GrrlScientist is an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist and science writer who writes about evolution, ethology and ecology, especially in birds. Also publishes a few invited guest blog essays.
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Eye Benders, a children’s book by Clive Gifford & Professor Anil Seth, is filled with optical illusions that are used to explain the science behind how they work and to demonstrate the many different ways that they trick your brain. The children’s science book, Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing & Believing [Ivy Kids, 2013; Amazon UK hardcover/paperback; Amazon US hardcover/paperback], was just announced as the 2014 winner of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize […]
Todays caturday video introduces the online game, Bird Song Hero. It uses audio and visual cues to help people learn birdsongs so they can identify wild birds by voice alone. Those who follow along are aware that Saturdays are known as caturday amongst many within the blogosphere. Some bloggers only share pictures of and stories about their cats whilst others use this day as an opportunity to remind people about the worlds many fascinating animals, almost all of which are overlooked, […]
This week, I share my first impressions about a scientific biography about John Napier, a Very Small Introduction about Alexander the Great, and a novel by an Australian writer.John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy by Julian Havil [Princeton University Press, 2014; Guardian bookshop; Amazon UK hardcover; Amazon US hardcover/kindle US] Continue reading...
Our teen-aged hero, Itch, is back. This, the third book in a mystery-thriller trilogy, follows Itchs continuing adventures as he and his friends try to outwit criminal masterminds who are desperately seeking radioactive chemical element 126 -- an element that still lurks out there. Somewhere.Even though its dangerously radioactive, element 126 is indestructible. Or so it seems in Itchcraft, the third instalment in Simon Mayos trilogy about a teen-aged element hunter and chemistry aficionado […]
Advice to scientists on how to game the Altmetrics score system.Like everyone, scientists tend to cut corners when writing early drafts of our research papers: just to get our thoughts from brain to screen, to be reformulated later. For example, Bob OHaras early drafts uses prosaic comments like (REF) or BLAH BLAH BLAH, whereas GrrlScientist prefers the more pithy fuckity fuck fuck. Or (REF).These comments -- or obvious searchable flags -- are replaced later with the appropriate citations or […]
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