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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

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neuroscience 101

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

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

May 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Story of Frozen Food (video)

  Interesting look at the history of how we make frozen food!

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

We were all Female – Science!

Yup. We all start as females, or gender neutral. Or… “men are just females gone wrong.” (just kidding!)

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Science Tourism

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

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘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

December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

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”

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Symphony of Science

An oldie, but a goody. I love this series of videos.

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

November 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

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

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments



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