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 –...

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...

French Super-Hero Squirrel School

The Squirrel Zeitgeist is unstoppable! The French Super-Hero Squirrel School! (painting of squirrel in beret by Diedre Wicks, “Water in My Paint” shop on...

The navigational nose

Published today in the Journal of Experimental Biology Jacobs, L. F. 2019. The navigational nose: a new hypothesis for the function of the human external pyramid. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222: jeb186924 doi: 10.1242/jeb.186924        PDF:  J Exper Biol 2019...

Rocky is…pink

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – North American flying squirrels, in the genus Glaucomys – glow PINK under UV light!  Not fox squirrels, gray squirrels or red squirrels — just the nocturnal flying squirrels. WHY? The authors have several...