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Monday Pets: Cold Blooded Cognition

She: “What are you writing about?” Me: “Cognition in cold-blooded animals.” She: “Hot.” Most people who study cognition focus on mammals or birds.

June 28, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
The Turtle with Human Eyes

The Turtle with Human Eyes

At first glance, most eyes look the same. There’s a small opening through which light passes. That light goes through the transparent liquid behind the lens and strikes the retina, a thin film of light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye.

March 19, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
Invasive Species Inhabit Painting

Invasive Species Inhabit Painting

  Looking at Symbolist Master Gustave Moreau’s Orphée I am struck by something. No, not the exquisitely beautiful severed head. The two box turtles hanging out in the corner, trying to be under the radar.

August 31, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

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