My first blog carnival: What fun!

My post “String theory for mere mortals” gets a mention at the Scientia Pro Publica blog carnival, hosted by Bob O’Hara on his Deep Thoughts and Silliness blog at network.nature.com. Woo-hoo! My first blog carnival. Having just gotten addicted to … Read More…

Rats giggle too

Ten years ago when neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp published his research showing that rats laugh when you tickle them, he might have gotten laughed off the stage. Most people still thought that “sophisticated” emotions like laughter required the kind of consciousness … Read More…