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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Jet Lag, Big Bird, Circle Walking, Call Me Maybe?

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Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week:

Beatrice the Biologist explains, in just a few cartoon panels, why jet lag is so annoying.

What educational television options might there be in a world without Big Bird? Kevin Zelnio explores such a world at EvoEcoLab.

Are there any questions in human behavior more interesting than why humans tend to walk in circles? Maybe not. The latest effort to decode this mystery looks to inner ear anatomy. Christian Jarrett covers this research at BPS Research Digest.

Can Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe” teach you something (anything) about science? Sure it can. Jon Wilkins explains at Lost in Transcription.

Jason G. Goldman About the Author: Dr. Jason G. Goldman received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he studied the evolutionary and developmental origins of the mind in humans and non-human animals. Jason is also an editor at ScienceSeeker and Editor of Open Lab 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Follow on . Follow on Twitter @jgold85.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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