Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2006

Enough To Make A Grown Man Cry

PZ is broken hearted, no one is attending his party. How can people be so cruel? But I think that I am worth at least five guests because I traveled more than 1,000 miles to be here (and I would travel farther than that if I had to), whereas the rest of his guests would…

Birds in the News #44

Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis. Photo by permission. Arthur Morris, Birds as Art.

In an effort to make their research freely available to the public and to support a greater global exchange of knowledge, Avian Conservation and Ecology provides open access to all of its content. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of each author’s work. This journal is available in both English and…

The latest collection of articles in Journal of Biology is now available to view free of charge on the Journal of Biology website. The Journal of Biology is the open access journal for exceptional research. Published by BioMed Central, it provides free access to research articles of the broadest importance and interest. By providing immediate,…

Tangled Bank Available .. I think!

The latest edition of the Tangled Bank is online at Greythumb, however, I am having trouble accessing that site. Can anyone else see it? If so, what is the magical OS-browser combination that you are using? I linked to the expanded link, and managed to see it just now, but PZ still can’t see it…

Slipping in the Polls!

To My Seattle Pals ..

PZ posted a lovely picture of a giant Hyacinth Macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, eating the Washington Monument. I had to share the silliness by posting a picture of a giant Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, nesting atop the space needle, especially for my Seattle pals. (Also be sure to notice Seattle’s sleeping volcano in the distance, Mt.…

How I Got Here

When thinking about the move to ScienceBlogs, I worried about my old material becoming lost in the shuffle, many of which brought a lot of new links and visits to my site when I first published them. I actually happen to like some of this material, so I decided to use Janet‘s idea of publishing…

Debunking IDiocy

Dodos, rabbit poop, Mt. Rushmore and poker .. what more could you ask for than to make sense of the controversy regarding the teaching of so-called “intelligent design” versus evolution in science classrooms. To this end, the artistic community has teamed up with scientists to produce a film that explores strategies used by proponents of…

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has provided protection to our most threatened and endangered plants and animals for over 30 years. As new legislation makes its way through Congress that would weaken the ESA, undermine its scientific foundation, and cripple federal efforts to protect and preserve wildlife and their habitats, scientists’ voices are critical. A…