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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Where Did The Thoughtful Animal Go?

Where Did The Thoughtful Animal Go?

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve no doubt noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. While this blog isn’t dead, per se, it’s on an extended hibernation...

September 22, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Earlier this week I sat down with my friend Cara Santa Maria to chat on her excellent podcast, Talk Nerdy. The conversation was wide-ranging: we talked about the discovery of a new group of insects in which the females have what many are calling a “penis-like structure” (but which the researchers have labeled a gynosome), [...]..

April 23, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman

Are Pets Good for Kids?

People overwhelmingly believe that having pets is overall a good thing for children. Indeed, a 2003 paper by developmental psychologist Gail F.

April 17, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
Best of March, 2014

Best of March, 2014

March was a busy month! Here’s everything I wrote last month. Here on The Thoughtful Animal: Oil Pollution is Making Gulf Dolphins Sick Studying Contagious Yawning Might Help Us Build Better Societies The Turtle with Human Eyes When Animals Act Like People in Stories, Kids Can't Learn At Conservation Magazine’s Conservation This Week blog: Move [...]..

April 9, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
More Oarfish And This Time They’re Alive

More Oarfish And This Time They’re Alive

In October, two oarfish mysteriously washed up dead on beaches in Southern California. It’s unusual to find one intact oarfish carcass, so the fact that there were two within days of each other had scientists scratching their heads...

April 7, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
The Turtle with Human Eyes

The Turtle with Human Eyes

At first glance, most eyes look the same. There’s a small opening through which light passes. That light goes through the transparent liquid behind the lens and strikes the retina, a thin film of light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye...

March 19, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
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