The enigmatic zebrafish

Working with zebrafish in these recent weeks has been a genuine challenge. As I wrote in my previous blog post, the exceptionally simple procedure we used weeks ago did not work. Surprisingly, we saw no evidence that the fish were more interested in investigating new objects over familiar objects. In fact, the data seemed to suggest the opposite trend – that the fish prefer familiarity rather than novelty. We greeted this idea with healthy skepticism because previous research has shown that animals prefer novelty.

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Woody Internship at the Getty: Week 6

Another week, another post! This past week’s major events included Museum Game Zone, a day at the Getty Villa, and the third Saturdays off the 405 concert of the summer.

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Elections

Elections in Tanzania are coming up this October, and from what I can see, this is going to be a fun one. To paint a picture: one ruling party has won every presidential election and maintained outright majority in the National Assembly since Tanzania returned to a multiparty democracy 1992, and has been in power before that since Tanzania’s independence. ┬áThis party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi, is about to face its toughest election yet. It now leads with significantly reduced margins, and ahead of this election, Tanzania’s opposition parties have signed a unity deal. Thus, this is about to be one of Tanzania’s most contested elections.

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