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Seven Questions….with Yours Truly

Last week, my SciBling Jason Goldman interviewed me for his blog. The questions were not so much about blogging, journalism, Open Access and PLoS (except a little bit at the end) but more about science – how I got into it, what are my grad school experiences, what I think about doing research on animals,…

Are Zombies nocturnal?

Blame ‘Night of the Living Dead’ for this, but many people mistakenly think that zombies are nocturnal, going around their business of walking around town with stilted gaits, looking for people whose brains they can eat, only at night. You think you are safe during the day? You are dangerously wrong! Zombies are on the…

As this is a Zombie Day on scienceblogs.com, here is a re-post of one of my old post about one of the coolest parasites ever (from February 04, 2006): I am quite surprised that Carl Zimmer, in research for his book Parasite Rex, did not encounter the fascinating case of the Ampulex compressa (Emerald Cockroach…

The Primal Power of Play (video)

Going Mad The American Way

New podcast and forum at PRI World Science: Listen to a story by reporter Laura Starecheski, followed by our interview with Ethan Watters. Our guest in the Science Forum is journalist Ethan Watters. His latest book is Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche. “America is homogenizing the way the world goes mad,”…

Rubber hand illusion (video)

Brain-Computer Interface (video)

From Science in Seconds :

Whenever I read a paper from Karl-Arne Stokkan’s lab, and I have read every one of them, no matter how dense the scientese language I always start imagining them running around the cold, dark Arctic, wielding enormous butterfly nets, looking for and catching reindeer (or ptarmigans, whichever animal the paper is about) to do their…

Listen to the podcast, post comments, ask questions – the new forum is now live and will go on for the next week: How the Hidden Brain Controls Our Lives We like to think of ourselves as conscious, rational beings. But human behavior is largely driven by unconscious attitudes. These attitudes reside in the deep…

The application deadline for the NESCent blogging competition and travel award to ScienceOnline2010 is December 1, 2009. So hurry up – see the contest conditions and entries so far and meet the judges. So, hurry up. Write (or choose an existing) post in the area of evolutionary biology and send it in. Two lucky winners…