pets)

This past weekend, I was searching around the interwebz looking for something interesting to write about for Monday Pets. Lately, Monday Pets has been somewhat cat- and dog-heavy, so I was looking for something a bit different...

May 17, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

A Dedication

Before we get into the regular bloggy shenanigans this week, I would like to share some personal news. Those of you who have been regular readers have certainly read about my family’s dog, Argo...

May 17, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Saturday Morning Jams

No, I suppose you can never truly trust a killer whale. (h/t Dr. Isis)

May 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman


This video is awesome. h/t to Zen Faulkes

May 15, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

Figure 1: From the good folks at Fake Science, something particularly relevant for me, these last few weeks. Here’s a round-up for this week.

May 14, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Thursday Night Jams

This might be in my top 5 favorite songs, ever, in the history of songs. Long, but totally worth it. 30,000 Pounds of Bananas, by Harry Chapin.

May 14, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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