Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for February, 2007

Lichen on Boulder

Lichen on Boulder at Craters of the Moon National Monument. Image: James Neeley. 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…

Just Another Day in NYC ..

Today, I went downtown to fetch a book that Houghton-Mifflin had sent to me to review. Because the UPS station is at 43rd, this required me to go through Times Square with its huge tangle of humanity. When I got there, Times Square consisted of barely controlled chaos, as usual, with its sunshine and commotion…

Have you wondered what the big commotion is regarding bird flu? Are you still confused about how avian influenza came to be and why epidemiologists are so afraid of it? Do you wonder why I have gone on numerous tirades about how the virulent H5N1 strain did not originate in wild birds, but rather, is…

Condi is All Hat and No Cattle

Wow, this streaming video is Keith Olbermann’s fabulous smack-down of Condoleezza Rice’s stupid statements about the Iraq War [8:20].

How to Cross the Border, Episode One

This is a humorous look at the ease with which people can smuggle themselves, along with some grass and coke across the Mexican-American border.

The Life of Birds

One of the problems with not owning a TV is that I am probably the last person on the planet to see most programs, but thanks to one of my readers who shall remain anonymous here, I now have seen the entire 10-episode series, The Life of Birds on DVD by David Attenborough (British Broadcasting…

Winterglow

The photographer writes; Alpenglow on “Big Butte” which seems to float in the Arco desert [above] a distant layer of fog. . Image: James Neeley. 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…

Amazing Adaptation

Have you heard about the amazing ice fish? One of the extraordinary evolutionary adaptations found in the extreme Antarctic cold is found in the ice fish. The fish has no red blood cells and no hemoglobin, so its blood plasma flows more freely. The oxygen that its muscles need simply dissolves in the plasma. [photo…

From the Mouths of Babes

Below the fold is a video that is meant to be provocative. On one hand, I agree with what the kid is saying, but on the other hand, I find it repulsive that the adults involved with the making of this video are comfortable with using a kid to say such things. Why hide behind…

Old Shack

Old shack in a snow field in Swan Valley, Idaho 7xp hdr. Image: James Neeley. 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…