National Cat Day News: Why Cats Can’t Taste Sweets
“Do cats prefer sardines or sweets? Our newest video explains why cats, unlike humans and other mammals, are indifferent to sweet flavors. The video was filmed at the Monell Chemical … Continue reading
America’s Mood Map: Geographical Psychology
America’s Mood Map: Geographical Psychology “West Virginia is the most neurotic state, Utah is the most agreeable and the folks of Wisconsin are the country’s most extroverted, a new study … Continue reading
Neuroscience 101 What is “neuroscience”? The popular magazine, Popular Science, takes on the challenge of explaining neuroscience and does a pretty good job! Highlights: – “history of neuroscience” – very … Continue reading
Science Tourism: Croatia
Finally getting a chance to continue the series… with Croatia! I’m really excited about our trip. I’ve heard how beautiful Croatia is and am very excited to see it’s amazing … Continue reading
Capturing the Sound of the Northern Lights
Capturing the Sound of the Northern Lights I’ve written before a bit about synesthesia, or a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, … Continue reading
The Story of Frozen Food (video)
Interesting look at the history of how we make frozen food!
67 Years Of Potato Chip Innovation, In 5 Animated GIFs (NPR)
67 Years Of Potato Chip Innovation, In 5 Animated GIFs (NPR) Science and industry go hand in hand. I think that’s often forgotten in the world of academia. But here … Continue reading
Man Soap and Manly Smells (link)
Man Soap and Manly Smells (link) Link: Man Soap: Smell like bacon, bonfires, beer, and urinal cakes So apparently a manly soap smells like bacon, bonfires, beer and/or urinal cakes… Wait, … Continue reading
Flight of the Conchords Parody: Most Beautiful Girl in the Lab
Hadn’t seen this video in a while and suddenly had the urge to look it up. I think it’s brilliant. A previous adviser of mine sent this out to our … Continue reading
We were all Female – Science!
Yup. We all start as females, or gender neutral. Or… “men are just females gone wrong.” (just kidding!)
Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years (BBC link)
This is a pretty cool exercise… especially if you are in industry and trying to figure out next steps. But also helpful for academic research… what will be the directions … Continue reading
Science Tourism: Paris ideas
I’ve been to Paris twice, but the first time I was only about 5 and the second time I was 16. So my memory is a bit foggy on what … Continue reading
Science Tourism: Philadelphia
So I thought I’d start off this series with Philadelphia… a spot near and dear to me as resident. This statues, the Rocky Statue, can be found at the foot … Continue reading
I’m an avid traveler. Every year I try to go on at least 1 big trip. I’ve traveled most of the globe, but never made it to South America… someday. … Continue reading
‘Tis the Season: For Science!
It’s December… the time for giving… giving Christmas (or whatever holiday you choose) gifts but don’t forget to give back at this time of year. It’s the end of the … Continue reading
Today in Video: Patterns – Science & Art
A friend posted this on facebook (thanks Kun!) and I agree, lovely. “The more we can measure, the more we can visualize”
Symphony of Science
An oldie, but a goody. I love this series of videos.
The Problem with Pseudoscience: a word on Sensa and the like
Back in grad school I was a TA for an Intro to Psychology course for a pretty awesome professor. He really stressed that he wanted the students to learn how … Continue reading
Neuro in the News: Neuroscience Under Attack
In this past Sunday’s New York Times, Alissa Quart wrote Neuroscience: Under Attack, an article discussing the backlash of recent interesting headlines making some pretty large neuroscience claims. You may … Continue reading
What is a “nerdoscientist”?
When people see my handle they often chuckle and say “that’s cute”. But where did it come from? “Back off, man. I’m a scientist.” – Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters I didn’t … Continue reading