Squirrels leap into Science!

Squirrel Olympics! Published today in Science – Judy Jinn, Nate Hunt and I began this project in 2014 – and then developed it with a grant from Stochastic Labs, recruiting Tom Libby, Jennifer Arter and Aaron Teixiera for a month of brainstorming –...

The first acorn drops…

Hello my Fellow Curious Human – You did it! You picked up the acorn I cleverly tossed in your path. Like any squirrel, you can pick it up, roll it in your paws, give it a sniff and if it’s no use to you, toss it. But if you’re curious to hear about this and...

In a Nutshell

Introducing a monthly bulletin-blog – a brief email, describing and commenting on new work in our lab and other labs on space, smells and squirrels.  These images are from hand-carved rubber stamps, the work of UK artist PaperGrapePrints (@papergrapeprints); the...

Our first search dog study published

Our first search dog study has just been published in a top olfaction journal, Chemical Senses. As we discuss in this paper, it is amazing how few studies on olfactory cognition, particularly olfactory spatial cognition, have been done on the domestic dog, considering...

Interview with Wall Street Journal

The Importance of Squirrels for Mental Health in a Pandemic (yes, we’re all going nuts) When Your Best Friend in Quarantine is a Squirrel…. great article by Ellen Gamerman. She and Lucia had a long discussion on what squirrels mean to people living in...