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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Carnival of Evolution #23!!

The 2010 May edition of our beloved Carnival of Evolution is up today on the official blog for Springer Verlag’s journal, Evolution: Education and Outreach.

May 2, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Friday Night Jams

A few Israeli selections for tonight. ???? ???? ?? ?????? – Haruach Teshaneh et Kivunah Lyricist: Astar Shamir Composer: Uri Zach Singer: Harel Skaat ???

May 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

h/t to Dr. Isis for this awesome video. Did you miss my Psychology and Neuroscience Editor’s Selections at Here you go again.

April 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Outstanding Research Poster Award

Yesterday, at our department’s end-of-the-year party, I was informed that I was one of two winners this year of the Outstanding Research Poster Award.

April 29, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Elephants Say “Bee-ware!”

What information is contained in the call of a mammal? Some calls might reflect the internal emotional state of the animal, like fear or anxiety, or they can refer to an external object, agent, or event, like the presence of a predator...

April 29, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Who Moved My Garden? Spatial Learning in the Octopus

Say you’re visiting Los Angeles and you have a sudden craving for Chinese food. Since you are only visiting, you might not be aware that nothing is open past, like, 10pm (not even coffee houses), but you get in your rental car and go driving around in search of your Chinese feast anyway...

April 28, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman


“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all” –Harriet van Horne Science, too, I think.

April 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Sunday Night Jams

For when you have those late night pre-data-collection-week science crazies. Yafyufa (English: The Prettiest), by Eyal Golan.

April 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Whale Poop

Earlier this week we talked about how to use whale snot for science. I especially enjoyed blog bff Scicurious‘s take on the study: Budgetary requirement: $5000 for series of expensive remote control helicopters...

April 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

Figure 1: Research Sausage indeed. (Source) Bloggy News:

April 23, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

In Case There Was Any Doubt

Animals dream, too! It’s definitely not a seizure, and it’s definitely not random motor actions. Those actions are totally coordinated.

April 21, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Whale Snot

The question is: what do you use to study the health of whales in the wild? The answer is: not what you’d think. Unlike smaller sea mammals like seals or sea lions, it is very hard to obtain blood samples from whales without first killing them...

April 21, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Intelligence, Cancer, and Eyjafjallaj

This seems to have become unofficial volcano week, here at ScienceBlogs. If you haven’t been following the coverage of the Eyjafjallaj

April 21, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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