Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for June, 2007

tags: employment, science, math, engineering, streaming video Why would any sane and intelligent American even consider getting a college education in science or math when it can mean months or years of unemployment or underemployment? I mean seriously, large corporations are hiring H1-Bs instead of American workers, and academe can only absorb so many graduates…

tags: We, two-headed snake, reptile, World Aquarium Leonard Sonnenschein, president of the World Aquarium in St. Louis, holds We, a two-headed albino rat snake. The snake came to the aquarium’s attention when its previous owner distributed a circular offering it for sale days after its birth. The aquarium paid $15,000, knowing full well that most…

tags: cancer, liposarcoma, trabectedin, Ecteinascidia turbinata, sea squirt A toxin derived from a humble sea squirt, Ecteinascidia turbinata (pictured, right), shows great promise as an anti-cancer drug. This toxin, known as trabectedin (ecteinascidinin-743), shrinks and even completely removes cancerous tumors in more than half of the patients treated with it, according to a new study.…

Peek-a-Boo

tags: seal, Image of the Day Orphaned image. Can you ID this species?

tags: cat, cat chat, streaming video This sweet kitty, named Tiggy, is quite talkative. In this streaming video, she is looking for her people, using auditory cues. Awww …

tags: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, humor, streaming video No matter what you haters say, I think that Hillary does have a sense of humor. Not bad, considering that she’s the front-runner in that most deadly-serious of American hobbies; running for president of the United States [1:35]

I Wanna Be Yo High-Class Ho

Okay, I have a proposition for all of you, dear readers. In an attempt to increase my sicko rating while simultaneously adding some spice to my otherwise boring science blog, I have written an ad for a rare job opportunity, especially for all you struggling female scientists out there (below the fold);

tags: blog carnival, biology, nature, medicine, science Hey, good news, science geeks! The 82nd edition of the Tangled Bank blog carnival is now available for your reading pleasure. It is packed full of science-y goodness to satisfy even the most eclectic tastes.

Your Cheating Heart ..

tags: researchblogging.org, superb starling, Spreo superbus, Lamprotornis superbus, birds, behavior, infidelity Superb starling, Lamprotornis (Spreo) superbus. These small birds are commonly found in open woodlands and savannahs throughout Northeast Africa. Image: Hogle Zoo, Utah. While it is widely known that males of many species seek out extra-pair copulations in order to produce as many offspring…

God Just Can’t Handle Money

tags: George Carlin, humor, streaming video This is a streaming video of George Carlin throughout the years, starting when he was funny. The language is somewhat colorful (as typical with George Carlin), but he is an excellent social observer and critic who has a lot of good points to make, and his comments about God…