Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for April, 2007

Blog Carnival Available

tags: blog carnivals The 78th issue of Tangled Bank is now available for your reading pleasure. They included several pieces that I wrote, too.

Marijuana Stronger Than Ever!

tags: marijuana, illegal drugs Beware: Misinformation alert Wow, who knew, but the marijuana sold (illegally, of course) in the USA is stronger than ever before, which could explain the increasing number of emergency room visits due to this drug, according to government drug experts. (Image source).

tags: Condoleezza Rice, subpoena, Iraq war, politics It’s about Condoleezza Rice was subpoenaed regarding the Iraq war, since we are finally interested to get to the bottom of why America is caught up in this stupid war. Today, the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-10 to subpoena Condoleezza Rice to appear…

Linepithema humile

Can you image how much patience is required to photograph ants? Linepithema humile — The Argentine ant Northern California, USA A foraging trail of Argentine ants. Photographer: Alexander Wild, 2005. 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.…

tags: streaming video, humor, animation For you exercise buffs out there, this video shows the hazards of getting your exercise using modern technology, instead of getting out there for a run in the park.

tags: Solomon Islands Frogmouth, Rigidipenna inexpectatus, Podargus ocellatus inexpectatus, birds, birding, ornithology Gone are the days when animals were classified to taxon based solely on bone structure (osteology), body structure (morphometrics) or behavior (ethology), or some combination of these characters. Currently, scientists have a suite of powerful tools for classifying creatures to taxon, and analyses…

tags: wage discrimination, sex discrimination, equal pay for women day, employment Today is Equal Pay Day for women — that happy day day when women’s 2006 wages are equivalent to those earned by men in 2006 — and 2007 is already one third of the way over!

Sphinctomyrmex froggatti

Can you image how much patience is required to photograph ants? Sphinctomyrmex froggatti Victoria, Australia. The distinct constrictions of the abdomen are diagnostic for Sphinctomyrmex ants. Photographer: Alexander Wild, 2006. 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.…

WOW .. Maybe There IS a God??

tags: Karl Rove, Tom Hamburger, missing emails, politics Remember those five million or so missing White House emails .. ? It seems that BushCo have been trying to give Americans the slip, but because we are not as stupid as BushCo, we are not deceived.

tags: congressional timetable, troops, Iraq war, politics Bush has no empathy or consideration for anyone, which means that the troops, the gallant men and women of this nation’s military, are stuck in a losing war with no end in sight. This is shameful. The fact that Bush can change this situation, but won’t, demonstrates his…