There is a small bit of land, only about a square kilometer, that has added a new wrinkle to the story of animal domestication. This bit of land located in Northern Jordan, just southeast of the Sea of Galilee near the banks of the Jordan River, is home to an archaeological site known as ‘Uyun [...]
“At home, a young man should be dutiful towards his parents; going outside, he should be respectful towards his elders.” -Confucius (Chinese philosopher, 551-479 BCE) “Your real boss is the one who walks under your hat.” -Napoleon Hill (American author, 1883-1970) Those two quotations reflect a cultural difference in how people construct their own conceptions [...]
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.
This photo, titled “Zookeeper Ernie Bowman and Hippopotamus, Joan, London, 1934″ comes to us via The Guardian. Comment with your best photo caption – as many as you want.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: I believe this is the first time I’ve featured a cartoon in my weekly editor’s selections.
Part 2 of the n00b Science Blogging 101 series concerns the big questions of blogging: audience, purpose, and so on. You can find part 1 here, in which I discussed my own experiences with blogging to provide adequate context for this and the remaining posts in the series.
Painstaking scientific research has identified seven dating tips that could boost your chances on Valentine’s Day … including shouting in his right ear and scaring him witless.
Earlier today, I had the pleasure of speaking via Skype with Dan Simons‘s graduate-level science writing class. We talked about the ins and outs of academic blogging, and the nature and ecosystem of science communication online, and the students asked some terrific questions.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Let’s start out with something particularly morbid (though potentially the best lede ever): “What effect do thoughts of death have on a typical person’s desire for sex?” This fascinating post by Christian Jarrett of BPS Research Digest asks, when is death an aphrodisiac?
Most dog owners think that their dogs can tell what they’re thinking. Or at least, in some sense, they will insist that their pet pooches can sense their emotions, and respond accordingly.
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