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Carnival of the Blue #36

Carnival of the Blue 36 is up at Observations of a Nerd! Carnival of the Blue includes all things wet and salty, and there are some interesting offerings this month, so go check it out!

May 4, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Pets: Where Did Cats Come From?

Why were cats domesticated in the first place? And how? Given their relatively poor ability to socially engage with humans, it isn't exactly clear why or how they were domesticated, or how they came to play such a significant role in human culture...

May 3, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Name That Scibling

I’ve got some pretty talented sciblings. Sure, they’re all talented scientists or writers, or both. But, did you know there are some additional talents around here?

May 2, 2010 — 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
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