Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2007

Another Blog Carnival Available

Is it just because it’s my birdday or has there been an unusual number of blog carnivals posted on this day? Anyway, there is another blog carnival, the 17th edition of the Circus of the Spineless that is now available for your reading pleasure. . tags: blog carnival, invertebrates

Cuz It’s My Birdday ..

A Western scrub-jay, Aphelocoma californica in Mesa Verde, Colorado. Image: Dave Rintoul. As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the natural…

Chiuck? Ducken?

Not long ago in the country of Colombia, a chicken was born with webbed feet, similar to a duck (pictured).

Blog Carnival Available

The 31st edition of the Carnival of the Liberals is now available for your reading pleasure. This blog carnival publishes only the ten top choices, so you are getting the cream of the crop of submissions, which I am told, was substantial this time. Of particular interest in this issue is a story that tells…

Blog Carnival Available

Tangled Bank is now available — and on my birdday, too. How much better can things get, eh? For those of you who appreciate good science writing, this is the blog carnival for you! It is jam-packed with science-y goodness, including one entry from me (I sent them approximately 12 entries, but they decided to…

Harry Potter — Sans Clothing

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, will strip off his familiar eyeglasses and robes for his London stage debut next year. The 17-year-old actor, who plays the bespectacled schoolboy wizard in the Hollywood adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s novels, will star as the troubled stable boy, Alan Strang, in Peter Shaffer’s “Equus.”

There’s a Fungus Among Us

Below the fold is a video about fungi that selectively infect specific species of insects, with devastating effects.

tags: transgenic chickens, genetic engineering, chickens, birds Like bacteria, various farm animals have been cloned to produce a variety of protein drugs that benefit humans. These protein drugs can counteract medical conditions such as anemia and diabetes and even some cancers. However, these cloned animals are expensive, large, and most take years before they can…

In Juneau, Alaska, an ambitious bald eagle had apparently found a deer head in the local dump and was carrying it away when the bird crashed into nearby power lines, causing a power outage for approximately 10,000 people.

Ferruginous Hawk

A rare and lovely ferruginous hawk, Buteo regalis, in Hovenweep, Utah. Cuz it’s the day before my birdday … Image: Dave Rintoul. As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to…