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I’ve got a new piece over at the Scientific American Guest Blog: On Friday, March 11, Japan was rocked by an earthquake. People were displaced, a nuclear reactor was in trouble, and the world watched as a tsunami flooded Japan, threatened the islands of the Pacific, and ultimately hit the western coasts of North and…

Check out this awesome David Attenborough video: So far the readers of this fair blog have managed to fully fund two Donors Choose science education requests. We can do better. Do you like the stuff that you read here? Do you like David Attenborough? Consider donating to this project. Mr. T teaches at a “high…

Here at The Thoughtful Animal, we are conducting series of seven-question interviews with people who are doing or have done animal research of all kinds – biomedical, behavioral, cognitive, and so forth. Interested in how animal research is conducted, or why animal research is important? Think you might want to do some animal research of…

BBC Life Is “Coral Reefs”

Figure 1: Deep sea coral. Click to awesomely embiggen! Another awesome exclusive video from our friends over at BBC Life Is. This month, the theme is corals, and the video (behind the fold, since it takes up a decent amount of bandwidth) features an interesting new attempt in Fiji to restore coral reefs.

This post considering the evolutionary origins of numerical cognition, specifically in terms of the approximation of large numbers, is meant as a companion to this week’s series on the developmental origins of numerical cognition and developmental dyscalculia, at Child’s Play. What are the origins of number representation in the mind? Are there any innate building…

Here at Thoughtful Animal headquarters, we are conducting series of seven-question interviews with people who are doing or have done animal research of all kinds – biomedical, behavioral, cognitive, and so forth. Interested in how animal research is conducted, or why animal research is important? Think you might want to do some animal research of…

Aliens in our Midst

Well, sort of. Ready for the new SETI blog here at Scienceblogs? They launched today. I don’t know if we have to look to the skies to find aliens. We’ve got some pretty strange terrestrial life around here: (via @sfriedscientist of Southern Fried Science)

Molting Crabs

This is just cool. No behavior, no cognition, no neuroscience. Just animal awesomeness. Amazing time-lapse video of a twelve-foot spider crab molting. Watch til the end. From Neatorama, via @kzelnio (of Deep Sea News)

Figure 1: Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias. I saw this clip on the news last night, but when I went to look for the video online, it hadn’t been uploaded yet. How awesome to find it this morning, already blogged by my friends at LAist! This video was caught at Will Rogers State Beach in…

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. You try…