What Happened When Scientists Asked Canadians to Record Horny Toads (frogs)

"Frog researchers asked the public to record mating calls and got everything but in response; a ‘deep, chirpy sound’" Australian scientists recently asked smart phone owners to record frog mating calls for them. Scientists have been tirelessly listening to hundreds of these recordings in an office at the Australian Museum in Sydney, although most recordings … Continue reading What Happened When Scientists Asked Canadians to Record Horny Toads (frogs)

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Losing My Religion 

When I was a kid I heard about god mostly from my grandparents. My grandma would enthusiastically open the blinds and say good morning to the sun and thank god for another day on earth. It never really occurred to me what her actions actually meant until I was much older. I just thought it … Continue reading Losing My Religion 

The Cultural Structuring of Mealtime Socialization – Elinor Ochs, Merav Shohet

The title says it all. This paper discusses the impact mealtime has for children and the their social skills. It also discusses how mealtime varies in cultures. I would not say that this paper has changed how I approach mealtime with my kids, but rather it gave me a better understanding of the methods I … Continue reading The Cultural Structuring of Mealtime Socialization – Elinor Ochs, Merav Shohet