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Want to attract birds to your backyard? You're gonna have to try harder than just hanging a birdfeeder.
It's hard to manage residential yards as wildlife habitat, but if it can be done, then birds stand to benefit.
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This researcher spent 9 months walking transects before he could snap a photo of this elusive bird.
A team of researchers has captured what could be the first audio and video footage of one of the world's rarest birds: the black tinamou.
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In which I get pornographic about echinoderms at Conservation Magazine.
Increasing acidification is bad news for lots of sea creatures, but there's a silver lining that allows for optimism when it comes to sea urchins.
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Learn all about the pandas' secret forest parties in my latest at +Earth Touch.
We had them pegged as bamboo-munching loners ... But wild pandas are more sociable than we thought.
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30 new species have been discovered in LA backyards! I wrote about it for +BBC Earth.
30 new species of fly are discovered colonising the US west coast city
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Most of what we know about predator ecology comes from warm-blooded animals, like wolves. How do you go about reintroducing a cold-blooded apex predator? I went to Alabama to find out.
The eastern indigo snake, North America's longest native snake, once slithered in Alabama's forests in large numbers – then it disappeared. Will the story of its reintroduction to this part of the US have a happy ending?
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Thanks! It was a fun trip, super interesting. You don't typically think "biodiversity" when you think of the American South!
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Last night I watched a bunch of people make bad decisions about how to handle a mountain lion hiding under a house so I wrote about it.
A male mountain lion lives in Griffith Park, an oasis of semi-natural habitat within Los Angeles. The big cat, dubbed P-22, has gotten a certain amount of fame; he has even graced the cover of National Geographic. Sometime Monday, P-22 decided to go hang out in the crawl space under...
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Thanks for this, +Jason Goldman - so frustrating when dramatizing the story is more important than achieving the stated goal, to get the cat back in the park!
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Brontosaurus lives! Listen to this week's episode of #TheWildLife with +University of Southern California researcher +Michael Habib to find out just what that means. Also: would those super-sized dragons in the new season of #GameofThrones actually be able to fly?
This week on The Wild Life Jason chats with palaeontologist Michael Habib about the return of the Brontosaurus and why we're so attached to that particular dino. Also, find out whether those super-sized dragons in the new season of Game of Thrones would really be able to fly.
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For each gram they weigh, the blackpolls flap their wings over some 233 kilometres (144 miles) of ocean.

An average human (who weighs 80.7 kilograms, or 80,700 grams, or 177 pounds) would have to trek more than 18 million kilometres (more than 11 million miles) without stopping to maintain an equivalent migration! That's one eighth the distance from the Earth to the Sun.
The humble blackpoll warbler might not be a very impressive-looking bird, but a recent study suggests it's a bit of a migratory superstar.
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Warning: scientific publishing wonkery ahead.
There's a systematic bias in how research papers in conservation are cited by other researchers, and that could impact conservation efforts on the ground.
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Our planet's cocoa craving is bad news for primates - but is there a way to have our chocolate and...eat it too?
Côte d’Ivoire is known both for its chocolate and for its primate biodiversity, but can the two coexist?
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Pour yourself a cup of (shade-grown Ethiopian arabica) coffee and read my latest at +Earth Touch.
Thanks to the considerable environmental footprint of the world's favourite beverage, there's probably no such thing as a guilt-free caffeine fix. But you can get pretty close if your coffee comes from Ethiopia's shade-grown coffee farms … at least when it comes to bird conservation.
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Informative article, Jason!
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Scientist (Animal Cognition), Science Writer, Photographer
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  • Conservation Magazine
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - present
  • Earth Touch
    Staff Writer, 2014 - present
  • BBC Future
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
  • Scientific American
    Freelance Writer, 2011 - present
  • University of Southern California
    Graduate Student, 2007 - 2013
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Scientist by day, science writer by night. I study the evolution of the mind. Scientist to the stars.
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Scientist by day, science writer by night. Areas: Cognitive neuroscience and animal cognition.

ScienceSeeker editor and Editor of Open Lab 2010. Photographer. Scientist to the stars.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, 2007 - 2013
  • University of Southern California
    M.A., Developmental Psychology, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Southern California