ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: Dr. SkySkull’s last post!

skyskull “Dr. SkySkull” selects several notable posts each week from a miscellany of ResearchBlogging.org categories. He blogs at Skulls in the Stars.

Welcome to my final post as the “miscellaneous” ResearchBlogging content editor!  After 1 1/2 years of showcasing some of the highlights of the community, I’ve decided to step down to pursue other interests (i.e. focus a bit more on my own blogging).  This post is a little late as I’ve just gotten back from my holiday travel to Chicago, but hopefully it will be just as enjoyable!

  • The almond of horror. At his eponymous blog, Neuroskeptic describes a woman with a peculiar brain condition — she literally feels no fear — and what studies of her condition do for neuroscience.
  • Prehistoric zoning. The host of Gambler’s House is working on a graduate degree in city planning, but also worked at the prehistoric city at Chaco Canyon as a guide.  There may not seem to be a great overlap in the two occupations, but teofilo gives a great description of how archaeologists and planners can work together for a greater understanding of both fields.
  • Two stars merge on camera. Professor Astronomy describes an amazing stellar event caught on camera — the collision of two stars and their merger into a new object!

Thanks to all who have read my editor’s selections during my tenure!  I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome our two new editors, Krystal D’Costa of Anthropology in Practice, Social Sciences Editor, and Sarah Kendrew of One Small Step, Physical Sciences Editor!  Krystal will be posting on Thursdays and Sarah on Mondays; please check out their posts!

Best wishes,

Dr. SkySkull

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