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Thanksgiving Species

Thanksgiving Species

I am a big fan of the holiday known as Thanksgiving. While it has questionable historical roots, it’s now an excuse to spend the whole day cooking food, drinking good wine, and hanging out.

November 25, 2014 — Katie McKissick

The Benefits of Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving – a day to relax, take a step back, and honestly express gratitude. Gratitude. By definition, it is the state of being grateful or thankful.

November 24, 2011 — Christie Wilcox
A Mathematical Thanksgiving Celebration

A Mathematical Thanksgiving Celebration

Last year, the inimitable Vi Hart made a Thanksgiving video series, describing how to imbue your holiday celebration with more mathematics.

November 27, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
Thanksgiving Live Blog 2015

Thanksgiving Live Blog 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from the D’Costas! Back in 2011, I experimented with sharing my Thanksgiving with you, Readers, and I thought it might be time for a resurrection, so welcome to our kitchen and table.

November 26, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
Helium on 34th Street

Helium on 34th Street

This Thursday, many of us will begin celebrating by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a tradition for me… In the 1980’s, I stood in the crowd a few times, and my favorite part wasn’t the floats and musicians – it was, of course, the great big helium balloons.

November 25, 2013 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Thanksgiving Tidbits

Thanksgiving Tidbits

Now that you’ve filled yourself with good company and good food and you’re settled on your couch, how about some light reading before the tryptophan sets in?

November 27, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
Nothing To Gobble At: Social Cognition in Turkeys

Nothing To Gobble At: Social Cognition in Turkeys

We tend to think of the domestic turkey as a fairly unintelligent bird, skilled at little more than waddling around, emitting the occasional gobble, and frying up golden-brown-and-delicious.

November 27, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

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