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The Animal Lover’s Gift Guide

The Animal Lover’s Gift Guide

Two chimps had been shut out of their shelter by mistake during a cold rain storm. They were standing dejected, water streaming down their shivering bodies, when Professor Khler chanced to pass.

December 13, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Earlier this week I sat down with my friend Cara Santa Maria to chat on her excellent podcast, Talk Nerdy. The conversation was wide-ranging: we talked about the discovery of a new group of insects in which the females have what many are calling a “penis-like structure” (but which the researchers have labeled a gynosome), [...]

April 23, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
Best of March, 2014

Best of March, 2014

March was a busy month! Here’s everything I wrote last month. Here on The Thoughtful Animal: Oil Pollution is Making Gulf Dolphins Sick Studying Contagious Yawning Might Help Us Build Better Societies The Turtle with Human Eyes When Animals Act Like People in Stories, Kids Can't Learn At Conservation Magazine’s Conservation This Week blog: Move [...]

April 9, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
Watch Me Talk Dolphin on @TakePartLive Tonight

Watch Me Talk Dolphin on @TakePartLive Tonight

I'll be on participating in a panel about dolphins, animals in captivity, and the award-winning documentary The Cove tonight. Catch it on Take Part Live on the Pivot channel at 9pm Pacific/12am Eastern.

October 30, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Depth Perception Didn’t Evolve for Watching The Avengers in 3D

Our ability to perceive all three dimensions, due in part to having two eyes on the front of our heads with overlapping visual fields, allows us to enjoy 3D summer blockbusters, but may have originally evolved for a simpler purpose: avoiding falling to our deaths.

August 5, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Where Did The Thoughtful Animal Go?

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve no doubt noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. While this blog isn’t dead, per se, it’s on an extended hibernation.

September 22, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman

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