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Zen Faulkes
Works at The University of Texas-Pan American
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For new folks, a semi-regular reminder: I have a little ebook on presentations. Free PDF on my website, or a cheap Kindle edition for those who are ebook reader fans.

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One project, six posters. Which is your favourite?
Back in 2010, I co-authored a paper on crustacean nociception with Sakshi Puri . At the time, we had already started the follow-up experiments that have just been published. Now there was a bit of a gap between the two papers, which means that this research was presented at quite a few ...
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You think that picture's scary? You should see the next on in the post. I can't figure out which is scarier.
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That's an impressive lion, but this one had even more of an effect on me - watch out:

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Alert, invertebrate nerds!
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Lots of people love to warn about "predatory" scientific journals.

Let's not forget about parasites while we're at it.
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Great article. You say "This is why post-publication peer review is important." Absolutely - I reckon it is the important review.  "This is why replication is important." Yes, but still it remains underdone. The other point is negative results don't get published anywhere, parasitic or predatory journals - and that's bad. #openscience  
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"Wish you had a screamed a little" - my co-author, speaking about this video.

I ate habaneros as part of this research project on crustacean nociception: http://bit.ly/crayheat
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Do crayfish like spicy foods? Do the feel the heat of the cooking pot? Our new paper has answers!   and free for all to read! http://bio.biologists.org/content/4/4/441.full
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For the general public, the part about high temperatures is certainly more relevant than the one about chemicals, regardless of the word of caution in the end.

To me, it's not really relevant how crayfish "subjectively experience" the reaction to heat. From a purely behavioristic approach, all that counts is how they react to a stimulus. They react by avoidance, which is enough evidence for me to counter the argument of cooks that say that it doesn't bother them to be boiled alive.
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Apparently a lot of people want to know if crayfish can feel the heat from, say, a boiling pot of water... paper I co-authored on crayfish nociception was the #2 paper in Biology Open last month!

Here's hoping for #1 in April, when the final edition goes out!

http://bio.biologists.org/content/early/2015/02/20/bio.20149654.full
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Victory for Brontophiles!

Paper: https://peerj.com/articles/857/
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"So you're saying there's a chance..?" -- Pluto
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An enormous number of people have wondered what would happen if you could drill a hole through the center of the Earth and jump.

The answer is "38 minutes and 11 seconds."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3014408/It-takes-38-minutes-fall-centre-Earth-Journey-four-minutes-faster-previously-thought-density-taken-account.html
A student from McGill University in Canada published new time estimate. It examines the hypothetical scenario of falling through Earth (stock images hown).
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Do crayfish like spicy food? I tested that, because science! Full paper: http://bio.biologists.org/content/early/2015/02/20/bio.20149654.full
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Associate Professor of Biology
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  • The University of Texas-Pan American
    Associate Professor of Biology, 2001 - present
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Pincher Creek, Alberta - Victoria, British Columbia - Montreal, Quebec - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Killarney, Manitoba - Lethbridge, Alberta
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I am an invertebrate neuroethologist at The University of Texas-Pan American.
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Author of ebook "Presentation Tips."
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  • University of Victoria
    Biology, 1989 - 1996
  • University of Lethbridge
    Psychology, 1984 - 1989
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