Category Archives: Research

Boids

This semester, I’ve consistently made the mistake of choosing to study birds based on where they forage and then finding that their preferred foraging location changes over time. First, it was the Canada geese on campus. Then, it was the … Continue reading




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Great/Funny animal articles.

Hey guys so I found some hilarious articles that actually reference some of the animals we’ve talked about. Check them out, they’re a lot of fun to read. http://www.cracked.com/article_19077_10-animals-you-wont-believe-are-closely-related.html http://www.cracked.com/article_18598_the-6-most-unlikely-partners-in-animal-kingdom.html http://www.cracked.com/article/109_natures-6-most-diabolical-predators/ Enjoy!




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I am incompetent

I only just realized that there is no proposal paper assignment after which to start full research, and that I should have designed and started research by now. I am incompetent.
 




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Outliers

It’s a real pain when you’ve got a good trend going and then one subject comes along and ruins your fun with a completely absurd (relatively) behavior.  Namely, I’m studying crow song, and one single crow came along and crowed … Continue reading




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The Scent of Fertility

Just listened to a fascinating show on NPR about how our scent affects our behavior (especially in relationships). A new study found that lap dancers collected much higher tips when they were ovulating than when they were not. AND, those … Continue reading




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Have created calendars for zoo attendance

I’ve created a set of public calendars for zoo attendance. They are named “driving Brandeis->zoo,” “driving zoo->brandeis,” “riding b->Z,” “riding z->b,” and “Zoo attendance.”




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Is Swimming a Risk?

I was reading Discovery News online when I saw this article, Polar Bear Swims for Nine Days, Pays Heavy Price by Kieran Mulvaney. It is amazing that polar bears exhibit traits and lifestyles similar to those of humans. This article … Continue reading




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Geese

So far, after some early research, I’m considering observing geese. My apartment overlooks a great population of geese on a pond. And they’re not afraid of people at all!




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Testers!

I’m alive!




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