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Stories by 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

Monday Evening Hilarity

First, this dude is hilarious: Then, get this, once the baby gets to be about, say, baby-sized, it has to come out. At this point, it’s WAY bigger than the orifice that lets it out...

April 20, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Sunday Night Jams

Didn’t mean to put post two CSN(Y) jams in a row, but apparently this has been a CSN weekend.

April 19, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Psychology Is Not Intuitive. k?

What is science? Fundamentally, science is a process of hypothesis-testing. Scientists observe phenomena, propose hypotheses to explain or account for some observed phenomenon, and design experiments to test those hypotheses...

April 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Are E-Readers Value-Added?

A recent paper from the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy came across my desktop yesterday called e-Reading and e-Responding: New Tools for the Next Generation of Readers.

April 17, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Friday Afternoon Jams

Music for Brainvoyaging: Crosby, Stills, and Nash – Daylight Again. Filmed live in 1982 at L.A.’s Universal Amphitheater

April 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

Figure 1: The Borg isn’t so bad, after all. Blog News: What a fantastic first week in the Borg ScienceBlogs. Welcome, again, to all the new readers.

April 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

What Is Beauty? Your Kids’ Newest Art Critic

Do animals create art? So far, this seems a uniquely human ability. But do animals have a sense of the aesthetically pleasing? What about the ability to judge and critique art?

April 15, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

New Scibling

I have a new Scibling! I only got to retain the title of newest blog here for about 24 hours, because yesterday Alex Wild’s blog, Myrmecos, was assimilated into the Borg.

April 15, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Wednesday Morning Jams

Rarely does country music make me wish youtube had an auto-repeat function. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum. Live at the 2009 Country Music Awards.

April 14, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Photoshop Anyone?

Any artists out there? As my Photoshop skills leave something to be desired, I am opening up a contest for any reader who would like to send me ideas for banners, as well as a square logo, for the Thoughtful Animal...

April 13, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Pets: Biological Evidence That Dog is Man’s Best Friend

The party isn’t over yet! Here’s another helping of Monday Pets. Enjoy! Wild Dog crawled into the Cave and laid his head on the Woman’s lap… And the Woman said, “His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend.” –Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling...

April 12, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Welcome!

Welcome to the new home for The Thoughtful Animal! The main focus of this blog is animal cognition. Animals do some pretty cool things, and there are some clever ways for figuring out how an animal thinks...

April 12, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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