Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for December, 2006

A giant sauropod, which is estimated to have weighed between 40 and 48 tons, was recently discovered in Spain. This animal, which is named Turiasaurus riodevensis, is estimated to have lived 150 million years ago.

Ingenuity

Ingenuity Orphaned Image. Please contact me for proper creditation. I am receiving so many gorgeous pictures from you, dear readers, that I am overwhelmed by the beauty of the images and the creatures and places in them. If you have a high-resolution digitized nature image (I prefer JPG format) that you’d like to share with…

Dick in a Box

This streaming video shows a gift idea for those of you who are madly searching for that perfect gift for a loved one …

Harry Potter Book 7 Named

JK Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series, released the name of the seventh and last book in the series today. To learn the name of the book, you must go to her site and play a game of hangman. Rowling’s U.S. publisher, Scholastic Inc., released a brief statement Thursday announcing the name of…

Welcome to the second year of Carnival of the Liberals! I managed to gather together a wide array of essays that discuss various aspects of liberalism that you might enjoy reading and commenting on over the upcoming holidays. So, without further ado, let’s get started;

Season’s Greetings

Image: Dave Rintoul. Can you identify which owl species this is, dear readers?

Poppies

Poppies. Orphaned Image. Please contact me for proper creditation. I am receiving so many gorgeous pictures from you, dear readers, that I am overwhelmed by the beauty of the images and the creatures and places in them. If you have a high-resolution digitized nature image (I prefer JPG format) that you’d like to share with…

Virgin Birth for Dragons

Flora the Komodo dragon has become pregnant without any male help. She is carrying seven baby Komodo dragons.

Birds including robins, thrushes and ducks that would normally fly south from Scandinavia, for instance, have been seen in December — long after snow usually drives them south. And Siberian swans have been late reaching western Europe.

Flotsam

I don’t have kids, but every so often, I am tempted by a children’s book, and this year, I found myself fascinated by one special book, Flotsam, by David Wiesner (New York: Clarion Books, 2006). This book uses incredibly detailed watercolor paintings to depict the delightful story of a young boy who is hanging out…