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Baby Animals at the LA Zoo

I’ve been a bit remiss in posting much this week, mostly because I had to prep a guest lecture (from which I just returned, and it was awesome thankyouverymuch) on the Domestication of Social Cognition. In the meantime, now that spring is here, baby animals are starting to pop up all over the LA Zoo.…

I’m working on putting together a resource sheet for various people (teachers, professors, graduate students, etc) that will help them find psychology-related resources on the web. And I can use your help. To start with, I’m compiling as extensive a list as is reasonably possible of psychology and related blogs. Here is a starter list,…

Throughout the month of March, The Smithsonian Channel aired all-new original programming, exploring the scientific contributions of five female scientists: Elisabeth Blackburn, JoGayle Howard, Nan Hauser, Elisabeth Kalko, and Gudrun Pflueger. (I featured one of the programs, about Gudrun Pflueger, earlier this month.) As the month of programming wraps up, in order to commemorate the…

So I Was Interviewed…

…For a feature article in this week’s Nature on how scientists go about developing and managing online personas. You can check out the article – for free – here. It’s a good article, and you’ll probably recognize some other familiar faces (e-faces? blog-faces?) in it as well. While the interview, which I did back in…

Yesterday I posted this photo and offered up a prize for the best caption. “Well, me and Joan been together…oh, ‘most forty years now. Eats a lot, but she’s been good to me, sure enough! Hey, don’t make fun of the uniform… [whispers] Joan kinda’ likes a man-in-uniform, servin’ her dinners, knowwhatImean? [wink]“ The winner…

If you’re plugged into the science blogtwitosphere, then you surely know that the topic of women science bloggers has been written about extensively. Rather than re-hash what many others have said, I’ll direct you to these posts by Kate Clancy and Daniel Lende. Then, late last night, Ed Yong wrote a post highlighting a handful…

I’m not sure exactly how, but somewhere between the lemurs, the books, the dinners, and the ridiculously short sleep sessions that I encountered at Science Online, I managed to learn quite a bit from many of those science writers to whose level of awesomeness I aspire, and am consequently left with a handful of scattered…

It’s here! After more than a month of reviewing, I am pleased to announce the list of posts that will be included in this year’s edition – the fifth – of The Open Laboratory! In no particular order: Givin’ props to hybrids by DeLene Beeland The decade the clones came: Beware the mighty Marmokrebs! by…

Happy New Year!

Even though I’m on a mini-blogcation (owing to my temporary residence in the Cave of Open Lab), I’d like to take a moment to wish all of my readers and friends across the blogosphere, a very Happy New Year. I plan on being back to a somewhat normal blogging schedule in about a week (something…

I’m still here, I swear. Most of the time I’d normally devote to writing blog posts has been spent in the Cave of Open Lab?, the last couple weeks. But it will be worth it, I promise. Brief update, by the numbers: 900 posts (first reviews back on 266 of them; waiting on the remaining…