From the trenches at CSF/FSF
There's an exciting conference happening RIGHT NOW in the UK, the
Canine Science Forum (which for the first time, this year, had a Feline Science Forum). Mia Cobb and Julie Hecht (of Do You Believe in Dog & DogSpies fame) are reporting live and storifying their tweets for our reading pleasure!
. Tags: Friday faves on artificial selection, Canine Science Forum, cats, companion animal science, Darwin, Do You Believe in Dog?, dogs, DogSpies, domestication, ethics, Feline Science Forum, robots .
July 18, 2014
Science discovers the point of the "dishrag pose"
Koala bears have to stay cool, and it turns out one way to do so is to flop on a tree branch. It's not only cute, but the branch is cooler than the koala, bringing their body temp down in high heat. This explains a lot about my squirrel subjects on hot days.
Read about it!
Gratuitous squirrel flopping photo.
. Tags: Friday faves on ethics, homeostasis, indian frogs, koalas, Marc Hauser, mating signals, neuroscience, prey detection, scientific fraud, spiderwebs, temperature regulation .
June 6, 2014