January’s ph-news was short and nice. You read about it here.
I had the pleasure of writing a small post, the third one, for the site iaponia.gr about Tokyo, here. (in greek)
I’ve started a serious effort of keeping it together on twitter; please follow me, although it’s not guaranteed to result in something meaningful for you. (Some months ago I posted the twitter account specifically for The Ph-word, but this was abandoned; thanks to those who followed it and you can now certainly unfollow.)
Finally, here is the title of the cutest scientific paper I’ve seen: “Positive emotional contagion in a New Zealand parrot”. Put plainly, biologists found that playing back a recorded “play call” to parrots made them suddenly silly and playful. Don’t take my word for it: